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Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star


ALS takes the life of Stephen Hillenberg

Martin Contreras, Staff Writer December 5, 2018

For some, the name Stephen Hillenburg just sounds like any other name, yet for others who recognize it, the name brings back beloved childhood memories as they know that Stephen Hillenburg was the artist that created the every popular animated cartoon series titled “Spongebob Squarepants.” Hillenburg passed away on November 26, 2018 at the age of 57 due to his battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. His death came less than two years after he announced to the world that he was diagnosed with ALS in March of 2017. After making his announcement he added that he planned to continue working on the show “for as long as I am able.”


Ariana Grande Deserves Billboards Woman of the Year Award

Martin Contreras, Staff Writer November 15, 2018

November was another great month for superstar artist Ariana Grande. She was named Billboard’s 2018 Woman of the Year, another amazing feat that Grande can add to her list of accomplishments and awards. In 2018 alone she has received and been nominated for various awards, this one being one of her most prestigious.


Student Spotlight:The Brassholes

Martin Contreras, Staff Writer November 7, 2018

It’s no secret that the halls of the Green Music Center are teeming with talent. Gifted individuals walk the halls every day, but the real magic occurs when these musicians begin to collaborate with their peers. One of the most promising musical groups on campus, The Brassholes, have had a great start to the year. They share their story on how they came to be, who they are, and what their plans for the future look like. 


Student Spotlight: Régine Danaé

Martin Contreras, Staff Writer October 31, 2018

“When my mom saw me on stage at the age of three she knew I was going to be an actor. She saw how I lit up when I got on stage and how passionate I was, even at such a young age. She tells me about that all the time.” Régine Danaé has been acting ever since she could remember. She was in her first show at the age of three and hasn’t looked back since. Danaé is a fourth year double major in biology and theatre arts who’s love for acting is an inspiration to everyone she meets.


Student Spotlight: Natasha Potts

Martin Contreras, Staff Writer October 24, 2018

Each thespian has their own unique story as to how the theatre took ahold of their heart. Fourth year Theatre Arts major Natasha Potts shares her story as to how she got involved in theatre, what her...


SSU alum shares his secrets to success

Martin Contreras, Staff Writer October 10, 2018

Life is full of ups and downs, but the most important thing to remember when pursuing your passions is to be persistent and work hard toward your goals. Sonoma State University alum, Sean Tadlock knows...


Lobos manager tours Italy with fellow student

Martin Contreras, Staff Writer October 2, 2018

Steven “Dandy” Brown is an Ohio native now based in Santa Rosa, CA. Most people on campus will know him merely as the manager that runs the beloved Lobo’s Pizza and Pub on campus, but he’s much...

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