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Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

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Girlpool’s ‘Powerplant’ brings deep introspection

Matthew Koch May 16, 2017

Forming in 2013, the indie rock/folk punk band released their first self-titled EP in 2014, exclusively posted onto the dyad’s Bandcamp account.


Pond releases “The Weather”

Matthew Koch May 8, 2017

Chill the senses and let Pond’s latest album take you down the rabbit hole of the odd and sonically pleasing. Formed in Western Australia, the psychedelic rock band known as Pond began making music in 2008 and features a revolving line-up of members with whom it shares fellow Australian rock band, Tame Impala.


Blackbear drops first studio album, “digital druglord”

Matthew Koch May 1, 2017

Blackbear is an American hip-hop recording artist who has collaborated with several well-known musical artists such as G-Eazy, Childish Gambino and Pharrell Williams, as well as Mike Posner in their collective known as “Mansionz.” 


Kendrick Lamar does a “DAMN.” good job.

Matthew Koch April 17, 2017

Kendrick Lamar’s new album title serves as both its name and a reaction to itself: “DAMN.” Making its way as Lamar’s fourth studio album, the Compton rapper has proven himself as a great man of equally great skill. Lamar first graced his presence in the mainstream with his first studio album “Overly Dedicated” in 2010. Since then, his work has only progressed more and more, dropping critically acclaimed work left and right, with albums like “Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City” and “To Pimp a Butterfly.” Now, only two years later, we have “DAMN.” 


Mentally ill should be exempt from death penality

Matthew Koch April 4, 2017

On April 25, 1980, it was a regular scorching afternoon in Houston, where the 70-year-old store clerk James McCarble was tending the register, alongside employee Edna Scott, just as he did every day in the past—only this time would be his last.

Trump’s budget plan outrageous

Matthew Koch April 2, 2017

On March 15, President Donald Trump released his budget blueprint for the upcoming year — and it was anything but pretty.


Search on for new GMC executive director

Matthew Koch February 21, 2017

The Green Music Center, originally a source of contention over its conception, and now an innovator of the arts in Sonoma County, is in search of a new executive director to help broaden its educational vision.


Water Leak in basement of Darwin Hall raises concerns

Matthew Koch February 7, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown declared California in a state of emergency back on Jan. 23 due to heavy rain storms across many counties, including all of the Bay Area. 

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