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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


Biden’s COVID task force blocked by Trump

Max Robinson, Staff Writer November 30, 2020

The Trump administration has blocked Biden’s coronavirus response team from accessing government offices, secure communication lines, and classified coronavirus briefings, an action that has prompted responses from several Republican senators, exhibiting divergence within the Republican Party. “I don’t think they need to know everything,” said Republican Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, according to the New York Times.


Lockdowns reinforced in Europe

Max Robinson, Staff Writer November 9, 2020

In the early stages of the Coronavirus pandemic, Germany was Europe’s prime example of an ‘anti-covid’ model. Recently, the country has decided to enforce a one-month shutdown of all bars, restaurants, theaters and fitness centers to cut down on the number of total cases that continue to increase globally. Other European countries are also starting to lockdown, such as France, which starts their lockdown on Friday, Oct. 30.


Barrett becomes newest Supreme Court Justice, replacing RBG

Max Robinson, Staff Writer November 9, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett is the newest United States Supreme Court Justice after the Republican-controlled senate won the vote 52-48 on Oct. 26, confirming her appointment to the Supreme Court.


Unrest in Nigeria from countless years of terror

Max Robinson, Staff Writer October 31, 2020

Protests have erupted in Nigeria, calling for the end of SARS, the Nigerian Special Anti-Robbery Squad, after the force shot and killed a young boy in Ughelli, Nigeria.


Questionable motive behind G.O.P. ballot boxes

Max Robinson, Staff Writer October 26, 2020

The California Republican Party has set up unauthorized ballot boxes in multiple counties around California. The unauthorized ballot boxes are nearly indistinguishable from official ones and were installed in Los Angeles, Fresno and Orange County.


Cruisin’ North Car Show comes to Bear Republic

Max Robinson, Staff Writer October 8, 2020

Since 1987, Cruisin’ North has been hosting car shows to show off some of the incredible American cars that have aged like fine wines. The goal of the Cruisin’ North car club is to share the history of classic American cars with families in the area that have never had the opportunity to see these classic vehicles in person.


Lagunitas brewery changing stride, still open during pandemic

Max Robinson, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

In 1933, Tony Magee was brewing his own mix of beer on a homebrew stovetop kit. After a few successful batches, Magee started to become more comfortable with his creations. Unfortunately, on Thanksgiving night in 1933, his beer brewing project caused a fire and ruined the Thanksgiving turkey.


‘Feels Good Man’ documentary surrounding Pepe the frog

Max Robinson, Staff Writer September 22, 2020

Pepe the frog started as a lighthearted comic about floating around your 20s: enjoying the little things in life, hanging out with your roommates, pulling your pants all the way down when you pee. Now, the once innocent Pepe is associated with racist alt-right imagery and memes that call for violence against minorities and rising up against the “normies,” all while spouting antisemitic messagery.


SSU spawns poetic authors

Max Robinson, Staff Writer September 15, 2020

During this period of coronavirus, we all are searching for new outlets of enjoyment and entertainment. The days seem to blend together as we all try to stay motivated enough to do our work, spend time with our thoughts, and trudge through each day wishing for normalcy to return.While there are certainly many drawbacks to this pandemic, we all at least have more time. More time to learn, more time to stay inside, maybe even more time to explore a new medium rather than watch the same show, listen to the same music, or read the same book.


Black Tie Transportation offers safe wine tour services during pandemic

Max Robinson, Staff Writer September 7, 2020

Black Tie Transportation Worldwide is a luxury transportation and event service that provides high-end services to their clients. They have been around for over 30 years, and they specialize in delivering tours and transportation to all clients who choose their service.


Parties and Gatherings Continue amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Max Robinson, Staff Writer August 31, 2020

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of over 180,000 Americans, many popular TikTok and Instagram influencers continue to hold large house parties, inviting over 100 people, without adhering to proper social distancing protocols.


What is happening with The Ellen DeGeneres Show?

Max Robinson, Staff Writer August 26, 2020

Three executive producers involved in the production of The Ellen Degeneres Show have been fired as dozens of former and current employees accuse them of sexual misconduct and harassment during their involvement in the program.

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