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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

Drink smarter, not harder; a reminder to party responsibly

The weather is getting warmer and more Sonoma State students are heading to the bars. With finals creeping up around the corner, a night out is a good way to destress and have fun with friends, but it is important to remember going out has its risks.

Academic Integrity on the line

Artificial Intelligence (AI) may actually be taking over. Technology continues to rapidly develop in our modern world, and AI gets more advanced by the minute.

Hollywood’s toxic diet culture has gone too far this time

Nowadays, diet culture is everywhere. Advertisements, social media, television, it’s impossible to escape harmful body ideals and toxic fad diets without shutting off the internet for good. One of the largest contributors to toxic internet diet culture is celebrities and influencers, and in light of Kim Kardashian’s recent escapade at the Met Gala, they need to be held responsible for their actions.

SSU student voices drowned out by controversy

With recent news of Sonoma State University’s President Judy Sakaki using student tuition money to pay part of a $600,000 settlement and the lack of student representation in a budget committee tasked to remove $5.5 million from the budget, it seems like SSU does not value student voices or opinions.

Is the Marvel Cinematic Universe getting overcomplicated?

Marvel Entertainment, bought by The Walt Disney Company in 2009, has created an epic cinematic universe that is expanding rapidly, but it may be too much, too fast. In the past 14 years, Marvel has created the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and released 27 films and 5 television series, with 5 films and 5 series planned to be released in the next year and a half.

Depp sues Heard for defamation amid career turmoil

After years of back and forth abuse allegations, brutal headlines from the tabloids and being dropped from various big name roles, Actor Johnny Depp is suing his ex-wife and fellow actor Amber Heard for defamation. Depp filed the lawsuit after Heard wrote an essay for the New York Post in 2018 that implied she had been a victim of domestic abuse. Depp was not named in the article, but the claims Heard made echoed previous ones she’d made against him during their divorce in 2016, thus Depp claims it damaged his reputation.


Sacramento shooting adds to gun control conversation

On April 3, six people were killed and 12 more were injured during a shooting in Sacramento, Calif. The Sacramento Police Department believes that there were five shooters and that this shooting was the result of gang violence between two groups. This event has led to conversations regarding the state’s gun control laws and the lack of news coverage.


Oscars slap conversations consume the internet

On March 27, Will Smith slapped Comedian Chris Rock across the face at the 94th annual Academy Awards, and the internet will not stop talking about it. Smith resorted to violence after Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith who suffers from Alopecia, being bald.

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