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The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star


Santa Rosa rent control misses the mark

Misha Herbert, Staff Writer May 10, 2016

Santa Rosa may be on it’s way to joining the 12 other cities with current rent control policies, including Beverly Hills, San Jose and East Palo Alto.


U.S. currency gets a fresh face

Misha Herbert, Staff Writer April 26, 2016

For the first time in over a century, the portraits on the $20, $10 and $5 bills are going through a major overhaul. The space used exclusively for white former presidents and historical figures will now be occupied with a diverse and culturally-significant group of men and women.


Interview with Sonoma State faculty association President Elaine Newman

Misha Herbert, Staff Writer April 25, 2016

Sonoma State University students can all breathe with a sigh of relief.
Although a tentative contract agreement is still awaiting final approval from the California Faculty Association and the CSU Board of Trustees, the threat of a statewide strike by CSU faculty has passed for now. Strengthened by unity and public support, the CFAeffectively bargained for a 10.8 percent salary increase over a three-year contract. They originally had asked for a 5 percent increase for this year.


A classic tragedy with a modern twist

Misha Herbert, Staff Writer April 12, 2016

The iconic William Shakespeare play, “Hamlet,” will soon be coming to Sonoma State University for a limited run of six performances from May 3 to May 8. Presented by the the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, this modernized adaptation is already met with much anticipation.


North Carolina bill creates controversy

Misha Herbert, Staff Writer April 5, 2016

By allowing the passage of the House Bill 2—or simply HB2— North Carolina has not only permitted the discrimination of the state’s 250,000 LGBT adults, it’s encouraging it.


‘Batman vs. Superman’: An optimist’s opinion

Misha Herbert, Staff Writer March 29, 2016

I’m not going to try and convince you to go see "Batman vs. Superman." Truthfully, I’m not sure that I would want to see it again myself. The cinematic qualities — as discussed by my fellow staff writer Emma Devitt — are subpar at best. With that said, however, I think there are some aspects of the movie worth commending.



A Hero to Fall displays an unparalleled passion for music

Misha Herbert, Staff Writer March 8, 2016

For most students, winter break is a time to go home for the holidays or binge watch a series on Netflix. For John Benitez, Andrew Gonzales and Michael Guerrero, the month of January brought an entirely different opportunity: the chance their band to go on tour.



A day in the life of a wine tender

Misha Herbert, Staff Writer February 23, 2016

For those unfamiliar with drinking wine, barrel tasting is a great chance to figure out what wines you may or may not like, and even learn a little about wine making in the process. However, whether you like it or not, you are representing Sonoma State University when you go out into the “real world.”


Learning to love yourself

Misha Herbert, Staff Writer February 16, 2016

As Valentine’s Day weekend came and went, you were likely bombarded with a myriad of messages about love, relationships and all other things that make us single people feel queasy.Although pop culture characters like Leslie Knope of “Parks and Recreation” have advocated for alternate titles such as “Galentine’s Day,” to celebrate friendship, there’s one relationship that’s often overlooked: the one with ourselves.


Republican party alienating supporters

Misha Herbert, Staff Writer February 9, 2016

A political shift is occurring in America, and it’s at the expense of the Grand Old Party.

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