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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


Earth day fair rewards student sustainability

Nicole Bridges, Staff Writer April 26, 2016

Earth Day was celebrated with fun events, prizes and interesting facts on the Sonoma State University campus on April 21. The beginning of the day was raining and it looked like mother nature wasn’t going to be friendly, but turned out to be a beautiful day once the events began. 

Students were encouraged to ride their bikes or walk to school on Earth Day to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from car transportation. 


Alpha Delta Pi hosts campus-wide speaker

Nicole Bridges, Staff Writer April 19, 2016

Last Sunday, members of Alpha Delta Pi, as well as other students at Sonoma State University signed the oath to be ‘better than the binge.’ 


Pi Kappa Phi introduces founding members

Nicole Bridges, Staff Writer April 5, 2016

Spring 2016 semester brought new changes including a possible strike, Associated Students elections and a new fraternity on campus. In the Fall, Interfraternity Council said how they wanted to extend its greek system by adding another organization to Sonoma State University. After discussing the option of three different fraternities, Sonoma State decided on Pi Kappa Phi to be welcomed as the new organization.

Pi Kappa Phi expected to begin recruitment next month

Nicole Bridges, Staff Writer February 16, 2016

With the spring semester in full swing, thereare new opportunities and organizations students can get involved in. One of those opportunities is the chance to become a founding father of Pi Kappa Phi. This new fraternity at Sonoma State University, founded in 1905, will officially be a part of the campus once approved by the Greek Leadership Council, Interfraternity Council, students, staff and administration. Once voting to approve Pi Kappa Phi is finished, it will be an official fraternity on the Sonoma State campus. The organization is waiting until spring rush is finished for other fraternities and Pi Kappa Phi is expected to begin its recruitment on March 20.


LoboVision shines a light on campus life

Nicole Bridges, Staff Writer February 9, 2016

Sonoma State University students now have a new way to learn about campus events and watch sporting events and movies with the creation of LoboVision. LoboVision, a nearly 300-square-foot digital screen in the university’s Seawolf Plaza, has attracted a lot of mixed feedback from the Sonoma State community.

Associated Students accepting applications for fall semester

Nicole Bridges, Staff Writer February 2, 2016

As the 2016 spring semester begins, so does the opportunity to become part of Associated Students at Sonoma State University. Do you want the opportunity for your voice to be heard and to make a difference in our University? If so, elections for the 2016/2017 year have opened and anyone who believes they are eligible should apply. Not only is it something great to put on a resume, but it also comes with gaining leadership skills as well as many other benefits, according to current officers.

California students face harder admission standards

Nicole Bridges, Staff Writer December 15, 2015

Community service, a high GPA and extracurricular activities are just a few things that have been deemed important on students’ college applications this year. Since applications for the Fall 2016 year were due on Nov. 30, a study on how much harder it is to get accepted to colleges and universities in California has been released by the Campaign for College Opportunity.

Spring registration approaching with new scheduling resource

Nicole Bridges, Staff Writer November 10, 2015

The often anticipated time of the semester, registration, has come yet again. With a brand new addition to the registration process, the Seawolf Scheduler hopes to ease students’ worries, making it much simpler to find classes that fit student preferences for the next academic semester.

New classes discussed at Associated Students Senate meeting

Nicole Bridges, Staff Writer November 3, 2015

During Sonoma State University’s Associated Students Senate meeting on Friday, student representatives discussed topics relating to students safety and class offerings. Each student senator gave their report for the week on the topics they are working on including installing LED lights on campus, updating crosswalks and upcoming class registration.


Alpha Sigma Phi reinstated after alleged conduct violation

Nicole Bridges, Staff Writer October 26, 2015

Alpha Sigma Phi was found in violation of Sonoma State University’s code of conduct a week prior to the fall semester’s start and consequently had their charter revoked by the university but as of October, the fraternity has been reinstated to the campus, according to university officials.

Campus search for new president begins

Nicole Bridges, Staff Writer October 13, 2015

Sonoma State University’s next president needs to be a visionary who understands the complexities of funding higher education in California but relates well to students. Those were some of the ideas expressed by students and faculty Thursday at a meeting to get campus input on the naming of a successor for President Ruben Armiñana.

Retired faculty discuss hopes for new president, future of campus

Nicole Bridges, Staff Writer October 6, 2015

Sonoma State University’s Chapter of the Emeritus and Retired Faculty and Staff Association held a panel discussion last Thursday to begin the process of searching for a new president and discuss the qualities they want in a new president

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