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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


Students struggle through continued supply shortages

Noah Clarke, Staff Writer December 5, 2022

As we near the end of 2022, parts of the US continue to struggle in its essential goods supply chain, leaving a variety of products feeling nearly impossible to obtain. These commodities in short supply range from prescription drugs to common food items and household items. Sonoma State students are beginning to experience the effects of these shortages first-hand.


Sonoma County is ready for the holidays, are you?

Noah Clarke, Staff Writer December 5, 2022

Tis the season to be jolly! With Thanksgiving behind us, a wide array of holiday events can be found across Sonoma county scheduled throughout the month of December. Many Sonoma State University students are excited for these events, some of which include parades, Menorah celebrations and tree lightings.


First-Gen students celebrated by SSU

Noah Clarke, Staff Writer November 15, 2022

Last week, on Nov. 8, Sonoma State University proudly recognized the experiences of First Generation students and their families by joining colleges across the nation celebrating the 2022 CelebrateFirstGen campaign. The event celebrated the journeys of First-Gen students and their families, culminating in a national day of celebration which coincided with the signing of the Higher Education Act of 1965

Seawolves come up short in CCAA final

Noah Clarke, Staff Writer November 9, 2022

A nearly 3 month long season filled with hard work, sweat and tense emotion came down to final showdowns on home turf for the Seawolves. But despite the season-long effort, it was a matter of one goal that made all the difference for the Sonoma State Women's soccer team.

Volleyball takes down No. 22 and 19 ranked teams in the nation

Noah Clarke, Staff Writer November 6, 2022

The Sonoma State Women's Volleyball Team on senior night came out determined facing Cal State San Bernardino at home on Saturday. In the spirit of senior teammates' last home game, the Seawolves played with great pride and took down the 19th nationally ranked Yotes with a score of 3-1. This was the team’s second victory over a ranked opponent over the past week.

Men’s soccer wins two on the week to help keep playoff hopes alive

Noah Clarke, Staff Writer November 6, 2022

The Sonoma State Men's Soccer Team came out to play last weekend facing two opponents on home turf. Now on the tail end of their season, the Seawolves met both Cal State Bernardino and San Francisco State this past weekend.

Paces wins, Sonoma ranked nationally

Noah Clarke, Staff Writer October 18, 2022

The SSU men’s golf team marched into opponent territory last week and competed in the Chico State Wildcat Classic, held at Peachtree Golf & Country Club. Another NCAA Regional preview tournament presented the Seawolves with an opportunity to put their games to the test in competition format.

Seawolves rack up weekly awards

Noah Clarke, Staff Writer October 11, 2022

Moving deeper into the Fall season, athletic stars here at SSU continue to shine. Outstanding talent and hardwork has been displayed these past couple weeks by SSU athletes, one of which was freshman cross country runner, Gianna Bomarito.


Rohnert Park prowler mischief continues

Noah Clarke, Staff Writer October 3, 2022

Occurrences of prowlers seen in Rohnert Park have continued following the creepy M-section clown reported on in last week’s issue of the STAR. This week’s trespassers appear to be kids and younger aged teens who’ve been spotted in local neighborhoods. Footage and stories related to these cases have been shared recently by community members on Nextdoor.


Clown seen prowling on ring cams in M-section of Rohnert Park

Noah Clarke, Staff Writer September 26, 2022

Halloween has come early to Rohnert Park and this year, it's in the form of a clown. Monday, Sept. 19, an unknown person wearing a white, full-face mask went door to door in M-section of Rohnert Park and spied on homes.

Reports of this clown initially came from residents who lived in the affected neighborhood of M section. Two ring camera recordings of the clown approaching front doors were shared on Facebook pages by community members.


Noah Clarke, Staff Writer September 20, 2022

Some Sonoma State University professors have begun including tribal land acknowledgements, recognizing Indigenous Peoples and tribes as the traditional stewards of the land, on their syllabi.

SSU is located on the traditional homelands of the indigenous peoples collectively known as Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo but is far from the only California State University institution with Native roots. Other CSU programs and faculty members have taken to formally honoring America’s Native people and their land that we reside on.


Road rage leads to stabbing in SSU parking lot

Noah Clarke, Staff Writer September 13, 2022

On Saturday, September 3, at approximately 11:50 p.m, officers from the Sonoma State University Police Department and City of Cotati Police Department responded to a 911 report of a stabbing in the R12 parking lot near Tuscany Village. The search for the suspect is still under investigation by local law enforcement.

Upon arrival, Officers located a juvenile victim with a non-life threatening laceration to the arm. The victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and was later released.

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