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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

Strikers walking in the East Cotati entrance crosswalk.

Striking faculty assaulted with pepper spray

Olivia Keeler, Editor-in-Chief February 10, 2024

“My eyes were burning. My eyes and lips were burning,” is how Sonoma State University associate professor in counseling Silvio Machado described the aftermath of an assault with pepper spray that took...

Strikers at the Green Music Center entrance.

SSU faculty strike early in semester for better working conditions, more support for students

Ally Valiente, News Editor February 10, 2024

For many students and faculty, Monday, Jan. 22 was supposed to mark the beginning of the spring semester. Instead, the California Faculty Association held a day of striking  to call for demands such as...

Loretta Esparza on the picket lines in Solidarity. Esparza is a librarian at the Santa Rosa Junior College.

CFA and CSU reach a tentative agreement

Albert Levine, Staff Writer February 10, 2024

“Faculty working conditions are student learning conditions.” Many on campus might have heard or seen the phrase by the California Faculty Association, the union that led the strike at Sonoma State...

SSU’s ZAUM magazine illuminates creative student voices

SSU’s ZAUM magazine illuminates creative student voices

Christian Core, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

Nestled within SSU’s English department lies Sonoma State University’s award-winning ZAUM literary magazine, which is a beacon of artistic expression and academic prowess among students. With the magazine...

Gina Baleria has a range of journalism experience.

Faculty Spotlight: Communication Professor Gina Baleria

Daniel Murphy, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

Sonoma State University is a campus full of enthusiastic students as well as experienced faculty. The way a professor engages in the classroom can have a direct impact on what the students get out of the...

Kalyb Champion posing for the Golden State Warriors.

Alumni spotlight: Kalyb Champion

Nick Rivas, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

After graduating from Sonoma State University in the class of 2022, Kalyb Champion has made a name for himself, as the former communications major is now a digital content creator and writer for the Golden...

Charm Thai Kitchen receives two thumbs up

Charm Thai Kitchen receives two thumbs up

Nathan Molina, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

There is nothing like a quick, convenient meal after a long day of classes. Charm Thai Kitchen is located just across the street from Sonoma State University and is a quick option for anyone looking to...

#5 Sienna Cherwinski driving down-court.

Seawolves in action for CCAA play

Jason Hill, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

The Sonoma State women’s basketball team started conference play this past week against Cal State Dominguez Hills and Cal State Los Angeles in the Wolves’ Den. The Seawolves triumphed against the Toros...

SSU students learn budgeting basics at a financial workshop

Lena Coonen, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

On Thursday Nov. 30, the Associated Students and the CalFresh outreach team hosted a financial planning workshop, which aimed to teach students how to budget and manage their finances responsibly. Jason...

Spring registration causes some frustration

Jenna Beament, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

With the fall semester coming to an end and finals creeping up on students, stress is increasing and the addition of challenges presented with registration could increase the frustration felt by the student...

Seawolves taking over with four All CCAA selections.

Volleyball kills their season with a playoff run

Wyatt Redding, Staff Writer November 28, 2023

After a grueling post-season loss, four athletes on Sonoma State’s women’s volleyball team were named as all-league team members and the program took home the last league defensive player of the week...

Dancers perform and practice for opening night.

Fall Dance Alumni Concert sells out before opening night

Ernesto Macias, Staff Writer November 28, 2023

Music coming from Ives Hall 119 filled the hallways as students warmed up for their last day of rehearsals. The SSU dance majors took turns showing off their favorite dance moves, followed by cheering...

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