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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

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Demonologist’s legacy lives on in popular movie series

Most people who are avid fans of horror films have a high chance of knowing who Lorraine Warren, ‘Queen of the Paranormal’, was. Movie franchises like “The Conjuring” and “The Amityville Horror” were inspired by Lorraine and her husband, Ed, who passed away in 2006. Lorraine died in her sleep just recently on April 18th at 92 years old. Claiming to have investigated over 10,000 cases during their career, the two world-renowned paranormal investigators were best known for their involvement with prominent cases of hauntings. Both Lorraine and Ed were self-professed demonologists and Lorraine also was self-proclaimed to be a clairvoyant, which is someone who has the alleged ability to gain information about an object, person, location or physical event through extrasensory perception. In 1952, the Warrens founded the New England Society for Psychic Research, which is the oldest ghost hunting group in New England.

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Drama sympathizes for convicted killer

Olivia Williams, Staff Writer April 24, 2019

With the recent airing of Hulu’s “The Act,” a murder case from 2015 has resurfaced and has many people highly interested in the complex details surrounding the intentions behind the convicted killers. The television show, which is an anthology series based on real events, premiered on March 20th of this year.

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Music festivals can encourage drug abuse

Olivia Williams, Staff Writer April 17, 2019

Music festivals, raves and EDM (electronic dance music) concerts have become increasingly popular throughout the recent years, with the use of drugs accompanying many of the so-called “ravers.” The misuse of these drugs, with the most common one known as MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine), Molly or Ecstacy, can cause serious health complications and possibly lead to death when someone takes more than a usual dosage. 

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Disney Club’s ball is a diamond in the rough

Olivia Williams, Staff Writer April 10, 2019

Witness some magic and fulfill your dream of being a Disney character with the Disney Club’s annual ball on Friday, April 12.

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Hub tackles tough issues with ‘It’s A Guy Thing’

Olivia Williams, Staff Writer April 3, 2019

Having important conversations are always difficult, but the HUB is hosting a discussion on important issues during its “It’s A Guy Thing” meet-up.

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Club spotlight: SSU Bio Club

Olivia Williams, Staff Writer March 12, 2019

Learning about ground breaking scientific innovations. Teaching science to children. Going on hikes. All in a day’s work for the Sonoma State University Bio Club.

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New Title IX changes turn universities into courtrooms

Olivia Williams, Staff Writer March 6, 2019

Questionable changes to Title IX are coming to campuses everywhere, including Sonoma State University.

Sonoma State combats food insecurity

Olivia Williams, Staff Writer February 27, 2019

Sonoma State will be hosting a CalFresh on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

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Family fun lined up for siblings weekend

Olivia Williams, Staff Writer February 20, 2019

Families will have no shortage of fun activities to do with their college students during Siblings Weekend.

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LGBTQI leader comes to campus

Olivia Williams, Staff Writer February 13, 2019

LGBTQI advocate Aria Sa’id comes to Sonoma State University to speak about transgender visibility.

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Meal prepping saves students time and money

Olivia Williams, Staff Writer February 6, 2019

Learn how to save money and stay healthy through a meal prepping workshop offered on Feb. 6.

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