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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

New university president to be announced in January

Rachael Newman, Staff Writer December 15, 2015

Sonoma State Universitywill be announcing the university’s next president on Jan. 27. The presidential selection process is an extensive and private process according to the Board of Trustees Policy for the Selection of Presidents. California State University Chancellor Timothy White and the Board of Trustees are searching for a well qualified applicant with much experience and outstanding leadership skills to fill current Sonoma State President Ruben Armiñana’s shoes.

Students targeted in job scam

Rachael Newman, Staff Writer November 17, 2015

Scams are nothing new to Sonoma State University students and there was yet another one with students as the target. A few students received emails for job opportunities this month that turned out to be scams. Only a few students reported receiving a scam email, so many more may have received the email as well.


University supports mental health with new program

Rachael Newman, Staff Writer November 10, 2015

The second annual Mental Health awareness week at Sonoma State University is happening this week, and a new resource has been introduced to the California State University system that supports students’ mental health.


Ronnie’s deli offers unique deals

Rachael Newman, Staff Writer November 3, 2015

Located in Rohnert Park, Ronnie’s is a unique place that serves a variety of options. It’s a deli, market and bar. Ronnie’s has mouthwatering sandwiches served in the deli, along with prepared sides and salads, a small market with many choices, and a bar menu with dinner entrees. Owner Ronnie Rao opened his restaurant on Aug. 15 of this year. 


Jean Chatzky talks financial sustainability

Rachael Newman, Staff Writer October 27, 2015

Jean Chatzky visited Sonoma State University last Thursday to give advice about financial literacy and financial wellness. Chatzky is the financial editor for NBC’s “Today Show” and is a best selling author for multiple books, including“Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security”, which was handed out after her talk. She teamed up with Redwood Credit Union to help guide those in need of financial advice.


Football season is here, and so are the deals

Rachael Newman, Staff Writer October 20, 2015

Drinks, appetizers and sports always sound good after a long day of school or work. Outback Steakhouse in Rohnert Park and Lobo’s on campus both have happy hour for students on a budget who want to go out. Reasonable prices, tasty flavors, nice ambiance andsports is what draws in the crowds.



Local yogurt shops help beat the heat

Rachael Newman, Staff Writer October 13, 2015

Summer is over but the heat is still here, so a nice cup of frozen yogurt can be just what one needs. There are a few different local yogurt shops that are both convenient and delicious. Bob’s Yogurt and Moxi Java, and Swirl Time Yogurt Bar are favorite shops that meet the standards for convenience, atmosphere and flavor options all contribute to what pulls someone in and keeps them coming back for more.


Father of Trayvon Martin speaks on racial injustices

Rachael Newman, Staff Writer October 6, 2015

Tracy Martin doesn’t have to be reminded how much time has passed. “Three years, seven months and four days ago Trayvon passed,” Martin told a Sonoma State University crowd on Wednesday. Martin said he has continuously counted the days, hours, minutes and even seconds since the day his son passed away.


Texbook act aims to relieve debt

Rachael Newman, Staff Writer September 29, 2015

The Textbook Affordability Act, or Assembly Bill 798, was passed in the state Senate and Assembly on Sept. 11 and is intended to relieve students of the financial burden of expensive textbooks.


Student proposes electronic bike lockers

Rachael Newman, Staff Writer September 22, 2015

A Sonoma State University student has come up with a proposal to encourage the university to install electronic bike lockers. Multiple bike thefts have already occurred this term, about seven in all according to campus police services. Senior Amy Loukonen researched and created a proposal and presented it to the Associated Student Senate this past week, and is waiting for action to be taken.

Search for next university president begins

Rachael Newman, Staff Writer September 15, 2015

Sonoma State University President Ruben Armiñana’s successor will soon be selected after a process and a series of meetings are complete in the upcoming months.


Online scheduling program intended to ease stress of registration

Rachael Newman, Staff Writer September 8, 2015

Sonoma State University students will soon have a new and improved scheduling system called the Seawolf Scheduler to assist with class registration for the spring semester.

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