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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


Waka Flocka Flake? Wale performs after Waka Flocka cancels

Last Wednesday around 9:35 p.m. Associated Students Productions (ASP) announced that hip-hop star Waka Flocka Flame would no longer be performing at that Friday’s Spring Fling event. This came as a shock to all students, especially those who had waited in line for hours to claim one of the few available tickets to see Waka’s performance.


Livin’ it up with Seawolf Living

Seawolf Living is one of the newest sources of entertainment and knowledge for Sonoma State University students. 


Disability talk highlights need for inclusivity

Rachel McCloskey, Staff Writer April 26, 2016

Correct terminology is something that is always evolving. 

Each year, people get enlightened more about the terms they may be using that could be offensive to other people. 

Saying “a disabled person” is defining that person as disabled whereas saying “a person with a disability” allows for it to be known that that individual is still a person, they just happen to have a disability. 


Furry friends extend a paw to stressed out students

Rachel McCloskey, Staff Writer April 19, 2016

Who doesn’t love dogs? Even better, who doesn’t love puppies? The answer, no one. Anytime there is a dog on Sonoma State University’s campus it’s almost guaranteed there will be students surrounding it. Whether it’s a dog hidden in someone’s dorm before the CSA’s find out, or one of the random Rohnert Park locals walking their dogs through campus, Sonoma State students seem love them all. 


Gender bender to promote LGBTQA+ community

Rachel McCloskey, Staff Writer April 5, 2016

Sonoma State University is bringing back a popular tradition this year. Associated Students Productions and Queer Straight Alliance are teaming up to put on Gender Bender and Rainbow Prom. On April 28 at 9 p.m. in the Ballroom, students will be able to see their fellow seawolves on stage dancing and lip-syncing the night away. 

Gender Bender was a Sonoma State tradition a while back, but last year ASP and QSA brought back the event. 


Sonoma State Sapphires make history with win at nationals for hip-hop routine

Rachel McCloskey, Staff Writer March 29, 2016

The Sonoma State University dance team, the Sapphires, made history this year at their 2016 USA Nationals competition. 

Having never taken home a championship title, the Sapphires proved themselves in taking home the Grand Hip-Hop Championship title for division II and III. 

The Sapphires also took second place in the open style category, falling short to Chapman University who are six-time national titleholders. 


Nate Campbell brings his experience to KSUN

Rachel McCloskey, Staff Writer March 8, 2016

“Hey listeners, thanks for tuning into KSUN, the official Sonoma State radio station, for the students of Sonoma State, by the students of Sonoma State.” 

This is a commonly heard line when tuning into Sonoma State University’s official radio station and radio class COMS 385, KSUN radio. 

KSUN is a student-run online radio station that can be heard any time of the day through the Sonoma State App and through the Sonoma State Radio website. KSUN is an opportunity for students to get real-life experience working for a radio station, and this is all done with the help of Professor Nate Campbell.


Mira Sorvino combats human trafficking

Rachel McCloskey, Staff Writer March 1, 2016

One of the first things the audience heard while patiently awaiting Mira Sorvino’s presentation, was this lecture was going to be very different than all the other speaking engagements in the series.
Both President Arminana and Andrea Neves said they were excited for Sorvino’s engagement because it was going to be discussing a topic that’s not discussed enough.


‘Resumania!’ assists graduates with career planning

Rachel McCloskey, Staff Writer February 23, 2016

As students walked into Salazar Hall and looked through the glass windows of the Career Services office, theycould see the many different recruiters they were about to encounter.
Students were greeted by two of Career Services student staff and the Career Services Advisor, Carrie Klaphake, who all collaborated to plan the event that was about to take place, Resumania.


Career fair offers help to upcoming graduates

Rachel McCloskey, Staff Writer February 16, 2016

When applying for colleges, one of the typical questions aspiring students are asked is, “Why do you want to go to college?’’ Most answer fall somewhere along the lines of “this will be a great opportunity for me” or “to continue my education.” However we all know what the real answer is, to get a job.


Dahlak defines the power of testimony

Rachel McCloskey, Staff Writer February 9, 2016

As students began to line up in the hallway along the third floor entrance to the ballroom, it was obvious not many knew what they were in for. 

With a title like “Spiritrials, One Person Performance by Dahlak”, what was anyone supposed to expect? Everyone could hear the pounding sound of the bass against the walls as the sound tests came to a close


Rollin’ into the new semester

Rachel McCloskey, Staff Writer February 2, 2016

The smell of nachos swirled through the air as the doors opened and students began trudging up the stairs toward the ballroom. The sound of timeless 70s tunes could be heard throughout the Student Center; “Rockin’ and Rollin’ into Spring” had begun.


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