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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 Associated Students officers sworn into office

The final meeting of the year for the Associated Students was filled with laughter on Friday as the student leaders reflected on the hard work of the past year, just before the new senate was sworn in.


Students react to Nepal quake

“My heart and prayers go out to everyone who was hurt by the earthquake,” said sophomore history major Kat Cahill. “It makes me wonder what will happen if one shakes here. It seems like we’re always told, ‘you’re next,’ after destructive earthquakes like this one.”



Suspect arrested in recent burglaries

Rissie Markarian, Staff Writer April 28, 2015

Sonoma State University Police Services  reported on Monday a suspect has been arrested in the recent burglaries on campus. The suspect, Joshua Travers, 32, of Santa Rosa, was booked in Sonoma County Jail on felony and misdemeanor charges. During the arrest, authorities also found numerous items from prior burglaries during the planned police operation.


Students react to Rolling Stone controversy

Rissie Markarian, Staff Writer April 21, 2015

Rolling Stone magazine issued an apology earlier this month for publishing a false report in which a student at the University of Virginia claimed she was gang raped by members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. After further investigation on this case, it was found the article was a journalistic failure. The alleged victim appeared unreliable, yet the reporter and editors failed to verify the details, resulting in a national controversy. 


CSU faculty struggle living own community

Rissie Markarian, Staff Writer April 14, 2015

Sixty percent of California State University faculty are unable to afford to live in their respective campus communities, according to a new report issued by the California Faculty Association.


Campus addresses recent sexual assault

Rissie Markarian, Staff Writer April 7, 2015

Statistics suggest 1 in 5 women will be victims of rape or attempted rape during their college careers.
Between approximately 2-3:30 a.m. on March 7, a student was raped in the residence halls at Sonoma State University. This case is still under investigation, but is by no means being taken lightly.



Community remembers Professor Nick Anast

Rissie Markarian, Staff Writer March 31, 2015

“Beyond all that sort of technical information, what is equally as important is love, compassion [and] empathy. Can you project that into the world? Is that something we do? Could you feel love from across the room from somebody? I think we can. I think we can project our love across the country. I think we could project our love across the world if it’s strong enough. So, start practicing; practice a way of love and harmonizing.”


Candidates face off in debate

Rissie Markarian, Staff Writer March 10, 2015

Associated Students presidential Candidates, Brandon Mercer and Nicole Dominique, faced off in their first official debate in Ballroom B of the Student Center on March 3.


Sonoma County rent skyrockets

Rissie Markarian, Staff Writer March 3, 2015

Rent costs in Sonoma County have reached high levels, increasing 30 percent in the last three years alone.


Women’s track returns after seven years

Rissie Markarian, Staff Writer February 24, 2015

The seven-year hiatus of the women’s track and field team at Sonoma State University is finally over.

Junior global studies major and member of the returning women’s track and field team, Maria Hurtado is looking forward to the team’s upcoming race on Saturday.

University development underway near campus

Rissie Markarian, Staff Writer February 17, 2015

The University District construction development is underway near the Sonoma State University campus, with three of 12 new neighborhoods to be completed later this year.


Smoking ban receives mixed reaction

Rissie Markarian, Staff Writer February 10, 2015

Sonoma State University will join more than 1,500 other universities nationwide to enforce a smoking ban throughout the entire campus on July 1. The policy took a transitional effect on Feb. 1 and smoking is currently only allowed in designated parking lots across campus.

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