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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


Historical firsts acheived in the 2020 election

Ryan Weiner, Staff Writer November 11, 2020

The year 2020 has already been filled with major historical events, including the acquittal of President Donald Trump in an impeachment trial, the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, and the rapid spread of a global pandemic. Now, the 2020 election fills the minds of Americans. While most of the attention has been on the presidential race, a handful of historic firsts were being made around the country in local elections.


Creative celebrations for quarantine birthdays

Ryan Weiner, Staff Writer April 28, 2020

In the springtime, birthdays are meant to be celebrated outside in the fresh sunshine, after all of the rain and gloomy clouds from winter vanish. Unfortunately, this year many people cannot enjoy their big day in the way they would have wanted.


Wealth and the privileges it holds

Ryan Weiner, Staff Writer April 21, 2020

Many prominent figures in media, sports, and politics have been tested for the COVID-19 CoronaVirus, as cases in the United States have been blowing out the competition.


Shortage of COVID-19 tests across the nation causes panic

Ryan Weiner, Staff Writer April 14, 2020

The United States has been dealing with a massive shortage of COVID-19 test kits, as many states are struggling to supply hospitals and clinics with them. Many people want to get tested for Coronavirus whether they are showing symptoms or not.


Sonoma Inmates released for shelter in place

Ryan Weiner, Staff Writer April 8, 2020

Around 200 Sonoma County inmates will be released from jails in an attempt to limit the spread of the CoronaVirus. This decision, which was made by Sonoma County Superior Court Judges, will put an abrupt halt to inmates that are nonviolent offenders nearing the end of their sentence and asking them to return on a later date. The results could see positive and negative repercussions as it can possibly help the jail system contain the spread of the virus. It could also not be efficient because of the virus’s probability to spread quicker.


Recession is on the rise

Ryan Weiner, Staff Writer March 31, 2020

As national panic is quickly rising about Covid-19, the United States economy has been in a downwards spiral. The United States is on a path to a recession if containment for the virus is not accomplished soon. The virus is spreading like wildfire, infecting over thousands a day and bringing the total number infected to at least 122,653 people across all of the states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Seaworld stops dolphin surfing: what Seawolves have to say about it

Ryan Weiner, Staff Writer March 11, 2020

Just last month on Feb. 5, Seaworld put a stop to letting their trainers ride on dolphin’s backs and noses, in hopes to avoid confrontation by animal rights groups at the company’s annual shareholder meeting. Even though Seaworld changed its longstanding attraction, People for the Ethical Attraction of Animals demand that this change is not enough. This non-profit corporation, also known as PETA, has been pushing for change as part of their long time campaign for the betterment of dolphins and whales living conditions and does not think it is enough.


Kobe Bryant memorial service changes perspective

Ryan Weiner, Staff Writer March 4, 2020

On Feb. 24, A celebration of life in honor of NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna was hosted at the Staples Center. About 20,000 people attended, many being close friends of the Bryant family-like Beyonce, Spike Lee, Micheal Jordan, and former teammates. It was an emotion-filled night as people sang, cried, laughed, and celebrated the life of one of the best basketball players to ever exist.


Gucci opens pop up store in Chicago

Ryan Weiner, Staff Writer February 26, 2020

The high-end Italian fashion and accessory company, Gucci, has set up a pop-up shop in Chicago, Illinois to help bring in the fun for NBA’s All-Star Weekend. The shop took some time to construct, but it was worth the wait when the doors opened. According to Gucci, the shop is “a dreamscape of nocturnal refractions and reflections, taking us into a fantastical night club where visitors are welcome to join the party.” The shop is set to be available through March 2.

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