The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

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

CA experiences breakthrough cases of COVID-19 post vaccination

Although COVID-19 cases have significantly decreased in California, data is showing instances of the public catching the coronavirus after receiving their full vaccination. According to the Department of Public Health, there have been 1,379 cases of COVID-19 post-vaccination in California. Sonoma County reported 39 breakthrough cases in the month of April.


SSU nursing ranked third in California

Samantha Pezzola, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

Sonoma State University (SSU) has been recognized as one of the top nursing programs in the state for both salary and education of nursing graduates. RN Careers recently ranked SSU the number three school for best nursing programs in California.


VP of Administration & Finance transitions to new role at Western Washington University

Samantha Pezzola, Staff Writer April 21, 2021

Joyce Lopes, vice president of administration and finance at Sonoma State University will be exiting her tenure at the university and moving to Western Washington State University, taking on the role of Vice president of Business and Financial Affairs as of July 2021.

Rohnert Park city council passes new resolution to combat climate change

Samantha Pezzola, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

In response to concerns about climate change, specifically wildfire season in the Sonoma County area, the Rohnert Park City Council passed a resolution to combat catastrophe in an effort that runs parallel to California’s initiative to become more environmentally conscious.

With wildfires regularly ravaging areas of Sonoma County for the last few years between the months of September and November, the city has taken precautions seriously and has adhered to not allowing fireworks within the vicinity of the Rohnert Park area, in a bill passed on March 9.

Car thefts on the rise in Rohnert Park, pandemic may be a catalyst

Samantha Pezzola, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

Amidst this pandemic, reports of car theft have seen a surge all over California and have been especially on the rise in the Rohnert Park area. Auto theft has been on the rise during 2020 and is still an issue in 2021 across the U.S.

This begs the question: Have car thieves gotten more clever with being able to break into cars? The short answer, no.

Student Involvement builds connections

Samantha Pezzola, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been quite a challenge for students to become more involved with SSU, but that doesn’t stop them from being able to join clubs and organizations virtually. Student Involvement is a great option for SSU students looking to participate and be active with organizations involved with the Seawolf community.


SSU welcomes scatter band

Samantha Pezzola, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

If you’re looking for a fun way to incorporate live music and dance into upcoming events at Sonoma State, then the all-new scatter band is the place for you. When asked about scatter band via Zoom, Hailey Glass, an SSU freshman, says that “it’s a low-stress group who is untraditional about having fun at SSU events.”


Souls of Mischief screen powerful documentary

Samantha Pezzola, Staff Writer February 17, 2021

Have you ever wondered how rap roots from certain regions have evolved into what’s known as ‘modern-day’ rap? Multi-dimensional artist and director Shomari Smith went in-depth about these roots in the screening of his documentary “93 Til Infinity: The Souls of Mischief”.

Load More Stories
Donate to Sonoma State Star