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The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

University website being redesigned, to launch in July

Sarah Fishback, Staff Writer May 10, 2016

Toward the end of July, Sonoma State University’s website is being updated in order to provide website accessibility to everyone on any technological device.


Broadcaster Michael Krasny discusses millennial voting

Sarah Fishback, Staff Writer May 10, 2016

This past Wednesday there was a live recording of KQED’s broadcast of “Forum on the Road” with Michael Krasny. In this two-hour long program in the Student Center Ballroom there were two topics discussed.  The first half of the broadcast concerned wine tourism and its future, while the other hour was focused on millennials and their role in the upcoming presidential election.

Susan Kashack, long-time campus administrator, set to retire

Susan Kashack, the current associate vice president of marketing at Sonoma State University, has been working for the university since 1984. If one does the math, that means Kashack has been at this university for a total of 32 years. Kashack has announced she is preparing to retire early fall of this year.  Kashack’s career at Sonoma State goes back to when she was a student on the campus years ago.


Campus raises unit cap to 18 for open registration

Sarah Fishback, Staff Writer April 25, 2016

Registration is quickly approaching, and something new is being introduced to the registration process thanks to the recommendations of the Graduation Initiative Group at Sonoma State University. Beginning in July during open registration, all students will be able to register for up to 18 units, compared to the 16-unit cap students are currently limited by.



Student dancers stand out at national conference

Sarah Fishback, Staff Writer April 12, 2016

Recently, the Sonoma State University Theatre Arts and Dance department dancers participated in the American College Dance Association National Conference.

Spring Dance Concert 2016: A bit muddled, but soulful

Sarah Fishback, Staff Writer April 5, 2016

Excitement was in the air as ushers made the call for audience members to take their seats at the Evert B. Person Theatre Friday.  
As the show began, the spotlight was on student dancer Farrah McAdams. McAdams, a senior, who was also in Fall Dance this past semester was the first performer onstage in the Spring Dance Concert 2016, an annual event that featured 26 dancers this year.



Spring 2016 Dance Concert, a team effort

Sarah Fishback, Staff Writer March 29, 2016

The weeks following up to Spring Dance 2016 are filled with hours of rehearsal, sore bodies and determination for the 21 dancers in this year’s Spring 2016 Dance Concert.



From the classroom to Hollywood

Sarah Fishback, Staff Writer March 8, 2016

Sonoma State University alumn Alex Bretow used to walk the halls of Sonoma State University like any other student - but now he is producing movies for Hollywood.


Students invited to submit work to campus literary magazine

Sarah Fishback, Staff Writer March 2, 2016

Sonoma State University has many opportunities for students who are passionate about writing. One of those opportunities is ZAUM, the university’s student-run literary magazine, which is accepting submissions of poetry, art and prose until March 21, with a priority deadline on Sunday.


Students urged to apply for financial aid before deadline next week

Sarah Fishback, Staff Writer February 24, 2016

For the 2015-16 academic year, full-time tuition costs Sonoma State University students roughly $3,665 for the fall semester and $3,667 for the spring semester. Out-of-state students have to pay an additional $372 per unit. Paying for college is extremely costly — but thankfully, there are multiple opportunities for students to apply for both financial aid and scholarships.

Higher education conference accepting applications

Sarah Fishback, Staff Writer February 16, 2016

Leadership comes in many forms on the Sonoma State University campus and students have many different leadership choices to choose from. Some students might take the sorority or fraternity route, while others want to be peer mentors, community service advisers or participate in clubs and organizations.

University system emphasizes strong future for CSU

Sarah Fishback, Staff Writer February 9, 2016

Officials in the California State University confirmed in a live webcast on Friday that students in the CSU won’t face tuition increases in the future, something many students may agree is a good thing in the world of California higher education.

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