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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


Is education a top priority?

Shannon Brown, Features Editor October 27, 2015

The time had come for me to plan my trip home. I opened my planner, turned to the month of November and began to panic. Black and red ink filled the page and it seemed like every day I had a commitment to do something. 



Sapphires put on a spring showcase

The Sonoma State University Sapphires performed dances they have been working on throughout the year last Saturday in Person Theatre. Ranging from jazz to hip hop, there was a wide variety of dance styles performed. 


Take Back the Night supports victims

For the last event of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, on Thursday, Counseling and Psychological Services at Sonoma State University hosted Take Back the Night, a time to reflect on the wounds some still hold as sexual assault survivors. 



Film attempts to decode ‘The Bro Code’

Shannon Brown, Features Editor April 28, 2015

College students are constantly being influenced by the people around them. People like coaches, friends and the media send messages that can help shape human behavior. What one takes from those relationships can change who they are as a person. 


Clothesline Project spreads awareness on sexual assault

Shannon Brown, Features Editor April 14, 2015

Sexual assault is a difficult subject to talk about. Not only for those who are survivors, but for the general public. Because sexual assault is so prevalent in colleges, the topic demands to be discussed. 




Alexandre Purroy named new executive chef

Shannon Brown, Features Editor April 7, 2015

Since Executive Chef Eric Lees’ depart from Sonoma State, culinary services has been scrambling to fill the void he’s left behind; but the wait is over with the arrival of the new executive chef. 



Comedian Jessimae Peluso provides night of laughter

Shannon Brown, Features Editor March 31, 2015

Jessimae Peluso, commonly known from the MTV hit show “Girl Code,” visited Sonoma State University March 24 for a night filled with laughs. Before the show began, girls were lined up out the door of the Student Center and up the staircase waiting in anticipation for the show. One by one, the Grand Ballroom was filled with female fans eagerly awaiting the start of the show. 



Comedian helps laugh away the tears

Shannon Brown, Features Editor March 10, 2015

In association with Mental Health Awareness Week, Sonoma State University brought comedian and speaker Brian Wetzel to share his personal knowledge and struggles with depression through comedy on Thursday. 


Students competing in wine mixology competition

Shannon Brown, Features Editor March 3, 2015

There is nothing wrong with a little competition. Texas Tech University and Sonoma State University are going head-to-head in a wine mixology competition and judged later this spring.


Kappa Alpha Psi honors Mike Henry

Shannon Brown, Features Editor February 24, 2015

CJ Dunnick, the current President of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, brought two Kappa alumni and some of his fellow brothers to Senior Night at the Wolves’ Den on Saturday in order to honor his fellow fraternity brother, Mike Henry. 


Stanford professor speaks on race, schemas

Shannon Brown, Features Editor February 17, 2015

Paula M. L. Moya, a professor of English at Stanford University, gave a lecture at Sonoma State on Wednesday to discuss the ways in which people read race and not just see it.


Student Spotlights: Kevin Braafladt, Jason Yarnall

Shannon Brown, Features Editor February 10, 2015

Two history buffs decided it was time to take a leap of faith. With no previous experience as business owners under their belts, Sonoma State University students Kevin Braafladt and Jason Yarnall made the leap and took the Military Antiques Museum off the hands of its previous owner. Over the last year, both Braafladt and Yarnall have worked out the details to finally become the new owners and caretakers of the museum.


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