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Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

Cotati armed robbery suspects arrested; others at large

Sierra Harvey, staff writer December 8, 2021

Last Sunday Cotati police arrested two out of four men suspected of an armed robbery that occurred in Cotati. The robbery was reported Sunday, Nov. 26, at 3 p.m. Someone meeting a potential buyer...

SSU may discontinue use of Facebook amid controversy

Sierra Harvey, staff writer November 10, 2021

For many students, when it comes to finding an on-campus club, event, or connecting with other students, the first place to look is the official Sonoma State Facebook page. However, the recent press...

Grant for HSI schools awarded to SRJC, excludes SSU

Sierra Harvey, staff writer October 27, 2021

This week, the Department of Education gave out scholarships to Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)-certified colleges and universities with the intention of helping Latinx students pursue STEM majors that might otherwise be inaccessible. Hispanic Serving Institutions are universities and colleges with over 25% Latinx students in their student body. While Sonoma State is an HSI-certified university, it was not one of the 12 institutions awarded the grant, but another HSI in Sonoma County was.


ZAUM encourages students to submit creative works for upcoming issue

Sierra Harvey, staff writer October 6, 2021

For artists, writers, poets, and photographers, it can be difficult to distinguish yourself from the crowd of other bright young minds at college. For students, a great way to start is by submitting their work to ZAUM, the literary magazine produced by and for students on campus and internationally. ZAUM mainly focuses on literature and art, and they have been operated by Sonoma State students for decades. ZAUM is a unique student-made magazine, filled with art, poetry and prose compiled by a class of student editors at the end of every spring semester.


Sonoma State celebrates Latinx Heritage Month with PUERTA and other events

Sierra Harvey, staff writer September 29, 2021

Sonoma State students walking into the first floor at the library are greeted by the colorful mural painted on the first floor. The mural depicts migrant workers, activists and serves as a memorial for César E. Chávez. This month is Latinx Heritage month, where we reflect on the history, leaders, and culture of those with Latinx heritage. This month the perfect time that we, as a community, can ask ourselves: Is Sonoma State doing enough to support its Latinx students?


Staff Spotlight of the Week: Gina Baleria

Sierra Harvey, staff writer September 22, 2021

Curiosity and dedication is what drives many fields of study here at Sonoma State. The question of whether curiosity is a born characteristic or something learned is one of the many questions that started as assistant professor of Journalism, Gina Baleria’s inquiry into the thought processes behind journalism as a field, and what makes young journalists think. This eventually led her to write her book, entitled, “The Journalism Behind Journalism: Going Beyond the Basics to Train Effective Journalists in a Shifting Landscape (Routledge 2021).”


Greek life recruitment started this week for all interested students

Sierra Harvey, staff writer September 15, 2021

Greek life is an integral part of Sonoma State’s legacy, and has helped many students find their community for years. During the first weeks of Sept., sororities and fraternities are beginning their recruitment processes.


Associated Students plans to host a number of events throughout September

Sierra Harvey, staff writer September 8, 2021

After the success of ASP’s Lil Big Nite, many students may be wondering - what’s next? In the era of online classes and social distancing, it's hard to find a way to get involved on campus without adding to school stress. There are hundreds of ways to get involved on campus but it can be hard to meet new people or even know where to start. Our Associated Students on campus make it their express mission that students feel welcome, safe and included in campus life. Most importantly, they are working hard this semester to bring us fun and lively events to get people out of the house and socializing with their peers again.

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