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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

Reverse-anthropologist enlightens campus

Sierra Smith, Staff Writer May 12, 2015

“This is performance art,” said Chicano Latino Studies major Amanda Martinez-Morrison, “It’s not a typical medium for Weill Hall.”


Pacific culture brought to life

Sierra Smith, Staff Writer May 5, 2015

It’s the time of year where the university’s largest multicultural organization, Filipino-American Association of Sonoma State University, puts on its sixth annual Pacific Culture Night. 


Movie magic, remembered

Sierra Smith, Staff Writer April 28, 2015

“I didn’t go to jail,” said Welles, “I went to Hollywood.” 

To an average college student, Orson Welles may ring a bell in reference to his infamous radio broadcast “War of the Worlds.” The episode of a radio drama series released as a Halloween special on the eve of Oct. 30, 1938. 


‘Unfriended’ is horrifically relatable

Sierra Smith, Staff Writer April 21, 2015

It’s easy to classify “Unfriended” as a contemporary spin-off of all classic horror films, because that’s essentially what it is. 



American pianist gives riveting performance

Sierra Smith, Staff Writer March 10, 2015

American pianist Murray Perahia’s fingers fluttered across the keys of the grand piano for an outstanding arrangement of different pieces by notorious composers of the 18th and 19th centuries. 



A philanthropic trip through America

Sierra Smith, Staff Writer March 3, 2015

The Green Music Center beamed with red, white and blue lights for Alpha Gamma Delta’s “See America in One Night” themed 23rd annual Lip Jam philanthropy event on Saturday night. 



Concert proves it’s about the music

Sierra Smith, Staff Writer February 10, 2015

The Concert Night and Art Show was a free event that showcased student artwork and performances from Bay Area bands in honor of raising awareness for human rights, workers’ rights and labor laws in Sonoma County.


Katy Perry’s roaring halftime

Sierra Smith, Staff Writer February 3, 2015

After a slow first half of Super Bowl XLIX, Katy Perry took the reins (quite literally) to entertain football and pop-music fans alike.


New show with a new perspective

Sierra Smith, Staff Writer January 27, 2015

“Tonightly, the Oscar nominations are out, and they’re so white a grand jury has decided not to indight them,” said Larry Wilmore in the debut of his new Comedy Central program, “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.”


Rock climbing tour rolls along campus

Sierra Smith, Staff Writer November 11, 2014

The annual Reel Rock 9 film tour presented by Sonoma State University’s Associated Student Productions, Campus Rec Adventure Programs and Campus Life, made a visit to the campus on Thursday night in the Student Center Ballroom. The tour is a worldwide expedition that makes its way around various countries to expose audiences to the finest climbing and adventure films.

Artist lecture series features Kelly Inouye

Sierra Smith, Staff Writer October 7, 2014

For any aspiring artists looking for inspiration to make a career with their work, the Visiting Artist Lecture Series presented by Sonoma State University’s art department is an opportunity for students to become exposed to people who have made themselves known in the world of art in our local community. 


‘The Maze Runner’ is amazing

Sierra Smith, Staff Writer September 23, 2014

The young adult audience is enticed again as another popular book is launched into the cinematic world. “The Maze Runner” is another action-packed, apocalypse inspired thriller based off of James Dashner’s book series. 

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