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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


Streaming availability benefits listeners more than artists

Does streaming really aid artists or is it a sleazy middleman that takes a huge chunk of profit and leaves them with scraps?


‘Invasion of Privacy’ unapologetically drips with confidence

Sierra Sorrentino, Staff Writer April 17, 2018

Love her or hate her, you know who Cardi B is.


Romantic comedy delivers overdue plotline characteristic

Sierra Sorrentino, Staff Writer April 11, 2018

Based off of the book “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda,” written by Becky Albertalli, “Love, Simon” breaks these stereotypical barriers of film and openly discusses what it is truly like for teens to explore and come to terms with their sexuality.


Cable television’s relevance continues to decline

Sierra Sorrentino, Staff Writer March 13, 2018

WiFi, and the Internet in general, opened up this new realm for cable companies to expand their brand and offer their customers something more, but it also aided the creation of today’s popular streaming companies, such as Netflix and Hulu.

Movie theatre frustration heightens for those with impairments

Despite all these superficial advancements, there is one question that seems to go unanswered; what about evolving the movie experience for those that have sight or hearing impairments? 


“Black Panther” packs a progressive punch

Sierra Sorrentino, Staff Writer February 27, 2018

“Black Panther’s” cinematic qualities and musical feats are important to the film’s record-breaking success; however, its societal impact is powerful.

Rising ticket prices reflect higher expectations

Sierra Sorrentino, Staff Writer February 21, 2018

The common assumption is the artists and companies putting on these events want to drain us for every penny we have, but that actually may not be the case.


No phone, no problem. Performers crack down on phone use at events

Sierra Sorrentino, Staff Writer February 6, 2018

Performers ranging from bands, solo acts and even comedians are banning cell phones or any kind of recording equipment at their gigs.


Netflix brings graphic novel to life

Sierra Sorrentino, Staff Writer February 6, 2018

Facing difficult and complicated circumstances such as murder, viewers can forget that James and Alyssa are merely teenagers


Spring into the new semester: SSU students prepare to shift gears for spring 2018

Sierra Sorrentino, Staff Writer December 13, 2017

As one semester ends, the last thing college students want to think about is the beginning of the next. 

During “dead week,” more commonly known as the week before finals, many Sonoma State University students focus on how they can finish the semester strong and soon won’t have to worry about impending tests, essays or research projects. 


Leonard Bernstein’s life in music comes to SSU

Sierra Sorrentino, Staff Writer December 6, 2017

Composer, conductor, and insomniac are a few titles commonly used to describe the artist Leonard Bernstein. 

Despite his inability to get a decent night’s rest, he thrived and became a renowned individual in the orchestral music community. 

According to Jamie Bernstein, Bernstein’s daughter, “While most of the world was asleep, he would be awake composing.”

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