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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


White people should respect the black culture, not replace it

Sunday Simon, Staff Writer May 1, 2019

Culture is defined by the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular group. This country is built (amongst other things that are atrocious) on culture. Each culture brings something new to the table whether it be food, clothing, music, poetry, and even education and medicine. With different cultures surrounding us every day, it’s perfectly okay every once in a while to stop and embrace the communities that thrive in their culture, but embracing can turn into  appropriation.


Affordable plus size fashion still few and far between

Sunday Simon, Staff Writer April 24, 2019

There’s a saying: big girls need love too. Well, that includes love from the fashion industry. It’s 2019 after all, and still, many stores still refuse to put plus-size sections in their establishments. What’s even worse: some will have people pay more just for wearing plus size clothing. The average size of a woman is a size 16 according to Today, which is considered plus size on the U.S. sizing chart. Women 12 and up have difficulty finding clothes that fit them in most if not all fashion stores, and what’s worse, is that the prices are actually higher for plus size people. Why the discrimination against bigger bodies?


“Us” thriller a result of when the hungry and homeless have had enough

Sunday Simon, Staff Writer April 17, 2019

“Us” written by the new king of suspense, Jordan Peele, is a chilling story about a family embarking on a dark journey to Santa Cruz as unexplainable situations start to arise upon their arrival to the boardwalk. There are many theories about the overall meaning to the movie, but could the underlying message be a warning to the United States to take care of our homeless hunger crisis? 


Club fair brings together diverse groups

Sunday Simon, Staff Writer February 27, 2019

Diversity Club fair brings together groups on campus to promote unity.


Dean faces backlash for reciting N-word

Sunday Simon, Staff Writer February 19, 2019

The Dean of Arts and Humanities faced backlash for her use of a racial slur while reciting a poem.


Seawolves SPEAK!: “How do you stay healthy during school?”

Sunday Simon, Staff Writer February 6, 2019

Find out how students accommodate, and don’t accommodate, physical fitness into their daily lives.


WOCC shines a light on the marginalized

Sunday Simon, Staff Writer January 30, 2019

On the second floor in the Student Center, there is a place called The HUB, where many events for those who identify as any minority are held. One of the most eagerly awaited weekly events held is called The Women of Color Collective (WOCC). 

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