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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

School bus crash highlights safety concerns

Taylor Berghoff, Staff Writer December 7, 2016

Six children’s lives were lost in the recent Chattanooga school bus crash after the driver strayed from his designated route, swerved and slammed sideways into a tree. The horrific crash, which injured dozens of other children, was a result of speeding and reckless driving, leaving families and the country in shock and mourning.

Sustainability isn’t just for ENSP majors

Taylor Berghoff, Staff Writer October 31, 2016

The planet doesn’t need a hero or an elaborate scheme to be saved; it needs small, long-lasting changes everybody can commit to. Many of us are guilty of thinking we are insignificant, that our actions are so miniscule that doing nothing is better than doing something.

Prop 60: Don’t roll your eyes, it’s for public health

Taylor Berghoff, Staff Writer October 26, 2016

Sixty-six percent of people in the porn industry have herpes. This is why Proposition 60, the Condoms in Pornographic Film Initiative, is on the ballot.


Hypocritical protesting of the pipeline

Taylor Berghoff, Staff Writer October 18, 2016

The Dakota Access Pipeline has been making waves recently as protesters continue to cry out in fury over its construction.


Prop 58: A long overdue educational update

Taylor Berghoff, Staff Writer October 16, 2016

Proposition 58 is on the ballot this year in hopes of repealing Proposition 227, a decades old law established in 1998 which restricts what methods can be used to teach English to non-English speakers.

Applications open for student scholarships

Taylor Berghoff, Staff Writer October 5, 2016

A college degree is more valuable than ever and with so many people wanting a golden ticket to a successful future. Scholarships help provide a saving grace to those who can’t afford it. The School of Extended and International Education at Sonoma State University is currently offering $50,000 worth of scholarships to students. 


Massive profits from life or death situations

Taylor Berghoff, Staff Writer October 4, 2016

“One billion dollars here we come.”
These were the words sent out in an email by Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, who infamously raised the price of the drug Daraprim, used to treat the life-threatening condition, Toxoplasmosis or acute malaria, from $13.50 per pill to a staggering $750 per pill.


Cuisine choices after midnight: Ronnie’s Deli

Taylor Berghoff, Staff Writer September 7, 2016

Late night food options for Sonoma State University students are often hard to come by. But luckily, there are more options than it might seem. 

Students who are tired of McDonalds and Taco Bell can check out Ronnie’s, a gourmet deli in Rohnert Park that has late operating hours. 


Orlando shooting victims remembered by campus vigil

Taylor Berghoff, Staff Writer August 30, 2016

The event of June 12,  where 49 lives were taken by a senseless act of violence at the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, has not been forgotten by students at Sonoma State University. 

Nearly three months later, students gathered in the Seawolf Plaza for ‘Impulse to Dance: Resistance, Existence, and Heart’ on Aug. 24. This event, put on by The Hub, brought together students in order to honor those lives that were taken.

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