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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


‘The Crown’ is back

Taylor Clark, Staff Writer December 1, 2020

The show, “The Crown” has been captivating audiences since 2016, transporting viewers back in time while showcasing a behind the scenes look into the royal family and all of their political rivalries and love triangles. Season four was just released on Nov. 15, and the spotlight has been on Emma Corrin, who plays Princess Diana, ever since.


Movie making during a pandemic

Taylor Clark, Staff Writer November 18, 2020

With the pandemic upending everything we know and love, film sets are being pushed to their limits. Productions are being pushed and pulled by taking extreme costly precautions in an attempt to keep their crew safe. With that being said, many have still had to shut down for several weeks due to crew becoming sick with COVID-19.


Celebrities endorse presidential candidates

Taylor Clark, Staff Writer November 11, 2020

It seems like more than ever, politics have become a daily sometimes hourly part of our lives. The internet is plastered with he said, she said, and social media has turned into an advertisement service for candidates. This year celebrities have become more outspoken and endorsed presidential candidates, Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.


Ariana Grande releases ‘Positions’

Taylor Clark, Staff Writer November 5, 2020

The queen of scandalous tongue-in-cheek bubblegum pop has returned with a softer R&B sounding album. Late last Thursday night, Ariana Grande released her sixth album sending her fans, known as Arinators, over the moon.


Safe Halloween events surround the community

Taylor Clark, Staff Writer October 27, 2020

With Halloween right around the corner, you might be wondering what fun and safe activities are being put on during the pandemic. Two family friendly safe events are occurring, and the best part is you don’t even need to get out of your car.


Influencers gain popularity during the pandemic

Taylor Clark, Staff Writer October 21, 2020

Social media influencers have not been deterred from spewing out content during the pandemic. Many are becoming even more famous on platforms such as YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram. While many are stuck at home mindlessly scrolling through social media, these influencers are benefiting and give ‘working from home’ a whole new meaning.


Haunted houses disappear from Sonoma County this year

Taylor Clark, Staff Writer October 15, 2020

COVID-19 restrictions put in place by the state have taken away Sonoma County’s haunted houses, specifically Blind Scream located in Santa Rosa. What was once a month long event, for locals to get reacquainted with spooky season, has now been canceled.


Sonoma State seniors struggle through four years of fire

Taylor Clark, Staff Writer October 13, 2020

Sonoma State University seniors have dealt with some form of a fire affecting their education and college experience every single year of their attendance.


Sonoma County wineries need harvest interns

Taylor Clark, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

With the appearance of COVID-19 and President Trump’s restrictions on visa programs, international interns and local wineries are at a huge loss. Local wineries are scrambling to find extra hands to help, and this comes at a time when they tend to be the busiest.


California passes law to help ex-inmates find careers in firefighting

Taylor Clark, Staff Writer September 23, 2020

Governor Newsom passed a bill on Sept. 11 that will help alleviate the struggles ex-inmates face when it comes time to find a job after their release. Prisoners who have helped battle fires on the frontlines will have their records expunged once their sentence has been served. The hope is that this new law will make it easier for ex-inmates to find a job as a firefighter after prison.


SSU programs are in danger of losing IRA funds

Taylor Clark, Staff Writer September 16, 2020

With the onset of COVID-19 and the already apparent dropping enrollment at Sonoma State University, proper funding of valuable programs is a top priority for current and prospective students. Programs at SSU, otherwise known as Instructionally Related Activities, are in danger of receiving massive cuts.


Possibility of first positive COVID-19 case at Sonoma State

Taylor Clark, Staff Writer September 9, 2020

Sonoma State students and faculty were alerted by email late afternoon Sept. 3, that there was a possibility of a positive COVID-19 case on campus. The email emphasized that “This person is not confirmed to have COVID-19 at this time.”

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