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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


Construction on Sunrise Park hits ground running

Will Hahn, Staff Writer April 30, 2019

The park, located on the northwest corner of Rohnert Park Expressway and Snyder Lane, is estimated to be completed in June of this year.

New program offers consent education

Will Hahn, Staff Writer April 23, 2019

The purpose of the program, which offers course credit, is to end sexual violence on college campuses.


Pump failure causes 3-day water shutdown

Will Hahn, Staff Writer April 16, 2019

A failure in SSU’s well pump caused the campus to issue a 3-day “boil water” notice.


GMC Director expands campus culture

Will Hahn, Staff Writer April 10, 2019

Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center Executive Director Jacob Yarrow presents the student body and the surrounding community with a fresh, poignant mission statement.


Concerto competition comes back

Will Hahn, Staff Writer April 2, 2019

We all know what a concert is, but what about a concerto? Of course, adding the ‘o’ right at the end of the word gives it a completely different context. Rather than gathering around to watch an artist perform a single or a band play a set list, the audience watches in awe as a soloist or duet performs a piece written for a solo instrument or a vocalist with an orchestra right behind them.

Marvel’s girl-powered ‘Captain Marvel’ hits: Review

Will Hahn, Staff Writer March 13, 2019

“Captain Marvel,” brings the audience back to phase one in the ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe’ with a mixture of 1990s nostalgia, shape-shifting alien doppelgängers, and Brie Larson blasting light beams in space.


Art alumni get a new opportunity to share work

Will Hahn, Staff Writer March 6, 2019

The Sonoma State University art gallery presents “Then and Now,” which contains beautiful oil on canvas paintings, ink on paper drawings, sculptures, photographs and more that are represented by former Sonoma State students all over the country.

Netflix’s “Close”: Review

Will Hahn, Staff Writer February 27, 2019

Netflix’s most recent action thriller, “Close,” is an entertaining film with immaculate cinematography and intense action sequences, although merely satisfactory due to its cliché story line and weak script.


New VP of Diversity, Chief of Staff hired

Will Hahn, Staff Writer February 19, 2019

SSU’s new VP of Strategic Initiatives and Diversity, who is also the new Chief of Staff, started for the school this semester.

SCOE offers alternative credential program

Will Hahn, Staff Writer February 6, 2019

The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) currently offers a two and a half year credential program called the “Be A Teacher” internship program, which allows students to get paid a full teacher’s salary from the district they are student teaching in while obtaining their preliminary teaching credential. 


PG&E files for bankruptcy

Will Hahn, Staff Writer January 30, 2019

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company filed for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy on January 14 due to the litigation of lawsuits resulting from the 2017 and 2018 wildfires in Northern California. 

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, PG&E spokeswoman Lynsey Paulo said in an email that the decision to seek bankruptcy protection was reviewed with great measure and that “it is the only viable option for PG&E and will maximize the value of the enterprise for the benefit of all stakeholders.” 

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