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Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

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Here at SSU, the university places students on a pathway towards success because of their FREE support systems and resource accessibility. Oftentimes, Seawolves feel like their cultural, economic, and recreational needs are not met at this school. The Sonoma State STAR believes that students have to take more of an initiative to find certain resources on campus. Be curious about Sonoma State-the school has endless opportunities to discover.

Disabilities Awareness Week: JUMP hosts basketball clinic

Zachary Gonzales, Staff Writer April 23, 2023

Saturday, April 15 Associated Students (AS) Employee Riley Bornstein organized one last event in support of Disability Awareness. Within the five branches of AS, Bornstein works for Join Us Making Progress (JUMP) and is the community connections coordinator. Every month, the program coordinates volunteering for students. During SSU’s Disability Awareness Week, they decided the timing would be perfect to host a basketball clinic. Although Bornstein organized the event, several others volunteered that day including: JUMP co-workers, SSU students as well as the mens and womens basketball team. There were 30 volunteers that got the ball rolling for the 15 athletes who participated in the event.

Seawolf safety comes first; a call for more protocols

Zachary Gonzales, Staff Writer March 21, 2023

We are only 66 days into the new year and the United States has already experienced 94 mass shootings. From the get go, more than 50 mass shootings occurred in the month of January. Year in and year out, the number of incidents continuously increases. Every university seems to be holding their breath; will our campus be the next one targeted?


‘Game on!’ for Seawolves at FAASSU’s game night

Zachary Gonzales, Staff Writer October 4, 2022

Thursday night, high amounts of laughter and positive energy were heard outside the Zinfandel Vineyard from the Filipino American Association of Sonoma State (FAASSU). A total of 30 students attended the event that was offered to all Sonoma State Seawolves. 


Friday Night Live: Ice Cream Social

Zachary Gonzales, Staff Writer September 27, 2022

A group of sociable seawolves got together and created lifelong memories at the “Friday Night Live” event hosted by Student Involvement on Sept. 23. The event took place on campus at Weyden & Brewsters located in the Student Center. An array of board games were scattered across the tables including Jenga, Yahtzee, Catch Phrase, and Connect 4. More than a dozen students participated in the activities and indulged in Cold Stone Ice Cream-courtesy of the event planners. 


Cooking classes at The Kitchens

Zachary Gonzales, Staff Writer September 20, 2022

Wednesday afternoon seemed like a typical day in The Kitchens, with the Culinary Services seen preparing dinner specials. However, right beside them on the other side of the sneeze guard, 10 students were eagerly observing Executive Chef Don Cortes and his method of cooking a pan pizza.


SSU Theatre holds first live table read of ‘Water by the Spoonful’

Zachary Gonzales, Staff Writer September 13, 2022

The Sonoma State Theatre Arts & Dance program reached new heights on September 6, when the performers in the upcoming play “Water by the Spoonful” did a live table reading of their on-stage roles, a first for this SSU program. With the play premiering October 21, the Theatre program wanted to promote and prepare for the event, as well as strengthen their bond as a team. 


Andy Grammer returns to the GMC

Zachary Gonzales, Staff Writer August 23, 2022

Friday, August 26, marked the first major performance held at the Green Music Center (GMC) for the Fall semester. In celebration of the final weeks of summer and the 10 year anniversary of the Green Music Center being open, GMC put on a concert performance. “It was a kickoff event like no other,” said Jack Kelly, a third year transfer, who is new to Sonoma State campus. 

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