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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 currency of likes are a thing of the past

Zena Bounsall, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

Contrary to what people believed earlier this week, Instagram is not removing “likes” from their platform permanently. Their team accidentally caused a glitch while attempting to run a test on a small portion of accounts. CNN reported that a spokesperson for Facebook said, "We unintentionally added more people to the test today, which was a bug — we're fixing this issue and restoring like counts to those people as soon as possible."


The downfall of the smartphone

Zena Bounsall, Staff Writer March 3, 2021

Have Millennials and Gen Z ever wondered what they might be missing out on- or has it ever dawned on them that their perception of time is speeding faster the further they look into a phone screen? Technology has transcended from a tool to a complete distraction with the help of social media. The internet used to serve as an escape from real life. Now, real life is an escape from the internet.


Romanticizing serial killers in the media

Zena Bounsall, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Netflix’s 2021 documentary “Night Stalker” brought the glorification of serial killers to light. “Night Stalker” focuses on a man named Richard Ramirez, who murdered 15 people throughout California during the 1980s. He began his massacre in Southern California and eventually made his way down to Northern California, murdering a San Francisco man only an hour away from Sonoma State. Once Ramirez was put on trial, he quickly rose to fame. The attention snowballed into something bigger- a fan club.


College students suffer from COVID-19 solitude

Zena Bounsall, Staff Writer February 17, 2021

Solitude can come hand in hand with depression and anxiety, especially when experiencing a global pandemic. College students across the globe have had their daily routines uprooted and transformed into a constant gaze at their computer screens.


SSU sexual assault prevention compared SRJC

Zena Bounsall, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

It’s time for Sonoma State University to address sexual assault on campus and in the surrounding areas of Rohnert Park. According to SSU’s annual crime report, there have been 29 reported rapes on campus between 2018-2019. Not only is there flawed prevention- but there’s a flaw in response.


Miley Cyrus’ album ranks no. 1 on rock charts

Zena Bounsall, Staff Writer February 4, 2021

On Nov. 27 Miley Cyrus released her debut rock album called “Plastic Hearts”, which has been No.1 on the U.S. rock charts since its release. Many young adults have watched Miley grow from being the teenie pop star “Hannah Montana'' into her less juvenile self today. This transition into rock would be fantastic- if only it was a real rock album.

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