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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

A dancer in motion at SSU’s Spring Dance

Student choreographers present dances at spring showcase

Bella Gorton, Staff Writer May 14, 2024

SSU student choreographers performed in the Spring Dance showcase from May 2 through 5, in Person Theatre. The performance incorporated color, lighting, and sound to portray storytelling by dancing to...

WARNING: No Lifeguard of Duty! by Angela Hauser

SSU Art department installs sculpture walk on campus

Kaley Gruener, Staff Writer May 14, 2024

Eight Sonoma State Art students' artwork was installed across campus from April 29, and will be displayed through May 17, at exterior locations including the Salazar Quad, Schulz Information Center, Wine...

The Tortured Poets Department vinyl plays on SSU library turntable

Taylor Swift polarizes audiences with new album

Christian Core and Marivella Torres May 14, 2024

  On Friday, April 19, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift released her eleventh full-length studio album, “The Tortured Poets Department.” The album’s 16-track standard edition, which embraces synth-pop...

So I have an Arts degree, now what?

Kaley Gruener, Marivella Torres, and Natalie Re April 30, 2024

Andrew Burkhart B.A Technical Theatre Paige Eickmann B.A Liberal Studies Riley Volz B.A Art Studio John Kirk B.A Music Denise Bevis B.A English Julia Zavala B.A Communication and Media...

Ash Gregorio beside one of her paintings at the BFA Exhibition

BFA Exhibit showcases student artwork

Christian Core and Bella Gorton April 30, 2024

  On Thursday, April 18, Sonoma State University’s Art Gallery premiered its annual student exhibition to campus visitors. Five students expecting to graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree presented...

Courtesy | Drew Maldonado

Senior project ‘Red’ brings the horror genre to the stage

Natalie Re, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

The senior project “Red” written and directed by fourth-year theater arts major Ally Liberty premiered in the Power Lines New Play Festival on April 7, in Ives Hall room 119. The festival featured...

Stage lineup of performers at Seawolves Got Talent

Students take the stage at ‘Seawolves Got Talent’

Christian Core, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

  On Saturday, April 6, SSU’s Associated Students Productions (ASP) hosted their annual showcase, Seawolves Got Talent, in Ballroom A on the Student Center’s third floor. Lasting from 7 to approximately...

Pacific Culture Night dance coordinators and dancers posing together at rehearsal

FAASSU gets ready for Pacific Culture Night

Bella Gorton, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

Sonoma State’s Filipino American Association (FAASSU) is hosting Pacific Culture Night at Person Theatre on Saturday, May 11, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., with tickets on sale starting on April 4, 2024.  Pacific...

German Film Series presents ‘Vier Minuten’

Kaley Gruener, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

Sonoma State University’s German Club presented the showing of their fifth film in their German Film Series on April 11, at 7:15 p.m. in Darwin Hall.   “Vier Minuten,” directed by Chris Kraus,...

Meredith Pike-Baky, Memoir Writer, expanding on her work and inspirations during her workshop.

SSU Writers Festival brings local literary community together

Marivella Torres, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

Sonoma State’s English Department and Zaum Literary Magazine hosted the Community Writers Festival on April 4. The festival attracted people from all over the Bay Area and Sonoma County with several...

Professor Kowalczyk loading the kiln for a ceramic firing

Art Studio professor Joseph Kowalczyk discusses career before teaching

Kaley Gruener, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

After years of wrestling to commit to the right career path, choosing a safe option and studying computer science, or committing to his passion and lifelong dream of becoming an artist.  Joseph Kowalczyk...

Courtesy | Jason Castrellon

Nicki Minaj welcomes fans to ‘Gag City’ amid controversy

Marivella Torres, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

After a five-year break from performing, Nicki Minaj returned to the stage in her “Pink Friday 2 World Tour,” also called “Gag City” by Minaj. The tour started on March 1, at the Oakland Coliseum....

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