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Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

The Student News Site of Sonoma State University

Sonoma State Star

Drake Bell during one of his Quiet on Set interviews.

The disturbing truth about Nickelodeon

Trevor Smith, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

30The new documentary series “Quiet On Set” dives into the deeper secrets behind children's television and how cruel of a world it can actually be for these young upcoming stars. The documentary shares...

Protestors gather to bring awareness to sexual assault.

Raising awareness. Building resilience. Coming together for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Lena Coonen, Managing Editor April 16, 2024

When I was 15, I entered a relationship that would change the trajectory of my life forever. From March to November of 2019, I was stuck in a cycle of abuse with a boy who claimed to do what he did out...

Sam Phattharawittakorn and his wife Ladda Phattharawittakorn, own the restaurant Thai Tipp Cuisine in Santa Rosa.

You don’t hate MSG, you actually hate Asian-Americans

Albert Levine, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

Drive 2.5 miles west of Sonoma State, and you’ll end up at Mai Vietnamese Cuisine, a wonderful Vietnamese restaurant tucked away in the corner of the small gray shopping outlet. Upon sitting down and...

The Russian River in Spring.

Sonoma’s must-see summer escapes

Jena Hollister, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

Summer is coming in hot, and I can’t be the only one looking for exciting new places to take advantage of the weather. According to Sonoma State students and faculty, these are some of the best places...

Addressing addiction without the stigma

Tess Wilkinson, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

Addiction swallowed years of my life whole. By 15 years old I had gone from an honor-roll student to ditching every class in pursuit of substances. I was transferred to a continuation high school with...

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What Rugby League can learn from a wine brand’s venture into the US market

Damien Wilson, Faculty Submission April 2, 2024

A professor’s job can be seen by outsiders as the career goal of talented educators. However, the teaching role is just one part of an academic’s career responsibilities, and the need to keep informed...

The problem with LED headlights

The problem with LED headlights

Jena Hollister, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

Everyone with a car understands the struggle of driving at night, especially in unfamiliar areas. Now add the stress of being blinded by ridiculously bright headlights. LED headlights are unsafe for other...

Concerns rise with tuition increase

Trevor Smith, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

Tuition price is rising six percent in the 2024-25 school year and students want to know the benefits of raising tuition. Recently the staff of Sonoma State has gone on strike to get a pay increase, among...

I can’t play Call of Duty anymore

Albert Levine, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

This is not an argument that video games cause violence, or that they don’t. They do, however,  normalize and desensitize you to it. Growing up, I played various video games including Minecraft, Counterstrike,...

Seawolf Plaza, the busiest part of campus is empty

SSU lacks a big spring event

Marivella Tores, Staff Writer March 12, 2024

Numerous students find common ground in admiring the campus beauty or the hometown atmosphere it radiates due to its small size. However, what's most important is that each individual has a distinct reason...

Inside of the KSUN radio room

Why students should consider Communications

Nathan Molina, Staff Writer March 12, 2024

Thinking of switching majors? Try Communications. A communications degree from Sonoma State will teach you the significance of media and entertainment and its role in our society. Since communications...

A screenshot of the newly released teaser for the video game

EA College Football 25 provides immersive gaming experience

Tony Moeckel, Staff Writer March 12, 2024

It has been over 10 years since the last college football video game was released. Everyone remembers the days of playing NCAA 14 dynasty mode and turning a lesser-known school into a perennial powerhouse...

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