Privatized ride-sharing companies have drastically increased in recent years due to the high demand for convenient transportation. Full Story.
Sonoma Preserves, a hidden gem
There is a prominent patch of greenery in the golden-brown hills east of Sonoma State University. Full Story.
Men's soccer still seeking first victory
The Sonoma State University Men’s soccer team returned to action this week in Southern California for a two game road trip. Full Story.
Safe spaces open to public, with conditions
Two weeks ago, the president of University of Chicago, John Ellison, sparked controversy when he sent out a letter to incoming freshmenstating the university doesn’t “support so-called ‘trigger warnings’ ... Full Story.
Gavin DeGraw doesn’t want to be anywhere but the GMC
American musician and singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw gave an outstanding performance on Sunday at Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center. Degraw opened the show by singing one of his top hits “Chariot.” One could feel DeGraw’s enthusiastic energy as he sang. Full Story.
The Green Music Center has announced Weill Hall’s fifth season. The schedule for the entire season is now available on the Green Music Center’s website. Weill Hall’s 2016-2017 season is scheduled to run from Oct. 1 to May 5, and includes 31 different performers. Tickets are on sale now for all of the events. Ticket prices vary for each event, with seats for opening night starting at $50 per person.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has approved a grant allocating $630,000 to three different non-profits to help with the homeless situation. Supervisors signed off on the grant Tuesday, also continuing the safe parking program, which designated sites around Santa Rosa for people to sleep in their cars overnight.
A new art exhibit called “Creativity Unconfined: Life in a WWII Japanese American Internment Camp,” is on display on the second floor of the library on campus. This exhibit showcases the life of Japanese people living in the Amache internment camp in southeast Colorado. The gallery presents artifacts and digitized art reflecting the lives of Japanese people during this time.
At the Women of Color Collective, female students from different backgrounds, who hold an array of perspectives and experiences find peace in an environment of understanding and support for one another. The WOCC is a place where one’s voice can be heard, where diverse women can share their experiences, views, opinions and feelings, with the absence of judgement, opposition or discrimination.
After freshman year, students learn a thing or two about attending and living at Sonoma State University. It can be an exciting yet terrifying time for new students who are fresh high school graduates. Whether you’re moving to Sonoma State from across town, across the state or across the country, college can be overwhelming.
Segregated housing arrangements are now available for California State University Los Angeles, (CSLA) black students.
It is considered “a safe space for black CSLA students.” The College Fix, states that the university’s Black Student Union responded to the recurring “racist attacks” and “racially insensitive remarks” by professors and students with a set of demands that lead to this “new cheaper alternative housing solution for black students.”
Cal State LA isn’t the first to offer its students segregated housing dedicated to black students.
A researcher at University of California, San Francisco recently discovered documents from the Sugar Research Foundation, known today as the Sugar Association, that suggest the last five decades of research regarding nutrition and heart disease may have been influenced dramatically. There was a bias happening right under our noses, and no one had a clue.
A sea of cowboy hats and denim jeans made up the crowd Saturday night during Chris Young’s performance to arguably the biggest crowd at the Green Music Center to date. The 31-year-old country artist performed songs from his newest album, “I’m Comin’ Over,” an album that in his words, “is the quickest album to gold I’ve ever created. I’ve put so much love and time into these songs—these songs I’ve made for you.”
“The Magnificent Seven” is a remake of the 1960 film, which is considered one of the greatest movies of all time. It was selected in 2013 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” according to the website.
Ty Dolla Sign’s “Campaign” is like vanilla ice cream. It’s generic tasting and really doesn’t bring anything new or unique to the table. It isn’t anything exciting like Rocky Road or Chunky Monkey. “Campaign” feels like somewhere I’ve treaded before, which is a shame because Ty Dolla Sign does have the talent to create good music.
Heartthrob sensation Shawn Mendes has had a great start to fame. Just a little over a year ago he released his first album, “Handwritten” which instantly brought him fame. Before his rise to fame, Mendes was just a teenager from Canada posting videos of song covers online. From there he signed with Island Records and began his career. Right off the bat he was compared to Justin Bieber and some people consider him to be the ‘new Bieber,’ but his music says otherwise.