With the start of the fall semester, the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is no longer an affiliated club on the Sonoma State University campus. InterVarsity is a Christian group that can be found at universities all over the country, and during the past few years has struggled to keep active at SSU.
Recently Sonoma State University has stretched their sustainability achievements further by implementing water bottle refill stations across campus. These electronic stations provide students with cold, filtered water and make refilling reusable water bottles more easy and accessible than ever.
Sonoma State University was ranked 25th of the Most Beautiful Colleges in California by the Colleges in California website. The top spot is owned by Stanford University and then followed up by Pepperdine University and the University of San Diego.
If asked what defines you as an individual, what would you say? In today’s culture self-expression and individualism is highly valued. Individualism in particular is ideal to reach. A majority of society is trying to be different from everyone else; the whole hipster trend is an example of individualism.
During the opening weekend of Schroeder Hall we attended five of the 10 concerts. We have attended concerts in Weill Hall, both inside and on the lawn. Weill Hall is very nice, but Schroeder Hall is exactly what I envisioned when I first heard plans for the Green Music Center (GMC) in the 1990s. Wow.
Crowds of Seawolves new and returning come out every year for an event that brings together the whole campus for one night only, one Big Nite. As an opportunity to enjoy games, rides, performances and get to know our campus’s clubs, departments and organizations, there is meant to be equal representation of everything we have to offer for the students.
“Life is this big fat gigantic mess but that’s the beauty of it too.” “If I Stay” is a film about not closing the door on oneself. It shows us that even in the worst of times one can still find the good. The film centers on a teenage girl named Mia, played by Chloe Grace Moretz. Mia reflects on her life as a spirit who must decide whether or not she should return to her comatose body and continue to live after a fatal car accident.
Every woman wants to feel as though she possess something special, whether she’s recognized for her beauty, talent, humor or character. Human beings all differentiate from one another, and each and every one of us are trying to make the best with what we’ve got, to prove that we can make it on our own in this world. It’s that power that comes from within—the kind that convinces us that we are unique and of great worth—that makes some of us stand out from the crowd.
The film “Taking My Parents to Burning Man” directed by Bryant Boesen, also the main star of the production, was hosted in Sonoma State University’s Warren Hall in Ives auditorium by the Sonoma Film Institute. The Sonoma Film Institute has been around since 1973 and several films will be shown annually, starting in August. The institute has had many star appearances such as Nicholas Ray and has shown many films of various genres.
Carnival rides, food, henna tattoos, tarot readers, zip lines and tables were only a few of the array of the exciting activities at Big Nite. Many of Sonoma State students anxiously awaited the arrival of 8 o’clock so Big Nite, Sonoma State University’s biggest school carnival and tabling event of the year, could start.
Sonoma State students gathered Saturday night in the Student Center Ballroom for the first dance of the school year. DJ Earworm, a San Francisco based artist, provided the entertainment for the night with his unique collection of “Mashup” music.
Culture Fest was just one of the many Seawolf events during the “Seawolf Days” week. Culture Fest was held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. located in Evert B. Person Theatre. Paolo Ochoa, our Cultural and Current Events Director worked hard to make this event happen, along with Mo Phillips, Campus Life Recreational Center and The Hub. Paolo Ochoca explained to the crowd of 139 students that they are hoping to create a new tradition. This event was designed to give new or current students a chance to see all the different culture on our campus.
There’s a new Assistant Coach in town. The softball team at Sonoma State has just added Kaelene Curry as a member to its coaching staff. Originally from Chicago, Curry’s experience with the game dates back to her playing days in the first grade. She continued playing through college where she was a University of Missouri-Kansas Kangaroo for four years and during that time the team experienced a big season during her junior year.
The Sonoma State women’s soccer team rang in the start of the new semester with an exciting weekend at home as the Lady Seawolves dominated the field against UC Santa Cruz on Friday. They also played an exhilarating game against a team of familiar faces in the Alumni Game on Sunday.
In early August, ghastly numbers revealing just how vulnerable the world’s online community really is, gave the world a cyber-slap in the face. 1.2 billion usernames and password combinations and 500 million email addresses were stolen; mass amounts of sensitive and unsecured information were taken from billions of people via the medium of 420,000 corrupt websites.
Sonoma State University, founded in 1960, opened in 1961 with an enrollment of only 274 students. Today, in the fall 2014 semester, there are more than 9,250 students registered, with the freshmen class totaling at 1,850 students. The student enrollment has been increasing dramatically over the last two decades and the campus continues to accommodate for the growth in student population. But what exactly is it about Sonoma State University that attracts such a large population?