r. Judy K. Sakaki’s first commencement as president of Sonoma State University will come with a change of venue for the graduation ceremonies themselves. Full Story.
“The Bluebird” takes flight into the holiday season
It’s that time of year again, where the holiday spirit of joy and cheer is in the air. Where it’s inevitable to avoid Christmas carols or decorations for miles on end. This time of year also means there’s an insane amount of Christmas stories being told. Sonoma State University’s “The Bluebird” is one of those stories. Full Story.
Take a break from finals with festive, free fun
Now that we’re done stuffing our faces with Thanksgiving food, it’s officially time for the holidays. Although for many, Christmas music began filling households as early as Nov. 1, it’s now acceptable to blast Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” 24/7. Full Story.
Body found on campus leaves Sonoma State on edge
Sonoma State University students and faculty were left stunned late last week by the discovery of a body near the Green Music Center. The remains turned out to be that of an 18-year-old missing Cotati man who was believed to be the victim of a homicide. Full Story.
An SSU student’s journey to Standing Rock
There is an ancient Native American prophecy that speaks of a great black snake that will one day run through all the valleys and rivers, desecrating life in its path. From east to west, tribal elders have warned for generations this monster was coming. And today it seems it is finally upon us. Full Story.
The search is on for candidates to permanently fill executive positions at Sonoma State University, starting with a new provost. Representatives of students, staff and faculty will take part in the selection of the candidates for these positions.
Sonoma State University is the first four-year institution in the United States to offer a degree or a certificate in wine business. As a part of the School of Business and Economics, the Wine Business Institute, located in the heart of Wine Country, has led many students to careers in wine business.
Those who walk the paths of Sonoma State University may not realize exactly how many people are involved behind the scenes. From facilities workers to those in the Health Center, many fall below student radars. The STAR had the opportunity to talk with Head Librarian Lynn Prime, an instrumental part of the success of many students.
It was a Friday night in San Bruno when my childhood friend, Michela Gregory, and her boyfriend Alex Vega decided to hop on BART and attend a party in Oakland. The party was being hosted in a warehouse called the Ghost Ship. At 10:12 p.m. Gregory posted a video on Snapchat of her enjoying what looked like a rave. There was loud techno music in the background and the scene was dark with little flickers of light here and there. A little over an hour later, she was gone.
The holidays are all about giving, and that is no exception at Sonoma State University. From Nov. 28 through Dec. 2, the Early Childhood Development Club collected arts and crafts supplies to benefit Committee on the Shelterless, or COTS.
After a season of ups and downs, the women of the Sonoma State University golf team finished strong with a second place finish at California State University San Marcos. This finish has helped secure their placement as 21 nationally ranking.
As the season is coming down to the wire and every win matters, Sonoma State Volleyball had a paramount weekend against Stanislaus State and Chico State, clinching a secured spot for the CCAA playoffs.
The sweet relief of finishing classes, loading up the car and driving home for the holidays is something many college students look forward to at the end of every fall semester. The only thing that keeps them sane during finals is the thoughts of their parents’ cooking and their childhood bed.
About 1,000 veterans gathered at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts on Nov. 27 to protest the school’s decision to remove all flags from campus, including the American flag. The decision came after an alleged flag-burning took place earlier that week in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s win.
Six children’s lives were lost in the recent Chattanooga school bus crash after the driver strayed from his designated route, swerved and slammed sideways into a tree. The horrific crash, which injured dozens of other children, was a result of speeding and reckless driving, leaving families and the country in shock and mourning.
Jason Easton went to visit his girlfriend Wendy Sabatini at her home in Indiana last week with the intent on proposing to her, but instead, he ended up killing her. Easton murdered his girlfriend because she rejected his proposal.
It’s that time of year again, where the holiday spirit of joy and cheer is in the air. Where it’s inevitable to avoid Christmas carols or decorations for miles on end. This time of year also means there’s an insane amount of Christmas stories being told. Sonoma State University’s “The Bluebird” is one of those stories.
This year has been a rough one, to say the least. For most, it’s the perfect time for the wizarding world of Harry Potter to come around to help alleviate some of the heaviness the real-world can accumulate as the New Year approaches. You’d think by now, us muggles would learn to suppress our addiction to this unhealthy escapism, but sadly, it’s not that easy. Wizards, witches and wands are our drugs. And J.K. Rowling is our dealer.
Disney has unleashed another animated hit on the world. “Moana” follows the adventures of the titular princess as she travels with the demi-god Maui to restore the heat of the goddess Te Fiti. The film boasts Disney’s first Polynesian princess. “Moana” has received critical praise and financial success currently earning $84 million globally. The film is yet another triumph for the Disney Animation Studio.
Most young children don’t have a clear idea of what they want to do when they grow up. If they do, their plans for the future rarely reflect what they actually end up doing. There are however, the occasional people who discover their passion at a young age and actively pursue it all the way into adulthood. Sonoma State University student Sophia Larsen was one such child. Larsen is a fourth-year art studio major and she has known about her love for art since her youth.
The show today is remembered by Millennials for its vaguely ancient Mayan theme, the giant animatronic stone head voiced by Dee Bradley Baker that provided exposition, and the fact that almost no one ever beat the temple. Nickelodeon has unearthed the old show as the basis for a TV movie.
At the age of 17, Abel Tesfaye dropped out of high school with his best friend LaMar Taylor and left his mother’s home in Toronto, taking only his mattress with him. His mother, Samra, an Ethiopian immigrant who fled to Canada from civil war and drought, sought a better life for her son. Nine years later, Tesfaye, more commonly known as The Weeknd, is a world-renowned alternative R&B artist and has just released his fourth ultra successful album “Starboy” with 32.8 million daily streams on Spotify according to musiccally.com.