Sonoma State will be replacing the Art Department’s leaking roof this summer for $800,000.
Professor retiring after 40 years
Judy Navas has taught theater at Sonoma State since 1978.
Sonoma State employee passes away
Jennifer Page-Genzoli worked in the financial aid office. She was 35 years old when she passed on Dec. 2.
Noise citations increase with school in session
In 2011, 120 day notices were just 60 day notices, but supposedly student parties were out of control and in 2013, city council members voted to increase the number of days of the citation to 120 days.
Sonoma State sees rise in campus rapes, but not in warnings
Students have recieved no timely warnings sent out for sexual assault since September 2016, despite over 10 rapes since then.
The women’s club volleyball team won nationals last year and are aiming to do the same in their upcoming season.
Samantha Wallace, a senior at Sonoma State, is the co-president and it is her second year on the team. As co-president, Wallace, along with other co-president Molly Armstrong, has a lot of responsibility. They work with dues, schedule games and tournaments, find referees for games, and basically coordinate everything. Wallace is the setter for the team, meaning that she takes the second ball every time and plays both front and back row.
Coming back for his final season with the Sonoma State Baseball Team is senior right-handed pitcher Michael Byerline. Last season Byerline had a total of seven wins to his six losses with an overall era of 5.46. Byerline feels as if his numbers did not define him as a player.
“I felt like I was finally contributing to the success of the team and that was a very accomplishing feeling,” said Byerline.
President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, receives a slap on the wrist after lying to FBI investigators about his involvement with Russia and the 2016 election campaign.
Due to Flynn’s cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller, Flynn will receive no jail time due to the “substantial assistance” he has provided. Such information is now being used as evidence to solve three ongoing investigations, two of which are unknown to the public.
As the year draws to a close, the internet is confronted with one more social movement: the MAP, or “minor-attracted person,” movement. Yes, you read that correctly. The latest movement to dominate the internet is a pedophilia advocacy movement.
In the world of politics, individuals are bombarded with extreme views of those going against their current ethics. As many know, news stations typically can be quite biased, and often left wing stations show us negative alt-right wing ideologies and vice versa. This pattern tends to make people believe that only hardcore views exist in politics, and can even cloud the judgement of what exactly we are being shown in the media.