Degree planner allows students to plan for graduation early
Sonoma State has instituted a new online degree planner that will allow students to plan their path all the way to graduation. The degree planner shows necessary courses by semester and allows for adjustments based on personal preferences. Full Story.
Join Us Making Progress will conclude Earth Week with a lawn renovation
The large lawn area across from G. Edward Rudloff pool near Parking Lot G will be getting a transformation on Saturday as part of Earth Week. The 4,180-square foot lawn will be taken out and replaced with mulch in a process called sheet mulching. Full Story.
New Netflix original highlights bullying and teen suicide
There’s no simple explanation to the rollercoaster of emotions felt after finishing “13 Reasons Why.” Don’t adjust whatever screen or medium you’re reading this on. There’s no one word to tell you why these feelings are swirling. There are no return engagements, no encore and absolutely no requests. Get a snack. Settle in. Because you’re about to read the story of Hannah Baker. Full Story.
Olympic gold medalist speaks on social justice
After winning a gold medal, a record-breaking sprinter also broke cultural norms at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, making U.S. citizens more aware of their country’s flawed racial relations in the process. Full Story.
The eyes of many college students have been on New York in recent weeks as the state launches the Excelsior Scholarship, a program that fully covers the cost of college education for residents or families.
After around nine months of service for the students and faculty of Sonoma State University, Judy K. Sakaki officially became the school’s president at an Investiture Ceremony on April 20 at Weill Hall.
With registration in full swing and finals nearing, stress and anxiety are beginning to stir around Sonoma State University. These demanding events truly take their toll on students. The Sonoma State campus has been sure to have extra resources available during this crucial time for students to destress. These resources include destress and creative arts and stress reduction workshops. These workshops allow students to relax and unwind while also helping them stay true to themselves and not letting stress and anxiety take over their lives
Last month my rent was increased by over $100, and a few weeks ago the California State University board of governors voted in favor of an increased annual tuition for students in California by $275; raising the annual tuition cost for residents to $5,742 per year. As a student in one of the 23 California State Universities, I have no option but to also tighten my budget and expenditure.
Karrigan Börk, assistant professor at the University of Pacific spoke at Sonoma State University on Wednesday. Börk’s lecture ‘Ditching Our Innocence: The Clean Water Act in the Age of Anthropocene’ was apart of the the John and Mary Louise Riley Geology Lecture Series, sponsored by the Sonoma State Geology Club.
Due to recent federal legislative changes ditches are no longer protected under national the Clean Water Act. This has sparked disapproval and concern in the environmental community. Missouri Farm Bureau has promoted #ditchtherule in efforts to express objection to the new outlines of the water policy.
From April 10 until April 14 the men of Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Sonoma State University hosted a philanthropy event lasting 104 hours, where participants teeter tottered to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis.
The 18th annual event gives back to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of Brent “Woody” Bolin, a member who passed away in 2006 from the disease.
The Sonoma State University men’s baseball team had a hefty schedule this past week, totaling five games in a five-day span. They first participated in a midweek doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon, traveling down to San Francisco to play in front of a crowd of 102 at Maloney Field.
With a weekend full of back and forth, Sonoma State University women’s water polo team finished their regular season at 7-17. The women were able to pull ahead in the last minute in the game against Cal State East Bay. However, they were not able to have the same luck in their matchup against Fresno Pacific.
The Sonoma State University women’s tennis team solidified another two dominating wins on the season against Dixie State and Stanislaus State over the weekend. The Seawolves left it all on the court and crushed Dixie State (9-0) and Stanislaus State (8-1), leaving both teams unable to answer.
The Sonoma State baseball team traveled down to San Diego this weekend for a three-game series against the UC San Diego Tritons. The Seawolves were able to take the first of the series, then fell to the No. 5 ranked team in the second and third.
In the Chechen Republic, gay men are being assembled and thrown in prison camps, according to Human Rights Campaign. There they have endured torture and beatings, which even led to three alleged murders.
Chances are you or someone you know religiously watches YouTube videos from their favorite “gurus.” Mostly likely, if you’re going to invest in any beauty products then you’ll probably head to your favorite guru’s channel for more insight.
United Airlines has been under fire for the viral video that depicted Dr. Daniel Dao being violently dragged off of their commercial airline. Dao, 69, suffered a broken nose, concussion and lost two front teeth from the altercation, according to the Daily Mail.
In a time when the world seems incredibly divided, it’s comforting to see cultural barriers broken down and expressed as one. Dance, which is able to express both the individual and the collective, is an exceptional outlet for demonstrating that relationship. This past weekend, a hidden gem was alive and well at Person Theatre. “Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo” is an original performance put on by the Sonoma State University Dance Program, which tells a story of Japanese, South Korean and American culture through contemporary style dance.
A banner year for the Sonoma State University Art Gallery will end with a bang. The gallery’s annual BFA show, which exhibits work from students graduating from the school’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program, will open on April 27 at 4 p.m. with a reception until 6 p.m.
If Hollywood’s normalized white-washing has swept you away from theatres, ride that wave all way into Ives 101 on April 27 where aromas of popcorn will happily greet you and excitement will fill the air. Save the date, Studio Blue’s sixth annual film festival CineNoma has arrived.
What’s happenin’ party people? Meet the GetDown brothers, Ezekiel “Books” Figero, Curtis “Shaolin Fantastic” Caldwell, Ronald “Ra-Ra” Kipling, Miles “Boo-Boo” Kipling and Marcus “Dizzee” Kipling. This crew is doing something revolutionary; spinning the disco hits and switching em’ up, even freestyling over the beats.
Growing up, I had two toy boxes. One for my regular toys, the other dedicated entirely to “Power Rangers.” It was a show about five teenagers who gain superpowers and dinosaur robots to stop the evil Rita. The show was an American remake of the Japanese show “Super Sentai,” using footage from said show for the monsters fights spliced in with shots with Americain footage. The show was a massive hit in the early 90s, becoming a cultural phenomenon for a few years.
This movie is racist garbage. “Ghost in the Shell” joins a sad long line of Hollywood movies who erase ethnic leads in favor of a white actor. The film is based on the manga of the same name written by Masamune Shirow which was later adapted into a animated movie and a television show. “Ghost in the Shell” follows a Japanese cyborg, Major Motoko Kusanagi, leader of a Japanese police squad, who operates in Japan.