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Athletes seek solution for Sports Club Programs

For many of the athletes and supervisors of Sonoma State sports clubs, there is quite a large transition in motion. On July 1, the Center for Student Leadership, Involvement & Service (CSLIS) will become responsible for all campus sports clubs. Students, staff and other Sonoma State community members in attendance of the Associated Students meeting on Friday discussed changing the supervision of all sports clubs from Campus Recreation Sports Club program to CSLIS offices. Full story

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Dancers welcome spring season

As lights dimmed, cellphones chimed to sleep and programs rustled, dozens of SSU dancers clamored backstage, eager to perform. It was closing night of the Sonoma State Dance Department’s 2014 Spring Concert, and the energy in Person Theater was as alive as ever. Full story

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Take Back the Night inspires courage

Silence is powerful.  Speaking up in the midst of silence is what brings a difference. Take Back the Night honored Sexual Assault Awareness Month on Thursday to reach out to Sonoma State students on the issues of sexual assault and empower those to let their voices be heard. Full story

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Seawolves split series with Otters

The Cal State Monterey Bay Otters traveled up to Rohnert Park this weekend to play in a four-game series against the red hot Sonoma State Seawolves, who are the 30th ranked team in the nation. To the Otter’s dismay, Sonoma’s ace pitcher George Asmus stayed hot in the first game of the series, throwing a complete game, surrendering four hits and one earned run while striking out 10 Monterey batters on the way to improving his record to a perfect 5-0. Full story

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Internet insecurity

Think back to how simple and low-tech your life was as a kid more than a decade or so ago. Then contrast that life to what it is today, where the Internet is something we’re so accustomed to that it’s completely embedded into our everyday lives. Now imagine how long you could go without it. Full story


Student film festival offers creativity, snacks

Nothing complements a night of cinematic originality quite like free popcorn.  While the refreshments were satisfying, the real treat at the third annual SSU-TV Film Fest was the chance to watch the finished products of the award-winning directors. Full story

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Softball crushes rival Wildcats in home-game series

It turned out to be quite the weekend for sophomore Amanda Llerena and the rest of the lady Seawoloves softball team as they successfully completed a two-game sweep over the Chico State Wildcats to regain the fourth position in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) standings. Full story


Staff Spotlight: Susan Kashack

It is fairly easy to say there are great people in the Sonoma State community, and amongst these great people is Susan Kashack.       Kashack is the associate vice president for marketing and communications and chief communications officer for Sonoma State, and handles many different types of tasks and jobs. Full story

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Nightmare on East Cotati

Registration week is back with a vengeance

I arrived at Sonoma State three years ago, taking college level courses with a goal of getting my degree done within four years. It seemed to be reasonable. Now fast forward, taking into consideration the minor unplanned bumps in the road of past semester flops and class cuts, senior graduation appeared to be in arm’s reach. Full story


Colbert to host ‘Late Night’

Stephen Colbert, to the excitement of many, was given the late night spot on CBS, replacing David Letterman who has held the position since 1993. Colbert has been on Comedy Central as a direct competitor to “The Late Show” since the early days of Jon Stewart’s current run as “Daily Show” host, and as host of “The Colbert Report” since 2005. Full story


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Heartbleed vulnerability threatens OpenSSL Library

The Heartbleed computer virus has Internet security experts panicked to save the personal information of their users. The virus’ discovery was credited to Neel Mehta from the Google Security team and Codenomicon, a Finnish cyber security company. The Heartbleed virus is considered one of the biggest breaches of security in recent years. Full story

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Senior Seawolves sent off memorably

You know it’s Senior Send Off Day when you see Sonoma State University President Ruben Armiñana wearing an apron over his button up shirt and tie, giving out free hot dogs. Darwin Quad looked somewhat like a festival ground on Thursday as the campus celebrated its graduating students with a bang. Full story


Eliot Chang brings laughs

"If you are easily offended, leave NOW,” said the voice coming from the speakers of Ives 101 when introducing Eliot Chang. “Scandalous Stand Up” was an appropriate title for Chang’s comedy show, who made many jokes to engage the crowd of about 60 people on Thursday night. Full story

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Sonoma, Chico State to clash

What is a sporting event without a little rivalry? There’s the Giants vs. the Dodgers, the Lakers vs. the Celtics, and then there’s Sonoma State vs. Chico State. The two CSU teams have been going at it for decades, often making it the game to watch. Whether it is basketball, volleyball or soccer, the competition between the Sonoma State Seawolves and the Chico State Wildcats sure brings in a crowd. Full story


Students encouraged to “Do One Thing Today”

Sonoma State University’s push to create a cleaner and greener campus community has a new face. The “Do One Thing Today” (DOTT) campaign is the newest endeavor to inform our community about the significant and various sustainability efforts happening across campus. Full story


Professor speaks on chemistry of wine

The continuum of high-culture music concerts at Weill Hall was given a hiatus on April 17 for an introspective look inside the scientific soul of California winemaking. Chemistry and biochemistry professor Phil Crews from the University of California, Santa Cruz presented a lecture entitled “The Chemistry and Science of Wines & Wine Making” to more than 700 attendees consisting of Sonoma State chemistry and biochemistry students and faculty, curious enophiles and a few insiders from the local wine industry. Full story

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Editor-in-Chief: Katie McDonagh
News Editor: Micaelyn Richmeier
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