President Armiñana discusses retirement, campus issues
The STAR staff held its annual meeting with Sonoma State University President Ruben Armiñana and other university administrators on Tuesday to discuss issues the campus faces this year, as well as Armiñana’s approaching retirement. Full Story.
Stepping away from dance stereotypes
There’s always been a stereotypical connotation attached to dancing. Full Story.
Abraham Lincoln to come out of the closet
Students of Sonoma State University, get ready for a gay, top-hat laden extravaganza. Full Story.
Green Music Center hosts season-opening gala
Saturday was an evening of music and celebration as the Green Music Center opened up its doors for its fourth season opening Gala featuring world-renowned Chinese pianist, Lang Lang. Full story.
Father of Trayvon Martin speaks on racial injustices
Tracy Martin doesn’t have to be reminded how much time has passed. Full Story.
Women’s soccer keeps on rolling
The Seawolves took their talents to San Francisco State and Cal State Monterey Bay this weekend. Full Story.
The construction of an amphitheater behind the Green Music Center has come to a stop over uncertainty about whether the funds exist to complete the stage, according to university officials. The amphitheater would host a wider range of artists, appealing more to the student demographic.
The faculty of the nation’s largest public university system has proposed a strike over salary disputes. The California Faculty Association, a union of 23,000 professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches, is asking for a 5 percent salary increase, as well as an extra 2.65 percent for faculty on the bottom end of the pay scale.
The STAR staff held it’s annual meeting with Sonoma State University President Ruben Armiñana and other university administrators on Tuesday to discuss issues the campus faces this year, as well as Armiñana’s approaching retirement. Armiñana has announced he will retire at the end of the school year.
Tracy Martin doesn’t have to be reminded how much time has passed. “Three years, seven months and four days ago Trayvon passed,” Martin told a Sonoma State University crowd on Wednesday. Martin said he has continuously counted the days, hours, minutes and even seconds since the day his son passed away.
When entering the building, one can’t help but be filled with a sense of welcome. The red and white tiles create a nice atmosphere. The wall is adorned with fun signs saying things like, “your mom wants to eat at Jimmy Johns.” A little boastful, but does add to the fun, “we’re good at what we do” feel to the place.
From Oct. 12 to Oct. 15, the Sonoma State University Police Department will be holding safety week to give law enforcement and students the opportunity to interact while informing the student body about how to be safer in everyday life.
Ever consider taking an education beyond the normal limits-- perhaps to the extent of venturing into another country? With about 20 booths advertising their programs, students wandered over and browsed the assortment of options in preparation for a potential study abroad trip. Traveling overseas to continue their education is a concept most students contemplate while in college but are intimidated by the idea.
A university’s pull factor towards students should be based primarily on their educational resources and not the social aspect, but when a school is able to provide excitement every given week when a certain sporting event is taking place, that can be an extremely appealing factor to attending that university.
In a highly anticipated matchup between the Seawolves and Chico State, the Sonoma State University Men’s Soccer team came out victorious, winning 2-0 against their rival from the north on Sunday afternoon.
It is ironic that this morning, as I was framing a response to Florencia Hasson’s article on gun violence in the September 29 Star, I picked up the Press Democrat and saw yet another headline about a college shooting rampage, this time in Oregon.
Dear Editor: In your Vol. 75 #1 lead article, I read the following statement: “Prior to Armiñana joining the campus, Sonoma State was vastly different, according to many. The institution was primarily a commuter school with re-entry students and on the edge of impeding closure." This is preposterous! I don’t know who these “many” are the reporter allegedly talked to but clearly it included no one with a historical memory.
There’s always been a stereotypical connotation attached to dancing. When people think of ballet, jazz or dance in general, they usually identify it as a very feminine activity. Rarely do people associate dancing and men in the same category and if they do, people automatically assume he is gay.
If you haven’t started shopping for this year’s Halloween costume, you’ve at least been thinking about what you might like to dress up as. Halloween is a fun holiday, there’s no other day of the year when you can dress up a character and put on an entirely different persona. As fun and light as Halloween may seem, the holiday can put a lot of pressure on women and girls when it comes to deciding which costume to wear.
When Iggy Azalea rose to prominence within the hip-hop genre, she was met with a fire storm of criticism from listeners and artists alike. Many accused Azalea of distorting hip-hop culture for her own profit. This wasn’t just because she was a white woman from Australia. No, Azalea was blamed for ignoring the roots of hip-hop.
From making YouTube videos tobeing featured on the big screen, and now his own comedy tour, Jimmy Tatro shows no signs of slowing down. The 23-year-old comedian and actor is currently touring across the country performing his show “Jimmy Tatro Live: Memoirs of a College Dropout.” The show will be touching down on Sonoma State Univerity’s campus on Oct 16.
Students of Sonoma State University, get ready for a gay, top-hat laden extravaganza. Yes, the Pride Festival already happened - The next big event is “Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party,” the upcoming play the theater arts and dance department has prepared for this fall.
Disney movies with their unattainable standards of beautiful princesses and daring prince charmings have always portrayed this image of perfection in a happy world where good triumphs evil, but the messages being received by its young and easily-influenced audience haven’t always been good, happy or perfect.
With moviegoers showing a more profound interest in otherworldly, outer space based thrillers, “The Martian” is not only sure to entertain, but also inspire with its tale of humanity coming together in pursuit of a common goal
If you’re in touch with gamer culture, you’ve probably heard of “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.” Developed by Kojima Productions, this action-adventure shooter has received some of the highest praises from critics.