Women’s basketball team dominate in last home game of the season
The Sonoma State Seawolves split their last two-game home series with a 58-49 loss against Cal State LA on Friday and a dominant 65-50 victory against Cal State Dominguez Hills on Saturday. Full Story.
Remembering activist and professor Mario Savio
In the 1960s the University of California, Berkeley was the birthplace of student activism and the Free Speech Movement. Among the founders of the movement was Mario Savio, a former Sonoma State University faculty member in his later years. Despite his passing in 1996, students at Sonoma State are still impacted by Savio and his beliefs. Full Story.
Sen. Mike McGuire talks tuition increase, cannabis laws
Members of the STAR staff went to Sacramento on Wednesday to speak with state Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, a Sonoma State University graduate, about a number of issues such as immigration, tuition hikes and his time at Sonoma State. What follows is an edited transcript of that discussion. Full Story.
Commercial real estate options for University District remain unclear
The University District being built across from the Sonoma State University campus on Rohnert Park Expressway first opened for sale in the fall. However, what’s next for this development is still being questioned. So if students are hoping to see a grocery store open up across the street, that’s still unclear. Full Story.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has joined the chorus of public agencies and organizations opposing President Donald Trump’s plans for a crackdown on undocumented workers which could mean deporting contributing members of society.
The Green Music Center, originally a source of contention over its conception, and now an innovator of the arts in Sonoma County, is in search of a new executive director to help broaden its educational vision.
Over the past week, immigration officials conducted several raids around the country resulting in the arrest of more than 700 undocumented immigrants, fueling concerns that undocumented students, including those at Sonoma State University, may be at risk of deportation.
Members of the STAR staff went to Sacramenton on Wednesday to speak with state Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, a Sonoma State University graduate, about a number of issues such as immigration, tuition hikes and his time at Sonoma State. What follows is an edited transcript of that discussion.
There is no better way to learn about a culture than to indulge in its cuisine. As universal as food can be, eating and being exposed to new dishes or cultures is something many find enjoyable.
The Multicultural Organization Club and Alliance, otherwise known as MOCA, has collaborated with Campus Life Programing, The HUB and the Center for Student Leadership Involvement and Service to host an annual multicultural dinner. The event is designed to showcase many different cultures by serving dishes from each one.
While Sonoma State University has success in many aspects of student life, the lack of attendance at campus events can be extremely prevalent. While different clubs and organizations try their best to develop new ideas to promote student involvement, there seems to be one factor that never fails to boost attendance -- food.
Many clubs, organizations, students and faculty serve food at different events held on campus hoping to spark student interest. Not only can food be used to boost participation for public campus events, it can also help educate people on different cultures. Unfortunately the path to bring food on campus isn’t without hurdles.
In the 1960s the University of California, Berkeley was the birthplace of student activism and the Free Speech Movement. Among the founders of the movement was Mario Savio, a former Sonoma State University faculty member in his later years. Despite his passing in 1996, students at Sonoma State are still impacted by Savio and his beliefs.
The Mario Savio Speakers’ Corner is a memorial at Sonoma State commemorating his life and work, located near the corner of Stevenson and International Hall.
While education should be the first priority for schools, other outlets for student activity and creativity are crucial for an enjoyable college experience. Sonoma State University gives students choices to be a part of competitive sports teams, at the collegiate level, club level or intramural level.
Intramural sports at Sonoma State, give students the opportunity to create their own sport teams and compete against other students in a variety of leagues. The competition allows students to further connect with the campus community.
“Exceptional platonic solids are beautiful three dimensional figures,” explained St. Mary’s College Professor Andrew Connor on Wednesday.
“The reason they have so much symmetry, [is because] they are made of regular polygons. Meaning the edges of the faces all have equal length and the angles are all the same. Faces are all congruent to one another,” said Connor during his lecture at Sonoma State University.
Sonoma State University clubs and organizations gathered on Wednesday to showcase what they are all about. The spring Involvement Fair helped give students who are looking to get involved a chance to meet various campus groups.
The smell of freshly cut outfield grass is beginning to fill the noses of Florida and Arizona residents. The sound of metal spikes clicking and clacking against the sunflower seed residue-covered concrete echoes throughout the two states.
Sonoma State Men’s Basketball lost Saturday for just the second time in 14 games, falling 58-55 to the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros. It was a night in which a decisive win could have seen the team crack the top 25.
After a short drive to Stockton, the men’s golf team gave us something to look forward to after they tied for sixth in the Visit Stockton Cactus Thaw tournament last week. The 22-team tournament is hosted many local powerhouses, notably Dominican University and California Baptist.
While the Sonoma State University Seawolves’ 64-55 win over the Cal State East Bay Pioneers on Friday was more textbook in score, their 52-39 win over the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters the following night was more indicative of how they have played during their six-game winning streak.
Earth’s ever present pollution issues have become more severe than surface level. Pesticides, industrial chemicals and pharmaceutical byproducts are just a few of the pollutants recently found in the deep depths of the ocean floor.
There’s an old Russian proverb that says: “If he beats you it means he loves you.” On Feb. 7, President Putin signed a controversial bill which decriminalizes domestic violence to first-time offenders who do not cause serious bodily harm to their partners, claiming that law shouldn’t interfere with family affairs.
Feminism is a source of controversy in the current political climate in the U. S. With the recent women’s marches it may seem like feminism is more relevant now than ever, but it continues to be a debated topic.
On March 11, our campus will host a medical cannabis symposium. But before we get into that, let’s rewind to Nov. 8, 2016 -- election day. The United States got a new president and California got marijuana.
“Nevertheless, she persisted,” are the words that Republican Senators used to justify the silencing of Senator Elizabeth Warren from delivering a speech consisting of a letter Coretta Scott King had written 30 years ago.
While our campus slept, a fusion of culture was alive in the Art Building. Justin Heidrick, a business major and art minor, used room 136 as a venue to house his paintings, custom designed shoes and to unveil his newest work “Sound.” The lights were dim but the Jordans were aglow.
Spirits, serpents and Sarastro, oh my! Sonoma State University’s Theatre Arts and Dance Department’s spring production has arrived with their adaptation of German composer Emanuel Schikaneder libretto, “The Magic Flute.”
Many readers will agree, “Super Smash Bros. Melee” was a significant pastime for many people, as we invested hundreds of hours into it, and many continue to play it today. “Super Smash Bros. Melee” is the second game in a continuing series from Nintendo. It is a multiplayer fighting game that includes characters across Nintendo’s vast array of intellectual properties, featuring characters like Mario, Link, Pikachu and Donkey Kong. The game was released in 2001 in Japan and released worldwide shortly after. The game was met with massive success and according to VGChartz, sold seven million units by 2008.
There was an unmistakable irony in the sea of digitally illuminated faces filling the seats in Schroeder Hall at the Sonoma State University Green Music Center Friday night. Students, parents and children alike fidgeted with their smartphones waiting for the scheduled showing of “Screenagers” to begin.
If you’re looking for a movie that’s slightly boring, “The Great Wall” is the movie for you. You’d expect more from a movie about monsters attacking ancient China. Directed by Zhang Yimou, who is best known for “Hero” and “House of Flying Daggers,” definitely brings his signature style to the film, but it’s not enough. “The Great Wall” boasts some impressive visuals but lacks a story or characters to hold it up.
The music world operates alongside a myth: to achieve the highest level of success and recognition, one must sign on to a record label and sell a ton of records. It has always been generally understood that a “big” record deal equated to a “big break” in the music and entertainment industry. At the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, this myth was shattered when the young Chicago-native artist and producer Chance the Rapper brought home three awards: Best New Artist, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance, signifying universal acclaim, without having sold a single record.