Editorial Board

Shannon Brown, Editor-in-Chief

Ethan Helms, Executive Editor
Nate Galvan, News Editor
Olivia Hunt, Opinion Editor
Brigitte Maina, Arts & Entertainment Editor
Tyler Heberle, Student Life Editor
Bianca Sanborn, Sports Editor
Alyssa Archerda, Photo Editor
Alexis Austin, Copy Editor
Kitana Gachero, Copy Editor
Alex Daniels, Advertising Manager
Lauren Sniffin, Social Media Manager
Paul Gullixson, Faculty Adviser

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The STAR values accuracy and works diligently to check facts before publication. However, if inaccuracies occur, we want  to know. Please report errors to the editor at


The STAR is published every Tuesday during the fall and spring semesters. Printing is done by Healdsburg Printing. The weekly publication of the STAR is made possible by Instructionally Related Activities Funding.


Opinions expressed in the STAR are those of the writer and not necessarily those of the STAR or SSU. The editorial reflects the views of the STAR Editorial Board on issues it considers to be of particular relevance to the campus community.

Letters to the Editor

Letter writers may expect prompt publication in the newspaper’s op-ed section, as space is available. Letters of up to 500 words will be allowed and must be submitted no later than the Friday before the publication date. Published letters must be free of libel, since the publication is held legally accountable for all content. Although personal controversy will be tolerated, it is the responsibility of the editor to check statements purporting the facts. The STAR reserves the right to refuse publication to any letter and to edit for length. Letters must sign all contributions and the editor must verify the signer and the writer are one in the same through personal conference. To send a letter to the editor email