Students dig into community service at Garden Classroom

Students dig into community service at Garden Classroom

Every Monday from noon to 2 p.m. students can grab some gardening gloves and become a part of the growing, harvesting and composting of food.  

Located next to the Environmental Technology Center in the northwest region of campus, the Garden Classroom is a garden where students play an active role in the cultivation of crops which are donated to a local food pantry, Neighbors Organized Against Hunger.  By experiencing firsthand how some foods are tended to and grown, students can enter not only a working environment, but a learning one.

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Career Services helps students get LinkedIn

Career Services helps students get LinkedIn

The many college students who are concerned with securing jobs after graduation may want to look into the assistance provided by Sonoma State University.  

Career Services hosted a LinkedIn workshop Sept. 12 from 1 - 2 p.m. The department, once part of Academic Affairs, is now connected to Student Affairs and is located in Salazar 1070. 

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Black Student Union and CAPS aim to hire counselors of color

Black Student Union and CAPS aim to hire counselors of color

Sonoma State University’s Black Student Union is working with Counseling and Psychological Services, better known as CAPS, to hire more counselors of color, one of many goals proposed in the union’s list of demands.

This list was made during the fall 2016 semester to promote diversity and support black students at Sonoma State.

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SSU diversity senator discusses his experience as a DACA student

SSU diversity senator discusses his experience as a DACA student

Edgar Sanchez is a fourth-year Sonoma State student and serves on Associated Students as diversity senator. He also is one of 800,000 members of DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, that was signed into law under President Barack Obama in 2012 but was rescinded last Tuesday by President Donald Trump after a six-month delay. 

DACA has given thousands of children of undocumented families the chance to obtain work permits, get driver’s licenses and apply for student loans to go to college. The STAR had a chance to sit down with Sanchez last week and get his thoughts and his story.

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Professors get creative in Art Studio Faculty Exhibition

Professors get creative in Art Studio Faculty Exhibition

For Sonoma State University students, the upcoming Art Studio Faculty Exhibition is a chance to see their studio art professors not only talk the talk, but walk the walk.    

This gallery, which will be at the University Art Gallery from Sept. 7 through Oct. 15, flips the script on how students view their professors. In a professional setting, students can see what it is like to be a professional artist. 

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Recent GMC policy changes to affect student ushers

Recent GMC policy changes to affect student ushers

As the Green Music Center seeks to use more community volunteers instead of student ushers, a handful of current ushers will be given new work opportunities.

Under a new policy enacted during the summer, volunteers will be employed as ushers alongside students. Kathryn Stewart, the associate director of communications for the Green Music Center, said no student ushers will lose their jobs under the new policy.

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New compost program a step forward for SSU sustainability

New compost program a step forward for SSU sustainability

Convenient composting has finally arrived at the doorsteps of Sonoma State University students.

Under a new composting program, students who live on campus and have a kitchen can sign up to receive a compost waste bin and bags. 100 kits were provided by JUMP as a starting point, and around 50 of these have already been claimed. 

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The HUB fosters Asian and Pacific Islander communities

The HUB fosters Asian and Pacific Islander communities

On the first day of September, 30 people filled the HUB. They devoured Chinese food, listened to the Bruno Mars Pandora station and happily conversed at the first Community and Ally Lunch Mixer of the semester. 

Students in attendance identified as Filipino, Mexican, queer and more, but all were allies gathered in the same room to support the Asian and Pacific Islander community. 

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