Women of Color Collective offers students a safe-space

Women of Color Collective offers students a safe-space

At the Women of Color Collective, female students from different backgrounds, who hold an array of perspectives and experiences find peace in an environment of understanding and support for one another. The WOCC is a place where one’s voice can be heard, where diverse women can share their experiences, views, opinions and feelings, with the absence of judgement, opposition or discrimination.

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Local icon breaks hip-hop stereotype

Local icon breaks hip-hop stereotype

Kahfre Jay’s lecture began with the student’s closing their eyes to envision a hip-hop artist of today. When asked who they pictured looked like a women, or white male, no students raised their hands. 

Jay then asked if anyone pictured a brown male with gold chains and baggy clothing. Surprisingly the majority of the audience raised their hand. 

Students are being taught that hip-hop is more than random rhymes and enjoyed beats, it’s a foundation for the stereotyped culture. 

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Commentary: Segregated housing, a scary solution

Commentary: Segregated housing, a scary solution

Segregated housing arrangements are now available for California State University Los Angeles, (CSLA) black students. 

It is considered “a safe space for black CSLA students.” The College Fix, states that the university’s Black Student Union responded to the recurring “racist attacks” and “racially insensitive remarks” by professors and students with a set of demands that lead to this “new cheaper alternative housing solution for black students.”

Cal State LA isn’t the first to offer its students segregated housing dedicated to black students.

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Freshman Year Experience: strengthening student-faculty bonds

Freshman Year Experience: strengthening student-faculty bonds

The start of freshman year marks a game-changing time for any college student. 

After four years of high school’s close-to-home familiarity, it can be very intimidating to form new friendships and pursue professional ambitions—all while adjusting to life away from home.

The freshmen learning communities offered at Sonoma State University may bring a distinct new sense of home to first-year students. 

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Faculty Spotlight: Is Sonoma State disability friendly?

Faculty Spotlight: Is Sonoma State disability friendly?

Sonoma State University’s most recent recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award, Lauren Morimoto, has had severe structural problems with her knees, drastically affecting her mobility from a young age. 

As she’s gotten older, her knee issues have worsened often leaving her unable to walk without the assistance of two canes, she said. 

Every day, the kinesiology professor experiences extreme pain in every step, making stairs and long walks nearly impossible - yet these are the obstacles she has had to adapt to everyday, just to do her job at Sonoma State. 

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Sonoma Preserves, a hidden gem

Sonoma Preserves, a hidden gem

There is a prominent patch of greenery in the golden-brown hills east of Sonoma State University. As Lichau Road winds side-to-side through vineyards and slowly crawls uphill, trees gradually start to provide shade and cool color from above. At the end of this natural tunnel, there lies a lodge building alongside solar panels and a short wooden bridge.

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LARP club at Sonoma State bridges fantasy and reality

LARP club at Sonoma State bridges fantasy and reality

If you are looking to be part of a complex fantasy game, that blends a 1990s murder mystery ambiance with the styles and intensity of “Game of Thrones,” it would be wise to enter into a world of improv drama known as “Sanguine Dreams.” Many on campus may know of this group as “The Vampire Club,” it is formally called Vampire: The Masquerade troupe LARP (live action role playing). Though there used to be similar LARP groups that met at Sonoma State, “Sanguine Dreams” is the final game that remains on campus today. 

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