Students flock for cost-free night at Fun Center

Students flock for cost-free night at Fun Center

Scandia has been a long time go-to for Sonoma State students to hangout and let loose on the weekends. It has games like mini golf, bumper cars and their newest addition, the Vertical Boom which is a drop tower. Greek life, clubs, and other campus group have hosted events at Scandia in the past. 

Seawolf Living hosted a Sonoma State University event at Scandia Family and Fun Center from Sept. 10, starting at 9 p.m. till closing that provided free admission and rides to all Sonoma State students who showed their IDs upon entry. The only cost to students would be the food and drinks. The event continued into the next day, but tickets and games were regular price. The event was a huge success seeing as the whole venue was packed with students looking to have a good time. 

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Immigration policies spark discussion

There has been a lot of controversy and worry regarding the Trump Administration’s changes to the DACA policy, as well as the issue of family separation during the immigration process. Treats and Trending is a monthly educational discussion group where they pick a trending topic, research it, and host an open discussion. This month’s topic was the immigration policy of the Trump Administration and how it has changed over the summer.

Treats and Trending functions under six main community guidelines: what is shared here stays here, what is learned here leaves here, speak openly, honestly and respectfully, pay attention to body language, be mindful of intent vs. impact, be brave and vulnerable, and that silence is okay. These instructions ensure a casual yet comfortable space to discuss certain controversial topics.

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GE pattern changes coming to SSU

In early 2016, a survey was issued to every CSU campus in order to compare each campus requirements of general education classes.

The conclusion of the survey showed a number of differences between the schools. In order to have a more cohesive system, there are changes being made so everyone will be on the same page.

On Aug. 23, 2017 Executive Order 1100 revision was released documenting the official changes and is now in effect. Previously known as “CSU GE pathways” is now going to be “CSU GE patterns,” school wide.

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First ever part-time job fair comes to SSU

First ever part-time job fair comes to SSU

Over 100 representatives from well-known franchises and local businesses could be seen tabling in front of Salazar Hall and in the Seawolf plaza on Wednesday Sept. 12. The employers were engaged in animated conversation, the students seemed eager and professional; to any passerby, the scene might have seemed like an average job fair.

However, this was, in fact, Sonoma State’s first part-time job fair. Students interested in part-time employment and gaining manageable work experiences were encouraged to show up in professional attire with their student ID card and their resume. According to many, the much-awaited event was a success. 

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Students gather for Disney Trivia

Students gather for Disney Trivia

Disney lovers had a chance to shine and show their knowledge at Lobo’s Trivia Night on Friday, Sept. 14. While the facilitators got ready to start the event, students filled up the tables and formed teams with their game faces on, ready to answer the questions. The event is put on by Sonoma State University Residential Life staff who work with Student Involvement.           

“We’re here to facilitate Trivia Night for students to come by and have some fun on the weekends,” said facilitator Megan Husa.

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Student Success Fair helps connects students and staff

Sonoma State University programs and departments are here to help you succeed. At the Academic and College Success Fair on Sept. 5, several organizations on campus had set up tables in the Seawolf Plaza to meet students and inform them about what they do. The goal of this event is to get students to meet different departments of the University and get a better understanding of what they want to major in, or what clubs they want to join.

The fair gives undeclared students a chance to meet different departments and see if they are the right fit. It also allows students to learn about the different resources available to them on campus.

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“It’s A Guy Thing” welcomes all

“It’s A Guy Thing” welcomes all

If you are looking for a safe environment to openly debate controversial topics such as masculinity in modern-day society, your prayers have been answered. The HUB, located on the second floor of the Sonoma State Student Center, is the cultural center that offers plenty of programs related to diversity, social justice, inclusion, race, identity, ethnicity and much more. 

     “It’s a Guy Thing” is an open discussion that anyone can attend, which revolves around masculinity and the characteristics thereof, such as the role of masculinity in media, sports, and videogames. It is important to discuss masculinity in this day and age to be to able to see what it is in other people’s eyes and to not confuse real masculinity with what many people fantasize it to be.

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HUB shows social justice films

HUB shows social justice films

If you want to meet new people that come from different backgrounds and have diverse ideals, go to The HUB. The HUB stands for Honoring the past, Uniting the present, and Building the future. Their mission is to celebrate everyone despite their differences and to create a safe, comfortable space. They are located on campus on the second floor in the Student Center.

One of the Hub’s attractive events every year  is their movie nights on the Green Music Center lawn. Friday, Sept. 7 was the first event of the year for the Social Justice Film Series introducing the film “The Black Panther.” Hanna Green, a senior majoring in Kinesiology, said, “I think one thing to take away from the movie is when they were debating on whether or not to help outsiders and have it backfire. But in the end, they help people that are outside of their community. A lesson that although there are risks that accompany integration of different cultures, the collaborative benefits outweigh those risks.” 

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Frats aim to change stereotype

Frats aim to change stereotype

Fraternity recruitment has always been looked at negatively from those outside of Greek life. What gives them a bad reputation is how recruitment is heavily associated with hazing, but the fraternities at Sonoma State University are trying to get rid of this stigma and show everyone their true values and priorities. Cole Bobbit, the recruitment chair of Alpha Epsilon Pi makes a good point, “The negative view of rush comes from the few bad apples of any organization, not only Greek life.” 

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Students shine during “Late Night with Lobos”

Students shine during “Late Night with Lobos”

Sonoma State students filled up Lobo’s Friday evening as they gathered for “Late Night with Lobo” featuring “Pop Takeover” karaoke. Every seat was taken as students were eating, drinking and enjoying their peers’ singing. 

    Karaoke night at Lobo’s was a perfect way for students to relax and have fun after completing their third week of school. These events are put on by Sonoma State for students on campus who are looking for something fun to do on the weekend. “Late Nights with Lobo” takes place every Friday night at Lobo’s,  and students can come participate in activities like trivia nights, crafts and karaoke.

  

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Student-led classes return to SSU

Student-led classes return to SSU

For the first time in over twenty years, Sonoma State’s Women and Gender Studies program is providing two classes created and lead by full-time students. 

According to long-time activist and Women and Gender Studies Professor Don Romesburg, “What we’re doing now hasn’t been done in our department for many many years... but we think now is an excellent time to re-introduce student-led teaching to Sonoma State. I think there’s a lot of great student activism right now….there’s a lot of students who are deeply engaged and passionate about particular issues.”

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Doggy play day comes back to SSU

Doggy play day comes back to SSU

On Thursday, Aug. 30, Sonoma State University welcomed back our four-legged friends in the Seawolf Plaza to help de-stress students. It can be difficult for many people to get back into the swing of things at the beginning of the semester, so bringing therapy dogs to campus helps bring joy and comfort. De-stress with Dogs is one of the many events that Sonoma State’s very own Student Health Advisory Committee puts on every month. This student group helps identify campus health-related issues and strongly believe in the wellbeing of our campus community. 

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