NAKland convinces children college is possible

NAKland convinces children college is possible

The men of Sonoma State’s Nu Alpha Kappa fraternity held their annual NAKland event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. near Stevenson Hall.

It is a free children’s carnival with games, prizes and a variety of educational workshops aimed at elementary and middle school students. 

Nu Alpha Kappa said it is geared toward children from low-income families, was created around the idea for higher education. 

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Sonoma State offers bachelor’s program at College of Marin

Sonoma State offers bachelor’s program at College of Marin

Sonoma State University has teamed up with the College of Marin to offer a bachelor’s degree program on the College of Marin Campuses. The program, set to begin during the fall 2017 semester, will allow students to complete upper division credit units at the College of Marin according to Sonoma State University’s News Center and the College of Marin website. 

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Best Happy Hour: Jaded Toad

Best Happy Hour:  Jaded Toad

For the second year in a row, Cotati’s Jaded Toad have taken home the honors of “Best happy hour” and it’s easy to see why. It has an inviting cool, backyard feeling, an outdoor spot with an awesome selection of beer. Jaded Toad is concept type restaurant with fire pits and picnic tables to setting a casual ambiance. The music sets the tone with some upbeat tunes, making you just want to sit back and enjoy a game on one of the many TV’s or take in a game or two of corn-hole.

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Best Coffee: Dutch Bros.

Best Coffee: Dutch Bros.

From Dinosaur Eggs to Cocomos, you’d be a Rebel if you didn’t try Dutch Bros. The 25-year-old, privately held drive-through coffee stop specializes in unique caffeine concoctions, including a secret menu full of trendy drinks. Originating in Grants Pass, Oregon, with 271 locations scattered along the west coast, Santa Rosa residents should feel fortunate to live so close to this infamous business. 

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Best bar at the Crawl: Friar Tucks Pub

Best bar at the Crawl: Friar Tucks Pub

The infamous “Cotati Crawl” consists of a small stretch of bars along Old Redwood Highway in Cotai. The “Crawl” isn’t only a local nightlife hotspot but a right of passage for 21 year old Sonoma State University students. Every thursday night, students pour into the streets of Cotati for a night filled of partying. One of the staples of the Crawl is Friar Tucks Pub. “Friars,” as the students of Sonoma State call it, considers itself the originator of the Cotati Crawl and now it has been chosen as “Best Bar at the Cotati Crawl” 2017. 

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Vegan options available on campus; just ask

Vegan options available on campus; just ask

Students have one area that presents us with a greater challenge than most individuals face in their daily livelihoods, and that’s eating healthy. For instance, some lunchtimes I walk into the Sonoma State University cafeterias and leave without finding anything suitable. As a vegan student, there simply aren’t many options to choose from on campus. Healthy eating nowadays has become an obsession to many people, hence leading them to be more cautious about what they are eating or drinking.

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Pacific Cultural Night highlights student diversity

Pacific Cultural Night highlights student diversity

Last weekend, the 8th annual Pacific Cultural Night was held by the Filipino American Association of Sonoma State University in Pearson Theatre.  

FAASSU’s dance subgroup named KAPWA performed multiple dances honoring their culture and embracing tinikling, the national dance of the Philippines. Throughout the night, there were Polynesian dances and other performances incorporating singing and hip hop.

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