Sonoma State 5K run provides scholarships for undocumented students

Sonoma State 5K run provides scholarships for undocumented students

On Saturday Sonoma State University held its first 5k run titled Undocu5K: Educacion sin Fronteras. The 5k run, walk or jog was aimed to raise money that would be donated as scholarships for undocumented students.

The event was hosted by Students for Quality Education and partnered with othercampus organizations including Unite for Reproductive Rights and Gender Equity, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán, Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social and the Undocumented Scholars Coalition at Sonoma State.

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French election candidate Le Pen raises global concerns

French election candidate Le Pen raises global concerns

The people of France will vote on May 7 in the second round to determine their next president, and the circumstances are a bit different than usual.

What started as a lineup of 11 nominees from multiple parties was narrowed down on April 23 to the final two presidential candidates, according to BBC. Emmanuel Macron, of the non-partisan En Marche movement, narrowly received more votes than far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, but both candidates beat out candidates from France’s typically dominant Socialist and center-right Republican parties. 

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Approaching exams elevate anxiety and stress for students

Approaching exams elevate anxiety and stress for students

With registration in full swing and finals nearing, stress and anxiety are beginning to stir around Sonoma State University. These demanding events truly take their toll on students. The Sonoma State campus has been sure to have extra resources available during this crucial time for students to destress. These resources include destress and creative arts and stress reduction workshops. These workshops allow students to relax and unwind while also helping them stay true to themselves and not letting stress and anxiety take over their lives.

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New York passes free college tuition, will California follow?

New York passes free college tuition, will California follow?

Last month my rent was increased by over $100, and a few weeks ago the California State University board of governors voted in favor of an increased annual tuition for students in California by $275; raising the annual tuition cost for residents to $5,742 per year. As a student in one of the 23 California State Universities, I have no option but to also tighten my budget and expenditure. 

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Lecture finds focus with the Clean Water Act

Lecture finds focus with the Clean Water Act

Karrigan Börk, assistant professor at the University of Pacific spoke at Sonoma State University on Wednesday. Börk’s lecture ‘Ditching Our Innocence: The Clean Water Act in the Age of Anthropocene’ was apart of the the John and Mary Louise Riley Geology Lecture Series, sponsored by the Sonoma State Geology Club.

Due to recent federal legislative changes ditches are no longer protected under national the Clean Water Act. This has sparked disapproval and concern in the environmental community. Missouri Farm Bureau has promoted #ditchtherule in efforts to express objection to the new outlines of the water policy. 

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Campus club provides professional opportunity

Campus club provides professional opportunity

To be successful in the workforce today, it’s crucial for people to earn an education. For many, it seems almost impossible to be considered for any job without a college degree. 

According to statistics from CNBC, after college many students and their employers, feel that many students are not fully prepared for the real world and they possess many weaknesses. 

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Fraternity philanthropy celebrates 18 years

Fraternity philanthropy celebrates 18 years

From April 10 until April 14 the men of Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Sonoma State University hosted a philanthropy event lasting 104 hours, where participants teeter tottered to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis.

The 18th annual event gives back to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of Brent “Woody” Bolin, a member who passed away in 2006 from the disease.

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Olympic gold medalist speaks on social justice

Olympic gold medalist speaks on social justice

After winning a gold medal, a record-breaking sprinter also broke cultural norms at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, making U.S. citizens more aware of their country’s flawed racial relations in the process.

Tommie Smith, the sprinter who broke the 20-second record for the 200-meter race that year, shared his life story and experiences with a crowd of Sonoma State University students on April 11 in the Student Center. He was the last featured speaker in the 2017 Sonoma State Sport and Social Justice Lecture Series.

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