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When I started this website in college, I intended to use it as a hub for all my published work. Over the past few months, I’ve realized it’s a bit more difficult than I thought to keep the website updated — especially since I work for a daily newspaper and write multiple stories per day!…

Model United Nations wins awards in New York City

Sonoma State STAR: Model United Nations wins awards in New York City A group of Sonoma State University students travelled to New York City last week for the National Model United Nations Conference, a program where students from across the globe participate in a series of hands-on simulations of the UN tackling world issues ranging…

Editorial: The serious shortage of student representation

Sonoma State STAR Editorial: The serious shortage of student of representation Sonoma State University has seen its share of changes and improvements over the years, with the addition of the Student Center, International Hall and most recently, LoboVision —  which proved to be a center of controversy for many students. Decisions on college campuses are…

Editorial: The clown trumping the polls

Sonoma State STAR: The clown trumping the polls Americans are captivated by Donald Trump’s campaign for presidency, and not because he’s the best candidate. Outlandish proclamations, empty promises and disrespectful quotes toward women, minorities and nearly all Americans whom he disagrees with have earned him his popularity. He is proving that any publicity is good…

Low graduation rate prompts new legislation

Sonoma State STAR: Low graduation rate prompts new legislation Nineteen percent of first-time freshmen in the California State University graduate within four years — a statistic that’s prompted state Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) to propose legislation to increase the current graduation rate. The bill, proposed last week, would offer students financial and academic incentives for…

Editorial: LoboVision exemplifies lack of vision

Sonoma State STAR: LoboVision exemplifies lack of vision Sonoma State University’s Seawolf Plaza has been illuminated by the bright light of the newly-installed LoboVision, intended to make students more aware of events on campus.  Installed only two weeks ago, LoboVision has already become a topic of controversy among students — and for good reason. Many…

Editorial: The perpetual burden of student debt

Sonoma State STAR: The perpetual burden of student debt Hard work and dedication used to be all one needed to succeed in the world of higher education. Nowadays, college is becoming increasingly inaccessible—is this sign of the times or something changing within American culture that doesn’t support the academic pursuits of young people? Tuition costs…

California student among those killed in Paris attacks

Sonoma State STAR: California student among those killed in Paris attacks Students gathered in solidarity on Sunday at California State University, Long Beach to honor the life of senior design major Nohemi Gonzalez who was killed in the deadly Paris terrorist attacks on Friday. Gonzalez was one of at least 129 people killed in the…

Editorial: For what it’s worth

Sonoma State STAR: For what it’s worth College is more than the classes one takes—it’s an experience entirely unique to the individual that can’t be judged by anyone other than the student. The Economist Magazine released a ranking of universities in the U.S. in October based off of the economic value of a degree from…

Fake gun sparks fear among students

Sonoma State STAR: Fake gun sparks fear among students Sonoma State University students were on alert Friday afternoon when Police Services notified the campus of an alleged gunman between Lot G and the Environmental Technology Center. Students received an alert about the alleged threat to campus at 12:25 p.m. on Friday. In a Facebook post, Sonoma…

Editorial: Emergency notifications for every emergency, please

Sonoma State Star: Emergency notifications for every emergency, please Emergency situations are inevitable on a college campus, but the way those situations are addressed can decrease the chance of repeated incidents in the future. Sonoma State University students were alerted via email, phone and text message last Monday of a gas leak in Darwin Hall,…

Locked-in without warning

In 2012 I was a freshman at Sonoma State University, seemingly living the dream. At that point in my college career, I never imagined I would consider transferring to a different university. Sonoma State has everything one could ask for—luxury dorms, beautiful landscapes and that small-town feel where everyone seems to fit in. As my first…