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  • SRJC band of the week: The Illumignarly

    SRJC band of the week: The Illumignarly

    Estefany Gonzalez, A&E Editor

    December 7, 2015

    Conspiracy theories say The Illuminati are mysterious hidden members of society pulling the puppet strings to control world affairs. The band The Illumignarly took on the persona of being a faceless powerhouse when members decided to become a surf-inspired instrumental group. Their goal was to make fun rhythms that would make fans feel as though a big wave crashed upon them. They chose to let their music speak louder than any words a singer could... READ MORE »»

    (Left to right) Dylin Stice, Scott Manwell, Mikey Bollonio and Derek Nielsen relax backstage at the Arlene Francis Center and drink beer before their band’s set.

    Estefany Gonzalez

  • Contraception misconceptions: Is your method effective?

    Contraception misconceptions: Is your method effective?

    Maci Martell and Estefany Gonzalez

    December 7, 2015

    Remembering to take a pill every day wasn’t easy for Santa Rosa Junior College biology major Jeannie LeGallee. The 21-year-old tried taking oral contraceptives as a form of birth control but found she would often forget to take them. “I’m really bad at remembering and procrastinate things. An alarm would go off, and I’d say I’d get to it in two minutes and then forget,” LeGallee said.  Oral contraceptives didn’t work for her, so she sou... READ MORE »»

    PEERS members promote safe sex by distributing condoms to students on the Bertolini quad. Condoms are free at Student Health Services.

    Daniel Kong

  • SGA members revise a student bill of rights

    SGA members revise a student bill of rights

    Luke Heslip and Brendan Dorsey

    December 7, 2015

    In an open forum Dec. 2, campus leaders reviewed a student bill of rights draft and debated its scope and particulars in the Bertolini Center for Student Leadership in the hopes that a version will be on the April 2016 student ballot. “I want this to be an open process; it’s not an SGA [Student Government Assembly] resolution. This is a movement for students. This is a bill of rights for students,” said former assembly member of student righ... READ MORE »»

    Tori Sheber, former assembly member of student rights, talks about the bill of rights during a Student Government Assembly summit she coordinated to review and revise the bill. “I want this to be an open process; it’s not an SGA resolution. This is a movement for students. This is a bill of rights for students,” Sheber said.

    Brendan Dorsey

  • Alcohol scandal disrupts SGA

    Alcohol scandal disrupts SGA

    Luke Heslip, Co-Editor-in-Chief

    December 7, 2015

    Overturning a previous decision, Santa Rosa Junior College’s Student Government Assembly removed three members implicated in an alcohol scandal Nov. 30 before the administration completed its student conduct hearings. These removals and hearings stem from witness accounts of alcohol use at a Sacramento student government conference in November. Four members of the seven-person SRJC delegation allegedly drank at least two bottles of Sierra Nevada beer... READ MORE »»

    SGA members met on Nov. 23 for a hearing regarding three members’ alleged alcohol consumption.

    Daniel Kong

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December 10, 2015 • 0 comments

Dirty, gritty and eye-catching: California artists capture the lives of migrant laborers through photography

Dirty, gritty and eye-catching: California artists capture the lives of migrant laborers through photography

Rebecca Dominguez, Web Editor

Stark. Dramatic. Startling. The struggles that plague migrant workers today and throughout history are captured on film in “Framing Migrant Labor,” an ...  Read More »

December 9, 2015 • 0 comments

‘Krampus:’ Keep watching the trailer; that’s as good as it gets

‘Krampus:’ Keep watching the trailer; that’s as good as it gets

Kyle Schmidt, Multimedia Editor

With a blend of corny Christmas values and bad casting, “Krampus” (2015) can be related to expiring eggnog. Though appealing at first, it is hard to finish...  Read More »

December 9, 2015 • 0 comments

Art good enough to eat: Holiday foods from around the world to spice up your table

Art good enough to eat: Holiday foods from around the world to spice up your table

Devin Schwarz, Assistant A&E Editor

Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and casserole. This American holiday meal is one of tradition and minimal variation. We all love a good tryptophan...  Read More »

December 9, 2015 • 0 comments

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Tragic loss inspires student to be his true self

Tragic loss inspires student to be his true self

Grant Wetmore, Contributing Writer

Sean Cornell’s mother’s death caused her to miss many precious stepping stones in her son’s life when she died. She wouldn’t witness her son graduate from high school,...  Read More »

December 8, 2015 • 0 comments

Community vs. four-year colleges: Realities and impressions of college life

Community vs. four-year colleges: Realities and impressions of college life

Michael Tran, Contributing Writer

The music is so loud you can’t hear yourself think. Not that it matters because the room is a blur and the sounds aren’t arranged in chronological order. Dozens of people...  Read More »

December 8, 2015 • 0 comments

Merry Christmas…Um, I mean Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas…Um, I mean Happy Holidays

Ashlynn Lilly, Contributing Writer

Merry Christmas! I mean, merry X-Mas? OK, happy holidays! Er… I noticed it’s cold outside? Since when did sharing ‘Season’s Greetings’ require a diplomat’s public speaking skills? When did ‘Christmas’ become a ...  Read More »

December 8, 2015 • 0 comments

Finding balance as a reentry student with children

Finding balance as a reentry student with children

Sierra Straub, Contributing Writer

It is a rare night for 40-year-old Crystal Roy. She has the house to herself. Her daughter is at a sleepover and her husband, Jerry, is out with their son. Besides the...  Read More »

December 8, 2015 • 0 comments

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Just the tip: Not fade away

Just the tip: Not fade away

Carin Huber, Opinion Editor

Casual sex has lost the taboo it once held. Two people can have some sweaty fun, then may not see each other ever again. This is fine, but it doesn’t ...  Read More »

December 10, 2015

Editorial

Editorial

Surprise! Sometimes college students drink alcohol when they’re not supposed to. In what amounts to predictable circumstances, an inappropriate use of alcoh...  Read More »

December 10, 2015

From one to many: Generalizing  religions

From one to many: Generalizing religions

Faith Gates, Co-Editor-in-Chief

No two humans are the same, yet we continue to treat them like they are. Recently, people treated members of certain religious groups based on the actions of...  Read More »

December 10, 2015

Not without reason: French racism sparks aggression

Not without reason: French racism sparks aggression

Guillaume Jackson, Staff Photographer

The Nov. 13 Paris attacks had a greater effect on French society than most outsiders realize. To fully comprehend what fomented these attacks, it’s necessar...  Read More »

December 10, 2015

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Bear cubs cruise by with an easy win

Albert Gregory, Staff Writer

The Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team [3-1] looked sharp in all areas as they took care of their opponent in a 14-0 drubbing over College of Redwoods Feb. 4 at Cook...  Read More »

February 6, 2016 • 0 comments

Estes’ 6 Shutout Innings Paves Way to 4-0 Win

Will Mathis, Staff Writer

The Santa Rosa Junior College men’s baseball team [2-1] shutout De Anza College behind the arm of their sophomore left hander Matt Estes Feb. 2 at Cook Sypher Field. Est...  Read More »

February 3, 2016 • 0 comments

Bear Cubs remain undefeated at home

Bear Cubs remain undefeated at home

Kiana Medina, Staff Writer

The Santa Rosa Junior College women’s basketball team [14-9, 5-3] improved its record to 6-0 at home with a 51-47 victory over American River College Jan. 29 at Walter Haehl...  Read More »

January 31, 2016 • 0 comments

Bear Cubs demolish the Beavers

Bear Cubs demolish the Beavers

Frank Sumrall, Staff Writer

The Santa Rosa Junior College men’s basketball team [14-8, 5-3] used lockdown defense and efficient shooting in a 93-71 blowout victory against American River College Jan....  Read More »

January 31, 2016 • 0 comments

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