We’re living in an age where it’s easy to hide our opinions. We can rant and rave anonymously without taking any accountability for our words or actions. But accountability is key.
We’ve seen two instances of this recently at Santa Rosa Junior College.
The first is a typical Facebook cyberhawk, claiming to be a “news” source and seething about wrongdoings at SRJC, such as parking rates. While the effort may be well-intentioned, the... READ MORE »»
With the Nov. 18 open house in downtown Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square, the public finally got a close-up look at the much-anticipated SMART train, which runs from the Sonoma County airport to San Rafael.
The SMART train will begin service sometime in spring 2017. The original start date was to be December 2016 but was pushed back due to issues with the engine design, said public relations representative Jeanne Mariani-Belding.
The two closest stati... READ MORE »»
The public explored the new SMART trains at the Nov. 18 open house. The train offers commuters eco friendly transportation.
Fear, hope and optimism.
Those are the three emotions that drove a group of Santa Rosa Junior College students, staff and faculty members to develop a proposal addressing an undeniable environmental crisis: global warming.
As one of the largest community colleges in Northern California, enrolling more than 26,000 students per semester, staff members acknowledged the importance and significance of educating and becoming role models for students and ... READ MORE »»
SRJC waste expert Guy Tillotson is trying to eleminate single-use coffee cups.
Santa Rosa Junior College President Dr. Frank Chong has suspended Student Government Assembly President Jordan Panana Carbajal from his duties as SGA president for the remainder of the semester due to violations relating to the May 2016 SGA elections.
The action was taken after a grievance was filed with the college in June by Joshua Pinaula, the 2015 SGA president. The grievance resulted in Board of Review proceedings against Carbajal to consider evi... READ MORE »»
Student Government Assembly President Jordan Panana Carbajal was found guilty of commiting campaign violations.
Students are not the only ones concerned with the consequences of this year’s nationwide elections. On Dec. 9, Santa Rosa Junior College faculty and staff met to discuss training in nonviolent protest methods. Thirty faculty members were present, and 140 remain on a mailing list to stay informed about additional training.
The group’s goal that night was to come up with a definition of what nonviolence means. They agreed there’s a wide spe... READ MORE »»
There is no singular definiton for nonviolent action, just like there is no singular definiton for a community.
In this issues center spread we laid out for you a number of craft projects to make your holidays all the more magical. Check out our digital issue at http://www.theoakleafnews.com/digital-copy/2016/12/13/issue-6-december-12-2016/ ... Read More »