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  • SRJC Band of the week: Rags

    SRJC Band of the week: Rags

    Estefany Gonzalez, Co-Editor & Chief

    April 26, 2016

    Harsh. Punchy. Odd time signatures. “We typically don’t write songs with a groove that repeats. We write in a linear fashion where the song is always moving forward and repeats very little,” said Rags front-man Charlie Davenport. What Davenport started as a project influenced by singer-songwriters like Elliot Smith and Bon Iver, turned into a full band over the course of the past eight years. His goal was to create an all acoustic musi... READ MORE »»

    Rags is working on releasing a five song EP by the end of summer and breaking out in to the greater Bay Area and beyond.

    Estefany Gonzalez

  • Student election results

    Student election results

    Maci Martell, Co-Editor-in-Chief

    April 26, 2016

    Voter turnout faltered in this year’s student elections, with only 566 votes compared to more than 4,400 ballots tallied in Spring 2015, the highest in Santa Rosa Junior College’s history. “The low voter turnout is very unfortunate,” said current Student Government Assembly President Joshua Pinaula. “California community colleges have a difficult time getting students to vote in general. The SGA hoped to see the number of voters increase t... READ MORE »»

  • Alleged police brutality case continues

    Alleged police brutality case continues

    Courtney Paige, Assistant A&E Editor

    April 26, 2016

    The judge in a controversial police brutality case between a Santa Rosa Junior College student and a sheriff’s deputy warned in an April 13 court hearing that he could issue a gag order, after prosecutors released video footage of the event to social media outlets. Judge Gary Medgivy’s statement came four days after the prosecution released several police body camera videos capturing a June 13 incident for which 19-year-old Gabbi Lemos was... READ MORE »»

    Body camera footage depicts the arrest of SRJC student Gabbi Lemos. Bottom: Lemos’ face shows the multiple lacerations and bruising she suffered as a result of Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus Holton’s alleged excessive force.

  • Baseball wins first outright Big 8 title

    Baseball wins first outright Big 8 title

    Will Mathis, Assistant Sports Editor

    April 24, 2016

    Jake Scheiner and Zach Hall homered, and Matt Estes provided six quality innings in the Bear Cubs 5-3 win over Cosumnes River College April 23. The win clinched the Big 8 Conference for SRJC (29-4, 17-2) with two games remaining against CRC (26-8, 13-6) before heading into playoffs. SRJC was ranked No. 1 in the California Community Athletic Association Northern California rankings released April 6. The Bear Cubs lost two out of three to No. 2 Sacramento... READ MORE »»

    Santa Rosa Junior College second baseman Myles Andrews attempts to tag out a San Joaquin Delta runner trying to steal second base. SRJC captured its first conference championship since winning the Big Valley Conference in 2005, on its way to winning the State Championship.

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  • Tough times don’t last; tough girls do : SRJC student takes soccer talents to Sonoma State University

    Tough times don’t last; tough girls do : SRJC student takes soccer talents to Sonoma State University

    Kiana Medina, Staff Writer

    April 24, 2016

    Dedication, determination and passion are key to Santa Rosa Junior College student Holle Depina’s goal of playing soccer at a four-year college. Depina, 21, will attend Sonoma State University this fall on a full-ride athletic scholarship. She’s currently taking off-season soccer training classes at SRJC to stay in shape for her time at SSU. A committed SRJC student since 2012, Depina recently received her associate degree in communications... READ MORE »»

    Holle Depina dribbles the ball in a game during the 2015 season. She was part of an SRJC soccer team that completed an undefeated regular season and finished 19-1-4 overall. Depina faced adversity throughout her life, but that didn’t stop her from her goal of playing at a university.

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SRJC Band of the week: Rags

SRJC Band of the week: Rags

Estefany Gonzalez, Co-Editor & Chief

Harsh. Punchy. Odd time signatures. “We typically don’t write songs with a groove that repeats. We write in a linear fashion where the song is al...  Read More »

April 26, 2016 • 0 comments

Astrology

Astrology

Estefany Gonzalez, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Aries: Take a deep breath, let it fill your lungs and clear your head of harmful thoughts. Just as cell phones and computers need to power off to function,...  Read More »

April 26, 2016 • 0 comments

Good old fashioned fun

Good old fashioned fun

Alex T. Randolph, Copy Editor, Co-Opinion Editor

William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” is usually about a woman pretending to be a man. But in the Santa Rosa Junior College theatre arts department’s...  Read More »

April 26, 2016 • 0 comments

Rosa’s Best – Late night coffee

Rosa’s Best – Late night coffee

Jocelyn Mobley, Staff Writer

Located in the middle of Historic Old Railroad Square, A’Roma Roasters is the oldest roastery in Sonoma County. With 25 years of knowledge, A’Roma...  Read More »

April 26, 2016 • 0 comments

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Instructor finds success with apocalyptic drama

Instructor finds success with apocalyptic drama

Rico Pinola, Staff Writer

It took five years for Santa Rosa Junior College English instructor Jean Hegland to write her novel “Into the Forest,” several more years for the novel to be published...  Read More »

April 26, 2016 • 0 comments

Stitching with style

Stitching with style

Nikki Goetz and Jessica Carter, Features Editor and Staff Writer

Buttons, bustles and bustier. Clothing construction can seem impossible when looking at something off the rack. Instructors at Santa Rosa Junior College show that making clothes...  Read More »

April 25, 2016 • 0 comments

Model student, student model

Model student, student model

Estefany Chavez, Contributing Writer

Devon Delzell walks toward the cafe wearing nothing but black; her long black hair trails behind her and her cat eye sunglasses brings the look together. Delzell, 20, is...  Read More »

April 25, 2016 • 0 comments

Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates

Maci Martell, Co-Editor-in-Chief

As the momentous 2016 presidential elections rapidly approach, Santa Rosa Junior College students can start exercising their constitutional rights to vote in the college...  Read More »

April 12, 2016 • 0 comments

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Editorial: Police brutality not OK in Lemos’ case

Editorial: Police brutality not OK in Lemos’ case

A recent police brutality case involving a Santa Rosa Junior College student sparked a heated discussion, prompting Sonoma County residents to question w...  Read More »

April 28, 2016

Just the tip: The final frontier?

Just the tip: The final frontier?

Genesis Napel, Co-News Editor

Our culture continues to shun the butthole. Yet this taboo part of the body is often the main focus of people’s sexual fantasies and is glorified in ...  Read More »

April 28, 2016

Racial and religious prejudice in America: Middle-Eastern student experiences stereotypes

Racial and religious prejudice in America: Middle-Eastern student experiences stereotypes

Amira Dabas, Contributing Writer

I am Palestinian. I am American. My family is Muslim. Over the years I have come to realize I am in a world where I constantly have to defend my family’s cu...  Read More »

April 28, 2016

North Carolina’s bathroom bill: HB2 law discriminates against transgenders

North Carolina’s bathroom bill: HB2 law discriminates against transgenders

Eloy A. Delgado, Contributing Writer

Gender-neutral restrooms are a reality at Santa Rosa Junior College, but in states like North Carolina, using the restroom or locker room for the gende...  Read More »

April 28, 2016

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Oak Leaf NHL playoff round 1 check in

Oak Leaf NHL playoff round 1 check in

Travis LaBrucherie, Lachlan Irvine, and Trevor Rocco

Listen to Travis LaBrucherie, Lachlan Irvine and Trevor Rocco discuss what has happened in the first round of the NHL playoffs so far. https://soundcloud.com/plug-76024688/oak-leaf-nhl-playoff-round-1?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=email

April 26, 2016 • 0 comments

Baseball wins first outright Big 8 title

Baseball wins first outright Big 8 title

Will Mathis, Assistant Sports Editor

Jake Scheiner and Zach Hall homered, and Matt Estes provided six quality innings in the Bear Cubs 5-3 win over Cosumnes River College April 23. The win clinched the Big...  Read More »

April 24, 2016 • 0 comments

Tough times don’t last; tough girls do : SRJC student takes soccer talents to Sonoma State University

Tough times don’t last; tough girls do : SRJC student takes soccer talents to Sonoma State University

Kiana Medina, Staff Writer

Dedication, determination and passion are key to Santa Rosa Junior College student Holle Depina’s goal of playing soccer at a four-year college. Depina, 21, will attend...  Read More »

April 24, 2016 • 0 comments

MLB Power Rankings

MLB Power Rankings

Anthony Sosa and Will Mathis, Sports Editor and Assistant Sports Editor

1. Cubs: Jake Arrieta is closing in on Hall-Of-Famer Bob Gibson’s record of 26 consecutive quality starts. In his last 119.1 innings pitched, he has only allowed seven earned...  Read More »

April 24, 2016 • 0 comments

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