Killing Time: GemCraft Labyrinth

Quinn Conklin and Quinn Conklin, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 17, 2011
Filed under Features

Got some time to kill? Why not check out GemCraft Labyrinth, the most tedious, time consuming game you will ever love. The game play is fairly standard issue for the tower defense genre: build defenses, kill monsters and then kill some more monsters. The ability to fine tune the level difficulty... Read more »

“Piece Work” transforms poetry and art

James L. Alban
May 17, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The lights of the main stage dimmed in the crowded Burbank Auditorium. As the chatter of an audience of hundreds simmered into a quiet anticipation dark silhouettes took their position on stage. Mirrored dance studios, tireless rehearsals suddenly become distant memories. The lure of opening night called... Read more »

Cheap summer thrills

Phyllis Heagney
May 17, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Facing a summer of wine-country price tags on a starving student's budget? Despair not! This list has your name all over it. Now that gas prices have made even a trip to the beach a topic of debate, have your own creative fun with these handy suggestions. DIRT CHEAP - 3rd Street Cinema, $3 bucks all... Read more »

New ASB officers ready to work

David Anderson, Staff Writer
May 17, 2011
Filed under News

The votes are tallied for SRJC's Associated Students elections and the student center fee referendum, and the winning candidates are excited to tackle the coming challenges that face the school. The members of SRJC Students United won all of the positions that they were running... Read more »

Police promote, fill needed vacancies

Jerome Janairo, News Editor
May 17, 2011
Filed under News

A newly promoted sergeant, a new police officer and a full-time dispatcher took their oaths with the SRJC District Police in a small ceremony at Pedroncelli Center on May 12. Robert Brownlee, who joined the SRJC district police in 2006 as a Community Service Officer and became... Read more »

It’s time to take the tax burden off the middle class

Parris Mazer, Contributing writer
May 17, 2011
Filed under Opinion

While there is a debate over whether we're in a recession or a depression, there is little debate that we are in hard times. High unemployment, falling wages and the rising cost of living are just several issues facing the middle and working classes. In the face of mounting state and federal budget deficits,... Read more »

Harmony Festival

Kaitlin Gregg
May 17, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Tick. Tick. Tick. The arm of the clock slowly falls into line and the last of the finals are turned in. The spring semester is over, grades are in and life is good. This is the moment SRJC freshman Nicole Downs is waiting for as the semester comes to a close. "It has been a hard year transitioning... Read more »

Ignoring danger: Sexual assault in the military

Shelby Pope, Contributing Writer
May 17, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Being in the military means job security, admiration from people around you and a sense of nobility that most jobs don't have. It is a commitment to a cause greater than yourself. Being in the military means a sense of camaraderie and friendship unlike anything in civilian life—if you're a man. If... Read more »

Shone Farm celebrates release of new wines

Claire Tillinghast, Staff Writer
May 17, 2011
Filed under News

SRJC's Shone Farm Winery will be hosting an evening filled with free food, wine tasting and music Saturday, May 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate the release of four new wines and to jumpstart the farm's wine marketing program. "It's a very children friendly event," said James... Read more »

Union vote

Benjamin Gruey, Layout Editor
May 17, 2011
Filed under News

After more than a year of legal wrangling and often vitriolic exchanges, SRJC full- and part-time faculty will vote this week new union representation The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) called for the election after United Faculty Santa Rosa Junior College (UFSRJC) collected... Read more »

Best of Both Worlds

Julienne Blancaflor, Contributing Writer
May 17, 2011
Filed under Features

Paul Kaufman will graduate from Santa Rosa Junior College at the end of the semester and transfer to UCLA in the fall. This all may seem normal to a JC student, but Kaufman did this all within just one year at SRJC. Kaufman was able to do this as part of the Early College Magnet... Read more »

Music as Means

Claire Tillinghast, Staff Writer
May 17, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

SRJC would have seemed desolate to any pedestrian strolling through campus Thursday evening. However, if they passed by Bertolini Student Center, they would've heard a steady beat resonating from behind its doors.  Through those front doors a crowd of about 35... Read more »