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Film series back for another round

Leah Phillips, Staff Writer

January 29, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Petaluma Cinema Series is back with an award-winning line-up of films this semester, kicking off Wednesday nights on Feb. 1 in the Carole L. Ellis Auditorium at Santa Rosa Junior College’s Petaluma Campus. The 2012 Petaluma Spring Cinema Series will offer a weekly showing of films, including new releases, classic movies and foreign films. Before each screening is ... Read more »

2011 Champs going strong in 2012 Big 8 conference

2011 Champs going strong in 2012 Big 8 conference

January 29, 2012

The SRJC women’s basketball team is proving they are more than just the 2011 state champions: they are a team primed for another title. Currently ran... Read more »

SRJC contacts Internation Space Station

Ken Kutska, Assistant A&E Editor

January 29, 2012

Filed under News

Who would have thought that in Santa Rosa, there is a place you can broadcast to the heavens? Santa Rosa Junior College is the only college in the world with a ground-based radio station able to contact outer space; one of only three in the country, and nine in the world. On Jan. 24 it made contact with the International Space Station (ISS). During the contact students from... Read more »

SRJC Police Department swears in officer Hawks

January 29, 2012

Filed under News

The SRJC District Police Department hired a new officer over winter break. With just a month of on-duty patrol under her belt, Officer Brittany Hawks already feels blessed to be given the opportunity and is confident this job is the right fit for her. After completing a grueling 880 hours of work at Napa Valley College Criminal Justice Training Center’s Police Academy in ... Read more »

Injuries and competition not enough to stop Bear Cubs

Alex Campbell, Sports Editor

January 29, 2012

Filed under Sports

The men’s basketball team is playing strong and peaking mid season, controlling the Big 8 Conference and rising in the state rankings to claim the no. 7 spot. The Bear Cubs have earned an 18-4 overall record and are 7-0 in conference, scoring an average of 77 points per game. Sophomore guard Sama Taku has established his presence on the court. Taku leads the team in points pe... Read more »

SRJC’s new president, Dr. Frank Chong, settles into his office

Houston Smotherson, Features Editor

January 29, 2012

Filed under News

As the new President of Santa Rosa Junior College, Dr. Frank Chong is faced with issues regarding the budget and suspension of private sector funding like the Doyle Scholarship, but remains optimistic and feels that in general the college is very successful. “Dr. Chong has a great deal of valuable experience that he brings to SRJC. This is a very large college and it will... Read more »

Students plan on more actions in support of the Doyle Scholarship

Benjamin "Brutus" Gruey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2012

Filed under News

Eight students met in the Doyle Library Quad for a General Assembly on Jan. 23 to discuss ways to keep up the momentum from the Doyle Scholarship March last semester. The group discussed an information booth and other ways to let students know why the Doyle Scholarship is still unavailable and what the G.A. plans to do about it. In addition, the G.A. plans to keep good communication... Read more »

Governor’s budget could reduce Cal Grant awards for many students

Benjamin "Brutus" Gruey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2012

Filed under News

On top of rising tuition, a Pell Grant cut scare and no classes, Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposes cuts to the Cal Grants Program. His budget raises the GPA for eligibility for rewards and reduces the program by approximately $130 million. Brown raised the GPA for Cal Grant A from 3.0 to 3.25, Cal Grant B from 2.0 to 2.75 and the Cal Community College Transfers Grant... Read more »

I did not consent to tea bagging him

Benjamin "Brutus" Gruey, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2012

Filed under Opinion

I can now somewhat understand how my ex-girlfriend felt to be raped while comatose on Klonopin (a prescription pill in the benzodiazepine family prescribed for symptoms like anxiety and epilepsy). All I got was an older man, my friend Frank, sticking my balls in his mouth while I was teetering on the edge of an alcoholic black out and unable to differentiate up from down. Lucky... Read more »

“Pack the Den” is the motto

Alex Campbell, Sports Editor

January 29, 2012

Filed under Breaking News, Sports

    The Women’s basketball team had a stellar season last year, winning SRJC’s first state championship in over 20 years, yet fan support has been anything but stellar. “I think that the team could use a lot more support from the school as a whole, a lot of the school comes for the guys games and packs it for them, but it’s pretty empty for our games... Read more »

Polar Bears smash Spartans to fans’ delight

Polar Bears smash Spartans to fans’ delight

January 29, 2012

Starting four minutes into the game, the Polar Bears blasted goals into the net over and over, making their last home game of the season unforgettable f... Read more »

Bear Cub basketball

Alex Campbell, Sports Editor

January 28, 2012

Filed under Breaking News, Sports

Friday Jan. 27. Sacramento City College, Sacramento Women's basketball slays Panther's 62-34 Men's basktball edges Panther's 59-57

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