A tree falls on SRJC campus

A tree falls on SRJC campus

Joseph Barkoff, Sports Photo Editor
November 20, 2014
Filed under News

Another majestic oak tree lost a limb, blocking the turn-around entrance and barely missing the Santa Rosa Junior College sign in the evening Wednesday Nov. 19. The limb succumbed to age, rain, wind and gravity around 6 p.m., blocking the entrance leading to the front of the school and Burbank Hall,... Read more »

SRJC’s IT department rejects student-made website

Claudia Aceves, Staff Writer
November 18, 2014
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Claiming alleged trademark infringement, the Santa Rosa Junior College’s Information Technology (IT) department asked a student to change the domain name of his website, where he posted a program to help students visually organize their class schedules. ... Read more »

Campus police called on student senators

Campus police called on student senators

Kelsey Matzen, Staff Writer
November 18, 2014
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Santa Rosa Junior College administrators called the campus police on two members of the Associated Students Senate during a prospective student orientation on Nov. 4. Disability Resources Specialist Laura Aspinall called police... Read more »

New candidates oust current trustees

Mari Guevara, Staff Writer
November 18, 2014
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Voters elected all three challengers running for seats in Santa Rosa Junior College’s Board of Trustees on Nov. 4. The trustees relied heavily on their incumbency and experience to campaign for re-election, but challengers Dorothy... Read more »

Native American students celebrate heritage

Native American students celebrate heritage

Kelsey Matzen, Staff Writer
November 18, 2014
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Members of Santa Rosa Junior College’s Native American Student Council held a bake sale and fundraiser outside Bertolini Student Center Nov. 13, which included a drum group that arrived on campus to support the club and sing songs for the students. This... Read more »

BSU students encounter racism

BSU students encounter racism

JoshuOne Barnes, News Editor
November 18, 2014
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Editor’s Note: After careful deliberations and consultation with the SRJC Black Student Union, Oak Leaf editors decided to include potentially offensive language in the following article. Members of Santa Rosa Junior College’s Black... Read more »

BSU helps student with terminal cancer

BSU helps student with terminal cancer

Claudia Aceves, Staff Writer
November 18, 2014
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After former Santa Rosa Junior College student Joshua McFarland was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, the Black Student Union (BSU) decided to take action and help him through the trying time by paying for his treatments through fundraising. ... Read more »

Measure H passed by a landslide

Claudia Aceves, Staff Writer
November 5, 2014
Filed under Breaking News, News, Top Stories

Measure H, the Santa Rosa Junior College $410 million bond, passed by a landslide after Tuesday’s voting with 61.8 percent of voters in favor of the bond measure. Of the 104,290 counted ballots, Measure H received 64,500 yes votes and 39,790 votes against it. “I’m very pleased,” said Santa... Read more »

Voters elect new board of trustees

Voters elect new board of trustees

Mariana Guevara, Staff Writer
November 5, 2014
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Voters favored the new candidates for Santa Rosa Junior College’s Board of Trustees, as the three challengers beat incumbent members. Jordan Burns, Maggie Fishman and Dorothy Battenfeld won the seats held by Robert Burdo, Kathleen Doyle and... Read more »

Death investigation at SRJC; body identified

JoshuOne Barnes, News Editor
November 4, 2014
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Santa Rosa Junior College District Police on patrol discovered a man’s body on the front lawn of SRJC on Nov. 1. Police identified him as Robert Johnny Guzman, 35, of Santa Rosa. An autopsy has been scheduled for this week to determine the cause of death. According to Sgt. Dave Linscomb, Santa... Read more »

Money, Debt and the World We Want

Rebecca Dominguez, Contributing Writer
November 1, 2014
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The money system, investing, and the idea of monetary reform in the United States can sound daunting, but an Italian scholar Marco Vangelisti explained in an Oct. 13 lecture at Santa Rosa Junior College how regular citizens can understand and possibly change the U.S. monetary system. Vangelisti recommended... Read more »

Proposition rundown

Ben Ford, Kyle Schmidt, Olivia Montalvo and Stephen Radley, Contributing Writers
October 30, 2014
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Proposition 2: State Budget, Budget Stabilization Account. Legislative Constitutional Amendment By Ben Ford What is it? Endorsed by Gov. Jerry Brown, Proposition 2 creates a rainy day fund requiring the State to hold a budgetary savings of 10 percent... Read more »