Saleh and Shamma present “Salaam”

Saleh and Shamma present “Salaam”

Maci Martell , Contributing Writer
October 8, 2014
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Santa Rosa Junior College students and instructors filled the seats of Newman Auditorium at noon Monday, Sept. 22 to listen to a touching and eye-opening lecture on love and relationships in Muslim culture as seen through the perspective of Muslim men. ... Read more »

Police employee speaks out: Dispatcher faces transfer after filing grievances

Police employee speaks out: Dispatcher faces transfer after filing grievances

JoshuOne Barnes, News Editor
October 7, 2014
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A Santa Rosa Junior College District Police employee with intimate knowledge of investigations into misconduct within the police department came forward to clarify the allegations and to detail what she described as retaliation for her role in bringing the issues to light. Vanessa Spaeth, a District... Read more »

Two men follow, harrass student on Petaluma campus

Kelsey Matzen, Staff Writer
October 7, 2014
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A female student on her way to class was verbally assaulted and sexually harassed by two unidentified men on the Santa Rosa Junior College Petaluma Campus Sept. 10. The victim was walking along Sonoma Mountain Parkway around 6 p.m. when she heard a whistle, which she ignored. She continued walking... Read more »

Lawsuit victor files new $15 mil suit

Mariana Guevara and Claudia Aceves, Staff Writers
October 7, 2014
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Santa Rosa Junior College faces a $15 million lawsuit from a former nursing program faculty member alleging charges of defamation and sexual discrimination. SRJC hired the plaintiff, Dr. Daniel Doolan, as an adjunct faculty member for the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program in 2001. In 2009 he... Read more »

Student life absent from student center

Student life absent from student center

Kelsey Matzen, Staff Writer
October 7, 2014
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The designed purpose of the Sana Rosa Junior College Bertolini Student Center is not immediately recognizable on sight: to offer a building where students can escape from the stress and monotony of a school day. Instead, a row of stern portraits depicting the Board of Trustees greets students. In a building... Read more »

SRJC students still struggle with parking

SRJC students still struggle with parking

Claudia Aceves, Staff Writer
October 7, 2014
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Even after the addition of 1,081 parking spaces in the four-level Zumwalt Parking Pavilion built in 2006, parking remains a struggle for many Santa Rosa Junior College students, especially at the start of each semester. “The beginning of the semester sucks,” said SRJC student Alex Killinger. She... Read more »

BEYOND THE YELLOW TAPE: Community persistently seeks answers to police brutality

BEYOND THE YELLOW TAPE: Community persistently seeks answers to police brutality

Julie Lee, Pio Valenzuela, JoshuOne Barnes, and Jeanine Flaton-Buckley
September 23, 2014
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Prominent civil rights attorney John L. Burris, who has represented Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Tupac Shakur and other well-known figures in police brutality cases, said prejudice has become a serious impediement to law enforcement during “Deconstructing ‘Protect & Serve,’” a panel discussion... Read more »

Ambassador issues a passport to the world

Ambassador issues a passport to the world

Julie Lee, Co-Editor-in-Chief
September 23, 2014
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U.S. Ambassador Lewis Lukens explained how the State Department addresses global threats, shared his experiences abroad, promoted the importance of becoming a global citizen and  encouraged a career in the Foreign Service during “Passport to the World,” a Q-and-A session noon Sept. 15 in the SRJC... Read more »

Wild fox recently calls our school home

Wild fox recently calls our school home

Kelsey Matzen, Staff Writer
September 23, 2014
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What does the fox say? It’s a question that’s been plaguing fans of novelty music since Ylvis’s “The Fox” in 2013, and students at Santa Rosa Junior College may finally have an opportunity to learn the answer to this pressing question. If they keep their eyes up on the trees, they may discover... Read more »

Police blotter

Kelsey Matzen, Staff Writer
September 23, 2014
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Student computer stolen from bookstore cubby An SRJC student was the victim of grand theft when her computer was stolen from a cubby at the SRJC bookstore Sept. 10. The victim visited the bookstore, leaving her computer in a cubby near the front of the store at 10:30 a.m. When... Read more »

Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

Claudia Aceves, Staff Writer
September 23, 2014
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When there are millions of bond dollars on the line, there’s little room for mistakes or stray dollars. That’s where the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) steps in. The CBOC was created as a result of Bond Measure A in 2002. It verifies that the spending of taxpayer money is legal and... Read more »

Measure H

Nate Voge, Features Editor
September 23, 2014
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Measure H is a bond measure on the November 4, 2014 ballot that would provide SRJC with $410 million.   The Board of Trustees propose that the bond money will improve classroom technology, attract high-quality faculty, help more students transfer, and ensure all the buildings are up to current... Read more »