Remember the Holocaust, don’t erase it

Remember the Holocaust, don’t erase it

Candler Weinberg, Staff Writer
April 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

During a March 2014 sermon, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei described the Holocaust as “an event whose reality is uncertain and, if it happened, it’s uncertain how it happened.” Today, April 16, marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah. Yom HaShoah honors... Read more »

From Indonesia to SRJC, International student seeks knowledge

Anne-Elisabeth Cavarec, Staff Writer
April 14, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Thirsty for knowledge and inspired by the desire to study in an English-speaking country, Frengky Arya Saputra quit his job as supervisor for a multinational company specializing in sugar cane production in Indonesia to study at Santa Rosa Junior College, from Fall 2014 through Spring 2015. Born in... Read more »

Editorial April 6

April 14, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees oversee everything at the college, from hiring the president to planning construction projects. Each of the seven board members represent a district in Sonoma County of about 70,000 people — except the Santa Rosa 3, 4 and 5 district, where three “at... Read more »

Where is the real America?

Luke Heslip, Assistant Opinion Editor
April 14, 2015
Filed under Opinion

I take special umbrage at the idea of “The Real America,” the concept that small towns and rural communities characterize the American identity more than other societal reference points, such as cities. This characterization is myopic and fundamentally erroneous. America’s identity, in its basic... Read more »

Hiding in plain sight, a story of growing up in between cultures

Hiding in plain sight, a story of growing up in between cultures

Estefany Gonzalez, Features Editor
April 14, 2015
Filed under Opinion

From the moment my mother and I arrived in the United States, I was told to never share the fact that I was “illegal” because I would get deported. I never understood why kids at my school could talk so openly about being undocumented immigrants, or why they were always expressing such pride and... Read more »

The day my life changed forever

Robert Marshall, Sports Editor
April 14, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Five years, and the day still haunts me: Sept. 13, 2009. A day that will be etched in my mind for as long as I live. My dad lived with multiple myeloma for five years. He was supposed to live only one. His last five years required more than a dozen hospital visits. This time it was different. He had... Read more »

Editorial March 9

Editorial March 9

March 10, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Most Californians are aware of the drought. Most people don’t like their local water agency telling them how to use water on their property. Yet most people in Santa Rosa probably weren’t aware in August of 2014 that the city implemented mandatory water restrictions. Maybe you have noticed that... Read more »

A proper guide to classroom etiquette 101

Domanique Crawford, Opinion Editor
March 10, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Class begins, I look around. Yes! His seat is empty! I sigh in relief and almost jump out of my own seat when I hear everyone else in the classroom do the same. The entire class seems content with the uninhabited chair, realizing with satisfaction that a certain someone isn't here. Some of us chuckle... Read more »

Elephant wars: Dissenting ranks threaten to dismantle the GOP in the 2016 presidential election

Elephant wars: Dissenting ranks threaten to dismantle the GOP in the 2016 presidential election

Luke Heslip, Assistant Opinion Editor
March 10, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

The 2016 Republican National Convention is still more than a year away, but the primary campaign is already in motion with a myriad of camps vying for the coveted presidential nomination. Players across the spectrum of the fragmented party seek to define the GOP and reclaim the White House. Student... Read more »

Advertising is a necessary evil

Alex T. Randolph, Copy Editor
March 10, 2015
Filed under Opinion

It stands to reason that at some point in your life you have turned on a TV. It's even more likely you've gone online and watched a video somewhere, probably on YouTube. And if you have done either one of these things then it is more than likely that you have grown to hate commercials. Certainly there's... Read more »

To swear or not to swear

Deanna Hettinger, Staff Writer
March 10, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Not long ago, feeling betrayed, in a moment of sheer frustration and much to my surprise, “You’re a f------g bitch!” erupted suddenly out of my mouth. Afterward, feeling like I had truly conquered something, I realized I had fallen prey to the temptation of thinking my actions were justified. Actually,... Read more »

REALITY TV: A GENRE OF UNREALITY, COULD IT BE MORE TRUTHFUL?

REALITY TV:  A GENRE OF UNREALITY, COULD IT BE MORE TRUTHFUL?

DeAnna Hettinger, Staff Writer
March 5, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The genre of television programming known as “reality TV” is a misnomer, portraying itself as a straightforward recounting of occurring events while making stars out of untalented people and creating offensive shows intended to humiliate or exploit participants. According to Wikipedia, however,... Read more »