Moneyball part two

Brennan Cole, Staff Writer
September 8, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Unfortunately for the Oakland A’s, their most valuable player is no longer wearing green and gold.   On July 31, A’s general manager Billy Beane made one of the biggest blockbuster trades baseball has seen in the last decade. Swapping superstar for superstar is something that America’s... Read more »

The price of playing for free

The price of playing for free

Jarrett Rodriguez, Managing Editor
September 8, 2014
Filed under Opinion

There you are, playing the game you’ve sunk hours into, finally ready to make it the next stage of the game.   An ad pops up, prompting you to spend more money just to keep playing.   This is the scam of free-to-play games that flood the market on phones and consoles.   These... Read more »

Politics trumps humanity

Politics trumps humanity

JoshuOne Barnes, News Editor
September 8, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

President Barack Obama should alleviate the suffering of Latin American refugees seeking relief from drug cartel violence by making the immigration law changes that he had promised . The corrosive political environment in Congress has led to inaction by the nation’s lawmakers on a number of key issues,... Read more »

Binging together brings people together

Stephen Radley and Julie Lee, Co-Editors-in-Chief
September 8, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Click the red play button, and the blue dots circle around the black browser page. Only the glow of the laptop screen illuminates your eager face. You settle into an optimal slouching position. Ah…   Next thing you know, the sun is rising. You tell yourself, “Just one more episode.”   Before... Read more »

Editorial Sept. 8

September 8, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

As one walks around the Santa Rosa Junior College campus, one can’t help taking in its history. The brick-and-mortar architecture holds the level of dignity found more often at an Ivy League school than a community college. The same bricks giving SRJC’s buildings their charm make them vulnerable... Read more »

The steep price of education

Anne-Elisabeth Cavarec, Staff Writer
September 8, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Be ready to shell out $264.50 for the new edition of your business communication textbook required for class — and know that picking up a copy of “Nutrition for Health and Health Care” will set you back $200 in no time. It’s absurd. The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates that... Read more »

Oakland A’s: Is Chavez the key for the 2014 season? [Opinion]

Will Mathis, Staff Writer
May 15, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Oakland A’s pitcher Jesse Chavez is off to an unbelievable start this season as the former reliever-turned- starting-pitcher pitched like an ace with no signs of slowing down.   As of May 6, Chavez has the seventh-best ERA in baseball (1.89), the seventh-best walks, hits and innings pitched... Read more »

My Writing

My Writing

Peter Njoroge, Staff Writer
May 14, 2014
Filed under Opinion

The Buddha taught us that nothing in life is inherently permanent and that one of the root causes of our suffering is our attachment to impermanent things. Though I’m in no way, shape or form devoutly Buddhist, this precept is especially significant to me as I move on to another college.   Specifically,... Read more »

Editorial, Issue 7: Affirmative action slipping away

May 14, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The end of May is a time of pride and accomplishment. Many Santa Rosa Junior College students will graduate May 24, ready to move on, whether to pursue careers with their associate’s degree or transfer to another university. There’s another landmark occasion just a week prior to graduation: the... Read more »

Different strokes

Different strokes

Brooke Almond, Contributing Writer
May 14, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Pornography is a topic of moral confusion in the U.S. right now.   Internet pornography is more accessible than ever, and as a result, we are warned about pornography addiction and how watching online porn will negatively impact our sex lives and our lives in general. We’ve seen stories on... Read more »

Just the tips

Just the tips

Written by the Opinion Staff
May 14, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Kids, we need to talk. About sex.   Summer is coming, and you know what that means — sunshine, beaches, lotion and, of course, crabs. Which is why you should always bring a blanket. And some condoms.   So that should cover STDs and contraceptives; now let’s move on to the three... Read more »

Editorial, Issue 6: Keep SRJC’s heritage oaks healthy

May 1, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

When two trees, weakened by disease, fell down in inclement weather earlier this year, the Santa Rosa Junior College administration decided to remove four more trees due to safety concerns. Planting more oaks, which SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong says the administration plans to do, is a great idea,... Read more »