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 »

Time for tolerance

Time for tolerance

JoshuOne Barnes , Multimedia Team
May 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Would you root for a professional sports team called the Los Angeles Niggers? How about the Cincinnati Faggots? No? Are the Carolina Crackers more your type of team? Perhaps the Golden State Wetbacks could be your favorite ballers? These names are offensive and not only degrade the person speaking them,... Read more »

HBO’s upstream battle

HBO’s upstream battle

Eric Tessin, Contributing Writer
May 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Two weeks ago, “Game of Thrones” set a new record for the most highly-torrented single episode of any TV show ever. It was downloaded 1.5 million times on the first day it was available. I’m sure HBO would be pretty impressed if it weren’t for the fact that they’re not seeing a single cent... Read more »

Immigrant workers dig deep in the job market

Immigrant workers dig deep in the job market

Amelia Parreira , Sports Editor
May 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Almost every time I visit my older relatives, I hear things like, “These immigrants are taking all of the American jobs.” What they fail to recognize is that these immigrants are only taking the jobs that average American citizens turn their heads to, the jobs that take so much effort and offer so... Read more »

Who needs e-cycling?

Who needs e-cycling?

Alex Randolph , Staff Writer
May 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Look at your cell-phone. Right now. Look at it. Miraculous little thing, isn’t it? It plays your favorite games, it connects you to an entire realm of information and it can alternately function as a GPS, a personal library or a simple flashlight. You can even call people with it.   Twenty... Read more »

Two wheels or not two wheels?

Two wheels or  not two wheels?

Drue Dunn, Contributing Writer
May 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion

The hills are green, the flowers in bloom and the air is mild. It’s the perfect time for heading out to the highway, seeing America and connecting with friends. The question is which vehicle to use? The gas-guzzling, plush, living-room-on-wheels SUV, or the more economical, not-so-comfortable Hybrid.... Read more »

Don’t try to be a ‘model’ citizen

Don’t try to be a ‘model’ citizen

Lauren Geoffrey, Contributing Writer
May 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Behind door number one: she is 5 feet 9 inches, her waist is 23 inches around and she weighs 112 pounds. Door number two: she is 5 feet 4 inches, her waist is 35 inches around and she weighs 166 pounds. And last, door number three: she is 5 feet 5 inches, her waist is 28 inches around and she weighs... Read more »