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On Tap: Mosaic Hops and Mango Juice Come Together in Perfect Harmony

On Tap: Mosaic Hops and Mango Juice Come Together in Perfect Harmony

Taylor Marek Seprish, A&E Editor

October 2, 2018


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What I feared might taste like a mix of Santa Cruz brand apricot mango juice and Lagunitas classic IPA, Mozango turned out to be the ideal blend of fruity, earthy and hoppy. The last few releases from Lagunitas have been hit-and-miss for me. “Cherry Jane” tasted like a dry, bitter cherry-flavored ci...

“Peppermint” delivers sweet action”

“Peppermint” delivers sweet action”

Dakota McGranahan, Co-Editor-In-Chief

September 27, 2018


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Jennifer Garner delivers vengeful blows in her comeback film. In the movie industry, films about motherhood and films about revenge are often separate ideas, but Jennifer Garner bridges the gap between these two worlds once more in her newest film, “Peppermint.” After a family outing-gone-wr...

Why not country music?

Why not country music?

La Reva Myles, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018


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  So you say you don't listen to country music? I've got a question for you: why not? If you don’t respond right away, is it because you’re unfamiliar with country music? Could it be that when country music is mentioned, everyone who hears it has a different definition based on age, li...

Treat yourself right : SRJC’s upcoming wellness fair

Treat yourself right : SRJC’s upcoming wellness fair

Jordan Allums, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018


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Students who struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle while navigating busy class and work schedules may want to check out the sixth annual Wellness Fair this Oct. 18.   The Wellness Fair is a student-led event hosted by the Student Health Services PEERS Team. They are joined by the Student Gov...

Kombucha Kraze

Kombucha Kraze

Abraham Fuentes, Photo editor

September 20, 2018


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Boochcraft is a Californian microbrew brand that makes high alcoholic kombucha. All six of Boochcraft’s brews have a 7 percent alcohol by volume (ABV) and taste much different than beer. Boochcraft’s Grapefruit, Hibiscus and Heather and Ginger, Lime and Rosehip are the two high-alcohol kombuchas ...

Lytles Beauty College is a cut above the rest

Lytles Beauty College is a cut above the rest

Kaila Cotherman, Social Media Editor

September 20, 2018


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For 42 years Lytle’s Beauty College college has been educating professional cosmetologists and estheticians while serving their community. Lytle’s is often forgotten among the major colleges of Sonoma County, nestled in the Larkfield-Wikiup area just north of Santa Rosa. Most people don’t kn...

“A Simple Favor” is simply devious

“A Simple Favor” is simply devious

Jordan Allums, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018


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Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively co-star in this black comedy that explores the darker side of secrets, friendship and infidelity. The film shifts erratically from chilling to laugh-out-loud funny and at times it is difficult to tell what kind of film it is exactly. “A Simple Favor” manages to deli...

“Crazy Rich Asians” : Challenging Hollywood’s Asian-American portrayal

“Crazy Rich Asians” : Challenging Hollywood’s Asian-American portrayal

Jasmine Benigno-Hall, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


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“Crazy Rich Asians” is a heart-warming rom-com that will have you laughing out of your seat, staring wide-eyed at the luxurious lifestyle of the Young family and booking airline tickets to Singapore. The film’s protagonist, Rachel Chu, played by Constance Wu, and her boyfriend Nick Young, played by Henry Go...

ON TAP: Tall, dark and mysterious

ON TAP: Tall, dark and mysterious

Abraham Fuentes, Photo editor

September 13, 2018


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This will be the first beer reviewed in the series, On Tap. New reviews will be featured every week, spanning from beer to kombucha. The next drinks will be two drinks with high ABV levels, Kombucha from  Boochcraft. I am starting this series to help other 21-year-olds and anyone interested in the ...

Keeping it Golden, One Bun at a Time

Keeping it Golden, One Bun at a Time

Edgar Soria Garcia, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


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On the corner of Mendocino Avenue and Seventh Street, Golden Bun is a shack-like food spot with an assortment of Banh Mi, open seating and friendly staff. When it comes to cheap, good food in Santa Rosa, it’s hard for students to find a place that isn’t a packed In-an-Out or laxative burritos. ...

Eminem’s surprise “Kamikaze” album, bombs.

Eminem’s surprise “Kamikaze” album, bombs.

Aria Quinn, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


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I have great respect for Marshall Mathers, but after listening to his new album “Kamikaze” after the Beyonce style surprise release on Aug. 31, I was so disappointed in him as an artist that I wanted to turn it off by the third track. I give this album 2.5 out of 5 stars, and most of that is becaus...

Video Games to Look Out for in September

Video Games to Look Out for in September

Kirk Tietsort, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


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The video game industry is constantly expanding. With so many new titles being released each month, it can be hard to decide which ones to buy, a main concern for college gamers. When trying to balance school, work and free time, it’s important to make sure the games you’re spending time and mone...

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