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Identity Evropa stickers at SRJC's Santa Rosa campus.

White supremacist stickers found on campus

September 13, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College authorities found and removed two dozen stickers and leaflets from the American neo-Nazi and white supremacist organization Identity Evropa from the Mendocino Avenue campus Sept. 4. According to Twitter, other places hit by th...

President Dr. Chong attends the Board of Trustees meeting. He will accept a 5 percent pay cut and ongoing reviews in response to fallout from his unpopular attempt to cancel a majority of Summer 2018 classes. Photo by Andrés Pimentel.

President Chong will hold office hours open to the public

September 6, 2018

After student and faculty representatives declared no-confidence votes last semester, Santa Rosa Junior College President Dr. Frank Chong announced he will hold monthly office hours for the public. Chong cited a need to open up further communication between hims...

Newly-elected Student Government Assembly President Eduardo Osorío Juárez presides over the first meeting of the Santa Rosa Junior College fall semester next to Vice President of Student Life Jocelyn Toscano-Contreras.

Fully-staffed SGA begins semester

August 21, 2018

Newly elected Student Government Assembly President Eduardo Osorío Juárez led his first fall semester meeting with a fully-staffed SGA Monday. Student representatives voted to fill the role of vice president of student life for the Petaluma campu...

Police arrest SRJC chemistry instructor after alleged verbal assault on student, faculty member

Dakota McGranahan, Co-Editor-in-Chief

July 25, 2018

One student and a faculty member reported to Santa Rosa Junior College campus police Tuesday that an instructor had verbally assaulted them and held one against her will in Bech Hall. According to an SRJC District Police press release, adjunct chemistry instructor John Melbardis, 44, approached the two women and began cursing and used aggressive language. Melbardis then allegedly assumed a threatening stance against one woman and raised both arms, clenched his fis...

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) removes lethal electrical wiring in Coffey Park during the October wildfires that devastated Sonoma County.

PG&E responsible for some October fires

June 9, 2018

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) was responsible for a dozen of the October 2017 wildfires across Northern California. Beginning on Oct. 8, wildfires killed 45 people and destroyed more than 9,000 homes in Northern California. CalFire in...

SRJC student killed in suspected DUI accident

SRJC student killed in suspected DUI accident

May 10, 2018

A first-year Santa Rosa Junior College student died on May 4 after the vehicle he was a passenger in hit another car at high speed on Valley Ford Road in west Sonoma County, according to the California Highway Patrol.   David Etling, 18, of Petaluma was with drive...

Campus police respond to reports of man photographing women in bathroom stalls at Southwest center

Campus police respond to reports of man photographing women in bathroom stalls at Southwest center

May 9, 2018

SRJC District Police responded to multiple reports of a middle-aged male photographing women in bathroom stalls during the evening of May 8 at the SRJC Southwest campus at 950 South Wright Road. The suspect held a cellular phone underneath the stal...

Trustee Jordan Burns at the board of trustees meeting on 5/8.

Faculty, administration optimistic about restoring relations

May 9, 2018

Relations between Santa Rosa Junior College faculty and administration seem to be improving after months of discord. Representatives of the All-Faculty Association (AFA) announced at the May 8 board of trustees meeting in Bertolini Hall that contract...

A small commercial brewing system at Shone Farm.

Centennial Series: SRJC crafts brewing program

May 3, 2018

Brewing beer sounds like a dream job. There’s so much room for creativity, like experimenting with flavors and ingredients, tweaking the fermentation process, tasting your creations and perfecting the formula. At Shone Farm, Santa Rosa Junior College stu...

Students and faculty march at the

Men walk a mile in high heels for sexual violence awareness

May 3, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College students, in a show of solidarity, stood up against sexual violence and harassment as the athletics department held the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event on April 25, with most sports teams attending. SRJC athletes, fa...

The panelists discuss initiatives towards gun violence prevention on April 21.

Aiming for safety with Rep. Thompson

May 1, 2018

Mike Thompson, U.S. Congressman of California’s Fifth District (which includes Santa Rosa and much of Sonoma County) and chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, makes a daily effort to combat gun violence in the nation. He facilitated t...

Bad weather doesn't deter Yanise Ho in her blading journey across the country.

Bravery and the bladress

April 30, 2018

Aimless scrolling on social media pages isn’t always a waste of time. Catfishers and cyber stalkers aren’t the only ones lurking on the internet. Sometimes you can find someone truly inspiring or follow someone’s 6,000 mile journey that you mig...

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