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Professora Sarará, Capoeira mestre (left), and club leader Curumin Winter-Hare observe students as they practice Capoeira, a Brazilian style.

Club Capoeira: Student brings Brazilian dance fighting to campus

April 17, 2018

Capoeira is a story of celebration and the ability to express oneself. These abilities can be found in Santa Rosa Junior College’s newest martial arts club. For 20-year-old kinesiology major Curumin Winter-Hare, Capoeira is not just a dance or a...

Blown-over tarps hang over Baker Hall.

Biology building drenched

April 17, 2018

Baker Hall is flooded and leaking water after somebody failed to cover the roof with a tarp before the weekend storms. As of now, according to an instructor who teaches a class in the building, there is only one “inhabitable” classroom. Classes originally s...

Josh Pinaula (left)  addresses the ICC on April 11.

Courtesy of David Tamayo

ICC in need of new leader

April 16, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College Inter-Club Council (ICC) may soon be in need of a new chair. Current ICC chair Josh Pinaula announced he may have to resign his post before club reps heard from candidates running for the Student Government Assembly (SGA) on Ap...

Right Fielder Blake Berry leads the team in hits with 44.

Bear Cubs lose series to Big 8 opponent Folsom Lake College

April 13, 2018

Groundout. Strikeout. Flyout. The Bear Cubs offense struggled again as they lost their second series of the season to Folsom Lake College by the score of 3-1 on Friday at Cook Sypher Field. The Santa Rosa Junior College team tied a season low in hits wit...

Eduardo Osorío Juarez espera ser la voz de los estudiantes de SRJC.

SGA candidates give speeches ahead of Monday’s election

April 13, 2018

The three candidates running for Student Government Assembly (SGA) associated student president delivered speeches in the quad on Wednesday to a crowd onlooking students. Candidates for contested positions including VP of Student Health and VP of Diversi...

Shamus Lyons makes his sixth start of the season.

Bear Cubs rack up nine hits in conference victory

April 11, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team collected nine hits and took a 1-0 series lead against conference opponent Folsom Lake College on Monday at Cook Sypher Field. Nine hits is hardly a stat to gawk at for these Cubs. For 29 games so far this s...

The Board of Trustees announces their decision after hearing votes of no-confidence in President Dr. Chong from both the Academic Senate and the Student Government Association. Photo by Adeira Sherpa.

Chong will stay, agrees to pay cut and ongoing review

April 11, 2018

The board of trustees praised, chastised and ultimately stood behind the embattled Santa Rosa Junior College president after a tumultuous 10 days and no-confidence votes by students and faculty. Dr. Frank Chong accepted a 5-percent pay cut as part of...

Courtesy of the City of Santa Rosa

The bridge to education

April 10, 2018

The city of Santa Rosa proposed construction of a pedestrian bridge over Highway 101 that would connect the Santa Rosa Junior College campus on Mendocino Avenue with neighborhoods west of the freeway. The bridge would increase student access and alleviate p...

Santa Rosa Junior College President Dr. Frank Chong will hold open office hours once a month after a series of scandals spring semester threatened to unseat him.

‘Ultimately I made the decision,” Chong tells The Oak Leaf

April 9, 2018

Editor’s note: To receive updates on this story and other breaking news, please download the Oak Leaf mobile app for Apple or Android. After arguably his roughest week as Santa Rosa Junior College president, Dr. Frank Chong reflected on the now-reversed summer cuts plan, the Academic Senate’s no-confidence vote and the...

President Evelyn Navarro  and her administration are preparing a resolution that would express no-confidence for the Santa Rosa Junior College administration and ask the Board of Trustees to institute policies checking senior management.

Navarro to condemn Chong at board meeting

April 9, 2018

A second shared-government body passed a no-confidence vote against Santa Rosa Junior College President Dr. Frank Chong and his top advisers today. The Student Government Assembly (SGA) voted to approve the resolution that SGA President Evelyn Navarro wi...

Catcher Cole Brodnansky is second on the Bear Cubs with Hits(36), doubles(10), and RBI's(27).

Brodnansky homers in Bear Cubs’ 11-9 loss

April 6, 2018

Catcher Cole Brodnansky had the best day of the Santa Rosa Junior College batters on Thursday, going 2-3 at the plate with a homerun and a double, despite the team losing their seventh game. The Bear Cubs split their series against Cosumnes River College ...

Mina Kim, center, hosts from left to right Anne Dubay, Chris Keys, Dayren Torres and Jeff Okrepkie on KQED Forum on the Road. The guests all lost their homes in the Oct. 8 fire. Photo by Abraham Fuentes.

6 months after the October fires, KQED Forum on the Road hosts fire victims and officials

April 6, 2018

Chris Keys and his family lost stability for their five-year-old autistic son, all their possessions, as well as their Santa Rosa home in the October wildfires. Keys is now paying $3,500 for rent in addition to his mortgage for their destroyed home. S...

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