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Is caffeine the new water?

Is caffeine the new water?

Maisie French, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Tired eyes. Headache. Mental fogginess.  These are only some of the things that students feel daily because of the flurry of homework and exams combined with having a social life, resulting in high stress and little sleep.  Fortunately, there’s a way to fix this. A way for students and hard-working indiv...

Fake reality: SRJC students unprepared for a fake news world

Fake reality: SRJC students unprepared for a fake news world

Alex Nunez, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Only one of the following stories is true. Can you pick which one?   A. Decatur man discovers bride is ‘his own granddaughter’; no plans for divorce A 68-year-old man from Decatur in Northern Alabama has reportedly had a “terrible shock” after discovering his new bride, a 24-year-old...

“That’s just how it is”: Trials and tribulations of modern day dating

“That’s just how it is”: Trials and tribulations of modern day dating

Allison Khadoo, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

The dim light from her phone screen highlighted Solangel Rostran’s face as she scrolled through her Tinder feed. Sitting in the comfort of her living room, her face changed as she read messages from her matches. “So fine wishing I could kiss you LOL.” Another one wrote, “You are absolutely, ...

When we post the past: How social media shapes identity

When we post the past: How social media shapes identity

Téa Lindsey, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

When Isaac Young opens Instagram, he scrolls through the daily feed perfectly tailored for him by his following list and the app’s own algorithm. He views the pages of artists he follows, stays up-to-date on the happenings of friends and tries to kill time. On the occasion that he posts, it’s a piec...

Double life: Classes by day, jokes by night

Double life: Classes by day, jokes by night

Riley Palmer, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2019

Winning was the last thing on Gina Stahl-Haven’s mind as she stepped on stage for the finals of the San Francisco Comedy Competition. In her mind, she had already won. “Once I was in, I was like, ‘I’m in. I got the Ph.D. now. Who cares?’” she said. Jokes come naturally to Stahl-Haven. As she ...

Changing Minds: Psychedelic psychotherapy in Sonoma County

Changing Minds: Psychedelic psychotherapy in Sonoma County

Zane Zinkl, News Editor

December 12, 2019

A psychedelic retreat. A 75-milligram dose of ketamine. Intramuscular injections. Eve laid on her mat with her trip-sitter beside her. She felt it coming on. Then, whoosh. “I don’t know if there was a windy noise, or it was just inside my head. The tumbling, turning, kaleidoscope effect came on, ...

Changes on campus: Q & A

Changes on campus: Q & A

Jasmine Benigno-Hall, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

What’s the biggest single change you have seen at the JC? Chong: More students of color, more diversity in the workforce. I’m the first non-white male president in the history of the college. I’m only the fifth president, so I came up here to really serve all students, but I do feel like stud...

Sweating it out: SRJC Women’s Soccer feels the effects of climate change

Sweating it out: SRJC Women’s Soccer feels the effects of climate change

Kayla Beaton, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

It’s high noon on Sept. 23 at Santa Rosa Junior College. Women’s Soccer Coach Crystal Chaidez squints as she surveys the sun beating down on her team. It’s 102 degrees outside, and her players are circled on their home turf, unprotected from the sun. They sweat standing still.  Summer soccer pract...

High Temperature, high anxiety: How the declining environment erodes student mental health

High Temperature, high anxiety: How the declining environment erodes student mental health

Jesse Kapukui and Alex Nunez

September 27, 2019

While many students come to college expecting to explore their interests and find a fulfilling way of combining those interests with a career, their world is no longer so simple.  In light of recent climate change effects being felt by students around the globe, more feelings of hopelessness and d...

Considering her last words: A Bahamian SRJC student and her family’s survival through Dorian

Considering her last words: A Bahamian SRJC student and her family’s survival through Dorian

Riley Palmer, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2019

The last time Santa Rosa Junior College international student Anetra McCartney visited her family on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas was May 29. The three precious days she spent with her mother, Hepzibah “Sylvie” McCartney, and getting to meet her newborn brother Braden for the first time fille...

Step into the daylight and let it go: Title IX sheds light on the realities for sexual assault survivors

Step into the daylight and let it go: Title IX sheds light on the realities for sexual assault survivors

Dakota McGranahan, Managing Editor

May 16, 2019

Silence blankets a packed Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park. Backstage, a nervous Rhiannon Jones prepares to recite her platform statement for the Miss Sonoma County competition. She stands, closes her eyes and collects her thoughts. The click-clack of her heels echoes as she approaches...

Go! Fight! Win! With Dori Elder

Go! Fight! Win! With Dori Elder

Jose Gonzalez, Multimedia Editor

May 15, 2019

Trust, stability and high expectations: Dori Elder plans to bring all three to the Santa Rosa Junior College cheerleading team. Elder is the new Bear Cubs cheer coach. She has 19 years’ coaching experience, from Pop Warner to high school teams around Sonoma County, including Analy and Casa Grande...

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