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Research Improves Job Outlook

Research Improves Job Outlook

Jessie De La O, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2013


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For many graduating college students, searching for a job is a priority. But the last three to four years the U.S. economy has looked bleak. According to an article posted in The New York Daily News, based on a Rutgers University study released in May 2012, “Nearly 50 percent of graduates over the...

Student Trustee Superstar

Jane Schultz, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2013


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Michelle Dowling is a woman with a can-do attitude. In April 2012 she was elected to serve a one-year term as student trustee to the SRJC Board of Trustees. She had been the vice president of Advocacy for the Associated Students for the three previous semesters, so becoming the student trustee was...

Munchies Miracleworker

Andrew McQuiddy, Features Editor

January 31, 2013


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Night owls rejoice: there’s now a service delivering groceries and sundries to your door so you can hoot till dawn, free from the drudgery of driving and shopping. Deanna Sonni started Foodie Call in November 2012 to cater to thousands of Sonoma County late-nighters like herself. “It’s a service...

Harlem Globetrotters

Thomas De Alba, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2013


Filed under Features, Sports

Unbelievable athleticism. Amazing tricks. Incredible showmanship and an unforgettable night. All of these qualities exemplified the Harlem Globetrotters performance when they stunned the maximum capacity crowd on Jan. 16 in Haehl Pavilion at SRJC. If the performance had to be summed up in one word,...

Yosha Ellis: Actor, Director, Playwright

Samuel Bemis, Staff Writer

January 28, 2013


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Ever since Yosha Ellis was a child he loved the theatrical arts. Ellis started his acting career in fourth grade. Many years later he has founded the non-profit Fog Lights Theater Company and is the artistic director. He is adapting his favorite pieces of literature into theater, and plans to direct...

Instructor brings hands on experience

Clayton Ball, Contributing Writer

December 11, 2012


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When SRJC instructor Cliff Norton started working as a mechanic at Gary’s Standard Service in Minneapolis, he was still in high school. When enlisting in the army in 1968, recruiters asked Norton what area he would like to work in. He answered “electronics,” so they made him a mechanic. After bei...

Student bus rider avoid rising prices

Julia Somers, Contributing Writer

December 11, 2012


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SRJC student Marco Camacho commutes one hour each way four days a week from his home in Roseland. Camacho has relied on the bus to get him to SRJC since he first started taking classes three years ago. “It’s better than walking and cheaper than buying a car. But it’s frustrating that my life...

Teacher, world traveler, mother and historian: Alice Roberti’s first novel thrills SRJC students

Teacher, world traveler, mother and historian: Alice Roberti’s first novel thrills SRJC students

Anna Hect, Contributing Writer

December 11, 2012


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With just one glance you will see a history instructor; do a double-take and you may catch a mother of three; sit down and talk with her and you will invest one of the most interesting hours of your life in a woman smiling ear-to-ear with glee over the release of her first novel. This is the un...

Volunteers rush into the unlikliest places

Catherine Sagan, Contributing Writer

December 11, 2012


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I am standing in line with 23 people ahead of me at the local Banrural at 8:30 a.m. waiting for the bank to open and it is already hot. I am making a deposit for one of our workers who sends money each week to his children’s school expenses. He is presently cleaning out our latrine and I agr...

The Flying Goat Cafe: Tasty food in home environment graces Railroad Square

The Flying Goat Cafe: Tasty food in home environment graces Railroad Square

Erik Ramirez, Photo Editor

December 11, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

In a community bursting with vibrant and colorful coffee shops, The Flying Goat Café stands apart with its simple straight forward approach to what you fill you cup with. I dropped by their Santa Rosa shop located Downtown on Fourth Street, right across from the train station. Walking in you are ...

Lazy Woman’s Feast

Lazy Woman’s Feast

Isabel Baskerville, Co Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2012


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Many college students may find themselves unable or unwilling to head home for the holidays this year. Budgets are tight, tempers are tense and the weather is crap. But fear not! A smaller budget and cramped apartment should be no deterrent for SRJC students looking to enjoy a meal without putting m...

Hipster Cookies

Hipster Cookies

Alex Pozzi, Contributing Writer

December 11, 2012


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When I moved to Portland I was welcomed by over 70 microbreweries, a mere 600 different food carts and a few hundred artisan coffee shops. Clearly, I chose the right place to move. But within this fabulous food mecca I was thrown into a subculture I’m sure many of you are familiar with: the ever...

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