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Student Voters: Despite Public Opinion, Participation Makes a Difference in 2012 Election

Peter Njoroge, Opinion Editor

November 1, 2012

In the middle of campus on Monday Oct. 15 at SRJC, some students sat, some relaxed and others rushed to class. There was a voting registration booth near Bertolini but no one ran in to ask questions, register or gain election information. “I don’t think voting really counts,” said SRJC student...

Proposition 33

Danette Ellsworth, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2012

What is it? Proposition 33 is the auto insurance industry’s initiative statute that bases prices on the history of a driver’s insurance coverage. It changes the current law and allows insurance companies to set prices based on whether the driver previously carried auto insurance coverage with...

Proposition 34

Darcy Fracolli, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2012

What is it? When California voters decide the fate of Proposition 34 this fall, they will also decide the fate of current and future death row inmates. Proposition 34 repeals the death penalty as the strictest punishment for convicted murderers and, according to the 2012 California official voter...

Proposition 37

Julia Somers, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2012

What is it? Californians will cast their votes next month on Proposition 37, a ballot initiative that would require labeling on food made from genetically modified organisms. In the past months, Proposition 37 has gained national media recognition. The Huffington Post called the measure “a closely...

Proposition 32

Jeremy Hoskins, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2012

What is it? Proposition 32 will halt union garnishing of wages to support political campaigns, ban donations to candidates and candidate-controlled committees by unions and corporations and halt corporations with government contracts from donating to the politicians who award them the contracts. There...

Proposition 30

Nashelly Chavez, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2012

What is it? Proposition 30 is a tax initiative that, if passed, will raise approximately $6 billion annually to help fund California schools and community colleges. The tax initiative, more formally known as “The Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012” is proposed by Governor Jerry...

Even a Broken Leg Can’t Slow Down SRJC Football Star

Jenna Burkman, Staff Writer

October 11, 2012

There is definitely no mistaking SRJC student Mike Tuaua when he walks around campus. The 6-foot, 3 inch, 260-pound freshman with a mane of reddish-brown hair, thick eyebrows and a warm Samoan smile is one the Bear Cubs’ best football players this season. At an early age, Tuaua knew sports was something...

Bikram Yoga

Bikram Yoga

Houston Smothermon, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2012

Bikram Choudhury is the yoga guru from India who famously started Bikram Yoga, a series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises practiced in 105-degree heat. Born in Calcutta, India, Choudhury started practicing yoga at age 3. In his teens, he won the National India Yoga Championship three years...

Meditation: Easy to learn and endlessly beneficial

Peter Njoroge, Staff Writer

September 25, 2012

I don’t want to work tonight. I just want to finish this email. I need to study standard deviation for stats. Why hasn’t she texted me back yet? Maybe she doesn’t like me anymore. I’m pretty sure this guy is talking about me on Facebook. I got pretty drunk last night. Why’s everyone talking...

New Faculty: Karen Walker

New Faculty: Karen Walker

Andrew McQuiddy & Peter Njoroge, Features Editor & Staff Writer

September 11, 2012

Karen Walker, English Education: A.A. in general studies from SRJC, B.A. in psychology and M.A. in English from Sonoma State University and Ph.D. in English from UC Davis. Experience: 10 years of part-time teaching and vocational experience at SRJC and UC Davis. Most interesting thing about...

New Faculty: Jill Tarver

New Faculty: Jill Tarver

Andrew McQuiddy & Peter Njoroge, Features Editor & Staff Writer

September 11, 2012

Jill Tarver, Consumer & Family Studies Education: B.S. in nutrition from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo and M.S. in nutrition from UC Davis. Experience: Three years of part-time teaching experience at Merritt College, City College of San Francisco, Las Positas College, Diablo...

New Faculty: Angela Romagnoli

New Faculty: Angela Romagnoli

Andrew McQuiddy & Peter Njoroge, Features Editor & Staff Writer

September 11, 2012

Angela Romagnoli, English Education: B.A. in English from California Baptist University, Riverside, Calif., M.A. in higher education from University of Redlands and M.A. in English from California State University, San Bernardino. Experience: Five years of part-time teaching experience at Mt. San...

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