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Sama Taku: And here I am now

Alex Campbell, Sports Editor

April 22, 2012

Filed under Features, Sports

Salted beads of sweat trickle down his cheeks. His knees and feet are sore from the countless hours bouncing, cutting and stampeding on the hard floor each week. Elbows and muscles turn to jelly from tossing 22 ounces of composite...

Up close Q&A: Kevin Aronis

Jenna Burkman, Contributing Writer

April 21, 2012

Filed under Features, Sports

Kevin Aronis is a natural athlete who has been dribbling a basketball as long as he can remember. During two seasons playing shooting guard at Santa Rosa Junior College, Aronis has displayed dominance on the court and now has multiple offers to transfer to division-I and II universities. Former high ...

How to stay safe at SRJC

Houston Smothermon, Features Editor

April 9, 2012

Filed under Features

With such a beautiful and well-kept campus, it’s easy to forget that Santa Rosa Junior College is open to anyone. Many students come here straight from high school, where campuses are controlled and protected but SRJC is open...

The Truth About Suicide

Chrisitiana Cobb, News Editor

April 9, 2012

Filed under Features

Voices. Paranoia. Mania. Depression. Jumping. Seven hundred forty-six feet off the Golden Gate Bridge. Gasping for air. Grasping for life. Survival. To a packed house on March 28, mental health and suicide awareness advocate,...

Suzanne Papa: Advisor Continues Providing Guidance to Students

Jessie De La O, A&E Editor

March 11, 2012

Filed under Features

Many people aren’t willing to go the extra mile to help students achieve their career dreams and goals, especially when they work solo and once derailed their own college career. Suzanne Papa has been an advisor for SRJC’s...

Not everyone has respect for the handicapped

Keshia Knight, Co-Editor-in-chief

February 28, 2012

Filed under Features, News

The first thing you notice about Amber Hernandez is not the friendly smile on her face: it is the yellow Labrador retriever guiding her wheelchair around SRJC. Hernandez was born with optic atrophy and the slow scarring of...

DJ Broken Record breaks down age barriers for dance shows

Brutus Gruey, Co-Editor-in-chief

February 28, 2012

Filed under Features

The dance floor was packed, hands flew in the air and hips swung with ecstatic energy in—a coffee shop full of kids? Yep, welcome to the burgeoning all-ages dance community of Sonoma County. The back room of My Friend Joe’s...

SRJC: Which campus is more convienent?

Vinny Fausone, Staff Writter

February 14, 2012

Filed under Features

SRJC Freshman Morgan Bladwin lives in Petaluma and wanted to take his classes at that campus, but since he plays water polo in Santa Rosa, he opted for the commute. “One day I had a huge paper to turn in, and I accidentally...

Bikram Yoga for our health and fitness

Drew Sheets, Opinion Editor

February 14, 2012

Filed under Features

Yoga has been practiced in India for at least 5,000 years. Its basic principles involve gaining flexibility and strength by breathing properly and controlling your body through a series of movements and postures. Since I’ve...

There’s an election this year?

Christiana Cobb, Assistant News Editor

February 14, 2012

Filed under Features

The 2008 elections sparked feelings of hope and change causing students everywhere to eagerly rush to cast their ballot for the most historic presidential election America has ever seen. With Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama...

“Glimpses: Eye-Witnessed, Remembered and Lived (History of African-Americans in Sonoma County)”

Jessie De La O, A&E Editor

February 13, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

Rev. Ann Gray Byrd is a civil rights and equality advocate, author, humanitarian and motivational speaker. Upon graduating from Santa Rosa High School in 1954, she became the first Secretary of the Santa Rosa NAACP branch her parents ...

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