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October 11, 2011

Music behind bars: Buzzy Martin teaches inmates at San Quentin and at-risk youth at juvenile hall the power of music.

September 13, 2011

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A long haired man with tinted sunglasses and dog-tags hanging from his neck is one of few who walks behind the walls of San Quentin unchained. His arms are sleeved with tattoos and he keeps a guitar slung ‘round his shoulder. When...

Inside Burning Man

September 13, 2011

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Building a city for 50,000  partiers in the Nevada Salt Flats I threw up my fatigued arms in an “X,” signaling my partner to stop the next bus so we could start searching the line again. The headlights of creeping vehicles...

Killing Time: GemCraft Labyrinth

Quinn Conklin and Quinn Conklin, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2011

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Got some time to kill? Why not check out GemCraft Labyrinth, the most tedious, time consuming game you will ever love. The game play is fairly standard issue for the tower defense genre: build defenses, kill monsters and then...

Best of Both Worlds

Julienne Blancaflor, Contributing Writer

May 16, 2011

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Paul Kaufman will graduate from Santa Rosa Junior College at the end of the semester and transfer to UCLA in the fall. This all may seem normal to a JC student, but Kaufman did this all within just one year at SRJC. Kaufman was able t...

Love in the time of Facebook

Molly K. Harrigan, Contributing Writer

May 16, 2011

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"He posted ‘Hey and a winky face' on my page last night." "Did you see Jessica's relationship status, she just dumped her boyfriend and already has a new one!" "He poked you!? OMG that's serious!" Constant gossip buzzing ...

Early College program puts Piner students on fast track

Julienne Blancaflor, Contributing Writer

May 14, 2011

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  Paul Kaufman will graduate from Santa Rosa Junior College at the end of the semester and transfer to UCLA in the fall. This all may seem normal to a JC student, but Kaufman did this all within just one year at SRJC. Kaufman...

Teachers shocked over “Three Cups” controversy

Craig Couden, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2011

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On April 13, SRJC instructor Ellen Shick accompanied students from her college skills classes to the Marin Civic Center to hear author Greg Mortenson speak about his experiences building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan and...

Imaginists craft theater without limits

Michael Shufro, Staff Writer

April 25, 2011

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You never quite know where the stage ends and the real world begins at 461 Sebastopol Ave. The Imaginist Theatre blurs the line between actors and audience, and what's real or imagined. "You see things happening outside the windo...

SRJC instructor Lynda Williams playfully merges science and performance arts

Jerome Janairo, News Editor

April 24, 2011

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By day, Lynda Williams wears black coveralls smudged with chalk dust as she teacher physics at SRJC. But for the past few weekends she has traded her coveralls for a slinky black dress as she performs in a gig that has been see...

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