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SRJC kicks off 2019 Shone Farm Festival

SRJC kicks off 2019 Shone Farm Festival

Riley Palmer and Allison Khadoo, Co-Editor-in-Chief and Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College kicked off its seventh-annual Shone Farm Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 12, opening its doors at 10 a.m. with fun-filled rides, games and festivities for the local community.  Guests at Shone Farm enjoyed hayride tours, a pumpkin patch, a rotten fruit slingshot, fruit picking, apple...

New SRJC art exhibit breaks stereotypes one piece at a time

New SRJC art exhibit breaks stereotypes one piece at a time

Sam Mcminimy, Staff Writer

October 13, 2019

An exhibit at Santa Rosa Junior College, “Beyond Stereotypes: Native Americans Restyle the Comic Book Universe,” opens Oct. 15 at the Jesse Peter Multicultural Museum and will display a compilation of comic books portraying Native American lifestyles. The comic book compilation is the combined w...

Arts and Lectures Series Dives into the Lives of Domestic Workers

Arts and Lectures Series Dives into the Lives of Domestic Workers

Allison Khadoo, Staff Writer

October 12, 2019

Linda Lau, instructor of Santa Rosa Junior College’s Older Adult Program, looked deeply into the lives of domestic workers by examining the cultural impacts of the films “A Simple Life” and “The Second Mother” as part of the Arts and Lectures series Sept. 30 in Newman Auditorium.  A sm...

Stress and sleep affects students

Stress and sleep affects students

Alex Nunez, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College People Empowering others to Realize Success Coalition (PEERS) will conduct a stress and sleep workshop from 4–6 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the Bertolini Student Center to help students cope with the stress and sleep deprivation of being a college student.  “Stress and sleep are in the top five heal...

SRJC power shutoffs

SRJC power shutoffs

Zane Zinkl, News Editor

October 8, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College announced an indefinite all-campus closure starting Wednesday Oct. 9 due to PG&E’s announcement of a multi-county power shut-off. The shut-offs start at midnight tonight for much of Sonoma County. Power will be shut off in all, or portions, of Santa Rosa, Petaluma, H...

Fight for $15

Fight for $15

Zane Zinkle, News Editor

October 7, 2019

The Santa Rosa City Council unanimously approved a $15 minimum wage within the jurisdiction of the city on Oct. 1 after Santa Rosa Junior College students and Sonoma County residents showed their support for the policy.  SRJC student Luis Tirado, president of the Bernie Sanders Club, spoke in fa...

Blind Scream Haunted House comes back to haunt Sonoma County

Blind Scream Haunted House comes back to haunt Sonoma County

Edgar Soria Garcia, Managing Editor

October 4, 2019

Blind Scream Haunted House returns from the dead its tenth year in a row on Oct. 11 on a new location by Santa Rosa Plaza.  This year Blind Scream will introduce a new haunted house, “Witch House,” alongside its returning attraction, “Lil Horrus Fun House.”  "We don’t expect to be ...

Fridays for Future: Youth climate strike in San Francisco

Fridays for Future: Youth climate strike in San Francisco

Téa Lindsey, Staff Writer

September 21, 2019

Young people across the Bay Area skipped classes Sept. 20 and descended upon the streets of San Francisco as part of a global climate strike to demand a habitable Earth and livable future.  A crowd of nearly 40,000 demonstrators marched from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office at the San Francisc...

Santa Rosa Climate Strike

Santa Rosa Climate Strike

Zane Zinkl, News Editor

September 20, 2019

Approximately 2,000 people marched at noon Friday on Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa in solidarity with students and activists across the country to demand serious action on climate change. The rally lasted about two hours. The majority of those gathered in Santa Rosa were students on strike from ...

SRJC students and faculty to march for action on climate crisis

SRJC students and faculty to march for action on climate crisis

Zane Zinkl, News Editor

September 18, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College students and faculty will gather in the quad in solidarity with climate activists across the world Friday, Sept. 20 before marching to Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa. The campus event will last from 9:30-11 a.m. The student and faculty participants will then join the larger gr...

SRJC welcomes neighbors to see new housing plans

SRJC welcomes neighbors to see new housing plans

Abraham Fuentes, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2019

A four-story student housing complex will finally be a reality for 378 Santa Rosa Junior College students campus officials revealed at a Sept. 11 open house.  The project is expected to break ground in the fall of 2020.  Students will fill traditional single rooms, doubles and suites housing two to six ...

District Police arrest man for sexual assault on campus

District Police arrest man for sexual assault on campus

Alex Nunez, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College District Police arrested a Petaluma man who authorities say assaulted a female student in front of Analy Hall Thursday afternoon as she stood on the stairs with another student. Ernesto Angulo, 32, was arrested after the victim said he approached her for a hug and “grab...

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