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SRJC helps students land jobs, internships

SRJC helps students land jobs, internships

Celina Ocheltree, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

In a competitively driven workforce college students need as much exposure and experience as possible, but not all college campuses provide a large variety of tools to help their students land their ideal jobs and internships while still in school or post grad. Santa Rosa Junior College on the other hand ...

Assault and robbery at SRJC Southwest Campus

Assault and robbery at SRJC Southwest Campus

Zane Zinkl, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

Two men robbed and assaulted two Santa Rosa Junior College students last night in the southern parking lot of the SRJC Southwest Campus before fleeing the area in a dark colored SUV. Santa Rosa police arrived at 8:45 p.m. Monday at the Southwest Campus at 950 South Wright Road to respond to a repor...

SRJC sexual assault suspect released from custody

SRJC sexual assault suspect released from custody

Zane Zinkl, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

The Sonoma County Jail released Santa Rosa Junior College student Brandon Cortes, arrested on charges of sexual assault, battery and sodomy on March 14, after prosecutors announced they would not file charges in a hearing on April 15. At the time of the hearing there was insufficient evidence to pu...

Political science and pizza margherita: SRJC Study Abroad Program

Political science and pizza margherita: SRJC Study Abroad Program

Riley Palmer, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

Cross international waters. Stroll down cobblestone pathways at dusk. Clink wine glasses as your eyes wander onto the Ponte Vecchio while the sun takes its final bow. Many college students see international travel as an item on their post-education bucket list, but for Santa Rosa Junior College st...

Dolores Huerta steers students toward activism

Dolores Huerta steers students toward activism

Leslie M.Levy, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

Labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta challenged people to step into action Monday, speaking to a standing-room-only audience in Newman Auditorium on the Santa Rosa campus. The 89-year-old co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association (NFA), later known as the United Farm Workers (U...

SGA announces spring election results

SGA announces spring election results

Séamus Reed, Assistant News and A/E Editor

April 22, 2019

The Santa Rosa Junior College Student Government Assembly announced the results of the spring 2019 election in a Bearfacts email to students on Monday. The online poll and in-person voting booths were open from Monday April 15 through Friday April 19. Lekkyes G. Dakwakas of the Justice Gang slate was elected studen...

Professional creative sign-language performer brings ASL storytelling to SRJC

Professional creative sign-language performer brings ASL storytelling to SRJC

Luke W. Morrow, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

Hands spoke louder than words in the Newman Auditorium as a master American Sign Language (ASL) storyteller engaged the audience with poems and advanced signing techniques. National Theatre of the Deaf graduate, Ian Sanborn broke down the steps to his artistic process through animated features that...

Professor, award winning author speaks at “We the Future Social Justice Conference”

Professor, award winning author speaks at “We the Future Social Justice Conference”

Jesse Kapukui, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

Students piled into Carole L. Ellis Auditorium to listen to UC Santa Barbara professor Dr. Victor Rios, a professor and award winning author, discuss Latinx students and community involvement issues during a daylong social justice conference April 12 on the Petaluma campus of Santa Rosa Junior College. ...

Board of Trustees advances student housing

Board of Trustees advances student housing

Luke W. Morrow and Mark Fernquest

April 11, 2019

Housing developer Servitas presented to the Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees Tuesday afternoon final plans for a 360-bed student housing building to be completed by August 2022. Representatives from the three companies that will collaborate to complete the project spoke at the meeting. Employees ...

Board approves student-employee wage increase, student housing

Board approves student-employee wage increase, student housing

Luke W. Morrow, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

The Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees approved a 230-unit student housing building and an incremental wage increase to get student-employee wages to $15 by July 2020, Tuesday afternoon in the Student Activities Center. After years of planning, the SRJC board awarded the student housing pr...

Take Back the Night revitalized on SRJC’s Santa Rosa campus

Take Back the Night revitalized on SRJC’s Santa Rosa campus

Luke W. Morrow, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Silence filled the room for a brief moment as a group of candle-bearing students and faculty revived Take Back the Night and paused to acknowledge the strength and suffering of survivors of sexual violence. Before them stood a vigil table, upon which lay eight printed stories from sexual assault survivors,...

SRJC unveils new digital media creation and editing suites in the Doyle Library

SRJC unveils new digital media creation and editing suites in the Doyle Library

Leslie M. Levy, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

Faculty across several overlapping departments are hoping the new Digital Media Suites at Doyle library on the Santa Rosa campus will become “sticky spaces”—places where students will hang around to collaborate and meet students from other programs that work with digital media in its many form...

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