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SGA votes against new position for Petaluma campus

SGA votes against new position for Petaluma campus

Séamus Reed, Assistant News and Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 5, 2019

In a contentious 5-4 vote, the Santa Rosa Junior College Student Government Assembly chose not to pass a constitutional amendment April 1 that would have created a new SGA officer’s position and added a voting option on the ballot for the upcoming SGA election. The proposed position, Vice President...

140 evacuated from structure fire near Coddingtown mall

140 evacuated from structure fire near Coddingtown mall

Dakota McGranahan and Zane Zinkl

April 5, 2019

Not another one. This was the thought Samantha Rivas, 17, had as she first saw flames engulf the upper story of her apartment complex. Rivas has lived at the apartment complex for three-and-a-half years and is used to consistent false alarms. “These occur at least twice a month,” she said....

Sonoma Clean Power gives $50,000 to SRJC entrepreneurship program

Sonoma Clean Power gives $50,000 to SRJC entrepreneurship program

Andres Pimentel, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) gave Santa Rosa Junior College $50,000 on Feb. 1 to start the Spirit of Entrepreneurship program for students who have taken the BMG 100 Entrepreneurial Business Plan class and incorporate sustainable practices into their small business plans. The money is for current and futu...

MEChA declines the SRJC administration’s 15-month plan to increase student-employee wages

MEChA declines the SRJC administration’s 15-month plan to increase student-employee wages

Luke W. Morrow, Staff Writer

March 24, 2019

Update: According to MEChA advisor Rafael Vázquez, the SRJC Board of Trustees will seek to approve their proposal of an increase in student-employee wages, despite MEChA's declination to support the offer. MEChA's next open meeting with SRJC officials will be determined after the Board of Trustee...

Police arrest SRJC student for alleged rape on Petaluma campus

Police arrest SRJC student for alleged rape on Petaluma campus

Zane Zinkl, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

Petaluma police arrested a 19-year-old Santa Rosa Junior College student on felony charges of rape, sodomy and sexual battery in Petaluma as he was enroute to SRJC this morning. An SRJC student reported Tuesday that she had been sexually assaulted in the Mahoney Library on the Petaluma Campus the d...

Police arrest suspect with gun near SRJC campus

Police arrest suspect with gun near SRJC campus

Dakota McGranahan, Managing Editor

March 14, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College District Police alerted students and residents near Elliott Avenue of a suspected gunman at a home in the nearby neighborhood late Wednesday night.   SRPD Sgt. Christopher Mahurin said the suspect refused to come outside from the home, and officers used a police dog to lure ...

“You’re not alone”: Hope and support from a sexual assault survivor

“You’re not alone”: Hope and support from a sexual assault survivor

Luke W. Morrow, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019

A former Santa Rosa Junior College instructor and survivor of sexual assault discussed psychological practices to help victims recover from sexual assault and gave supportive ideas to those who might know a survivor during a Tuesday evening talk in the Girvin Student Activities Center. Becky Fein presented...

MEChA continues its fight for 15

MEChA continues its fight for 15

Luke Morrow, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019

A  Santa Rosa Junior College’s administrator told Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) the cost to increase all student-employee wages would be too expensive due to current budget cuts. Kate Jolley, interim vice president of SRJC’s Financial and Administration Services, said the pric...

SRJC students will see easier transfer process to SSU

SRJC students will see easier transfer process to SSU

Mark Fernquest, News Editor

March 6, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College students can expect a smoother transfer to Sonoma State University thanks to its new reduction policies for impacted majors, SSU staff announced at a meeting Feb. 28 in Plover Hall. A major can become impacted when the number of applicants is more than the available spaces. Thu...

Hip-hop: the 21st century vehicle of the black voice

Hip-hop: the 21st century vehicle of the black voice

Lenita Marie Johnson and Luke Morrow

March 3, 2019

A Santa Rosa Junior College Umoja coordinator captured the attention of a packed house while he passionately engaged them during a Black History Month presentation where he spoke about the rebellious and popular musical form “hip-hop,” Feb. 25 at the Bertolini Student Center.   Just shy of 100 s...

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