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Not quite a snow day

Not quite a snow day

Aria Quinn, Features Editor

February 5, 2019

Students of Santa Rosa Junior College were excited at the possibility of waking up to snow Tuesday morning, for the first time since early 2002, after checking the weather Monday night. Only a select few actually saw this dream come true. Weather tracking apps, like “The Weather Channel,” ...

Sonoma County Student Film Festival accepting entries

Sonoma County Student Film Festival accepting entries

Séamus Reed, Assistant News Editor

February 4, 2019

Student filmmakers are invited to show off their talent this spring at the 2019 Sonoma County Student Film Festival, hosted by Santa Rosa Junior College Petaluma Student Life. Open to students of all ages enrolled in Sonoma County during spring 2019, the 11th annual festival is accepting entries from...

Dr. Chong announces new safety measures for both Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses

Dr. Chong announces new safety measures for both Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses

Lauren A. Spates, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College President Dr. Frank Chong on Thursday announced new measures intended to protect the JC in the event of future armed-intruder incidents. The improvements include the installation of new locks, the scheduling of active shooter trainings and drills, the use of a new alert broadca...

Report of gunman exposes weaknesses in SRJC emergency preparedness

Report of gunman exposes weaknesses in SRJC emergency preparedness

Lauren A. Spates, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2019

In the 25 minutes between an email that alerted Santa Rosa Junior College to a “subject with a gun on the Santa Rosa campus” and the district police’s issuance of an all-clear, students, faculty and staff at SRJC struggled with what to do to stay safe. A female student called police at approximat...

District Police say student’s report of armed gunman false; Student placed on mental health hold

District Police say student’s report of armed gunman false; Student placed on mental health hold

Lauren A. Spates, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2019

A female student falsely reported Thursday an armed relative was on Santa Rosa Junior College’s Santa Rosa campus “coming to kill” her, police said. After a campus lockdown and the evacuation of Analy Hall, SRJC District Police questioned the student, who admitted making a false report. ...

Power outage closes Santa Rosa campus

Power outage closes Santa Rosa campus

Dakota McGranahan, Managing Editor

January 16, 2019

Haehl Pavilion gymnasium was evacuated Wednesday night at approximately 6:20 p.m. when a transformer explosion caused a college-wide power outage at Santa Rosa Junior College’s Santa Rosa campus.   SRJC District Police Officer Brandon Fleetwood said 60 mph winds and heavy rain from a Bay Area...

Fishman steps down, Burns to replace as chair next semester

Fishman steps down, Burns to replace as chair next semester

Jordan Allums, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees juggled a full agenda for the final meeting this semester, hearing student concerns over reduced library hours, honoring an employee of the month and saying farewell to board president Maggie Fishman as she passes the gavel to trustee Jordan Burns. Wit...

Finals stress takes its toll on students

Finals stress takes its toll on students

Kate Tornai, Contributing Writer

December 13, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College student Jessica Mendoza has too much to do and too little time. Between working 36 hours a week at a restaurant in Rohnert Park, taking nine units at SRJC and making time for friends and family, Mendoza says reading textbooks can sometimes fall by the wayside. “Settin...

SRJC staff among victims of global bomb threat scam

SRJC staff among victims of global bomb threat scam

Lauren A. Spates, Features Editor

December 13, 2018

Multiple SRJC employees received a threatening email Thursday morning as part of what police are reporting as a global scam. Santa Rosa Junior College District Police Chief Robert Brownlee confirmed approximately 10 faculty and staff members received an email directing them to pay $20,000 in Bitco...

The North Bay Trades Introduction Program (TIP)

The North Bay Trades Introduction Program (TIP)

Mark Fernquest, Staff writer

December 13, 2018

Skyrocketing rents. Soaring health insurance premiums. Unbridled college debt. Do these trends spell the end of Sonoma County’s middle class? Not if Frank Cuneo can help it. It all comes down to decent-paying jobs. He has a blueprint for obtaining them, and he’s on a mission to spread the word about i...

Student Government conquers deficit left by cost of living adjustment.

Student Government conquers deficit left by cost of living adjustment.

Christian DaSilva, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

SRJC’s Student Government Assembly (SGA) approved a solution Nov. 26 to a $14,000 staff salary deficit caused by a recently approved 6 percent staff salary increase. Last February, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) began negotiations to raise salaries and cost of living (COLA) for all...

SRJC student documents ‘migrant caravan’

SRJC student documents ‘migrant caravan’

Séamus Reed, News Editor

November 29, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College student Joshua Torres saw a tractor-trailer arrive and start to unload passengers. The container had been modified to hold a second deck of people, and he counted around 75 climb out of the truck. They had come to Tijuana from Mexicali, more than 90 miles away, in the back of a...

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