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SRJC Police Academy Student Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

SRJC Police Academy Student Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

Mark Fernquest, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

Authorities arrested a Santa Rosa Junior College police academy cadet on Nov. 21 on felony child pornography charges. The arrest was part of a larger regional investigation. Ryan Andrew Imschweiler, 22, was arrested on Skylane Boulevard after Santa Rosa police served a search warrant at his home,...

Student trustee Robert Martinez announces STAG at off-week meeting

Student trustee Robert Martinez announces STAG at off-week meeting

Jordan Allums, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

Student trustee Robert Martinez announced the creation of the Student Trustee Advisory Group, making his mark on an otherwise sleepy Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees meeting. In light of the recent fires in Butte County, SRJC was closed two weekends in a row and several days during the week...

Camp Fire smoke affects students’ health, education

Camp Fire smoke affects students’ health, education

Kate Tornai, contributing writer

November 15, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College students have suffered headaches, nausea, fatigue, nosebleeds, asthma attacks and even PTSD over the past week due to smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County. Campus closures have also led to students get behind on lectures and assignments and miss out on practice time i...

SRJC announces plan for on-campus housing

SRJC announces plan for on-campus housing

Dakota McGranahan, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College has announced plans to build student housing on the Santa Rosa campus by fall 2022. In August 2017, SRJC established a housing work force to discuss options for providing affordable housing to students. In October 2017, many students and faculty lost their homes in the...

Butte County Fire causes SRJC closure

Butte County Fire causes SRJC closure

Dakota McGranahan, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College is closed Nov. 8 and 9 due to poor air quality from the Butte County fire north of Chico. Director of District and Community Relations Erin Bricker emailed students Thursday evening informing them of the closure. All classes and activities on those days are canceled. Sonoma...

2018 midterms break historic records

2018 midterms break historic records

Dakota McGranahan, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2018

Democrats secured the House of Representatives and flipped several states Tuesday night in an election that produced a historical amount of voters and elected a record number of minorities into office. An estimated 113 million people participated in the election, making this the first midterm in ...

SRJC completes solar panel project

SRJC completes solar panel project

Mark Fernquest, Staff writer

November 7, 2018

School officials spotlighted Santa Rosa Junior College’s role as a community leader in sustainability when they recognized the completion of its 1.8 megawatts solar array project on Nov. 6. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place under the newly-installed solar panels in the Bech parking lot and inc...

Oak Leaf captures multimedia awards and online excellence

Oak Leaf captures multimedia awards and online excellence

Oak Leaf Staff

November 7, 2018

The Oak Leaf brought home a baker’s dozen of awards – many for online and multimedia content — from the Journalism Association of Community College’s NorCal conference Nov. 3. Some 187 delegates from 16 community colleges participated in workshops and on-the-spot contests at San Joaquin-Delt...

Campus app coming to Santa Rosa campus in January

Campus app coming to Santa Rosa campus in January

Eileen Rodriguez, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College will launch a Santa Rosa campus-focused app at the start of the 2019 spring semester while also adding new features to the existing Petaluma campus app. The SRJC campus app will allow Santa Rosa students to access their student portal, schedule of classes, student resources...

Student groped in Shuhaw hall

Student groped in Shuhaw hall

Dakota McGranahan, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2018

An SRJC student reported that a man grabbed her buttocks in Shuhaw Hall  at 5:49 p.m. on Oct. 29. The woman told police she was leaving the restroom when a man approached her and grabbed her. She screamed and the man immediately fled. She then contacted Santa Rosa Junior College District Police. ...

Introducing the ‘Clery Report’

Introducing the ‘Clery Report’

Mark Fernquest, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College District Police released the annual Clery Report showing all crimes committed on SRJC’s campuses over the past three years. The federal Clery Act requires all colleges to publish an annual report by Oct. 1 each year that contains three years of crime statistics and ...

Artificial Intelligence: the future is just around the corner

Artificial Intelligence: the future is just around the corner

Jordan Allums, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

Artificial intelligence is no longer a sci-fi movie trope—it’s here and it’s at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution. Businesses are wising up, hiring smart and investing in artificial intelligence, a Salesforce director told Santa Rosa Junior College students and World Affairs Coun...

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