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SRJC mourns loss of inspirng speech instructor

SRJC mourns loss of inspirng speech instructor

Staff

October 26, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College community is mourning the loss of cherished communications instructor Janis Wright, who leaves behind a 27-year legacy of teaching public speaking at the college. After a two-month illness, Wright died at the hospital early Sunday morning. She was 55. A self-proclaime...

SRJC College to Career program ranked No. 1 in the state

SRJC College to Career program ranked No. 1 in the state

Lauren A. Spates, Features Editor

October 25, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College’s College to Career (C2C) program leads California in helping intellectually disabled or autistic students attend college and find jobs afterward, according to the agency that oversees C2C programs statewide.   The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) announced last...

Late incident alert raises concerns of campus security

Late incident alert raises concerns of campus security

Adeira Sherpa and Séamus Reed

October 16, 2018

Faculty members questioned why they were not promptly notified of an armed robbery near Bech Hall Thursday evening that took place when some had classes in session. District Police sent an advisory at 10:42 p.m., two-and-a-half hours after the 8:14 p.m. incident in which a female student reported ...

Gunpoint robbery on SRJC campus

Gunpoint robbery on SRJC campus

Adeira Sherpa, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2018

Two male suspects robbed a female student at gunpoint around 8 p.m. Oct 11 near Bech Hall at Santa Rosa Junior College. The student told the SRJC District Police officers the men approached her from behind, one grabbed at her sleeve, pointed a gun into her back and demanded she give him everything she h...

Board remembers fires, talks moving forward

Jordan Allums, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018

Tuesday’s board meeting was ripe with emotion as it followed SRJC’s Day of Remembrance and Gratitude, an event in recognition of the fires that devastated large areas of Sonoma County one year ago. The meeting took place at the Mahoney library on the Petaluma campus, the reading room filled to...

One community one year later

One community one year later

Adeira Sherpa and Dakota McGranahan, Co-Editors-In-Chief

October 10, 2018

Community members gathered on a blocked-off Hopper Avenue on Oct. 9 for the “One Year Remembrance Gathering” in observation of the Tubb’s fire that burned more than 5,000 homes and killed more than 22 people in 2017. The fire burned nearly 1,300 homes in the Coffey Park neighborhood. Out ...

SRJC mourns loss of beloved custodian

SRJC mourns loss of beloved custodian

Séamus Reed, News Editor

September 26, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College faculty, staff and students are mourning the death of beloved veteran custodian Hermilo Andrade, who leaves behind a three-decade legacy of service at the college. Andrade died Sept. 20 after a three-day battle against brain damage. He was knocked unconscious after a scuffle out...

Treat yourself right : SRJC’s upcoming wellness fair

Treat yourself right : SRJC’s upcoming wellness fair

Jordan Allums, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018

Students who struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle while navigating busy class and work schedules may want to check out the sixth annual Wellness Fair this Oct. 18.   The Wellness Fair is a student-led event hosted by the Student Health Services PEERS Team. They are joined by the Student Gov...

Cafeteria is now cockroach-free

Cafeteria is now cockroach-free

Christian DaSilva and Matthew McGill

September 20, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa Junior College cafeteria in Bertolini Student Center is officially free of the cockroaches that reared their heads in June and caused health inspectors to shut down the restaurant for a week. The Sonoma County Retail Food facility inspector gave Fresh &...

Motorcyclist hospitalized after sideswipe accident

Motorcyclist hospitalized after sideswipe accident

Séamus Reed and Taylor Marek Seprish

September 20, 2018

An unidentified motorcyclist was rushed to Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon after a collision around 2 p.m. on Elliot Avenue. According to Gregory Yaeger, a Santa Rosa Police Department officer, the motorcyclist was heading westbound, and swerved into oncoming eastbound traffic into a Honda Od...

SRJC students fight for more library hours

SRJC students fight for more library hours

Jordan Allums, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

Picketing Santa Rosa Junior College students concerned about cuts to library hours overshadowed a congress member’s visit and other issues at the Sept. 11 Board of Trustees meeting. Despite students’ impassioned pleas for action, the board made no decisions on the issue. Several students stoo...

Police arrest alleged aggressive flirter

Police arrest alleged aggressive flirter

Jose Gonzalez, Managing Editor

September 14, 2018

Following a two-day search, Santa Rosa Junior College District Police arrested Marcus Len Walton, 18, for suspicious activity and “aggressively flirting” with female students on campus, officials said. According to a Sept. 14 press release, District Police officers questioned Walton Thursday ...

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