The Oak Leaf

Finding a cure

Allyce Ferrua, A&E Editor

October 23, 2010

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year marks the 25th anniversary of NBCA, a health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities such as the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute and Susa...

SRJC IT director looks to students as models for tech spending

Benjamin Gruey, Staff Writer

October 23, 2010

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With dwindling Measure 8 funds, SRJC's Information Technology (IT) is looking for new ways to save money. SRJC was spending about $3 million per year, said Scott Conrad, Director of IT. This year the budget is $1 million. We are "...

Board of Trustees: help wanted

Allyce Ferrua, A&E Editor

October 23, 2010

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SRJC started the process of selecting a new president immediately after Dr. Agrella announced his retirement on Aug. 30. The search process is being conducted by the Board of Trustees, who advertise the position with recruitme...

Student clubs have mixed results recruiting new members during Club Day

Jerome Janairo, Features Editor

October 23, 2010

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Despite an initial delay, this semester's Club Day took place on Oct. 13, playing host to 15 extracurricular student organizations. Club Day was originally scheduled for Sept. 29 but was cancelled by the ICC due to unknown r...

Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey speaks: how to pay for college

Margot Rada, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2010

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Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey told students and parents that financial aid for college is still feasible for students willing to look for it. Amid this economic crisis, advocates across the nation have been fighting for students...

Candlelight vigil mourns LGBT teen suicides

Kevin Skahan, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2010

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Sister Sparkle Plenty sat in front of her laptop, heartbroken from the news. Reports of suicide after suicide popped up in her Facebook feed, alerting her of the 29 teenagers who took their lives due to anti-gay bullying in Septe...

CSUs accepting transfer applications for Spring 2011

Isabel Johnson, News Editor

October 23, 2010

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If you're ready to transfer, but waiting until you can apply to a CSU, wait no more. CSU will accept transfer applications for the spring 2011 semester. For the past two years, most CSUs have been unable to accept Spring transfer...

SRJC hosts 42nd annual forensics tournament

Michelle Peirano, Co-Editor in chief

October 16, 2010

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With wide smiles and high energy all over the Bertolini student center, SRJC closed its 42nd annual forensics tournament the weekend of Oct. 8 by handing out awards to students from 15 community colleges and state universities. San Fran...

New bill simplifies transfer process

Allyce Ferrua, A&E Editor

October 4, 2010

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Legislators passed senate Bill 1440, or the Student Achievement Transfer Reform (STAR) Act, on Aug. 25. The Act will create more formal transfer guidelines for students to follow as they begin community college. The Governor...

New In-N-Out Burger near SRJC causes excitement and concern

Veronica Erik, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2010

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The popular In-N-Out Burger chain will open a Santa Rosa location in early October, causing worry as well as excitement among some Santa Rosa Junior College students and faculty. The plan to build an In-N-Out Burger was approved i...

Santa Rosa City Council continues to study Bicycle Boulevard

Benjamin Gruey, Staff Writer

October 3, 2010

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More than 100 Santa Rosa residents showed up to support the continuation of the Humboldt Street Bicycle Boulevard Project or its restoration to a normal street at the Santa Rosa City Council Meeting on Sept. 28. After more than...

Congo Week: Awareness about violent rapes

Benjanim Gruey, Staff Writer

October 3, 2010

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Santa Rosa Junior College will participate in Congo Week III starting Oct. 17 to raise awareness about the violent rapes and murders happening in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). There were at least 303 violent rapes,...

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