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Students to vote on campus center fee increase

Allyce Ferrua, A&E Editor

November 13, 2010

Santa Rosa Junior College's Associated Students and Board of Trustees are holding a special election for the student center fee referendum. Students will be able to vote from Monday, Nov. 15 at 12:01 a.m. to Friday, Nov. 19 at 11:59 p.m. The Student Senate arranged for polling booths at both the Sant...

Multiple delayed events point to overwhelmed Associated Students

Benjamin Gruey, Staff Writer

November 13, 2010

The Associated Students' Calendar of Events for the Fall 2010 semester has been inaccurate since September. Most recently, Music as a Means was moved from Nov. 4 to the last week of February. Jessica Jones, the vice president of the Santa Rosa campus, said Associated Students had planned events too clos...

Re-entry student suffers heart attack on SRJC campus

Michelle Peirano, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2010

Re-entry student Pamela Jean Bowers, 61, passed away Oct. 25 after suffering a heart attack at Santa Rosa Junior College. Emergency responders took Bowers to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital to try and resuscitate her, but she never regained consciousness. Bowers returned to SRJC the summer of 2008 after t...

Students react to California midterm election results

Craig Couden, Web Editor

November 13, 2010

Student reactions to California's midterm election ranged from excited to apathetic about hotly-contested races and ballot items, but opinions were scarce for lower profile issues. "I just didn't want Meg Whitman to win. That was about it," said SRJC student Arthur Vega. While student Travis Labruc...

Election results 2010

Craig Couden, Web Editor

November 2, 2010

Faced with an expensive, negative and hotly contested gubernatorial race and controversial ballot measures, Californians chose former governor Jerry Brown over former eBay CEO Meg Whitman and affirmed environmental protection and a simpler budget process, but rejected the legalization of marijuana on Nov. ...

SRJC educates faculty on disability awareness

Michelle Peirano, Co-Editor in Chief

October 25, 2010

In honor of Disability Awareness Month  SRJC hosted six events and provided more online resources than ever before. The disability resources department focused more on electronic materials this year with the goal of reaching more people, since it is hard for students and faculty to attend most eve...

Candlelight vigil mourns LGBT teen suicides

Kevin Skahan, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2010

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 September. The 29 teenagers represent an issue that has been happening for hund...

SRJC IT director looks to students as models for tech spending

Benjamin Gruey, Staff Writer

October 23, 2010

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 "trying to do what we can to minimize costs." IT is buying Macbooks wi...

Student clubs have mixed results recruiting new members during Club Day

Jerome Janairo, Features Editor

October 23, 2010

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 reasons. But on the 13th, the 15 clubs set up booths in Bertolini Quad to promot...

Courtyard Café and Bookstore require questionable credit card minimums

Quinn Conklin, Opinion Editor

October 23, 2010

At the Courtyard Café on SRJC's Petaluma campus, you can buy lunch, a bottle of water or snack on a donut, but if it comes to less than $3, you won't be able to use your credit card. While this practice may be tough on students who only want a quick snack and left their cash at home, it is p...

Finding a cure

Allyce Ferrua, A&E Editor

October 23, 2010

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 Susan G. Komen for the Cure. AstraZeneca, which manufactures breast cancer d...

CSUs accepting transfer applications for Spring 2011

Isabel Johnson, News Editor

October 23, 2010

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 transfers due to budget cuts. CSU received a budget augmentation from the recently app...

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