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The Bear Cubs look on during their 13-8 victory over Reedley College on Cinco de Mayo.

Bear Cubs smash 3 HR’s in Game 1 win

May 5, 2017

Ryder Kuhns hit two of the Santa Rosa Junior College baseball teams three home runs, and after blowing a four run lead, SRJC beat Reedley College 13-8 in the opening game of the California Community College Athletic Association playoffs May 5. Trailing...

Hip Hop Culture: A universal language

Ali Benzerara, Sports Editor

April 25, 2017

America may have invented hip-hop but the world welcomed it with open arms and turned rap into a universal language of revolution and understanding. Here at home, American hip-hop dominates the mainstream sound and continues the trend when it comes to influencing the sound of rap and hip-hop around the world. Korean pop, or K-pop, was originally created in the ‘90s with idol groups like Seo Taiji and the Boys, which incorporated pop music from the U.S. and Kor...

Autism awareness

Grant Wetmore, Opinion Editor

April 25, 2017

As April draws to a close, it’s apparent that I need to remind everyone that April is Autism Awareness Month. This seems necessary because the month has gone by and not a single march or lecture was put on by our student body concerning the autism spectrum. When February came, we had discussions about the African-American community. The same thing happened with Women’s History Month. But when April came along, the Santa Rosa Junior College campus seemed to focus on tran...

Living with depression

Ruby Zhang, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017

I am a student at Santa Rosa Junior College, and I suffer from depression. Sometimes when I tell people that I have depression, they withdraw. They wonder why a 20-year-old woman who appears happy most days could suffer from this illness. My depression is not caused by a single incident of distress, such as a breakup. Clinical depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, according to mental health researchers at Harvard University. People with depression can f...

Pedro Avila, SRJC's new vice president of student services.

New Kid in Town: Santa Rosa Junior College names VP of student services

April 25, 2017

New student services director inspires first generation students Pedro Avila, Santa Rosa Junior College’s newly appointed assistant superintendent and vice president of student services, is proof of education’s power to change lives. In his new...

“Thirteen Reasons Why” forces viewers to engage in challenging discussions about social issues such as bullying, sexual assualt and suicide in todays high schools.

I could’ve saved her: Controversial Netflix series teaches us why we shouldn’t just stand back and turn a blind eye

April 25, 2017

Last night I cried as I watched my friend Hannah Baker take her life by slitting her wrists. Gasping for her final breaths as blood poured out of her body, I sat alone and broken knowing I could do nothing to help her. Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why”...

Bear Cubs in good shape for consecutive Big 8 titles

Bear Cubs in good shape for consecutive Big 8 titles

April 25, 2017

Securing the three-game sweep over the Modesto Junior College Pirates with a 5-1 win April 23 puts the Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team in a perfect position heading into post season play. The Victory wrapped up the Bear Cubs 2017 season and the...

SRJC football warms up before competing against each other in the 2017 Spring Olympics.

Bear Cubs football competes in Spring Olympics

April 25, 2017

SANTA ROSA JUNIOR COLLEGE—The Bear Cub football team began its Spring football Olympics from March 27 to . The event consists of a series of team-based competitions throughout a two week period completed for points. At the end of the two weeks the team...

Snoozin’ on America’s pastime

Frank Sumrall, Contributing Editor

April 25, 2017

United States’ favorite pastime was defined by a day at the ballpark full of loud vendors, excited fans chugging down beer and the satisfying crack of the bat as a baseball zips through the windless air.But the summers when baseball dominated the minds of Americans are no longer. Football and basketball conquer sports airwaves and networks while soccer and hockey continue to gain viewers. The public has lost its appreciation for the art of baseball is lost. Now it’s time...

A dab of beast mode.

Lynch navigates contract with Raiders

April 25, 2017

Trading for and acquiring the currently retired Seattle Seahawk, Marshawn “Beast Mode" Lynch, will seal a Super Bowl victory for the Oakland Raiders in 2018. The Raiders recently announced their official move to Las Vegas in 2019, giving the current...

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