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Lauren A. Spates
Lauren A. Spates is a staff writer and managing editor, in addition to being The Oak Leaf's Peer Assisted Learning Specialist, a TA-like position. After ten years outside the news business, Lauren hopes to land a job as a full time reporter.

She lives in West Sonoma County with her husband of eight years, their 1-year-old daughter and their English Springer Spaniel. Lauren is a native East Coaster giving the Left Coast a whirl. She is a newshound, bookworm, dog lover, Maryland Terrapins fan and a knit and crochet enthusiast. She is forever a cheerleader.

Lauren A. Spates, Features Editor

Apr 23, 2020
Student Senate resolves to ban single-use plastics on campuses statewide (Story)
Apr 19, 2020
Statewide Student Senate votes to include pronoun preference at registration (Story)
Apr 06, 2020
North Bay Zoombombing: From hateful actions to harmless antics (Story)
Apr 03, 2020
Retired English instructor and campus “force” Melissa Kort dies of cancer (Story)
Jan 27, 2020
“Nobody asks us”: Stories from the Joe Rodota Trail (Story)
Jan 25, 2019
Dr. Chong announces new safety measures for both Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses (Story)
Jan 25, 2019
Report of gunman exposes weaknesses in SRJC emergency preparedness (Story)
Jan 17, 2019
District Police say student’s report of armed gunman false; Student placed on mental health hold (Story)
Dec 13, 2018
Finding tranquility in chaos (Story)
Dec 13, 2018
Book by book: Rebuilding a post-fire identity (Story)
Dec 13, 2018
SRJC staff among victims of global bomb threat scam (Story)
Nov 01, 2018
Oak Leaf Endorses Incumbent Mike Thompson for House (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
“All that education for nothing”: One reporter recounts his path to the Pulitzer (Story)
Oct 25, 2018
SRJC College to Career program ranked No. 1 in the state (Story)
Sep 13, 2018
SRJC groups to encourage voter registration on campus (Story)
Sep 13, 2018
Lark Hall Planetarium feasibility assessment underway (Story)
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