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Dakota McGranahan, current vice president of student life, was elected as the next student body president with 418 out of the 646 total votes cast.

Student government election results announced

April 28, 2020

Santa Rosa Junior College students voted in a new slate of student government representatives  through remote online voting. Dakota McGranahan, current vice president of student life, was elected as the next student body president. Maria Arreguin-E...

One of Guy Tillotson's demonstrations to enlighten students about the total cost of single-use plastic bottles.

Student Senate resolves to ban single-use plastics on campuses statewide

April 23, 2020

Santa Rosa Junior College’s districtwide movement to ban single use plastics took another step forward April 5 when the Student Senate representing 115 California Community Colleges approved a resolution suggesting all outside vendors who sell food on community college campuses should replace single-use plastics with sustainable products by 2025.  Within the next five years, concessionaires at every community college in the state — whether they sell food at the cafeteria in Santa Rosa or from a coffee cart in San Diego — must swap single-use plasti...

The Student Senate voted to include pronoun preference as an input field at registration, meaning  students will be able to add their preferred gender pronouns in the same way as they now add their preferred name.

Statewide Student Senate votes to include pronoun preference at registration

April 19, 2020

In a nod to gender inclusivity, the Student Senate representing all 115 California Community Colleges adopted last month a resolution encouraging colleges to provide space in student registration portals for entering pronoun preference.  Two Santa Rosa Junior College Student Government Assembly members wrote the resolution that passed by an “overwhelming majority,” according to SRJC Vice President of Student Life Dakota McGranahan, one of the resolution’s authors.  “There was nothing...

SRJC students can  visit their student portal and click SGA Spring 2020 Election to vote for their representatives.

SRJC student government elections open through midnight April 17

April 15, 2020

Now through midnight Friday, Santa Rosa Junior College students can log into their student portals to vote for the college’s 2020-2021 student government representatives.  The election will decide SRJC Student Government Assembly’s next student...

The new reusable straws can withstand heated and cool beverages and will cost $3.

SRJC Student Government Assembly to sell reusable straws as first step toward campus plastic ban

September 24, 2019

Student Government Assembly plans to sell reusable silicone straws by late September as the first step in a future single-use plastic ban at Santa Rosa Junior College. Santa Rosa Vice President of Student Life Dakota McGranahan is working on the sin...

Taylor Swift during her photoshoot for the Apple Music Lab promotion.

Love prevails in Taylor Swift’s newest album, “Lover”

August 27, 2019

Taylor Swift’s seventh studio album “Lover” echoes what the final song whispers: “I want to be remembered for the things that I love, not the things that I hate.”  The lyrics to the closing track, “Daylight,” are essential to Swift’...

A reunited mother and daughter embrace each other in front of Santa Rosa High School.

Suspected gunman puts Santa Rosa High on Lockdown

May 31, 2019

Santa Rosa High School and Santa Rosa Junior College students were placed on lockdown around 10 a.m. Friday after reports that a student was on the high school campus with a gun. SRPD Lt. Ryan Corcoran said there have been no shots fired and no injuries ...

Approximately 11 units of firefighters arrive on scene minutes after the 911 call was made.

140 evacuated from structure fire near Coddingtown mall

April 5, 2019

Not another one. This was the thought Samantha Rivas, 17, had as she first saw flames engulf the upper story of her apartment complex. Rivas has lived at the apartment complex for three-and-a-half years and is used to consistent false alarm...

Police arrest suspect with gun near SRJC campus

Police arrest suspect with gun near SRJC campus

March 14, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College District Police alerted students and residents near Elliott Avenue of a suspected gunman at a home in the nearby neighborhood late Wednesday night.   SRPD Sgt. Christopher Mahurin said the suspect refused to come outside from...

After 24 hours of pouring rain, a break in the storm on Feb. 15 reveals the flooded areas of Sonoma County.

Come hell or high water; Santa Rosa floods close roads

February 20, 2019

Sonoma County residents experienced several road closures on Feb. 14 when a super-storm flooded the area. Many locals drove past road closure signs and braved the flooded roads despite Nixle alerts and a county-wide flood warning. Click through the ...

Daisy Garnica: A real life phoenix

Daisy Garnica: A real life phoenix

December 13, 2018

Dakota McGranahan Daisy Garnica turned on the faucet of her aunt’s glass-doored shower and stepped inside. Adjusting the temperature, she sat under the showerhead, letting the water beat against her skin. Then she burst into tears. “I remember sitt...

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