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Latina protesters chant “si se puede,” which is Spanish for “yes we can,

Santa Rosa Women’s March focuses on climate change

January 21, 2020

The third annual Santa Rosa Women’s March brought together a diverse group to rally for reproductive and equal rights for women, advocate for freeing asylum seekers and protest the Trump administration's lack of action on climate change.  Hundred...

Ian Sanborn (left) directs comically detailed ASL techniques for a rooster to four SRJC deaf studies students: Saadi Vega, 35; Dreena Edillor, 20; Marc Gonzalez and Tyler O'Brien, 22 (left to right).

Professional creative sign-language performer brings ASL storytelling to SRJC

April 18, 2019

Hands spoke louder than words in the Newman Auditorium as a master American Sign Language (ASL) storyteller engaged the audience with poems and advanced signing techniques. National Theatre of the Deaf graduate, Ian Sanborn broke down the steps to his arti...

Structural characteristic shown in artist rendering highlights the similarity in design between current SRJC buildings.

Board of Trustees advances student housing

April 11, 2019

Housing developer Servitas presented to the Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees Tuesday afternoon final plans for a 360-bed student housing building to be completed by August 2022. Representatives from the three companies that will co...

MEChA co-chair Jocelyn Toscano (left) prepares her follow-up questions if administrators, Dean of Students Robbert Ethington (center), and Vice President of Student Services Pedro Avila, offer anything less than $15-per-hour on March 11 in the Bertolini Student Center.

MEChA declines the SRJC administration’s 15-month plan to increase student-employee wages

March 24, 2019

Update: According to MEChA advisor Rafael Vázquez, the SRJC Board of Trustees will seek to approve their proposal of an increase in student-employee wages, despite MEChA's declination to support the offer. MEChA's next open meeting with SRJC offici...

Erik Castro, photojournalist and presenter, answers questions about his 14-month project,

Photojournalist documents local homeless couple’s journey

February 19, 2019

A Santa Rosa based photojournalist shared his photos and experiences documenting the lives of a Santa Rosa homeless couple noon Monday in the Newman Auditorium. Fifty students attended the presentation, as part of the Santa Rosa Junior College arts and le...

Tuesday's board meeting on SRJC's Petaluma campus where MEChA again requested the administration approve a $3-an-hour raise to student-workers' wages.

Board of Trustees approves early retirement incentive among other business

February 15, 2019

The Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees unanimously approved Tuesday an early retirement incentive (ERI) in an attempt to trim and balance the school’s budget in the coming year. The decision, deemed controversial by many students and faculty, w...

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