Rachel Shayne Edelstein

Graphic Designer and Writer

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Thank Sonoma County native Molly MacGregor for Women's History Month

Forty years ago on March 8, Molly MacGregor held the first Women's History Day in Sonoma County. On Monday morning, MacGregor shared with SRJC students how her idea grew into the presidentially endorsed and congressionally approved Women's History Month. Students at the Petaluma campus quietly filled room 656 as MacGregor recounted the events that...

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17 dead, 400 missing in Sonoma County

The death toll in Sonoma County has risen to 17 while 400 others remain missing on Oct.12 since fires broke out late Sunday night, authorities say. Sonoma County Sheriff Robert Giordano announced 17 confirmed fatalities in Sonoma County. Ten victims have been identified. Most of the victims were from the Larkfield and Santa Rosa area....

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In the knick of time

Santa Rosa Junior College student Kiani Bush's next-door neighbor pounded on her aunt's door at 1 a.m. on Oct. 9. Moments later her aunt burst into her room, telling her to pack a bag; they had to leave now. The power was out so Bush, 20, used the flashlight on her phone to pack.

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SRJC clubs bridge the gap between the campus and community

The Environmental Club, Native American Inter-Tribal Council, the High school Equivalency Program (HEP) and Feminists United are among several SRJC clubs that are bridging the gap this year between the school and the community. Student Caitlyn Thomasson, 20, is pioneering the first ever Environmental Club at the SRJC.

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The sunrise ceremony

Angelica root. Sweet grass. Pepperwood leaves. White mountain sage. Thanksgiving morning smells different for Rose Hammock, 21, a SRJC student studying early childhood education and behavioral sciences. At 4:30 a.m. Hammock lights each plant and drops it into a clay pot, emitting smoke. She takes a turkey feather fan and waves the smoke over her...

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New York Times free for all SRJC students

For the first time in three years The New York Times digital publication is now free for all Santa Rosa Junior College students. All you need is your student ID login and password. See the end of the article for further instructions. As a non-subscriber you are restricted to no more than 10 articles a...

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Bookstore still undergoing transition

Despite some initial delays during the Fall 2017 semester, the bookstore is getting on track since changing ownership to Follett Corporation. Doug Roberts, senior vice president of finance and administrative services, said, "There were some early issues with Follett not having sufficient staff to process/order some things on a timely basis, but they seem to...

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The Little Mermaid: production offers something for all

A sparkling palace set receives finishing touches on the Maria Carrillo High School stage this week, complete with gilded accents and an enthusiastic cast milling about. It's the rehearsal for "The Little Mermaid," an upcoming play produced by the Santa Rosa Junior College Theater Arts Department.

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#metoo is just another way women bear the burden of making change

Women are posting "#metoo" on social media to indicate they've experienced sexual harassment and like every advancement towards gender equality, #metoo is another example of women being tasked with educating men. Until men educate each other, the change will be frustratingly slow. If the majority of women in your newsfeed have posted #metoo, maybe this...