Brendan Dorsey

Journalist

Location icon United States of America

Recent George Washington University political science grad now pursuing journalism. Interested in all things politics and travel.

Currently based in Northern California.

Portfolio
The Oak Leaf
12/07/2015
Student body president fights for student rights

Joshua Pinaula didn't think he would ever be student body president, let alone serve two terms. "I never looked at myself as a politician, I really don't still. I don't do a lot of things politicians like to do," Pinaula said.

The Oak Leaf
12/07/2015
SGA members revise a student bill of rights

In an open forum Dec. 2, campus leaders reviewed a student bill of rights draft and debated its scope and particulars in the Bertolini Center for Student Leadership in the hopes that a version will be on the April 2016 student ballot.

The Oak Leaf
10/25/2015
A look behind "Blind Scream" [Video]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yabrsCvn6y8 A look behind the local horror interactive show "Blind Scream." Oak Leaf writers Brendan Dorsey and Haley Bollinger see the cast and who sets the stage.

The Oak Leaf
09/13/2015
Board of trustees await redistricting study

The Sonoma County Junior College District (SCJCD) board of trustees is waiting on a study from SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong on a redistricting proposal to split up some of the SCJCD's trustee voting districts. Santa Rosa Junior College Board president Jeff Kunde commissioned the study to explor

The Oak Leaf
09/29/2015
Valley Fire hits close to home

Valley Fire FEATURE by Catherine Ramirez Her heart raced and her breaths cut short as she heard her sister's screams over the phone: "Fire, fire!" Ashley Hart panicked. The Valley Fire drew closer to her family home, and she was 124 miles away. "I've been living there my whole life.

The Oak Leaf
11/16/2015
Student employees to receive wage hike in December

The Sonoma County Junior College District Board of Trustees approved a pay raise for student employees Nov. 10, from $9 to $10 an hour. Santa Rosa Junior College will enact the raise on Dec. 10. The raise pre-empts a California minimum wage hike to $10 an hour starting Jan. 1, 2016.

The Oak Leaf
09/29/2015
Faculty weighs safety on campus

Santa Rosa Junior College has increased security and improved lighting in the Barnett Hall area since the Aug. 20 campus rape. "We've increased patrols around Barnett and increased the number of cadets [patrolling] throughout the evening hours," said SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong. "SRJC police do

The Oak Leaf
10/12/2015
Prepare for the worst: How to prepare for an active shooter

The mass shooting at Umpqua Community College has once again reminded everyone that these tragedies are now common in the U.S. People need to prepare for the worst. The City of Houston produced the video "RUN.HIDE.FIGHT." It provides tips on how to prepare and react to an active shooter situation.