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Faith Gates

Journalist/Writer

Location icon United States

Seeking a job or internship with a prominent media corporation that utilizes and enhances my skills and background in communication and journalism.

-Was a Staff Writer for College Magazine online, writing stories with a conversational tone on all things college related, with some stories getting hundreds of shares online.
-Wrote stories for Modern Luxury's Manhattan magazine and their national magazine Gotham. Stories included restaurant and shop openings, product reviews, calendar of events and gala/benefit coverage.
-Worked as an Editorial Intern at Mediaite where I was in charge of keeping up with and writing about current events and getting articles out quickly, keeping social media up to date with stories and helping with tasks such as transcribing and monitoring/censoring comments on the website.
-Worked on the NYU student paper as both a writer and an editor.
-Worked as a freelancer and contributing writer for the Sonoma Index-Tribune, Press Democrat and Petaluma Argus-Courier.
-Experience working for the Santa Rosa Junior College newspaper the Oak Leaf for two years. Positions include Co-Editor-in-chief, Managing Editor, News Editor, Copy Editor, Photographer, Layout Designer and Staff Writer.

-New York University, Journalism & History double major (9/2016-05/18) 3.2 GPA
-Santa Rosa Junior College, AA degrees in Journalism, Communications, History, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences. Overall 3.8 GPA, 4.0 Major GPA, Deans List, Phi Theta Kapa (8/2012-12/15)

Portfolio
Sonoma Index Tribune
04/30/2019
Catching up with a Grad: Laundré entrepreneur Ariana Roviello

Sonoma Valley High School graduate Ariana Roviello, '08, is changing the cycle on the dirty laundry business - and turned her laundromat into one of the hippest and most popular places in San Francisco to do your laundry. Everyone has to do laundry, and in the city lifestyle, laundromats are a necessary evil that one must frequent.

College Magazine
10/25/2017
That Moment When You Find Out Blockbuster Still Exists

It's a Friday night in the 90s. What does that mean for young tweens who still want to be hip but aren't too cool to hang out with their parents? New releases at Blockbuster, of course. The blue and gold building doubled as Chuck E.

The Oak Leaf
10/26/2015
SRJC alumnus leaps into Froggy 92.9 success

Daniel Weir stood in the hall of Burbank Auditorium in 2003 staring at a note on the door which said administration canceled the radio class he was taking at Santa Rosa Junior College. "I was thinking, 'Well, there goes my chance in radio,'" Weir said.

Washington Square News
Meet the Man Taking Classes at NYU for 60 Years

While many see education as a stepping stone, Richard Orin has seen it as a lifelong hobby since he enrolled at NYU in 1949. Today, Orin, 89, still takes classes at NYU. Born and raised in New York, Orin began his academic journey at Cornell University studying engineering in 1943, but soon after enlisted in the army for World War II.

Sonoma Index Tribune
01/16/2018
Howntown girl taps literary connections to aid Sonoma schools

Emily Wallis Hughes was standing in New York's Penn Station when she got the call and had to face the grim question: which of her possessions did she want her mom to grab as the Nuns fire threatened her childhood home that October morning?

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
03/08/2016
Santa Rosa's Froggy 92.9 raises $88,000 for St. Jude's

Although St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital is named after Saint Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of hopeless causes, Sonoma County showed last week that curing children's cancer is not hopeless. During a radiothon fundraiser, Santa Rosa country music radio station Froggy 92.9 raised $88,035 for St. Jude's kids.

Mediaite
07/25/2017
Sen. Susan Collins Blasts House Colleague: 'He's So Unattractive, It's Unbelievable'

MALE SENATOR on FARENTHOLD: "You could beat the shit out of him." SUSAN COLLINS: "He's huge ... he's so unattractive, it's unbelievable." pic.twitter.com/hyw6fKU15E - JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) July 25, 2017 Following a Senate Committee of Appropriations Meeting Tuesday, Senator Susan Collins was caught talking with Senator Jack Reed about Rep.

Washington Square News
On the Job: Two Schools and an Edge in the Entertainment Industry

As NYU senior Shobhit Jain stood in an elevator with Rupert Grint on the set of Good Morning America, he thought about how he never imagined his life would end up here - within three feet of Ron Weasley. Jain is in his fourth year in the dual-degree program at NYU, with a B.S.A.

Sonoma Index Tribune
04/20/2017
Young pilot to screen his aviation film on April 23

Daniel Shulte was only 12 when he felt his first rush of being in the air. He had always been drawn to airplanes but this was his first flying lesson, a present from his parents for his birthday. He was so small he could barely see over the control panel, but the instructor still let him take the controls.

Sonoma Index Tribune
01/22/2019
Representation for the Springs and Glen Ellen on its way?

Lee, former owner of Arroyo Vet Hospital in the Springs, wants to see the MAC tackle issues like crime, traffic, safety, housing and especially parking. While he doesn't live in the Springs, and thus isn't qualified to be on the MAC, he will work closely with Supervisor Gorin to pick the right candidates for the job.

College Magazine
10/02/2017
Where I Learned the Most in College (Hint: It Wasn't in Class) - College Magazine

A classroom can only teach you so much. You can only listen to students giving their unwarranted rants or write an essay the night before the due date so many times. Before you know it, you find yourself in the real world, wondering when all those skills and trivia you learned will come in handy.

Sonoma Index Tribune
12/22/2017
Catching up with a grad: Cliff Casolla, '05

Clifford Casolla had a stable, well-paying job right out of college with benefits and retirement, but he walked away from it all for an uncertain future doing what he is passionate about: cars. After being born and raised in Sonoma, first going to St.

College Magazine
10/30/2017
10 Disney Bound Outfits You Can Rock This Halloween

Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, which means classes and/or work for us. If like me, you go to school in New York City, dressing up this year = not really an option. Luckily, we found a way to capture the holiday spirit while still doing your everyday routine.

Sonoma Index Tribune
05/24/2019
THEATRE: 'The Belle of Amherst' opens in Sonoma

Emily Dickinson once wrote that only those who have experienced defeat can truly appreciate success, and it is all those defeats in Dickinson's life that went into the creation of "The Belle of Amherst," William Luce's 1976 play about the renowned 19th century poet.

College Magazine
11/20/2017
10 Things NYU Students Are Thankful For - College Magazine

Looking at a student's life, it doesn't look like they have much to be thankful for besides stress, deadlines, money issues, etc. But it's at times of the year like Thanksgiving where they can look into their lives and find some diamonds in the rough.

College Magazine
11/09/2017
10 Secrets You May Not Know About NYU - College Magazine

Everyone knows that Dylan & Cole Sprouse, Anne Hathaway, Alex Baldwin, Lady Gaga and just about 25 percent of the famous people in America went to New York University. Plus, we have a pretty cool Quidditch team and consistently rank as one of the top schools in the nation.

Sonoma Index Tribune
10/03/2017
Catching up with a Sonoma Valley High grad: Zach Sterner

Zachary Sterner never had a passion for cooking growing up. He doesn't have a fond, old memory of rolling pasta with grandma or bonding over cooking with mom. Instead, Sterner found his passion in a Sonoma Valley High School classroom.

Sonoma Index Tribune
10/20/2017
Sonoma Arts Live opens 'The Rainmaker'

A story about hope and despair in a time of peril, "The Rainmaker," debuting at Sonoma Arts Live this weekend, could not come at a more perfect time for Sonomans. With fires ravaging Sonoma and Napa Valleys, this romantic comedy tells an important story about faith and dreams in a time of desperation.

College Magazine
12/26/2017
24 Things to Do in Sonoma in 24 Hours

When everyone thinks of Sonoma County, they think of wine... and that's about it. I mean, it is the biggest and best thing about Sonoma, but with 24 hours in wine country, you can't spend the whole day drinking. At least I don't think you can...

Sonoma Index Tribune
04/26/2019
Sonoma Arts Live brings 'Born Yesterday' to the stage

Sonoma Arts Live went "back to the classics" with its play opening this weekend, but with "Born Yesterday," it's a classic that couldn't be more relevant in today's climate. "Born Yesterday" features power hungry business mogul Harry Brock, played by Mike Schaeffer, who has dealings in Washington D.C.

College Magazine
12/13/2017
Top 10 Gifts for Gamers Better than New Games to Level Up Their Life

Push start to play.* December officially finished uploading and that means the shopping game is ON. Play the game fair and square, but have no shame in using this cheat sheet. For non-gamers, buying gifts for gamers gets hard when you don't know the difference between Yoshi and Yoda.

Sonoma Index Tribune
09/05/2017
Catching up with a grad: Paul Sokoloski, SVHS '10

Since leaving Sonoma in 2010, Paul Sokoloski's career has really heated up. Whether it be by ground or by air, Sokoloski has been fighting wild fires all over the country for almost five years. During his time at Sonoma Valley High School, Sokoloski was really into shop classes, but after graduating in 2010, he didn't know what he wanted to do with his life.

Sonoma Index Tribune
12/24/2016
Local rider breaking BMX barriers

Nikita Ducarroz, a Sonoma native and BMX rider, has fought her way through discrimination in a male dominated sport, as well as her personal challenges like anxiety, to get her to where she is today, ranked No. 3 worldwide and shooting scenes for a BMX movie.

Sonoma Index Tribune
08/16/2016
Sonoma artist not painted into a corner by autism

While most artists wait for inspiration to create art, Julia Pozsgai can conjure her muse anytime she wants. When asked where the inspiration for her pieces come from, she say it simply comes from "my brain." Pozsgai, 29, is a local artist who currently has her own one woman show at Bump Wine Cellar and Gallery.

The Oak Leaf
11/21/2013
Project Truth preaches pro-life at SRJC

Gory pictures of baby fetuses. A guy giving out condoms. A group praying for peace. The topic of abortion brings out all types of people. Project Truth, a pro-life group that tours California colleges, came to the Santa Rosa Junior College quad Nov.

The Oak Leaf
04/07/2015
Students mourn loss of beloved instructor

Beloved Santa Rosa Junior College life sciences instructor Nick Anast devoted his life to teaching his students to use compassion to treat the person and not the condition. Anast died during a kayaking accident in Tomales Bay March 18. Anast, 55, grew up in Southern California; he attended SRJC b

The Oak Leaf
02/20/2015
Karen Holzworth found guilty

A Sonoma County jury found Karen Holzworth, wife of former SRJC parking officer Jeffrey Holzworth, guilty on Feb.11 of being an accessory to grand theft and receiving stolen property. She faces up to three-and-a-half years in prison. Jeffrey Holzworth had worked as an SRJC police cop for 28 years

The Oak Leaf
01/15/2015
Street preachers spark student retaliation

Students rallied in the Santa Rosa Junior College quad on Jan. 15 after a group of self-proclaimed Christians started to preach their beliefs aggressively towards students. The group called Cry to God arrived around noon and took up position at the fountain in the quad. There were four

Sonoma Index Tribune
06/02/2017
The Traveling Spectacular opens at Cornerstone Sonoma

Tobias Weinberger has been an entertainer ever since he was 11 years old, standing in front of the Sebastiani Theatre performing magic before the movies would start. Weinberger moved from Massachusetts to Sonoma when he was 11, when his parents Andy and Lilla Weinberger opened Readers' Books off the Plaza.

Mediaite
06/26/2017
New Poll: Russians Choose Joseph Stalin as Greatest Historical Figure

Russians were asked in a poll to list the "top 10 most outstanding people of all time" and topping the charts, 38 percent said that was the Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin. Stalin had tough competition, as President Vladimir Putin and writer Alexander Pushkin were hot on his heels at 34 percent.

Mediaite
07/26/2017
Donald Trump Just Had Some Thoughts On Twitter About Transgender Soldiers

President Donald Trump started off his morning in the usual way - making controversial pronouncements on Twitter. Trump announced news, Wednesday, of a new policy regarding transgender individuals in the military, which stipulates they should not be allowed because of their "tremendous medical costs" and the "disruption" they cause.

Mediaite
07/27/2017
President Trump Honors GOP Baseball Shooting's First Responders LIVE STREAM

President Donald Trump is scheduled to recognize the individuals that responded to the June 14 baseball practice shooting, when a gunman opened fire on the GOP practice, sending five individuals to the hospital. Watch the moment live above, starting at 3 p.m. EST. The shooter, James T.

Mediaite
07/28/2017
Vice Contributor Claims Trump Call to End Filibuster is 'Dictatorship', Predicts 'Civil War'

On Friday, President Donald Trump called for the end of the filibuster. The tweets sparked a range of reactions that were entirely predictable and not really newsworthy. Vice contributor Jules Suzdaltsev however, managed to outdo most of blue check land in hysteria, tweeting that Trump's "dictatorship" leadership style is "how civil wars get started."

Mediaite
07/27/2017
WATCH: White House Press Briefing - 7/27/17 LIVE STREAM

The cameras are back two days in a row, and the health care talks continue. White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci will also be a big topic of conversation, after he posted and then deleted a tweet about a leak in the White House. Watch all this and more unfold at 1:45 p.m.

Mediaite
07/18/2017
McConnell Repeal Only Plan Dies Less Than 24 hours After It's Announced

Murkowski is a NO on straight Obamacare repeal: "An indefinite hold on this just creates more chaos and confusion." (via @MSNBC) pic.twitter.com/YMxOvSHqqQ - Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 18, 2017 With Sen. Lisa Murkowski saying she will vote no on the healthcare plan, she becomes the third GOP senator to oppose the repeal only bill, which now places the final vote count under the 50 needed to ensure passage.

Mediaite
07/18/2017
People Are Freaking Out Over This Instagram Picture of Caitlyn Jenner and Steven Tyler

Aerosmith's 1987 classic "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" came to life on Instagram yesterday, and social media is not handling it well. Caitlyn Jenner, previously known as Bruce Jenner before coming out in 2015 as a trans woman and having gender reassignment surgery, posted this photo yesterday alongside Steven Tyler, the lead singer of the rock band Aerosmith.

Mediaite
07/18/2017
Who is Ike Kaveladze, the Eighth Person in the Don Jr. Russia Meeting?

SPOTTED at private 2013 dinner with @realDonaldTrump & Agalarovs: Ike Kaveladze, 8th person at Trump Tower meeting https://t.co/TjaTIBM5Al pic.twitter.com/XfASF5al13 - Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) July 18, 2017 The eight person at the controversial Donald Trump Jr meeting was identified Tuesday, and like the other Russian members in the room, it is an unfamiliar name: Irakly "Ike" Kaveladze.

Mediaite
07/18/2017
New Study Shows High School Grades Up, But SAT Scores Down

A new study shared some suspicious findings recently, while the number of A's that high school students are receiving is increasing, the average score on the SAT is going down, leaving the question: What does an A really mean? The study was done by Michael Hurwitz.

Mediaite
07/31/2017
WATCH: Chaos in Venezuela, Bomb Explodes Police Convoy

The video shows a large police motorcade going down the streets of their capital, Caracas, as they normally would given the months of civil unrest in the country. What started as just a normal parade however turns violent when a bomb explodes in the middle of the convoy, injuring seven officers.

Mediaite
07/24/2017
WATCH: President Trump Gives Speech About Health Care LIVE STREAM

President Donald Trump will give a statement about the highly debated health care bill Monday starting at 3:15 p.m. Watch live above. Trump has been trying to repeal and replace Obamacare since he came into office, but multiple times the plan has not received enough votes to pass.

Mediaite
07/21/2017
People Mag: Ivanka Trump is Her Father's 'Favorite'

A People Magazine story came out Thursday that made a bold statement: " Ivanka Trump Has Always Been Most Like Her Father - and His Favorite. " In it included a lot of sources that backed their statement, HOWEVER all their sources were anonymous.

Mediaite
07/13/2017
Trump Puts the Moves on French First Lady: 'You're in Such Great Shape' (VIDEO)

Trump tells the First Lady of France, Brigitte Macron: "You're in such good shape ... beautiful" pic.twitter.com/tKCzX15cPl - Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 13, 2017 While visiting museums in Paris with the French president and his wife, Brigitte Macron, Donald Trump reportedly looked her up and down before telling her "you're in such great shape" and then "beautiful."

Mediaite
07/21/2017
People Mag: Ivanka Trump is Her Father's 'Favorite'

A People Magazine story came out Thursday that made a bold statement: " Ivanka Trump Has Always Been Most Like Her Father - and His Favorite. " In it included a lot of sources that backed their statement, HOWEVER all their sources were anonymous.

Mediaite
07/28/2017
GOP Rep. Mo Brooks Calls For Mitch McConnell's Ouster After Health Care Implosion

GOP Rep. Mo Brooks: Mitch McConnell has "got to go" https://t.co/hNNpl1OrtU - New Day (@NewDay) July 28, 2017 GOP Rep. Mo Brooks went on CNN's New Day Friday with Chris Cuomo to talk about what changes needs to get done in the Senate to get the health care bill passed, or more specifically, one change: get rid of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Mediaite
07/31/2017
Uh-Oh Now Even Rasmussen is Putting Trump's Approval Rating at Under 40

Rasmussen Reports' poll Monday puts President Donald Trump 's approval rating at 39 percent, the first time the right leaning polling agency has reported Trump at below 40. Rasmussen polls 500 U.S. voters every night by phone and publishes their "Daily Presidential Tracking Poll" every weekday morning.

Mediaite
07/31/2017
WATCH: White House Press Briefing - 7/31/17 LIVE STREAM

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is scheduled to give a press briefing not even an hour since the news broke that the White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci was fired after just being appointed to that position a little more than a week ago. Watch the press briefing live, scheduled to start at 3:45 p.m.

Mediaite
07/19/2017
MSNBC Guest 'Jokes' About 'Comrade President' Trump

GOP consultant Mike Murphy went on Morning Joe this morning to talk about health care, but couldn't resists dropping in a "joke" by calling President Donald Trump "comrade president."

Mediaite
07/26/2017
WATCH: White House Press Briefing - 7/26/17 LIVE STREAM

The cameras are back on, and just in time for the press to ask about the current hot topics: health care and Trump's new transgender policy in the army. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is scheduled to lead the briefing starting at 2 p.m. EST. Watch live above.

Mediaite
07/03/2017
Who is Charlie Gard? Trump Reaches Out to Stricken Family

On Monday morning, President Trump tweeted about "little #CharlieGard," which is an unfamiliar name to many Americans. If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so. - Donald J.

Mediaite
06/28/2017
Fox News Signs Congressman Jason Chaffetz to A Contributor Role

Although Rep. Jason Chaffetz is retiring from Congress early, he will be a political analysis contributor with his new job at Fox News starting July 1. With his fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives coming to a close on June 30, the Republican has decided not to go up for reelection but instead start with Fox's daytime and prime-time programming.

Mediaite
06/23/2017
What is a Cyber Bomb?

The Washington Post published an article Friday about a CIA intelligence report that talks about the Russian hack in the 2016 presidential campaign and talked about Obama planting "cyber weapons," which brought back the question, what is a cyber bomb? The report talked about Russian President Vladimir Putin's "direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U.S.

Mediaite
06/22/2017
Four GOP Senators Say No to Health Care Bill

Following the release of the GOP health care bill, Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson, Mike Lee and Rand Paul have released a statement saying they are against the current bill but open to changes.

Mediaite
07/05/2017
Russian Official Mysteriously Owns Millions in Trump Property

Igor Zorin runs a broadcasting company in Russia that only makes him $75,000 a year. Yet somehow Zorin has bought three units in Trump condominium developments in Florida. Huh? That's right, according to various reports, Zorin owns three condos and one house in Florida that are reportedly worth up to $8.4 million.

Mediaite
06/22/2017
Chuck Todd: 'At Least Three' GOP Senators Are Against GOP Health Care Bill

The highly anticipated Senate GOP health care bill was released today and is already running into serious opposition. Barely two hours after the bill dropped, NBC's Chuck Todd tweeted that a "solid source'" told him at least three, GOP senators plan to publicly oppose the health care bill later today.

Mediaite
06/26/2017
'I Thought I Might Die': Pilot Tells Passengers to 'Pray' After Mid-Air Engine Explosion

After 90 minutes in the air, 359 passengers aboard an AirAsiaX flight Sunday felt a small explosion from the left wing before it proceeded to shake "like a washing machine" for the next two hours. Multiple videos were taken aboard the flight from Perth, Australia to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, showing the violent shaking and the passengers reactions.

Mediaite
06/20/2017
Dash Cam Video of Philando Castile's Fatal Shooting Has Been Released

Almost a year ago in St. Anthony, Minn., officer Jeronimo Yanez pulled Philando Castile over for a broken taillight and ended up fatally shooting Castile. The court released the dash cam video Tuesday depicting the graphic 10-minute scene unfold. The video starts with Yanez and his partner pulling Castile over for the broken taillight and asking for his license.

Mediaite
07/05/2017
Kobach Calls Reports That 40+ States Have Refused to Give Info to Voter Fraud Commission 'Fake News'

Kris Kobach released a statement today saying 36 states agree or are considering providing voter information despite "fake news" reports that 44 states have refused to provide the information. "At present 20 states have agreed to provide the publicly available information requested by the commission and another 16 states are reviewing which information can be released under their state laws.

Mediaite
06/28/2017
Who is Millie Dresselhaus? Queen of Carbon Science and Star of GE Commercial

Despite the recent death of Millie Dresselhaus, we continue to see her legacy every day in science and on our TV screens whenever the General Electric commercial comes on. The spot reveals a few things about her - but the inspirational commercial only scrapes the surface of her extraordinary life.

Mediaite
06/29/2017
Here Are the People in Media Siding With Trump in FaceliftGate (It Won't Surprise You)

President Donald Trump broke Twitter this morning with his tweet about "low I.Q. Crazy" Mika Brzezinski and "Psycho" Joe Scarborough and brought out near universal condemnation from both sides. Trump's tweet went on to say Brzezinski was "bleeding badly from a face-lift" The negative sentiment, however, was not quite universal.

Mediaite
06/29/2017
Here's What Mika Brzezinski Said That Might Have Set Trump Off

While everyone knows that Trump went crazy on Twitter this morning, it is not as well known what might have been the final straw that sent him off. On Morning Joe Thursday, the cast poked fun at the recent discovery of Trump's fake Time Magazine cover hanging by making a fake GQ cover for Joe Scarborough.

Mediaite
06/20/2017
Close Call: Russian Jet Flies Five Feet From American Plane

An armed Russian jet taunted a U.S. recon plane over the Baltic Sea by flying unsafely around it, coming within five feet of the aircraft. According to U.S. officials, the Russian Su-27 was flying at an unsafe and unprofessional distance when it buzzed the U.S. Air Force RC-135.

Mediaite
06/19/2017
Mike Huckabee Compares Trump to a Doctor Who Has a 'Gruff Bedside Manner'

@GovMikeHuckabee: President Trump is like a doctor with a gruff bedside manner. But by golly, he's keeping the patient alive! pic.twitter.com/mSkKG7is2u - FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) June 19, 2017 Former Governor Mike Huckabee appeared on Fox & Friends this morning to defend President Trump 's time in office while describing him as "a kind of doctor who has sometimes a rather gruff bedside manner."

Mediaite
06/29/2017
TBT: Ten Years Ago TechCrunch Predicted That the 'iPhone Will Bomb'

On this day 10 years ago, the world was introduced to Steve Job 's iPhone 1. It was unlike anything on the market at the time and debuted to mostly positive reviews - but like all things - it had its haters. And that hate really hasn't aged very well.

Mediaite
07/12/2017
Evangelical Pastors Pray Over Trump for 'Great Spiritual Awakening'

Pastors Rodney and Adonica Howard-Browne are hoping to see a revival in the White House, and to do so they led a prayer circle in the Oval Office Tuesday night. During a meeting with the The Office of Public Liaison that night, the pastors were asked to come pray over President Trump, which they did with great joy according to their Facebook post.

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07/10/2017
Sebastian Gorka: Media Criticism of Trump's Speech is 'Asinine and Self-loathing'

When Stuart Varney had Sebastian Gorka on his Fox News show this morning, it didn't take long for a talk about Donald Trump's recent Poland speech to turn into an attack on the left wing media. In Trump's speech, he talked at length about "defending our civilization" and the importance of western values.

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07/20/2017
U.S. Treasury Fines Exxon Mobil $2 Million For Violating Russia Sanctions When Rex Tillerson Was CEO

According to the Associated Press, the U.S. Treasury is fining Exxon Mobil $2 million for violating Russia sanctions without voluntarily disclosing it. BREAKING: Treasury fines Exxon Mobil $2 million for violating Russia sanctions while Secretary of State Tillerson was CEO. - AP Politics (@AP_Politics) July 20, 2017 The Treasury Department released a statement on it Thursday morning.

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07/17/2017
'Oh, Bother': China Censors Winnie The Pooh Because of Comparisons To President Xi

The classic, lovable bear is being blocked from Chinese social media sites because bloggers have been comparing Winnie the Pooh to their President Xi Jinping. The censoring happened over the weekend on the very popular sites WeChat and Weibo when bloggers kept posting side by sides photos of the Hundred Acre characters and Chinese leaders, mainly President Xi.

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07/18/2017
New Study Shows High School Grades Up, But SAT Scores Down

A new study shared some suspicious findings recently, while the number of A's that high school students are receiving is increasing, the average score on the SAT is going down, leaving the question: What does an A really mean? The study was done by Michael Hurwitz.

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07/14/2017
Rinat Akhmetshin Reportedly Worked With Company That Made Trump Pee Dossier

Rinat Akhmetshin has been the man of hour since revelations emerged that he attended the infamous Trump Jr meeting. But it get's better. In addition to that, it now appears that he worked as a lobbyist along alongside Fusion GPS, the company which put together the infamous Trump dossier.

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07/18/2017
Ex-Speaker Dennis Hastert Transferred Out of Prison

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was released from prison today after serving 13 months for banking violations of paying money to a victim he sexually abused when he was his wrestling coach in high school.

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07/13/2017
Tim Kaine Clarifies 'Treason' Remarks: 'I Said Nothing Has Been Proven Yet'

On Tuesday Sen. Tim Kaine hinted on CNN that Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer could be treason, but today, in a video with Cheddar, Kaine clarified what he meant by that, as well as his thoughts on Jared Kushner and the GOP health care bill being revealed today.

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07/19/2017
WaPo Reporter Suggests Trump Voters Too Stupid To Understand Russia Probe

On MSNBC Wednesday morning, Hallie Jackson wanted to bring a different voice to the conversation by interviewing Donald Trump voters in Central Virginia. Joining her was Washington Post White House Correspondent Ashley Parker, who suggested that difficult and hard-to-pronounce Russian names were alienating Trump country voters from the story.

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06/28/2017
President Trump Accepts Invitation to Bastille Day Celebrations in France

The French will welcome President Trump on the Champs-Elysées this July 14 for their Bastille Day celebration. According to a White House press release Wednesday, Trump accepted an invitation French President Emmanuel Macron offered over the phone Tuesday when Macron and Trump agreed on a "joint response" in the event of another chemical attack in Syria.

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07/04/2017
Here's Our Favorite Commercial Spokesmen Who We Could Watch All Day

With Donald Trump as President, there's always something entertaining to watch on TV. But when you watch so much new on a daily basis, you're also consuming a lot of commercials. And it doesn't take long before these the jingles are stuck in your head and the salespeople have become familiar faces.

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07/10/2017
What is the Magnitsky Act and Why Does Russia Hate It So Much?

With all this news of Donald Trump Jr. meeting with a Russian lawyer last June to look for dirt on presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the term Magnitsky Act has been popping up offhandedly in numerous articles, despite it not being common knowledge. Trump Jr.

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06/28/2017
Vice Retracts Two Stories About Alleged Disney Hall of Presidents vs. Trump Dispute

Walt Disney World's not-so-popular Hall of Presidents attraction has gotten some attention recently with rumored disputes between Disney and the White House over what President Trump would end up saying in the show. Vice had reported the animatronic addition to the show would not have a speaking roll, unlike every other president's since 1993.

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06/22/2017
North Korea: Donald Trump is a 'Psychopath'

A North Korean newspaper published a commentary today that includes their fears of Trump, even going as far as calling him a "psychopath," the Washington Post reported Thursday. The commentary talked about how Trump might " launch a preemptive strike on North Korea to distract from domestic political problems" and used the example of how Bill Clinton launched a military attack on Iraq while being investigated for his sex scandal.

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06/26/2017
Top 20 Tweets From J.K. Rowling in Honor of #HarryPotter20

J.K. Rowling released Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone exactly 20 years ago today, but even now she still produces amazing writing every day in a new way: Twitter. Whether it's talking politics, current events, answering questions about the books, or producing firey comebacks to trolls, Rowling has kept her Twitter followers on their toes.

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06/20/2017
McCain Blasts Trump's Pick For Deputy Defense Secretary: 'Do Not Do That Again, Mr. Shanahan'

John McCain threatens to block Trump's pick for deputy defense secretary in blistering exchange https://t.co/QP1JKd8YTM pic.twitter.com/fk7Ndp7xGu - Yahoo News (@YahooNews) June 20, 2017 Senator John McCain called out the Deputy Secretary of Defense nominee Patrick Shanahan in a confirmation hearing Tuesday for an insipid answer and ended by threatening to block his nomination.

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06/21/2017
Erick Erickson: Feminists Are 'Angry Women Jealous at Other Women's Successes'

Erick Erickson took to Twitter, Wednesday, to make a bold statement about a feminist destined to get some backlash. In a zing to feminist author Jill Filipovic, Erickson said that "Feminists tend to be angry women jealous at other women's successes." Another reminder that feminists tend to be angry women jealous at other women's successes.

Mediaite
06/22/2017
Hackers Reported to Have Altered 2016 Presidential Campaign Voter Information

According to a report by Time Magazine on Thursday, current and former officials said that hackers were a lot more involved in the 2016 election than previously stated, including a successful attempt to change voter information and steal voter information. This hack was discovered and changed back, according to officials.

Mediaite
06/23/2017
Former Trump Hotel Employee Finds New Employment at...The White House!?

Timothy Harleth is changing jobs, but not necessarily changing bosses. First lady Melania Trump announced Friday that Harleth, former Director of Rooms at Trump International Hotel Washington D.C., will become the new White House Chief Usher. "I am so pleased that Timothy will be joining our team," Melania Trump said in the release statement.

Mediaite
07/05/2017
New Photo May Prove Amelia Earhart Survived Plane Crash

The History Channel is trying to prove that a photo from the U.S. National Archives is evidence that Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot Fred Noonan were in Japan after their mysterious disappearance. The photo shows a woman with a similar haircut to Earhart sitting with her back turned on the dock with a man that looks like Noonan nearby.

Washington Square News
The Tapingo Thieves

In a world where convenience is key, Tapingo gives students the opportunity to skip the lines and order food from anywhere to be ready by the time you get there. But for some NYU students, this only happens in a perfect world. Tapingo works with 40 different dining locations, including several that accept Dining Dollars....

Sonoma Index Tribune
06/21/2016
Celebrating 45 years of community service from F.I.S.H.

If you live in the Sonoma Valley and are in need, there's one place to call. And it's the same place Sonomans have been calling for the past 45 years - Friends In Sonoma Helping, or FISH.

Sonoma Index Tribune
11/01/2016
Meet new Sonoma teacher Lauren Jolly

While it is a teacher's job to teach the kids, Sassarini Elementary's new first grade teacher Lauren Jolly admits the kids are often the ones teaching her. While growing up in Benicia, Jolly had her first taste of teaching as a swim instructor when she was 15.

Petaluma Argus Courier
03/17/2016
Petaluma Arts Center showcases metal's many forms

The Petaluma Arts Center will seek to highlight the Bay Area's involvement in metal art with "Metalworks: Cast, Forged and Welded," opening March 19 and running through May 1, featuring 35 works that showcase 10 local artists' interpretations of the often basic medium as it's turned into complex creations.

Sonoma Index Tribune
06/17/2016
Hula Mai brings paradise to to Sonoma

As summer vacations begin and our thoughts drift toward more tropical climes, Sonoma residents may need look no further than their own backyard for a little taste of paradise. Hula, a large part of Hawaiian culture, is once again making its way through Sonoma.

The Oak Leaf
09/29/2015
"Almost Maine," almost perfect

Don't be deterred that Santa Rosa Junior College's production of "Almost, Maine" is held in a small auditorium rather than a big theater, for the Newman Auditorium creates an intimate setting that draws into a closer look of the character's lives. "Almost, Maine" by John Cariani depicts

Sonoma Index Tribune
04/19/2016
What's that burning smell, Sonoma? Biochar...

With the severity of the drought and the threat of wildfires on the horizon as the calendar heads into summer, El Nino-disappointed Californians might be looking to the skies to alleviate the ongoing water shortages. But the Sonoma Ecology Center is looking to the ground - specifically, to something called "biochar."

Washington Square News
Global Breaks at a Global University

As school starts up and students see their classmates again, everyone will be asking, "So how was your break?" This month off school is used differently for many NYU students. Students may relax, travel, spend time with their family or take J-term classes.

Washington Square News
Make the Most of Your Schedule With These Favorite Classes

With a plethora of classes to choose from, creating your schedule can be overwhelming, and it's easy to feel like you're missing out with only 18 credits available each semester. Luckily, there are NYU alumni and current students with experience in some of these classes that may make your decision a little easier.

Washington Square News
No Plans On Halloweekend? Try These Haunted Houses

Halloween in New York City is iconic - almost as famous as the over-the-top haunted houses that start popping up in October. What better way to celebrate than to line up with your friends and pay to be scared out of your wits? Here are some of the most horrific haunted houses in the city.

Washington Square News
Day Trips to Get You Beyond the Walls of NYC

Spending all of your time in New York City can get grating, to say the least. Here are four day trips you can take to bring some color to your fall. For the Instagrammer: When your Instagram is too full of the gray city and you're ready for some bright colors, the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton...

Washington Square News
Faith Leaders Praise NYU's Religious Diversity Efforts

Amid racial and ethnic diversity talks, NYU is also making strides in discussing religious diversity, an often overlooked identity during these conversations. Inside the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, students can find more than 75 different religious and spiritual clubs, in addition to various resources around campus: 70 chaplains, three major religious centers, a spirituality floor in the Gramercy Green residence hall and Faith Zone trainings.

Washington Square News
Blue Lights Aim to Improve Campus Safety

NYU is making the campus more lit - the university is updating its emergency call boxes, also called blue light locations, by making them more visible. NYU currently has nine working locations around its Manhattan campus, with five more installations in progress.

Washington Square News
Professors Read Their Rate My Professors Reviews

Since its origin, the website Rate My Professors has served as an oracle for students navigating the treacherous world of picking classes. What students don't often see is the other side of the coin: how it affects professors.

Washington Square News
College Republicans Continue Fight for Milo

On Oct. 16, the NYU administration Milo Yiannopoulos' talk slated for Nov. 17; however, NYU College Republicans - the host of the event - is trying to reschedule his talk. Yiannopoulos' stop at NYU is part of his nationwide "The Dangerous Faggot Tour," where he stops at higher education institutions to discuss political correctness.

Washington Square News
Yik Yak Could Lose Anonymity

Students could not stop yiking and yaking on the social media app Yik Yak when it first launched in 2013. This medium thrives off anonymity, but a recent study by Tandon professor Keith Ross could possibly strip the virtual mask off its users.

Washington Square News
Students Find Community at Flurry

Although NYU is notorious for lacking school spirit, students unite in their holiday spirit for one event each year: Flurry. Thousands of NYU students flooded Wollman Rink in Central Park for the Inter-Residence Hall Council's ninth annual Flurry event last Tuesday.

Mediaite
06/19/2017
Who Is Jay Sekulow?

On Sunday, Jay Sekulow became a well-known name when he went on TV to talk about reports of President Trump being under investigation by the Justice Department for firing FBI director James Comey after Trump tweeted Friday that he was.

Washington Square News
Living in a Shoebox: A Guide to Off Campus Housing

He used to have no place to walk; his room was simply a bed. It takes her less than eight steps to get from one wall to the next. It takes him two steps before he runs into his roommate. This is what it is like to rent in New York City.

Washington Square News
Combining Engagement with Funds

The NYU Combined Campaign has connected socially engaged students with funding since 1982. The Office of Civic Engagement leads the campaign every year, and it raises money through NYU faculty, staff and administrators to give two organizations that facilitate the donations: the NYU Community Fund a...

Washington Square News
NYU's Slam Team Welcomes All Poets

Standing in front of a group of strangers and telling them your most personal thoughts and experiences can sound terrifying to some. To NYU's slam poetry club, it's just another Wednesday. Slam! meets every week to talk about poetry, listen to other people's stories and share and critique their own writing.

Washington Square News
On the Job: America Reads and Counts

Although NYU gives students many different opportunities to earn scholarship money through work study jobs, there is one program that is particularly popular. This organization, America Reads, attracts more than 1,000 volunteers each year. America Reads is a government-sponsored program where college students go to elementary and middle schools in their city to provide academic assistance in the classroom.

Washington Square News
On the Job: Nursing Edition

WSN's "On the Job" series profiles a student who balances school and work. Check out our previous columns here. NYU's College of Nursing is a small, tight-knit community with about 600 students in each class, known for churning out graduates prepared to work in the real world.

Washington Square News
I Tried... Giving Up Netflix for a Week

I take the phrase "Netflix and chill" very literally, in that my favorite thing to do - and I know it's secretly yours, too - is to watch Netflix and relax. So when I willingly gave up Netflix for a week to write about my experience, I discovered many things.

Washington Square News
School or a Career? An NYU Dilemma

The goal of many students going to college is to learn about their profession and how to succeed in it, but sometimes they are forced to choose between finishing college and beginning their career. NYU is known for training and producing many Broadway, film and TV stars, but sometimes those stars don't even finish college.

Sonoma Index Tribune
09/13/2016
Sonoma Valley High grad new head of B&G Club sports

Mindy Orth Neves is a local girl, through and through. Recently named the director of sports and recreation at the Sonoma Boys & Girls Clubs, she was a lauded athlete at Sonoma Valley High School from her freshman year in 1998 onward.

Washington Square News
Are Segregated Dorms the Answer?

College students of color across the country are currently questioning whether having segregated dorm houses will create a safer environment for minorities after the California State University of Los Angeles unveiled its new separated housing facilities for black students this semester.

The Oak Leaf
12/08/2015
Honoring Karen Stanley

Santa Rosa Junior College instructor and former women's soccer coach Karen Stanley added another award to her trophy case when the California Community College Soccer Coaches Association named her to its Hall of Fame. "I am honored and humbled by the awards I have received, what is really, tru

Sonoma Index Tribune
09/13/2016
Woman's Club celebrates clubhouse centennial

The Sonoma Valley Woman's Club is having a house party - not for the club itself, but for the building that has housed them the past 100 years. On Sept. 21, 1901, 11 Sonoma ladies met at a home to discuss starting a "women's club," with the goal of helping the community.

Washington Square News
Tails of Washington Square Park

Ryan Quan/Anna Letson Cute. Entertaining. Annoying. Thieves. Crazy. They've been called many things, but to NYU students, they are neighbors. Millions of squirrels take up residence in New York public green spaces like Washington Square Park. While some students choose to spend their breaks from class inside, others prefer the live entertainment that the furry-tailed friends offer.

Washington Square News
New Campus Starbucks Raises Concern

While the line at Starbucks at Faye's always seems to get longer, students can soon get their pumpkin spice lattes a little quicker with a new Starbucks opening up just around the block.

Washington Square News
Chess Club Draws Social Players

The intensity of chess is just one of the draws to the game for the NYU Chess Club. While the game itself may be complicated, the idea of Chess Club is simple: play chess each week and hang out with people you have something in common with.

Sonoma Index Tribune
09/05/2016
Sonoma's Plein Air Festival in town

The Sonoma Plein Air Art Festival is back and ready to take painting to the outdoors and shed some sun on the issue of insufficient funding for kids' art programs in schools. The Sonoma Plein Air Foundation is a board of volunteer community leaders who raise money to support Sonoma students' art education.

Sonoma Index Tribune
08/30/2016
Catching up with Sonoma Valley High grad Madalyn Boldt, '11

Becoming a dolphin trainer in Hawaii doesn't just happen to everyone. No, Madalyn Boldt has been "porpoisely" working toward this since she was a kid. It only took a trip to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo for a young Boldt to plan the rest of her life.

Sonoma Index Tribune
05/27/2016
Sonoma's Hometown Band to play at Memorial Day celebrations

The Sonoma Hometown Band thrives on the idea that music can bring people together - whether old or young, musician or listener. The band first started in 1967, when the Sonoma Valley High School music director Richard Schneider got his students to play in the town's Fourth of July parade.

The Oak Leaf
11/23/2015
SRJC's new theatre production is a spoon full of sugar

In early "Mary Poppins" books, a bird flies in and talks to the twin toddlers, John and Barbara Banks, whom the movie adaption does not mention. They have conversations until eventually the bird comes and the kids can't understand him anymore.

Sonoma Index Tribune
02/19/2016
Long-defunct Native Sons parlor finds new life in Glen Ellen

On Feb. 19, 1887, the Native Sons of the Golden West opened up a parlor in Glen Ellen to preserve the area's history and to help the members of the community. By the end of the 20th century, the parlor was lost to time.

Sonoma Index Tribune
05/30/2016
Sonoma's Council on Aging celebrates 50 years helping seniors

When the Sonoma County Council on Aging first launched back in 1966, young baby boomers at the time had no idea what the organization would be capable of doing for them in 50 years. In 1965, the United States Congress passed the Older Americans Act, created to assist communities in supporting their seniors.

Sonoma Index Tribune
02/26/2016
Public invited to meet new Sonoma Valley Museum of Art director Feb. 28

Linda Cano grew up with an artist for a mother, thus beginning her lifelong interest in art. Now, she's using that passion in her new position as executive director at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. After two weeks at her new job, Cano says she is very much enjoying her new gig and the Sonoma art community has been friendly and welcoming.

Washington Square News
Philo Could Take Netflix and Chill To a New Level

Netflix has replaced television for many college students, but NYU wants to change that with its new live television streaming service - Philo. Campus Cable provides cable connection to NYU residence halls as well as access to HBO GO and Max Go streaming services.

The Oak Leaf
11/21/2013
Contemporary artists give perspective to everyday items

The pieces in the new Santa Rosa Junior College art exhibit "Making Special" are all made from simple, everyday objects that are often discarded. The gallery's contemporary artists transform the ordinary matter into objects of wonder and mystery. One of the first pieces in the entrance is an enc

The Oak Leaf
10/12/2015
Students reflect on Oregon mass shooting

In the wake of the Oregon shooting at Umpqua Community College, the Santa Rosa Junior College community is left to ponder a massacre that hits close to home. "It's so tragic," said SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong.

The Oak Leaf
05/11/2015
To drink or legally drink; that is the question

When you turn 18 in the United States you can vote, be in the army, buy a gun, get a tattoo, get married and buy cigarettes, but one thing you can't do is drink alcohol. Let's be honest: we all drank before we turned 21.

The Oak Leaf
10/06/2013
How the government shutdown affects SRJC

The United States started a government shutdown Oct. 1 that furloughed 800,000 federal employees, creating a ripple effect felt through homes across over America.The House of Representatives and Senate could not agree on a budget to fund the government, in part because of an ongoing debate defining

Theoakleafnews
SRJC implements new Strategic Plan

Santa Rosa Junior College aspires to be an inclusive, diverse and sustainable learning community that engages each student. After SRJC faculty and students devised a Strategic Plan for the future of the college, the plan has now moved toward implementation. "The plan itself took 18 months; the implement could take three to five years," said SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong.

Theoakleafnews
Panel of experts discusses police oversight

Oakland police officers killed Rashidah Grinage's husband and son in 1993 at her home in a misguided effort to quarantine her son's dog. After this life-changing event she learned how much power police officers have.

Theoakleafnews
Study Abroad: Paris

The city of lights, the city of love and soon, the city of exchange students. Santa Rosa Junior College's Study Abroad program is heading to Paris, France for its fall semester-long adventure Sept. 6 to Dec. 5. SRJC students will be going with College of San Mateo, Diablo Valley College and Sacramento City College students and teachers.

Theoakleafnews
Plans for bond to modernize SRJC

Santa Rosa Junior College's Board of Trustees is looking to get another bond for SRJC to update infrastructure of old buildings and upgrade the technology to bring SRJC into the 21st century. "We're in the exploratory stage," said SRJC president Dr. Frank Chong.

Theoakleafnews
Study abroad heads to Florence

Faith GatesOctober 25, 2013 A simple, yet amazing concept: going to another country to live and learn for a whole semester. And the best part - everyone can do it. In spring of 2014, Jan. 25 - April 25, Santa Rosa Junior College students have the opportunity to live and go to school in Florence, Italy.

Theoakleafnews
In Memoriam: Charlotte Granderson

Faith GatesSeptember 26, 2013 A former CALworks counselor for Santa Rosa Junior College died from a stroke a little after noon Sept. 5. Charlotte Marie Granderson came to SRJC in 1990. She was hired to work for the CALworks program, a program funded to provide services to assist welfare recipient students and those in transition off of welfare to have a successful college experience.

Theoakleafnews
Rate My Professors

Faith GatesOctober 4, 2013 The Santa Rosa Junior College ranked fifth in the nation on the 2013-2012 Top Junior and Community Colleges list for ratemyprofessors.com. Although students use the site to post reviews of their instructors for potential class selection, teachers don't always feel it gives a complete review on them.

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