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  • Editorial: Says who? Anonymous accusations do more harm than good

    Editorial: Says who? Anonymous accusations do more harm than good

    December 15, 2016

    We’re living in an age where it’s easy to hide our opinions. We can rant and rave anonymously without taking any accountability for our words or actions. But accountability is key. We’ve seen two instances of this recently at Santa Rosa Junior College. The first is a typical Facebook cyberhawk, claiming to be a “news” source and seething about wrongdoings at SRJC, such as parking rates. While the effort may be well-intentioned, the... READ MORE »»

  • SMART train; Smart commuter

    SMART train; Smart commuter

    Arthur Gonzalez-Martin, Senior Staff Photographer

    December 13, 2016

    With the Nov. 18 open house in downtown Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square, the public finally got a close-up look at the much-anticipated SMART train, which runs from the Sonoma County airport to San Rafael. The SMART train will begin service sometime in spring 2017. The original start date was to be December 2016 but was pushed back due to issues with the engine design, said public relations representative Jeanne Mariani-Belding. The two closest stati... READ MORE »»

    The public explored the new SMART trains at the Nov. 18 open house. The train offers commuters eco friendly transportation.

  • SRJC takes action for a sustainable environment

    SRJC takes action for a sustainable environment

    Kevin Aceves, Contributing Writer

    December 13, 2016

    Fear, hope and optimism. Those are the three emotions that drove a group of Santa Rosa Junior College students, staff and faculty members to develop a proposal addressing an undeniable environmental crisis: global warming. As one of the largest community colleges in Northern California, enrolling more than 26,000 students per semester, staff members acknowledged the importance and significance of educating and becoming role models for students and ... READ MORE »»

    SRJC waste expert Guy Tillotson is trying to eleminate single-use coffee cups.

  • SGA controversy continues; President suspended after review board proceedings

    SGA controversy continues; President suspended after review board proceedings

    James Wyatt, Co-News Editor

    December 13, 2016

    Santa Rosa Junior College President Dr. Frank Chong has suspended Student Government Assembly President Jordan Panana Carbajal from his duties as SGA president for the remainder of the semester due to violations relating to the May 2016 SGA elections. The action was taken after a grievance was filed with the college in June by Joshua Pinaula, the 2015 SGA president. The grievance resulted in Board of Review proceedings against Carbajal to consider evi... READ MORE »»

    Student Government Assembly President Jordan Panana Carbajal was found guilty of commiting campaign violations.

  • Standing together; Faculty train in nonviolent protest methods

    Standing together; Faculty train in nonviolent protest methods

    Beatriz Verneaux, Co-News Editor

    December 13, 2016

    Students are not the only ones concerned with the consequences of this year’s nationwide elections. On Dec. 9, Santa Rosa Junior College faculty and staff met to discuss training in nonviolent protest methods. Thirty faculty members were present, and 140 remain on a mailing list to stay informed about additional training. The group’s goal that night was to come up with a definition of what nonviolence means. They agreed there’s a wide spe... READ MORE »»

    There is no singular definiton for nonviolent action, just like there is no singular definiton for a community.

SMART train; Smart commuter

SMART train; Smart commuter

Arthur Gonzalez-Martin, Senior Staff Photographer

Dec 13

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SRJC graphic design students showcase work

SRJC graphic design students showcase work

Kevin Lipe, Staff Writer

“Ooh, that looks cool,” you might think to yourself as you flip through a magazine or cruise by an item on a store shelf. If you have ever stopped...  Read More »

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Five horrifying video games

Arthur Gonzalez-Martin, Senior Staff Photographer

  Fear, terror, horror and all out dread; As long as humanity has had the ability to tell stories, we have ways to teach ourselves, entertain ourselves...  Read More »

Dec 15 • No Comments

‘Fantastic Beasts’ not quite fantastic

Arthur Gonzalez-Martin, Senior Staff Photographer

Harry Potter has many introductions not only into the world of reading but also in films. gaining major popularity in the late 1990s, it was adapted into...  Read More »

Dec 15 • No Comments

Quick bites

Quick bites

Tea World  1620 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa Just across Mendocino from campus and behind the culinary building where a frozen yogurt store used to be...  Read More »

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DIY holidays

DIY holidays

Devin Schwarz and Carin McKenna Huber, Editor-in-Chief and Opinion Editor

In this issues center spread we laid out for you a number of craft projects to make your holidays all the more magical. Check out our digital issue at  http://www.theoakleafnews.com/digital-copy/2016/12/13/issue-6-december-12-2016/ ...  Read More »

Dec 15 • No Comments

A whole new world

A whole new world

Angelina Donaldson, Contributing Writer

  Gleaming eyes, a bright smile and a contagious laugh. Sam Perilla, an international student from Cali, Colombia, sits comfortably on his living room couch. He...  Read More »

Dec 15 • No Comments

Support dogs open doors to opportunity

Amoura Deering, Staff Writer

Dogs, who doesn’t love them? They’re friendly and obedient. They bring joy to those around them, and they’re highly intelligent, which is why they’re the top choice...  Read More »

Dec 13 • 2 Comments

Successful student: Surviving finals

Jocelyn Mobley, Features Editor

Here are five tips to help you ace your finals. Scheduling Set up a schedule. Plan a two to three weeks out in advance and study an hour a day to reduce stress. Print ou...  Read More »

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The “Black Friday” experiment

Erin George, Web Editor

Thanksgiving is a time to give, to be grateful and spend the beginning of the holiday season with loved ones. Not anymore it seems. I decided to...  Read More »

Dec 15

Just the tip: Let me be me

Carin McKenna Huber, Opinion Editor

  The holiday season is stressful, especially when you’re young. It seems every member of your family has expectations of you: “How’s that...  Read More »

Dec 15

Rethink the vote

Tommy Dennen, Staff Writer

Santa Rosa Junior College is an institution of nearly 28,000 students currently taking a plethora of different majors. The college gives people of Sonoma...  Read More »

Dec 15

Trump demonstrates abuser tactics, encourages bigotry

Trump demonstrates abuser tactics, encourages bigotry

Carin McKenna Huber, Opinion Editor

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has been one confounding statement after another. For women, none has proven more infuriating or frightening than...  Read More »

Dec 15

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The physiology of icing

The physiology of icing

Tommy Dennen, Staff Writer

If you have muscle soreness, and you’re having trouble treating it, I want to challenge you to rethink a significant aspect of the way you may visualize how your body heals....  Read More »

Dec 13 • No Comments

Fantasy football first timer

Fantasy football first timer

Parker Dangers Oncken, Staff Writer

NFL fans look forward to Sundays like a hungry dog awaits its next meal. The other major sports leagues in the United States, namely MLB and the NBA, have games nearly every ...  Read More »

Dec 13 • No Comments

Bear Cubs lose in playoff quarterfinal

Bear Cubs lose in playoff quarterfinal

Tom Rivas, Assistant Sports Editor

The women’s soccer team came to battle Nov. 22 defeating San Francisco City College 2-0 in the 2nd Round of Playoffs.  Both teams were well matched and fought hard throughout...  Read More »

Dec 13 • No Comments

Research leads to changes in concussion education

Research leads to changes in concussion education

Luke Straub, Staff Writer

Head injury has always been an aspect of sport.  Bells have been rung in the name of competition for decades.  But a new understanding of concussion points to early det...  Read More »

Dec 13 • No Comments

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