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Editorial, Issue 7: Affirmative action slipping away

May 14

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The end of May is a time of pride and accomplishment. Many Santa Rosa Junior College students will graduate May 24, ready to move on, whether to pursue careers with their associate’s degree or transfer to another university. There’s another landmark occasion just a week prior to graduation: the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. This Supreme Court decision...

Editorial, Issue 6: Keep SRJC’s heritage oaks healthy

May 1

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When two trees, weakened by disease, fell down in inclement weather earlier this year, the Santa Rosa Junior College administration decided to remove four more trees due to safety concerns. Planting more oaks, which SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong says the administration plans to do, is a great idea, but it will be a long time before those trees reach maturity. The removed...

Editorial, Issue 5: A pickpot with a pension

Editorial, Issue 5: A pickpot with a pension

April 17

It’s been nearly a year and a half since the Oak Leaf’s first coverage of the Holzworth investigation, and the former Santa Rosa Junior College District...

Editorial, Issue 4: Controversial nominations deserve more attention

March 10

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American pop culture makes much ado about nothing, giving awards to the rich and famous. Actors, singers and celebrities have their Tonys, their Grammys, their Oscars. There’s another annual honor, a prize given to those who ignite global change through their efforts in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature – and the most difficult to define category, peace. The...

Editorial, Issue 3: Interim Board endorsements: Renée and Peyton

February 25

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In the first editorial of the spring 2014 semester, the Oak Leaf outlined a few attributes we felt the soon-to-be appointed Board of Trustees member should possess. Rather than rehashing those, let’s have the Board speak for itself. The Sonoma County Junior College District Policy Manual, accessible via SRJC’s website, contains the philosophy, mission and goals to...

Editorial, Issue 2: State of the Union promises education reform

February 10

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President Obama has always been impressively articulate, and of course the 2014 State of the Union address was no exception. The president touched on several politically relevant issues in his speech, including minimum wage, equal pay, tax reform and the wars in the Middle East. All excellent topics, but here at the Oak Leaf we’re most interested in his points on improving...

Editorial, Issue 1: Homogeneous white males need not apply

Editorial, Issue 1: Homogeneous white males need not apply

February 4

When Onita Pellegrini announced her resignation at the Jan. 14 Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees meeting, students and faculty alike turned their...

Editorial Issue 6

Editorial Issue 6

December 10

The end of the fall semester is a stressful time for students, a problem exacerbated by the long semester. Thanksgiving break makes them relax and yearn...

Editorial Issue 5

Editorial Issue 5

December 10

As finals approach, some Santa Rosa Junior College students have to come to terms with the fact that they might fail some of their classes. Lack of...

Editorial Issue 4: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Editorial Issue 4: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

December 10

As October comes to a close, we say goodbye not only to the omnipresent commercialism of Halloween, but also to the omnipresent commercialism of Breast...

Editorial Issue 3

Editorial Issue 3

December 10

It’s a difficult scenario to imagine, but the possibility of a shooting here at SRJC is all too real. We live our lives under the shadow of gun violence,...

Editorial Issue 2

Editorial Issue 2

December 10

We the people. Three very simple words, yet they introduce the most important document in our nation’s history, the document that forms the very foundation...

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