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Editorial Issue 1: Parking

December 10

Ah, fall. The smell of fresh leaves and crackling pencils. Pumpkin spice lattes and the slow, circular motion of SRJC students searching for parking in...

Editorial: 2013 Student Elections

April 30

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Our nation is six months removed from a heated election process that pitted fellow Americans against one another in parliamentary free-for-all of red versus blue. Big money was spent, things got personal and ultimately everybody in the country tuned in to watch the punches fly. Fast-forward to the present, and you find our own Santa Rosa Junior College in a similar situation...

Editorial – Holzworth

February 25

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After months of investigations into the Jeffrey Holzworth embezzlement case, this week brought new revelations, an admission of guilt and the potential of a settlement deal. The 28-year veteran SRJC District Police officer was arrested and  charged with embezzling more than $287,000 from Santa Rosa Junior College and new information from officers close to the case believe...

Editorial: SRJC Has Lost More Than Money

Editorial: SRJC Has Lost More Than Money

December 11

It’s all about trust. Over recent years, the SRJC community has weathered many storms. A revolving door of police chiefs, prolonged search for ...

Editorial: Obama Needs to Get Tough on Romney

October 11

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The first presidential debate of 2012 between President Barack Obama and the Republican challenger Governor Mitt Romney was held on Wednesday evening and to everyone’s shock the wealthy Mormon businessman ended up looking like the wise professor. From the starting bell through the five rounds of debate the president struggled to give clear, concise and confident responses...

Editorial: The Doyle Scholarship is not for everyone

September 25

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Many of you have heard of the elusive Doyle scholarship, but very few current students have received it. Well, it’s back. Starting next fall semester, the Doyle will be available to incoming students. Hold the applause, I said incoming students. Many current students are wondering why, after four years without the Doyle, we are not afforded the opportunity to receive funds...

School’s out for summer…

May 12

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Ask any student how much more his or her brain can digest. Look in the faces of faculty members. All are tired, burned out and done. After 16 weeks of the semester, students and faculty alike are ready for summer. Unfortunately there are still two weeks until summer. Santa Rosa Junior College is considering changing to a “compressed calendar,” shorten each semester by...

Vote Oak Leaf for every seat; we’ll get you a unicorn petting zoo

April 23

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If you would like a brand new unicorn petting zoo on campus, vote for the Oak Leaf in the upcoming student elections. It will represent you, The Students. Citizen’s United vs. Federal Election Commission, the case that rendered corporations as people, might not actually affect SRJC student elections, but the Oak Leaf is United 4 Students anyway and will deliver the unicorns. Our...

The Oak Leaf apologizes for inappropriate cartoon

April 11

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During an unusually hectic Easter production weekend, the Oak Leaf included a graphic on the front cover that the entire staff believes to be inappropriate. The graphic, a cartoon in connection to the rape story, misrepresents the facts of the case and trivializes a very sensitive and serious issue. The graphic was intended for a different story that did not materialize, and...

Occupying the capitol is our next step

March 11

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The Oak Leaf thanks the 68 students and supporters who were arrested after occupying the capitol for standing up for education. They showed courage and conviction, took a risk and put themselves in harm’s way for what they believed in: us, the students of California. Every year, thousands of students, faculty and supporters march in Sacramento to lobby legislators to re-fund...

Faith and Santorum

February 28

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It's known in the Rick Santorum campaign as "The Santorum Google problem." The problem is that if you Google “Santorum,” the first result is either extremely offensive or hilarious. Definition number one: "The frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex." And therein lies the problem. Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is now...

Editorial

February 14

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“Proposition 8 serves no purpose and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of the opposite-sex couples.” - Justice Stephen Reinhardt It's about time someone said Proposition 8 was an unconstitutional cover-up for homophobia;...

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