Board of Trustees endorsement: Jordan Burns

Board of Trustees endorsement: Jordan Burns

October 9, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

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Communiqué: Getting around in Santa Rosa and Paris

Faith Gates and Anne-Elisabeth Cavarec, Staff Writers
October 9, 2014
Filed under Opinion

This fall, a unique opportunity arose for the Oak Leaf: one of our writers, Faith Gates, entered SRJC’s Study Abroad program and left to study in Paris, France. Simultaneously, Anne-Elisabeth Cavarec, a French exchange student enrolled in the SRJC International Student Program, joined... Read more »

Editorial

Editorial

October 8, 2014
Filed under Editorial

Sonoma County’s Nov. 4 ballot includes a bond measure proposal from Santa Rosa Junior College, and any objection to receiving $410 million seems nonsensical, considering the college’s needs – and the fact that Measure H is only the second bond proposal drafted... Read more »

Stay dead, Moriarty

Stay dead, Moriarty

Alex T. Randolph, Copy Editor
October 8, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

Fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s great detective Sherlock Holmes know the criminal genius Professor James Moriarty. Best known for killing the famous sleuth when they both tumbled off a waterfall locked in mortal combat, the professor has since served as the primary antagonist of just... Read more »

Communiqué: Differences between French and American social life

Faith Gates and Anne-Elisabeth Cavarec, Staff Writers
October 8, 2014
Filed under Opinion

This fall, a unique opportunity arose for the Oak Leaf: one of our writers, Faith Gates, entered SRJC’s Study Abroad program and left to study in Paris, France. Simultaneously, Anne-Elisabeth Cavarec, a French exchange student enrolled in the SRJC International Student Program, joined... Read more »

Don’t measure soccer’s popularity by the World Cup

Mariana Guevara, Staff Writer
September 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Some analysts deemed soccer popular in the U.S. after the World Cup’s record-breaking viewer ratings this summer, but it is unlikely the attention for the sport will transcend beyond cultural interest because American soccer lacks appeal. Soccer is the “beautiful game.” It is the most important... Read more »

No simple cure for jihadism

Anne-Elisabeth Cavarec, Staff Writer
September 23, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Last month, 30,000 men, women and children from the Yazidi community took refuge without food or water in the Sinjar mountains to escape atrocities committed by jihadist fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Currently, 70,000 Syrian Kurdish refugees are crossing the Turkey border. According... Read more »

Stop the culture of violence

Andrew "Beau" Lino, Staff Writer
September 23, 2014
Filed under Opinion

A glass of good American whiskey, sipped clean, and conversation with my Grandpa. He’s a veteran of the Korean War and talks like a borderline socialist. He rarely goes more than 10 minutes without mentioning the failures of the far right. His views are biased and sometimes skewed. But he’s... Read more »

Editorial Sept. 22: A community with questions

Editorial Sept. 22: A community with questions

September 23, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Andy Lopez died at age 13. Six seconds, seven 9 mm bullets, fired from the gun of a 24-year veteran of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department. The community’s anguish poured out in rallies and protests. A week after Lopez’s death, more than  1,000 people marched through Santa Rosa, beginning... Read more »

No time for the timeless flight

Nathan Quast, Opinon Editor
September 22, 2014
Filed under Opinion

It earned less than three minutes of the 24-hour sound bite cycles on the major networks. I had to look it up on the local station – a slower news day, I suppose – to watch the full journey from ignition to orbit. The occasion? NASA’s final space shuttle launch on July 8, 2011, an event that... Read more »

Superstar for superstar: Pushing all the chips in

Brennan Cole, Staff Writer
September 8, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Unfortunately for the Oakland A’s, their most valuable player is no longer wearing green and gold. On July 31, A’s general manager Billy Beane made one of the biggest blockbuster trades baseball has seen in the last decade. Swapping superstar for superstar is something that America’s pastime simply... Read more »

The price of playing for free

The price of playing for free

Jarrett Rodriguez, Managing Editor
September 8, 2014
Filed under Opinion

There you are, playing the game you’ve sunk hours into, finally ready to make it the next stage of the game.   An ad pops up, prompting you to spend more money just to keep playing.   This is the scam of free-to-play games that flood the market on phones and consoles.   These... Read more »