International Communiqué: Drive-thrus vs. Cafés

Faith Gates, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014
Filed under Opinion

It always seemed so normal to go through a drive-thru to grab my food and keep going. It wasn’t till I started living in Paris I noticed there’s another... Read more »

Oak Leaf guide to endorsements

Oak Leaf guide to endorsements

October 30, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

The editorial board's opinion of the candidates, propositions and measures on the Nov. 4 ballot Dorothy Battenfeld One of the most important questions the Oak Leaf editorial board... Read more »

International Communiqué: An Interview with Hee Rae Chang

International Communiqué: An Interview with Hee Rae Chang

Anne-Elisabeth Cavarec, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Anne-Elisabeth: Where do you come from? Hee Rae: I come from South Korea. I am 21 years old. I am living with my cousin (also an SRJC Student) and my auntie in Santa Rosa. They recommended me this college. AE: What do you... Read more »

Shut off the smartphone – it’s showtime

Kelsey Matzen, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an epic three-day concert that takes place in the sweltering desert of Indio, California. After saving up months of paychecks and resisting the urge to buy anything at all, I was lucky enough to attend the second weekend,... Read more »

Editorial

Editorial

October 30, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Representation in government: it’s the foundation of the United States of America, it’s the principal core of democracy – and for Santa Rosa Junior College students, it’s sorely lacking at the Board of Trustees level. Of the eight members... Read more »

Board of Trustees endorsement: Jordan Burns

Board of Trustees endorsement: Jordan Burns

October 9, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

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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 »