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Ten bucks, brighter future

April 26, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Uncategorized

The first step to significant change is unifying Santa Rosa Junior College—but it comes at a price. Bernie Sanders’ demonstration of an effective grassroots campaign with his average $27 donation to fund his campaign showed...

Autism awareness

Grant Wetmore, Opinion Editor

April 25, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

As April draws to a close, it’s apparent that I need to remind everyone that April is Autism Awareness Month. This seems necessary because the month has gone by and not a single march or lecture was put on by our student body...

Living with depression

Ruby Zhang, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

I am a student at Santa Rosa Junior College, and I suffer from depression. Sometimes when I tell people that I have depression, they withdraw. They wonder why a 20-year-old woman who appears happy most days could suffer from th...

Snoozin’ on America’s pastime

Frank Sumrall, Contributing Editor

April 25, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Sports, Sports Opinion, Top Stories, Uncategorized

United States’ favorite pastime was defined by a day at the ballpark full of loud vendors, excited fans chugging down beer and the satisfying crack of the bat as a baseball zips through the windless air.But the summers when...

Speaking Frank-ly; Time to dismantle college basketball as we know it

Frank Sumrall, Contributor Editor

April 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

After North Carolina head coach Roy Williams made the final cut that separated the basketball net from the rim-an event synonymous with college athletic glory-a thunderous applause broke out. The Tar Heels won their seventh na...

Editorial: Oak Leaf endorse Martinez for SGA president

April 11, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

Down to earth. Practical. Experienced. Robert Martinez is the best choice for SGA President of Santa Rosa Junior College. In order to pick the best candidate to endorse, the Oak Leaf asked for the three Student Government As...

Fear the unknown: The unwelcoming faces of America

Beatriz Verneaux, A&E Editor

March 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

As long as people become entitled to a land, there’s no room for newcomers. Since I emigrated from Brazil, I have been harassed by several demographics in this country. Recently, a coworker asked me what is the difference...

Environmental ignorance: Big Oil controls Trump’s America

Chris Ludlow, Co-News Editor

March 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

If the United States is meant to represent liberty, democracy and freedom, then why are private oil corporations able to hold influence on government positions of power? In the century since climate change was theorized in 1896, ve...

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