The thumb bone is connected to the brain bone

Asa Hackett, Opinion Editor
April 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

It’s unfortunate how many people don’t understand video games. It’s becoming less common, but people who grew up before virtual entertainment was mainstream don’t, or won’t, realize that video games are here to stay. And it’s not a bad thing. First, let’s get a few things straight. Video... Read more »

Just Play the Game

Just Play the Game

Robert Marshall, Assistant Sports Editor
April 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

A wave of gay athletes are coming out of the closet in both college and professional sports, but does it matter in this day and age? Does sexual -orientation matter in sports? Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins came out as the first openly gay athlete across the four major North American professional... Read more »

Editorial

Editorial

April 17, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

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 Police officer remains on our newsroom’s radar. From the first news of Holzworth’s arrest in November 2012 to his pleading guilty this spring,... Read more »

Keeping up appearances

Keeping up appearances

Darcy Fracolli , Managing Editor
April 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

You’ve got a unibrow. Your teeth are too yellow. Your boobs aren’t perky enough. You’re fat. Your forearms are disproportionately small and your thighs are too big and you’ve got weird stretch marks and toe hair and you should probably get contacts. Wait, no, now that I’ve seen you without... Read more »

Take the money and run

Take the money and run

Ben Steinberg , Staff Writer
April 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick helped the 49ers get to consecutive National Football Conference Championship games, and made a Super Bowl appearance in 2012. The question is does Kaepernick deserve to be paid among the elite quarterbacks in the league? Kaepernick is entering the final season of the... Read more »

Giants’ defense down while offense thrives

Amelia Parreira, Sports Editor
April 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

As a devoted San Francisco Giants fan, I want nothing more for my team but to see them achieve another World Series win. However, it is realistic to say that the Giants’ pitching staff will need to step up its game in order to keep their first place slot in the NL West division. As of now, starting... Read more »

SRJC airballs basketball rally

Nate Voge, Staff Writer
April 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Music blasted from the quad. The team held its trophy high. Santa Rosa Junior College’s mascot Roscoe pumped up the crowd. Wait. What crowd? During the rally celebrating the men’s state basketball title, the quad was nearly empty except for the players’ families and the students already hanging... Read more »

420 reasons to legalize

420 reasons to legalize

Erik Jorgensen, Editor-at-Large
April 15, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Writing about marijuana in a college newspaper is too passé to be cliché. Here in northern California it’s not news to write about medical marijuana dispensaries; Oak Leaf’s advertisers say it all. Then a couple weeks ago State Senator Leland Yee got arrested on corruption charges for influencing... Read more »

Being self-sufficient: Alternative power sources SRJC can turn to when the grid goes off

Being self-sufficient: Alternative power sources SRJC can turn to when the grid goes off

Erik Jorgensen, Editor-at-Large
March 27, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Santa Rosa Junior College could defend our electrical power grid from terrorist attacks while cutting the college’s operating costs. Fox News’ coverage of last year’s sniper rifle attack on a power station near San Jose demonstrates our massive power grid’s vulnerability to isolated terrorist... Read more »

Behind the screens: is a smartphone really the smartest choice?

Amelia Parreira, Sports Editor
March 8, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Wherever I go, I always see people looking down; not to see if they dropped ketchup on their clothes, but instead staring into a pocket-sized screen, indoctrinated by the world of the smartphone. First patented in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell, the telephone was originally invented to talk with people... Read more »

Lower drinking age? Pro and con

Chantelle Bogue and Gabe Zermeno
February 25, 2014
Filed under Opinion

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Age ain’t nothing but a number

Age ain’t nothing but a number

Eliot Butler, Staff Writer
February 25, 2014
Filed under Opinion

On the first day of class this semester, my instructor decided to play one of those cheesy get-to-know-you games to get everybody in the class more familiar with one another. The entire class was told to pick pairs and learn about our new partners and then asked to introduce each other in front of the... Read more »