SRJC Dream Center and Immigration

May 14, 2015
Filed under Features, News, Opinion, Podcast

https://soundcloud.com/the-oak-leaf-news/srjc-dream-center-and-immigration

Discussion of #Feministsareugly (Twitter)

May 14, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Podcast

https://soundcloud.com/the-oak-leaf-news/feministsareugly-discussion-the-oak-leaf

Avengers: Age of Ultron Critical Review and Discussion

May 14, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Podcast

https://soundcloud.com/the-oak-leaf-news/avengers-age-of-ultron-critical-review-and-discussion

Alternative rock expires, but classification remains

Luke Heslip , Assistant Opinion Editor
May 14, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Alternative rock music is obsolete, drained dry and finished. The genre’s inevitable decay honors a necessity of its temporary nature. The movement’s expiration is essentially a matter of identity. The movement is not entirely a style of music, which has general continuity in aesthetical rules... Read more »

Snapchat stories promotes politics

Catherine Ramirez
May 14, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

“Je suis Charlie! Je suis Charlie!” These are the chants you hear as you watch a 10-second video of young French adults marching in the Place de la République in France through a Snapchat story. Snapchat, an app used to share photos and videos in 10 seconds or less, created a “Je Suis Charlie”... Read more »

Editorial May 11

Editorial May 11

May 11, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

When Governor Jerry Brown signed the California DREAM Act in 2011, it was a step forward for the U.S. in terms of immigration reform. In 2012, the Obama Administration enacted Deferred Action, designed to give children of immigrants a temporary stay in U.S. as long as they had no prior... Read more »

Choice is key:Clinton monopolizes the 2016 Democratic presidential primary

Choice is key:Clinton monopolizes the 2016 Democratic presidential primary

Luke Heslip , Assistant Opinion Editor
May 11, 2015
Filed under Opinion

A two-party system is an absurd design of government. Political ideology does not divide naturally into two generalized halves: it’s a nuanced and overlapping array of values and vantage points.  A party without competitive... Read more »

Media hacks childhood innocence

Media hacks childhood innocence

Domanique Crawford , Opinion Editor
May 11, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The little girls looked no more than 6 and 8. The youngest one, with her hand on her hip, swayed to the beat as the eldest sang along to the lyrics. At first, their pastime seemed innocuous. It had been a while since I've seen children outside, engaged in play and enjoying the sunshine. As I approached,... Read more »

On the hunt for a home

DeAnna Hettinger , Staff Writer
May 11, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Recently, in my search for a room to rent in Santa Rosa, I came across a Craigslist ad that made me chuckle. The ad read something like: master bedroom for rent, $1,250…killer home looking for ‘sick’ roommate,” indicating to me he was looking for someone crazy, cool and insane.... Read more »

In the end all I got were tears

In the end all I got were tears

Jarrett Rodriguez , Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 11, 2015
Filed under Opinion

I can remember every detail of it. Sitting on her bed in complete silence, staring at her, knowing I would never see this room again. She was talking, but by then I stopped listening. I just couldn’t bear it anymore. All I could hear was the hum of her breathing machine.... Read more »

It’s not love, just a crush

Robert Marshall , Sports Editor
May 11, 2015
Filed under Opinion

My heart flutters; I feel frustration, sometimes sadness and confusion. I’ve come to realize I have a crush, and it’s something I’ve never felt before. A crush is an intense but usually short-lived infatuation. ... Read more »

To drink or legally drink; that is the question

To drink or legally drink; that is the question

Faith Gates , Managing and News Editor
May 11, 2015
Filed under Opinion

When you turn 18 in the United States you can vote, be in the army, buy a gun, get a tattoo, get married and buy cigarettes, but one thing you can’t do is drink alcohol. Let’s be honest: we all drank before we turned 21. The... Read more »