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D23 expo wrap-up: Disney+, Marvel, Star Wars and more

D23 expo wrap-up: Disney+, Marvel, Star Wars and more

James Domizio, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

Disney’s D23 Expo took place Aug. 23-25 in Anaheim, California, and left a glut of entertainment news in its wake from announcements of new shows streaming on Disney+ to upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) shows and films.  DISNEY “Lady and the Tramp”: The timeless story of dogs defying class barriers wil...

“Fear Inoculum”: Tool makes a triumphant return

“Fear Inoculum”: Tool makes a triumphant return

Séamus Reed, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 3, 2019

"Fear Inoculum" is proof that good things are worth waiting for; the album is an experimental masterpiece, with guitar, bass, drums and synthesizer weaving in and out and crashing together for tremendous breakdowns.  Tool broke a 13-year-long silence to release "Fear Inoculum", a 10-song voyage in...

“The Third Man” at 70: Does It Hold Up?

“The Third Man” at 70: Does It Hold Up?

James Domizio, Staff Writer

September 1, 2019

“Goodness, that’s awkward,” Crabbin said. “‘Goodness, that’s awkward’? Is that what you say to people after death?” Holly Martins asked. On this day 70 years ago, the shadowy world of film noir was expanded and epitomized by the release of “The Third Man.” The film is found...

Level Up! Ep. 14: Season four premiere

Level Up! Ep. 14: Season four premiere

Devin Schwarz, Seamus Reed, Abraham Fuentes, Edgar Soria Garcia

August 29, 2019

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World of Warcraft Classic: Does it stand the test of time?

World of Warcraft Classic: Does it stand the test of time?

Devin Schwarz, Podcast Editor

August 29, 2019

Picture this, if you can stomach it. It’s November 2004, Usher’s “Yeah!” blares from the speakers of your Toyota Camry, memes are in their primordial state, "all your base are belong to us" comes to mind. “Friends” is going off the air and “Lost” is premiering. From a dorm room, Mark...

Love prevails in Taylor Swift’s newest album, “Lover”

Love prevails in Taylor Swift’s newest album, “Lover”

Dakota McGranahan, Co-Features Editor

August 27, 2019

Taylor Swift’s seventh studio album “Lover” echoes what the final song whispers: “I want to be remembered for the things that I love, not the things that I hate.”  The lyrics to the closing track, “Daylight,” are essential to Swift’s recent transformation from her previous album ...

Level Up! Game of Thrones Ep. 5: The Mad Queen

Level Up! Game of Thrones Ep. 5: The Mad Queen

Devin Schwarz, Kaila Cotherman-Bohler, Grayson Edgemon, Jordan Allums

May 16, 2019

  In this episode we discuss the 5th and second to last episode of Game of Thrones season 8. We talk about the Mad Queen, deaths both deserved and unexpected and what they could possibly do next to top themselves. Music courtesy of Floating Point Image courtesy of SyFy...

Fighting Words: Musicians respond to white nationalism in Trump’s America

Jesse Kapukui, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

When Janelle Monae sings “Just love me baby, love me for who I am” in her song “Americans,” she’s not asking for the romantic love of any single partner. Instead, Monae is begging for the respect of her fellow man or, more specifically, white men who identify as white nationalists. It’...

Level Up! Game of Thrones Ep. 4: King Pod

Level Up! Game of Thrones Ep. 4: King Pod

Devin Schwarz, Kaila Cotherman-Bohler, Grayson Edgemon

May 9, 2019

This week we talk episode 4, we discuss deaths, ghosts and the inevitable reign of King Podrick. Join us next week for episode 5.   Music courtesy of Floating Point Image courtesy of SyFy...

Level Up! Game of Thrones Ep. 3: “Plot Armor:

Level Up! Game of Thrones Ep. 3: “Plot Armor:

Devin Schwarz, Aria Quinn, Jordan Allums, Grayson Edgemon

May 7, 2019

On our third episode we discuss...you guessed it, the third episode of season 8 of Game of Thrones. We talk deaths, survivors and how much Jordan hates all of it. (We apologize for this late upload, the Oak Leaf staff are producing our Spring Magazine and schedules were tied up.) Music courtesy of...

11th annual film fest at the Mystic

11th annual film fest at the Mystic

Jordan Allums, A&E Editor

May 2, 2019

Join directors from across the country to celebrate animated and live action short films this Saturday at the 11th annual Film Fest in Petaluma. Film lovers will have the opportunity to see a mixed lineup of live action and short animated films in three different programs at noon, 3 and 7:30 p.m. ...

SRJC orchestra presents the second annual “Circadian Rhythms”

SRJC orchestra presents the second annual “Circadian Rhythms”

Jesse Kapukui, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

The Santa Rosa Junior College Orchestra and Symphonic Band will present a multimedia concert with visual projections this May called: Circadian Rhythms. Tenured music instructor Dr. Jerome Fleg will conduct the show. Last year, the concert lasted 50 minutes and the band played about 13 songs all tog...

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