The Oak Leaf

SRT celebrates 41 years of entertainment at SRJC

Ken Kutska, Assistant A&E Editor

May 15, 2012


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This summer Santa Rosa Junior College will showcase student talent during the 2012 Summer Repertory Theater, celebrating its 41st season. Each summer, students and faculty donate their time and skills to the art of the stage. For a seven-week period, actors, set designers, musicians and coordinators...

Against all odds Avengers successfully assembles

Noah Diamond-Stolzman, Multimedia Editor

May 15, 2012


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It’s hard to argue with the statement that, “The Avengers” is one of the most anticipated movies of all time. The film is the culmination of a four-year, five movie buildup to a large-scale, multi-franchise spanning team-up movie of unprecedented proportions. But does it live up to the hype? Yes. Tackling...

Bay Area Journalist gives inspiring lecture

Jessie De La O, A&E Editor

May 15, 2012


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She interviewed Fidel Castro. She rode in a helicopter with Robert F. Kennedy. She was the first black female TV journalist on the West Coast. Belva Davis, an award-winning journalist, shared her life story—from a difficult childhood to fighting against racism—at the Carole L. Ellis Auditorium...

Spring Choral Concert

Spring Choral Concert

Christiana Cobb, News Editor

May 15, 2012


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Family, friends and music lovers all chatted as they anticipated the SRJC Spring Choral Concert “Endless Song Eternal Light.” The lights dimmed and heavenly voices filled the air as they sang the first song “Creation”. Despite the fact that you didn’t have to buy a ticket because no one...

Pianists, flutists perform at SRJC

May 15, 2012


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Community pianists played the role of harmonic historians at an SRJC-sponsored recital focusing on classic French composers. Experienced musicians and music majors performed the recital as part of a community education class taught by Florence Aquilina. The class performed impressionist music by French...

La Palapa Review

Jay Scherf, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2012


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“Little Donkeys,” they’re called, though no one knows exactly why. To the inexperienced palate, the burrito appears simple and straightforward. However, as the mystery of its etymology might suggest, the perfect burrito is as elusive and superstitious as a mythical chupacabra. This reviewer’s...

Mombo’s Pizza Review

Domanique Crawford

April 24, 2012


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The homey feel of the place draws you in. Mombo’s Pizza invites you to join in on what your senses are clearly begging for: pizza. The old-school feel, welcoming service and the taste of mouth-watering pizza gives Mombo’s Pizza, a little niche in the wall across from SRJC, a five-star rating. The...

La Altena Taqueria

Christiana Cobb, News Editor

April 24, 2012


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The grand opening of La Altena Taqueria in Santa Rosa left customers satisfied with the food but disappointed with the service. La Altena opened on March 31 with traditional Latino tunes blasting. The restaurant is kid friendly with bright colors of red, blue, yellow and green covering the walls and...

Little Ceasers Review

Alex Campbell, Sports Editor

April 24, 2012


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Not piping hot, but above lukewarm, Little Ceasars Pizza tastes like cardboard with cheese, pepperoni and canned tomato sauce slathered on top. Yet it meets my requirements for an emergency last-minute stop for a food source. Just don’t ask me to eat it; I’d rather serve it. For a meager $5, an...

“Cabin” brings excitement, originality to stale genre

Noah Diamond-Stolzman, Multimedia Editor

April 24, 2012


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“The Cabin in the Woods” is a rare movie, falling in line with self-aware films like “Shaun of the Dead,” “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” and “The Fifth Element”; films that simultaneously parody, pay homage to and act as stunning examples of their genres. The genre that “Cabin” tackles...

“Stooges” misses more than it hits

“Stooges” misses more than it hits

Noah Diamond-Stolzman, Multimedia Editor

April 24, 2012


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I never thought I could be this disappointed by a movie I had no expectations for. The remake of “The Three Stooges,” helmed by Peter and Robert Farrelly of “Dumb and Dumber” fame, went through production hell for almost a decade. The first trailer for the movie was released last December...

“Sweeney” delivers more than meat-pies

Mischa Lopiano, Photo Editor

April 24, 2012


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SRJC’s Theatre Arts Department took on morbid musical, Sweeney Todd and delivered a show that would make Stephen Sondheim proud. The vocals were sung beautifully, especially by Mrs. Lovett, played by Rosie Frater. The musical is centered on the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, but Rosie Frater stole...

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