The Oak Leaf

Rock and roll relics revisited at Petaluma campus

Armando Torres-Garcia, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2011

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Whether you're a Dead Head, a "Summer of Love" fan or just a poster art aficionado, you are sure to find a masterpiece that transports you to a psychedelic world at Petaluma Campus' Mahoney Library Gallery. The gallery is fea...

Jalisco will leave your stomach content and your wallet empty

Quinn Conklin, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2011

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Jalisco Mexican Food has sat across from SRJC for 28 years, providing a close, convenient mealtime destination. Over the years it has faded into the background as more dining options popped up around campus, but Jalisco still of...

Killing time: “Roadkill Revenge”

Quinn Conklin, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2011

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Helping fuzzy little animals get revenge on the evil cars, missile trucks and fighter jets that menace them on the roads sounds like it could be a lot of fun, and it is for the first 10 levels or so. As we know, cars and fuz...

Jean Hegland explores the writing process

Kaitlin Gregg , Contributing Writer

April 3, 2011

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Reading is a conversation that started with literacy, according to Jean Hegland, an SRJC instructor and author who spoke about a writer's process and techniques March 14, in Newman Auditorium. The interview-style conversation, with fe...

Vegan lifestyle leads to happiness, not just health

Heather Frendo, Staff Writer

March 16, 2011

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With stacks of "boycott animal cruelty" booklets, "guide to compassion" pamphlets and three of her five books on vegan lifestyle piled and ready for purchase, vegan guru Colleen Patrick-Goudreau talked turkey—or spilled the...

Review: Be your own hero in Dragon Age II

Isabel Johnson, Features Editor

March 16, 2011

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Dragon Age II BioWare Corp. "Dragon Age II's" predecessor, "Dragon Age: Origins" largely consisted of marching across a fantasy landscape, killing pseudo-orcs and exchanging witty one-liners with party members. Ferelden needed to...

“Earnest” delivers wit and charm

Lee Sandwina, Staff Writer

March 16, 2011

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SRJC's production of "The Importance of Being Earnest" hits all marks and satisfies on multiple levels. Director Wendy Wisely reinvented writer Oscar Wilde's wit-driven play through a minimal set design and comprehensive characte...

Review: Simplicity is delicious at Five Guys

Quinn Conklin, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2011

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Five Guys Burgers and Fries takes a stripped-down menu and raises burger and fries to an art form by keeping it simple. However, like any art you need an appreciation for the artist's approach to the medium. Like life, it's th...

Circus dreams in the digital age

Michael Shufro, Staff Writer

February 28, 2011

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Whoever you are, digital culture in some way shapes the world you're in and how you see it. When cell phones, television and computers filter every human thing imaginable, how much we experience untouched by technology becomes ...

The Dirty Diamonds

James L. Alban, A&E Editor

February 28, 2011

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All-over the place vocals with two- and three- part harmonies combined with smokin' guitars topped with banjos, saxophones and out-of-tune sing-alongs from the crowd is nothing out of the ordinary for The Dirty Diamonds. For the ...

SRJC Philosophy instructor searches for music of the soul

Craig Couden, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2011

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SRJC Philosophy Professor Joel Rudinow combines the seriousness of academia with the self-expression embodied in the traditions of American pop culture. In a guest lecture Feb. 23, Rudinow presented his new book, "Soul Music: F...

Theatre Arts stresses “Importance” of being “Wilde” in classic play

Craig Couden, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2011

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For a play written in 1895 by a dead white guy, the humor and farce of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" still resonate with audiences today. SRJC Theatre Arts department plans to highlight Wilde's absurdist treatmen...

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