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Profanity: Read between the lines

Profanity: Read between the lines

April 29, 2018

The word “bitch” ran in one of my recent Oak Leaf opinion articles, and it sparked controversy and conversation. What was said has been said. Judge but only the writer for her diction. But, averting your eyes from the “ugliness” of the world wil...

Ask Willow: Safe sex

Ask Willow: Safe sex

April 26, 2018

Dear Willow, How do I ask a new sex partner about their sexual history and request safe sex practices? -Safe Sex   Dear Safe Sex, Don’t shy away from bringing up this conversation with any sexual partner. It’s very important to k...

The Wallows' 'Spring: EP' mixes teenage angst and nostalgia

The Wallows’ ‘Spring: EP’ mixes teenage angst and nostalgia

April 26, 2018

Somewhere between the Beatles and the Fray lies the Wallows: a new and improved alternative-pop persona that encompasses the qualities of early ‘80s garage bands. First albums are usually exciting and rarely depressing, but somehow the Wallows ca...

Patrick Keamoi warming up with catcher Cole Brodnansky before his second career start.

Bear Cubs pitching implodes in seventh inning, results in a loss

April 24, 2018

Saturday's game gave new meaning to the phrase “seventh-inning stretch.” The Santa Rosa Junior College baseball team scored first, but Sacramento City College took advantage of a seventh inning collapse from SRJC pitching to secure a 3-1 win Ap...

Eduardo Osorío Juarez espera ser la voz de los estudiantes de SRJC.

Juárez is new SGA Prez

April 24, 2018

The number: 191. That was the total amount of votes needed to surpass the runner-up for president of the Student Government Assembly at Santa Rosa Junior College. Second-year student and DACA recipient Eduardo Osorío Juárez, collected 321 votes en-r...

Santa Rosa police oversee the final stages of shutting down the 'Camp Macaela

Camp Macaela cleared to make room for affordable housing development

April 23, 2018

A homeless encampment known as Camp Macaela, located behind the Dollar Tree in Roseland, was officially shut down early Thursday morning. The camp was erected in Nov. 2015 under the approval of the county’s Community Development Commission (CDC), which...

In the 1870s, Santa Rosa’s Chinatown took up a couple blocks along the creek in between where D Street and the Roxy Theater now sit.

Centennial Series: New Burbank, new name?

April 19, 2018

*The Oak Leaf incorrectly listed Burbank as secretary of the Anti-Chinese Committee based on information from Gaye LeBaron’s Press Democrat articles published in 1999 and 2004. Since this article was first published on April 19, 2018, the author and ...


Cristal Lopez, de 21 años, usa el tiempo de laboratorio que proporciona Connections para completar la tarea.

Centennial Series: Puente and Connections: bridging the gap to education for first-generation college students

April 19, 2018

For first-generation students like Cristal Lopez, 21, a sociology major at Santa Rosa Junior College, completing a college career is a challenging experience. “Both my parents were unable to complete their basic education and as the oldest of three,...

Former SRJC President Dr. Robert Agrella (left) abused school funding in a more reprehensible manner than his successor and current SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong (right).

Centennial Series: Not every SRJC dollar makes sense

April 18, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College named an art gallery after the school’s fourth president, Dr. Robert F. Agrella when he retired in 2012. However, in the spring of 1996 the only art former-SRJC President Agrella brought to the school was the art of deception. In...

Illustration by Julia Modell.

I am one of the 800,000

April 17, 2018

I was eating breakfast on April 2 when I saw on my phone that President Donald Trump tweeted “DACA is dead.” Anger and fear grabbed ahold of me. I felt lost and hopeless. That day has haunted me since. Every day I go out to the streets in fear of b...

Crowds fill Bertolini Hall leaving standing room only during Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting.

Centennial Series: Centennial clusterf*ck

April 17, 2018

Under normal circumstances, The Oak Leaf would not use such profane language. The editors have decided that due to the out-of-the-ordinary nature of political discontent and cultural division at SRJC in 2018, this is an accurate term and not gratuitous. ...

Ricardo Pinell (left) connects with a left hook against Enrique Gallegos (right) in the first round of their bout at the Battle of the Ballroom in San Francisco April 7.

Mayfield puts on show in brother’s honor

April 17, 2018

Karim Mayfield had a goal in mind when he put on the Battle in the Ballroom April 7 at the San Francisco Fairmont Hotel. “I’m just looking to put on a good show and get as much media coverage for my brother as I can,” Mayfield said. Mayfield’s...

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