A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A signle SMART train car travels through the rural crossing between Cotati and Petaluma. My return journey on the train was filled with riders, including two boy scouts who sat across from me while I worked at one of the tables on the train. They got on the train in Marin and left at the downtown Petaluma stop. This area of the route seemed to have the most riders entering and exiting.

Getting wise about SMART

Rosemary Cromwell, Reporter
December 14, 2023
Max Millan’s abuelito, Gonzalo, a native of Toluca, holds him up as a toddler as they look towards an early 2000s Mexico City sky. Along with his wife, Millan’s abuelita Teresa, Gonzalo remains a fixture in his grandsons memories. From suffering from the vices of alcoholism to evolving into a faithful Christian, Gonzalos life has inspired Millan, even more so now that he’s become his last living grandparent.

Dreaming in Limbo

Max Millan, Reporter
November 30, 2023
Five SRJC students tell the Oak Leaf how they selected their majors and what they hope to accomplish in their careers. Clockwise from top left: Sarah Barnett, nursing; Gabriela Andrade, psychology; Meghan OLeary, nursing; Langley Durham, mechanical engineering; Mandy Miller, filmmaking.

Major decisions

Lucas Cadigan-Carranza, Editor
November 28, 2023
More than 100 million unique gamers have played Call of Duty Warzone, one of the most popular first-person shooting video games.

Why are video games so addicting ?

Blair McTaggart, Contributing Writer
May 1, 2022

Grocery workers scared, exhausted

Emma Ruderman, Special to The Oak Leaf
June 1, 2020
What coffee shop workers want you to know

What coffee shop workers want you to know

Maritza Camacho, Special to the Oak Leaf
May 23, 2020
Because of the initial panic buying, certain items are sold with a cap on the quantity a buyer can purchase, other items have been slow to return to grocery store shelves at all.

Out of stock: Panic buying in a pandemic

Azelia Mazur, Special to The Oak Leaf
May 21, 2020
Alexis Trinei, who loves being at home during the pandemic, and her cat Lucy.

Gratitude within the pandemic

Oliviah Shine, Special to The Oak Leaf
May 20, 2020
Prolonged isolation and high stress has a lot of people looking for ways to cope, relax and escape the surreal pandemic reality we’re all trapped in. Fortunately, this particular holiday for marijuana connoisseurs allows for a day of complete relaxation, and Santa Rosa Junior College students know how to do it best.

Where’s Waldo?: 4-20 during April 2020

Peyton Krzyzek, Special to The Oak Leaf
April 24, 2020
An SRJC student with a sparkling Guayaki relaxes along the fences of the Analy village on Jan 28.

Is caffeine the new water?

Maisie French, Staff Writer
February 5, 2020
Double life: Classes by day, jokes by night

Double life: Classes by day, jokes by night

Riley Palmer, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 12, 2019
Frank Chong was hired in January 2012 as Santa Rosa Junior College’s fifth president and first Chinese-American president.

Changes on campus: Q & A

Jasmine Benigno-Hall, Staff Writer
December 12, 2019
After revitalizing the cheer program, coach Dori Elder hosts cheer team tryouts on April 8.

Go! Fight! Win! With Dori Elder

Jose Gonzalez, Multimedia Editor
May 15, 2019
Resistance: Now and forever

Resistance: Now and forever

Zane Zinkl, Staff Writer
May 14, 2019
Mahoney (top) and Doyle (bottom) libraries are two buildings at Santa Rosa Junior College that offer students individual and group work spaces.

5 unknown benefits of the SRJC libraries

Kaila Cotherman-Bohler, Co-Web and Social Media editor
February 23, 2019
Jane Saldaña-Talley brings a calm and collaborative leadership style to SRJCs No. 2 leadership position.

Turning over a new leaf

Seamus Reed, News Editor
December 13, 2018
Brent Woods balances his majors 3D design and animation coursework with his welding classes while taking care of his post-fire PTSD.

Finding tranquility in chaos

Lauren A. Spates, Features Editor
December 13, 2018
Lifelong lessons in learning

Lifelong lessons in learning

Jordan, Allums
December 13, 2018
Daisy Garnica: A real life phoenix

Daisy Garnica: A real life phoenix

Dakota McGranahan, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 13, 2018
Instructor Paul Mossman in his office.

From teething to teaching

Aria Quinn, Staff Writer
December 13, 2018
The years under the oaks

The years under the oaks

Jennifer Do, Staff Writer
May 3, 2018
Bad weather doesnt deter Yanise Ho in her blading journey across the country.

Bravery and the bladress

Adeira Sherpa, Co-Photo Editor
April 30, 2018
The speakers end the event with a panel by Matt Cox (2nd left), Nicolette Gottuso (middle) and Lyndsey Burcina (far right).

Route to recovery

Jennifer Do, Staff Writer
April 25, 2018
The Second Chance Club’s mission is to provide support and advocacy for formerly incarcerated students trying to turn their lives around through education. The club offers scholarship opportunities, workshops to clear records and a sense of community in a judgement-free zone.

The Educational Impact on Prison Lives

Sarah Ali, Contributing Writer
April 6, 2018
Engin Yesilyemis is a 43-year-old turkish immigrant and jazz student.

SRJC jazz student spotlight

Lauren Knigge, Staff Writer
March 6, 2018
The analog revival

The analog revival

Abraham Fuentes, Staff Writer
February 28, 2018
Danny Chaparro is Santa Rosas first-ever community advisory board member from the Roseland area.

Roseland’s Street Soldier

Michael Barnes, Co-Editor-In-Chief
February 13, 2018
Making a debut appearance at club day, kinesiology major Maxwell Bernadini-Jaurique recruits students for lacrosse club. While originally recruiting men, Bernadini-Jaurique also started a second roster for women.

Club day 2018

Dakota McGranahan, Photo Editor
January 31, 2018
3859 Crestview Drive

3859 Crestview Drive

Vince Ferrari, Contributing Writer
January 3, 2018
Rose Hammock dances during the 2017 Sunrise Ceremony at the Ya-ka-ama in Forestville, California. Photo provided by Hammock.

The sunrise ceremony

Rachel Edelstein, Web Editor
December 12, 2017
A firefighter watches a controlled burn outside the juvenile correctional facility near Kenwood.

Sonoma county strong

Brandon Pham, Contributing Writer
December 12, 2017
Fires affect academics

Fires affect academics

Arlo David, Contributing Writer
December 12, 2017
Student Government Assembly President Evelyn Navarro is spearheading efforts to help SRJC students get their voices heard by SGA and SRJC administration as well.

From low GPA to President of SGA

Julia Modell, Contributing Writer
December 12, 2017
A real estate sign on Sebastopol Road, touting the recent annexation of Roseland as a selling point.

Annexation’s rose-colored glasses

Michael Barnes, Co-Features Editor
December 3, 2017
Read a Q and A with nine new SRJC faculty members.

Meet the new SRJC faculty

Charlotte Maxwell, Staff Writer
November 14, 2017
Chadwick Tatum, 30, is one of three sign spinners employed at Canevaris Deli in Santa Rosa.

Canevari’s off the menu special

Michael Barnes, Co-Features Editor
November 14, 2017
Kiani Bush is trying to resume classes at the SRJC this semester after losing her
home on Oct. 9. She lost all of her school supplies and textbooks in the blaze. PC Rachel Edelstein

In the knick of time

Rachel Edestein, Web Editor
October 31, 2017
SRJC student Nathan Lauterbach doesn’t recognize the hill where his family home once stood. The entire landscape was destroyed by the fire, along with his neighborhood. PC Rachel Edelstein

Surrounded by flames

Rachel Edlestein, Web Editor
October 31, 2017

Memories lost

Michael Barnes, Co-Features Editor
October 31, 2017

Students return to normalcy

James Wyatt, Co-Editor-in-Chief
October 31, 2017

Former SRJC Instructor loses home

Michael Barnes, Co-Features Editor
October 31, 2017
Claire Ernst, 19, has  diversified style that is intriguing and will excite you to be daring with your style.

SRJC student fashion profile

Oak Leaf Staff, Staff Writer
September 23, 2017
Top 9 Latin hits of Summer 2017

Top 9 Latin hits of Summer 2017

Jose Gonzalez, Staff Writer
September 14, 2017
SRJC’s student enterprise projects give students the opportunity to learn hands on how to grow, market and distribute an agriculture product of their choosing. Cash crops like lettuce are grown on the farm.

Getting Down and Dirty

Tom Rivas, Feature Editor
May 23, 2017

Getting down and dirty

Tom Rivas, Features Editor
May 16, 2017
Warrior winning after the match.

Here there be LARPing

Arthur Gonzalez-Martin, Staff Photographer
May 14, 2017
Adam Gockel approaches the mark for pole vault.

Creating a legacy of his own

Ali Benzerara, Sports Editor
April 25, 2017
Donald Laird of SRJCs Computer Studies department testing the new college drone out.

Ready for take off

RJ Grooms, Contributing Writer
April 4, 2017
The Santa Rosa Junior College plantetarium uses the Goto model GX-10 Star Projector to reproduce images of the sun, moon, planets and stars onto a 40 foot in diameter dome.

Women of the stars

Tom Rivas, Features Editor
March 16, 2017

The origins of SRJC’s BSU

Olivia Wray, Staff Writer
February 28, 2017
Spring Break Written in the Sand on a Beach

Amoura Deering, Staff Writer
February 28, 2017
de Los Angeles boldly colored artwork brings awareness to situations many immigrants experience.

Take a second glance

Rachel Genthe, A+E editor
February 7, 2017
Snip, cut and decorate your own paper ornaments.

DIY holidays

Devin Schwarz and Carin McKenna Huber, Editor-in-Chief and Opinion Editor
December 15, 2016
Sam Parilla relaxes on a couch, Parilla is one of 15 students in the exchange program this year.

A whole new world

Angelina Donaldson, Contributing Writer
December 15, 2016

Successful student: Surviving finals

Jocelyn Mobley, Features Editor
December 13, 2016

Successful student: Fighting the flu

Jocelyn Mobley, Features Editor
November 17, 2016

Beyond ghouls and goblins

Celine Gossage, Staff Writer
October 25, 2016

Successful student: Scary survival

Jocelyn Mobley, Features Editor
October 25, 2016
Festival goers make a beeline for the U-Pick patch.

Shone Farm fun

Erin George, Staff Writer
October 10, 2016
SRJC student-parent Alondra Mendoza, here with her husband Marcos and their four childen, attends classes while her youngest son  goes to SRJC’s childcare classes.

College with kids

Beatriz Verneaux, Staff Writer
October 3, 2016
Top 7 SRJC treasures

Top 7 SRJC treasures

Juliet Freyermuth, Staff Writer
September 13, 2016
Finals week survival guide

Finals week survival guide

Laura Buel, Staff Writer
May 17, 2016
Mannequins in SRJC fashion department classroom shows off the artwork of students both past and present.

Stitching with style

Nikki Goetz and Jessica Carter, Features Editor and Staff Writer
April 25, 2016
Devon Delzell models clothes by Apoteca. She loves working with the designers on shoots  because she adores being a part of their creative vision.

Model student, student model

Estefany Chavez, Contributing Writer
April 25, 2016
Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates

Maci Martell, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 12, 2016
Santa Rosa Junior College student Damion Square helped revive the Black Student Union and brought life to the club, which had been inactive for a decade .

Unity in the SRJC community

James Wyatt, Staff Writer
March 7, 2016
On Sept. 5, 2015 Al Maggini celebrated 100 years of life; 36 of which were spent serving on the Santa Rosa Junior College board of trustees.

Al Maggini: A century of success

Rita S. Losch, Staff Writer
February 25, 2016
Grant Howell and Taylor Brandt compete at the West Coast 101 Competition in Sacramento, California.

Capital swings into Sacramento

Jocelyn Mobley, Staff Writer
February 23, 2016
I love feeling and being strong,” says Gigi Disidoro as she flexes on campus in between classes at SRJC.

Witness Fitness

Jessica Carter, Staff Writer
February 23, 2016
An SRJC student takes a break from  taking notes  to look  for  potential love matches during a classroom lecture.

Love in the millennial age

Estefany Gonzalez, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 7, 2016
The Internet broke when Starbucks released its holiday neutral red cup.

Merry Christmas…Um, I mean Happy Holidays

Ashlynn Lilly, Contributing Writer
December 8, 2015
Adam Gockel coasts around SRJC campus by scooter. “It gets me places a lot faster than walking; cuts down [travel] time by over a half,” he said.

Be cool and maneuver the school

Matthew Koch, Staff Writer
November 16, 2015
Lumafest

Lumafest

Maci Martell and Matthew Koch
October 27, 2015
Radio Dano also has a passion for sports, specifically hockey, and co-hosts a sports broadcast at 4 p.m. Saturdays on KSRO 1350.

SRJC alumnus leaps into Froggy 92.9 success

Faith Gates, Co-Editor-in-Chief
October 26, 2015
The Naked Pig serves all local farm to table food.

South of A street

Devin Schwarz, Assistant A&E Editor
October 13, 2015
Driven for student rights

Driven for student rights

Alex T. Randolph, Copy Editor
October 13, 2015
Students are able to purchase and benefit from the fresh fruits and vegetables at the Community Market near SRJC.

Nutrition tips for students

Gideon Halpin, Staff Writer
October 13, 2015
Fix Everything Generation

Fix Everything Generation

Benton Walters, Contributing Writer
May 12, 2015
Students checking one of the solar panels on the roof of an SRJC building.

Solar PV Professor, Kevin Byrne

Nora Milton, Contributing Writer
May 12, 2015
The Davis Connection

The Davis Connection

Domingo Cornejo, Contributing Writer
May 12, 2015
Farmers set up for the first Wednesday Night Market of the year, where students can  buy fresh produce, local honey and hand-crafted treats on Fourth Street.

Hope for hungry students

Ashleigh Hess, Contributing Writer
May 12, 2015
A baking student brushes eggwash onto blueberry gallettes.

Satisfy Your Cravings

Devin Schwarz, Staff Writer
May 12, 2015

A journey through independent study

Luke Heslip, Staff Writer
February 10, 2015
Kelsey Matzan swipes through Tinder, an app that lets you search through other nearby Tinder users, on her phone in search of a date.

Tinder: to use or not to use?

Craig Gettman, Staff Writer
February 10, 2015
Judy Leroy

Judy Leroy

Estefany Gonzalez, Features Editor
January 26, 2015
Mason Weaver

Mason Weaver

Madison Anuskewicz, Staff Writer
January 26, 2015
Taylor Bradford

Taylor Bradford

Luke Heslip, Staff Writer
January 26, 2015
Robert Bailey

Robert Bailey

Carin Huber, Copy Editor
January 26, 2015
Trisha Seeyle

Trisha Seeyle

Eden Anuskewicz, Staff Writer
January 26, 2015
Katie Suoja

Katie Suoja

Estefany Gonzalez, Features Editor
January 26, 2015
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