The Oak Leaf

Proposition 30

Nashelly Chavez, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2012


Filed under Election, Features

What is it? Proposition 30 is a tax initiative that, if passed, will raise approximately $6 billion annually to help fund California schools and community colleges. The tax initiative, more formally known as “The Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012” is proposed by Governor Jerry...

Even a Broken Leg Can’t Slow Down SRJC Football Star

Jenna Burkman, Staff Writer

October 11, 2012


Filed under Features, Sports

There is definitely no mistaking SRJC student Mike Tuaua when he walks around campus. The 6-foot, 3 inch, 260-pound freshman with a mane of reddish-brown hair, thick eyebrows and a warm Samoan smile is one the Bear Cubs’ best football players this season. At an early age, Tuaua knew sports was something...

Bikram Yoga

Bikram Yoga

Houston Smothermon, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2012


Filed under Features

Bikram Choudhury is the yoga guru from India who famously started Bikram Yoga, a series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises practiced in 105-degree heat. Born in Calcutta, India, Choudhury started practicing yoga at age 3. In his teens, he won the National India Yoga Championship three years...

Meditation: Easy to learn and endlessly beneficial

Peter Njoroge, Staff Writer

September 25, 2012


Filed under Features

I don’t want to work tonight. I just want to finish this email. I need to study standard deviation for stats. Why hasn’t she texted me back yet? Maybe she doesn’t like me anymore. I’m pretty sure this guy is talking about me on Facebook. I got pretty drunk last night. Why’s everyone talking...

New Faculty: Karen Walker

New Faculty: Karen Walker

Andrew McQuiddy & Peter Njoroge, Features Editor & Staff Writer

September 11, 2012


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Karen Walker, English Education: A.A. in general studies from SRJC, B.A. in psychology and M.A. in English from Sonoma State University and Ph.D. in English from UC Davis. Experience: 10 years of part-time teaching and vocational experience at SRJC and UC Davis. Most interesting thing about...

New Faculty: Jill Tarver

New Faculty: Jill Tarver

Andrew McQuiddy & Peter Njoroge, Features Editor & Staff Writer

September 11, 2012


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Jill Tarver, Consumer & Family Studies Education: B.S. in nutrition from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo and M.S. in nutrition from UC Davis. Experience: Three years of part-time teaching experience at Merritt College, City College of San Francisco, Las Positas College, Diablo...

New Faculty: Angela Romagnoli

New Faculty: Angela Romagnoli

Andrew McQuiddy & Peter Njoroge, Features Editor & Staff Writer

September 11, 2012


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Angela Romagnoli, English Education: B.A. in English from California Baptist University, Riverside, Calif., M.A. in higher education from University of Redlands and M.A. in English from California State University, San Bernardino. Experience: Five years of part-time teaching experience at Mt. San...

New Faculty: Theresa Molino

New Faculty: Theresa Molino

Andrew McQuiddy & Peter Njoroge, Features Editor & Staff Writer

September 11, 2012


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Theresa Molino, Behavioral Sciences Education: B.A. and M.A. in anthropology from UC Berkeley. Experience: Three years of part-time teaching experience at SRJC; and UC Berkeley. Most interesting thing about you that students wouldn’t suspect: “I like pie for breakfast.” Impression of...

New Faculty: Rich Lehrer

New Faculty: Rich Lehrer

Andrew McQuiddy & Peter Njoroge, Features Editor & Staff Writer

September 11, 2012


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Rich Lehrer, Health Sciences Education: B.S. in education from East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, Pa and M.S. in radiologic science from Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas. Experience: 22 years of full-time and part-time teaching and vocational experience at SRJC, Yuba...

New Faculty: Tracy Hamm

New Faculty: Tracy Hamm

Andrew McQuiddy & Peter Njoroge, Features Editor & Staff Writer

September 11, 2012


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Tracy Hamm, Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance; Women’s Soccer Coach Education: B.A. in mass communications from UC Berkeley and Ed.M. in counseling from Boston University. Experience: Three years of full-time and part-time teaching experience at Boston University, UC Berkeley and Women’s Professional...

New Faculty: Mark Ferguson

New Faculty: Mark Ferguson

Andrew McQuiddy & Peter Njoroge, Features Editor & Staff Writer

September 11, 2012


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Mark Ferguson, Mathematics Education: B.A. in mathematics and B.A. in business from Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Ore., and M.A. in mathematics from Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore. Experience: 15 years of full-time and part-time teaching experience at Chemeketa Community College,...

New Faculty: Alexa Forrester

New Faculty: Alexa Forrester

Andrew McQuiddy & Peter Njoroge, Features Editor & Staff Writer

September 11, 2012


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Alexa Forrester, Interdisciplinary Studies in Philosophy, Humanities & Religion Education: B.A. in philosophy from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, MFA in creative writing and Ph.D. in philosophy from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Experience: Three years of full-time and part-time teaching...

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