The Oak Leaf

No time for love

Art Dickenson, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2011

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Dating. The concept seems simple enough. Yet many of us struggle to find a compatible match. But what is the cause of this struggle? Or is it a unique and personal pessimism that has led me to this unfounded conclusion? I decide...

Re-entry students brave college one more time

Heather Frendo, Staff Writer

February 4, 2011

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I wanna be a fireman! An astronaut! A princess! Shout it out for all to hear, no dream is too big or too wild. Remember in kindergarten when grown-ups asked what you wanted to be when you grew up and there wasn't anything you coul...

Students find family and history with Study Abroad

Isabel Johnson, Features Editor

February 4, 2011

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Adjusting to a new culture is enough to make anybody's heads spin. SRJC students Ryan Joseph and Lauren Martin participated in the Study Abroad program's trip to London last fall. From the strangeness of living in a big city...

Astronomers and astrologers disagree: who knew?

Armando Torres-Garcia, Opinion Editor

February 4, 2011

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Horoscope fans all over the world are dealing with an identity crisis. Recent allegations that a person's horoscope sign may not be theirs at all is leading many to question their romantic compatibility with other signs and ask,...

SantArchy will take over downtown Santa Rosa

Andrew Cameron, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2010

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It's simply known as "SantArchy," the annual bar crawl that takes place in downtown Santa Rosa with people dressed up as Santa Claus. This year will be the fifth annual Santa Crawl. Last year more than 300 participated in the e...

Winter Break: Reclaim lost youth with couch forts and Nerf wars

Craig Couden, Web Editor

December 7, 2010

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It's easy to get lost cozying up with a blanket on the couch and basking in the soft glow of a television set during a cold winter break, but this year why not indulge the little kid inside (and get a little exercise in the p...

Winter Break: Bay Area ice rinks bring holiday spirit

Haley Sansom, Layout Editor

December 7, 2010

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Snow-covered grass, mitten-clad hands and cherry red noses are common occurrences in December. In multiple movies set around the holiday season, friends and families are often seen grabbing their ice skates and heading outside ...

Winter Break: Stay home and hide from the world

Isabel Johnson, News Editor

December 7, 2010

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Still feeling trashed from finals? Don't worry! Having a good time doesn't require leaving your house. Here's some ideas for the fans of stay-at-home holidays. You can go to the movies and spend $10 on a ticket. Another $10 w...

Student finds solace at work in her family’s business, Mary’s Pizza Shack

Natasha Borowicz, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2010

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Pizza, pasta and amore may be the slogan for the popular local chain, Mary's Pizza Shack, but it's also the way JC student Emily Meals was raised. Emily, or known to her friends as Emmy, keeps the restaurant literally in the fami...

Video Game addiction leads to lawsuit against game manufacturer

Lance Smothermon, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2010

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Do we need video gamers anonymous? Youths around the world are becoming hooked on MMOG's, massive multiplayer online games, and some are wondering if video game addiction is real. Craig Smallwood of Hawaii filed a lawsuit again...

Toufiq Khan is like any other SRJC student, he just also happens to be a Muslim

Jerome Janairo, Features Editor

December 6, 2010

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Toufiq Khan calls himself an average American who sticks to his culture and religion. When not studying for classes, he likes to hang out with his friends, work out at the gym, and surf the Internet. But every Friday at noon,...

Beyond first impressions

Robert Townsend, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2010

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No matter how fitting the use of a word or short phrase can be in describing a person, the true essence of that individual cannot be captured with such simplicity. Is it enough to call Barack Obama or George W. Bush Presiden...

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