The Oak Leaf

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...

Multimedia: The road to fame

Haley Branigin and Krysten Copeland, Contributing Writers

December 5, 2010

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SRJC student and aspiring model Missy Copeland, aka Missy Cooper, discusses not only the struggles of being a model but the toughness of breaking into the vastly changing modeling industry. ...

Exploring human sexuality

Armando Torres-Garcia, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2010

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A "Made in Brooklyn" sticker decorates Dr. Joseph Davis Mannino's office door. As if you couldn't tell by his thick accent, the man is from New York and proud of it. However, Dr. Mannino is a cultured man, especially when it co...

SRJC campus alive with art

Quinn Conklin, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2010

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On the site where the Doyle Library now stands there used to be an oak tree. When construction started the tree was removed to make room for the new building. That old oak has not left us. Artist Bruce Johnston has transformed the tree...

From student to soldier

Jess Rosenstein, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2010

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 Not feeling as though his life was unfolding the way he thought it would, Teygan Mason decided to leave the secure surroundings of academia and replace it with .50 caliber machine guns, 115 degree heat and warfare. Mason, 27, of Sant...

Professor Shafer brings life lessons to the classroom

Art Dickinson, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2010

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For SRJC instructor Cassandra Schafer, teaching communications is a means to an end: world peace. "I fundamentally believe that if people could communicate better, in all the ways that we mean ‘communicate better,' that the...

Student volunteer aims for the sky

Andrew Cameron, Co-Editor in Chief

October 24, 2010

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Flying in an I-28 airplane would get most people's hearts pounding but, that was not enough for full-time SRJC student Rose Pattenaude. She wanted to fly upside down, and she did so earlier this year at the Sonoma County Air Show...

Students overcome “eek factor” to use rare tools: cadavers

Jerome Janairo, Features Editor

October 24, 2010

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Cadaver 10-191 is the center of attention in instructor Danielle King's Anatomy 1 class. In the classroom's anatomy lab, a group of students in lab coats crowd around 10-191 and watch intently as Jason de Guzman and his part...

SRJC employee and former Democratic Republic of Congo judge weighs in on Congo

Benjamin Gruey, Staff Writer

October 4, 2010

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Jules Oyumbu was a judge for low-level criminal courts in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) until 2007 when he moved to the United States. He offered his view and history of the struggle Congolese people: They liv...

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative provides professional support

Michelle Peirano, Co-Editor in chief

October 4, 2010

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Diana Ruiz was a mother at 16, struggled with drugs and alcohol and was a victim of domestic violence. Now, in her forties, she is promoting women's leadership and trying to help young women overcome the obstacles they face. Fo...

Anon(ymous) cast shares deep connections with characters

Bruttney Bailey, Staff Writer

October 3, 2010

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A particular draw toward acting for many actors is the electric emotional connection they feel when on stage enacting a role with which they truly connect. The lives of several cast members in the SRJC production "Anon(ymous)" parallel...

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