The Oak Leaf

Fighting Words: Musicians respond to white nationalism in Trump’s America

Jesse Kapukui, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019


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When Janelle Monae sings “Just love me baby, love me for who I am” in her song “Americans,” she’s not asking for the romantic love of any single partner. Instead, Monae is begging for the respect of her fellow man or, more specifically, white men who identify as white nationalists. It’...

Lessons I learned from my autistic brother

Lessons I learned from my autistic brother

Riley Palmer, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019


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My brother Julian and I have completely different minds. He is fascinated by the world of 1980s VHS tapes and has shelves upon shelves of colorful cardboard boxes, while I am more of a Netflix person. He has a mysterious fear of dogs, but I welcome any that show up on our porch. He has no concept of an...

Online does not equal easy

Leslie M. Levy

May 14, 2019


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The lure of online classes for students is the flexibility of completing their work “whenever.” This leads to laziness and even lamer excuses than teachers hear in person. (Your Google Drive crashed? Really?) Instructors choose to teach online classes for similar reasons as students. Maybe they have...

Hospice Care: The last phase of life

May 14, 2019


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My sophomore year of high school I took care of a 96-year-old woman named Clara. She was mobile and always found a reason to smile, despite all the pain and discomfort she was in. For more than three years I sat, comforted and supported my first patient until she took her final breath. I watched Clar...

This is my home: Three SRJC students share what it means to be undocumented

This is my home: Three SRJC students share what it means to be undocumented

Luke W. Morrow, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019


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A fractured identity. Unable to travel freely. Feeling unwelcome in the place they’ve made home. Such are the circumstances for millions of undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. in search of a better life — and for three Santa Rosa Junior College students who immigrated from Mexico as todd...

What the hell is social media?

Lenita Marie Johnson, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019


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For some people, learning social media is like studying a foreign language: it’s confusing, complicated and, at times, frustrating. In particular, older students have a harder time learning this new language. This is because we come from a time when verbal and written communication were the only ...

Disneybland

Edgar Soria Garcia, Illustrations Editor

May 14, 2019


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The most magical place on Earth? The Magic Kingdom? With all the hype surrounding  Disneyland, I had to cough up the $104 to see what it’s all about. Characters and whimsical adventures awaited, but would I feel the magic? After I sat in traffic to get into the Magic Kingdom parking lot, fought throu...

Oak Leaf Fall 2018 Magazine

Oak Leaf Fall 2018 Magazine

December 20, 2018


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Daisy Garnica: A real life phoenix

Daisy Garnica: A real life phoenix

Dakota McGranahan, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2018


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Dakota McGranahan Daisy Garnica turned on the faucet of her aunt’s glass-doored shower and stepped inside. Adjusting the temperature, she sat under the showerhead, letting the water beat against her skin. Then she burst into tears. “I remember sitting and thinking how things would be easier if I just disappeared,” Garnica said. “I tried so hard not to think li...

Oak Leaf Issue 3 Dec. 11

January 3, 2018


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