The Oak Leaf

The Opposite of Sexes

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November 2, 2005

What is it about our culture that makes us want one person and one person only? Or think that is what we want. Or believe that is what we should want. Do we really want it? Certainly there is no end to the movies, shows, books and poetry that tell us we have one special someone out there. From Plato ...

Site seeing

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November 2, 2005

Does anyone remember any of the rumors they heard as a child – the ones about how a friend of a friend knew of a boy who accidentally hung himself during a Halloween prank? Or the one about the friend's sister's cousin who was babysitting and there was a killer upstairs calling her over and over ...

News Briefs

November 2, 2005

Dana Wright update Dana Wright, former editor and chief of the Oak leaf, has been given unusual circumstances concerning his charges. Wright was arrested with charges of seven felonies and one misdemeanor. After attending his preliminary hearing, and pleading no contest, all charges were reduced t...

Oak Leaf wins ‘general excellence’ award

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November 2, 2005

The Oak Leaf won two first-place awards and was honored for "general excellence" at the Journalism Association of Community College's Northern California conference and competition Oct. 22 in San Francisco. First-place winners for the SRJC student newspaper were Max Shafer in the feature writing ca...

A Different Side to Every Coin

Jonathan Krive, Staff Writier and Jesse Meuschke, Assistant Editor in Chief

November 2, 2005

Proposition 74: Excellence in Teaching – YesRegardless of performance, California public school teachers are virtually guaranteed a job for life after two years on the job. Currently, teachers can fail several evaluations and yet it is still almost impossible to dismiss them. Once a teacher has permane...

It wasn’t luck. It was determination.

Adrienne Paul, Sports Editor

November 2, 2005

In his senior year at El Molino High School, Jason Lane hit zero home runs. Zero. By the end of his sophomore year at SRJC, he had broken the school home run record with 17. Ron Myers is either one heck of a coach or Lane was one very late bloomer. Lane is now doing for the Houston Astros what he did...

Tough season ahead for young Bear Cubs

Editor In Chief, Editor-in-chief

November 2, 2005

The Lady Bear Cubs' accomplished a great feat last year by capturing the Bay Valley Conference championship by going undefeated in league play. The 2005-06 season will bring many more challenges to the team, which lost eight players and all of their starters. The loss of key players is only one setbac...

Assessment Center Cracks Down

Dana Wright

October 31, 2005

The Assessment Center is now requiring all students to show photo IDs before taking placement tests. The change of policy was enacted on July 5, but according to Bob Flores, manager of the Assessment Center, the change had been in the works for the last year. "The cheating usually involves one student tak...

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October 30, 2005

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McCarthyism and Red Star return

Heidi Paul & Jonathan Krive, Contributing and Staff Writers

October 30, 2005

In the first public response of SRJC teachers who were "red starred" in Spring 2005, historian Ellen Schrecker and four instructors addressed a diverse crowd at Newman Auditorium on the evening of Oct. 17. The auditorium was nearly full, and it bustled with excitement, everyone anticipating the long-a...

Stepping Stones

Mikaela LeBrett, Opinion Editor

October 30, 2005

There are so many things that I would love to talk about but they would not fit in the small space that I have. However, that does not mean that I can't bring them up to you (the readers.)One of the things that I would like to talk about is why it is that we have to know about what goes on of every min...

Site Seeing

Editor In Chief, Editor-in-chief

October 30, 2005

Does anyone remember any of the rumors they heard as a child - the ones about how a friend of a friend knew of a boy who accidentally hung himself during a Halloween prank? Or the one about the friend's sister's cousin who was babysitting and there was a killer upstairs calling her over and over and ha...

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