A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A signle SMART train car travels through the rural crossing between Cotati and Petaluma. My return journey on the train was filled with riders, including two boy scouts who sat across from me while I worked at one of the tables on the train. They got on the train in Marin and left at the downtown Petaluma stop. This area of the route seemed to have the most riders entering and exiting.

Getting wise about SMART

Rosemary Cromwell, Reporter
December 14, 2023
Max Millan’s abuelito, Gonzalo, a native of Toluca, holds him up as a toddler as they look towards an early 2000s Mexico City sky. Along with his wife, Millan’s abuelita Teresa, Gonzalo remains a fixture in his grandsons memories. From suffering from the vices of alcoholism to evolving into a faithful Christian, Gonzalos life has inspired Millan, even more so now that he’s become his last living grandparent.

Dreaming in Limbo

Max Millan, Reporter
November 30, 2023
Wrecked at 51 — five decades of damage, or five decades of metal?

Opinion: Why my 50s are my metal years

Mark Fernquest, Magazine Editor
February 11, 2020
The Joe Rodota Trail homeless encampment is unofficial home to over 200 people.

Opinion: Let’s help the homeless

Mark Fernquest, Magazine Editor
January 27, 2020
A county bus sits idle waiting to ferry homeless residents, who acquiesce to the county’s requests, to their new outdoor camp at Los Guilicos.

Opinion: Los Guilicos is a lie

Zane Zinkl, Editor-in-Chief
January 27, 2020
Learn while you can, party when convenient

Learn while you can, party when convenient

Riley Palmer, Co-Editor-in-Chief
September 20, 2019
Analogue cigarette machines (nondigital) are still present in Portugal.

Top 10 cigarettes I smoked in Europe

Zane Zinkl, News Editor
September 4, 2019
Secession is the only credible course of action for a state as cool as California.

In favor of secession

Mark Fernquest, News Editor
March 7, 2019
How to do Valentines Day on a budget

How to do Valentine’s Day on a budget

Edgar Soria Garcia, Illustrations Editor
February 14, 2019
Back in the saddle again

Back in the saddle again

Lenita Marie Johnson, Staff Writer
December 13, 2018
Jared Huffmans stance on abortion, education and global emissions make him an invaluable member of Congress.

Oak Leaf Endorses Huffman for House

Ian MacGregor, Co-Sports Editor
October 30, 2018
Nashville’s Legends Corner mural showing some of country music’s biggest stars, including Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.

Why not country music?

La Reva Myles, Staff Writer
September 25, 2018
Taylor Swift performs her 2014 single Bad Blood to an audience of 6,000 on May 11 at Levis Stadium.

A Swift show-stopper

Dakota McGranahan, Co-Editor-in-Chief
July 8, 2018
Profanity: Read between the lines

Profanity: Read between the lines

Chelsea Wood, Opinion Editor
April 29, 2018
Illustration by Julia Modell.

I am one of the 800,000

Anonymous, Contributing Writer
April 17, 2018
Illustration by Rachel Edelstein

Summer cuts or ulterior motives?

Chelsea Wood, Opinion Editor
April 2, 2018
Photo illustration by Andrés Pimentel.

Diversity of opinion

Andrés Pimentel, Staff Writer
March 6, 2018
Carmila has overcome hardships and stigma to open a restaurant in her neighborhood. Photo by Gabriel Guptill.

Israeli Arab love

Gabriel Guptill, Staff Writer
March 1, 2018
Vegans grind my gears

Vegans grind my gears

Arthur Gonzalez-Martin, Staff Writer
February 27, 2018
Millennials are 23 percent more likely to travel abroad than their older counterparts. They are also willing to budget more for trips, with Millennials on track to spend $1.4 trillion on travel each year by 2020.

Why millennials travel

Adeira Sherpa, Staff Writer
February 22, 2018
Illustration by Brazilian Artist Lossi.

Happiness: Here and now

Pedro Braga, Staff Writer
February 14, 2018
Michael Madsen as Mr. Blonde in Tarantinos 1992 debut, Reservoir Dogs.

Tarantino: Stuck In The Middle With You

Michael Barnes, Co-Editor-In-Chief
February 14, 2018
GIF by Rachel Edelstein

Just the Tip: The “R” word

Chelsea Wood, Opinion Editor
February 13, 2018
Lauryn Gamble, 26, holds a flag representing Lilith in front of the Cry to God demonstration  Feb. 6 in front of Bertolini.

God hates us: why I repented (satire)

Brandon McCapes, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 7, 2018
Cricket flour made out of wheat flour, malted barley flour and cricket powder.

Entomophagy: The next buzz in food

Chelsea Wood, Opinion Editor
January 30, 2018
SRJC community members of all ages gathered to remember Andy Lopez and also to protest President Donald Trumps threat to repeal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last semester.

#DefenderDACA

Jose Gonzalez, Staff Writer
December 13, 2017
The second fire

The second fire

Lenita Marie Johnson, Staff Writer
December 12, 2017
SRJC community members of all ages gathered to remember Andy Lopez and also to protest President Donald Trumps threat to repeal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last semester.

#Defend DACA

Jose Gonzalez, Staff Writer
December 12, 2017
Illustration by Rachel Edelstein.

Breaking the chains of oppression

Chelsea Wood, Staff Writer
December 12, 2017
Net Neutrality: The internet under attack

Net Neutrality: The internet under attack

Grant Wetmore and Reina Underwood, Opinion Editor and Staff Writer
December 12, 2017
BSU: where are Y-O-U?

BSU: where are Y-O-U?

Lenita Marie Johnson, Staff Writer
December 12, 2017

What do you consider a culture vulture?

Ali Benzerara, Co Editor-in-Chief
December 11, 2017
Photo by 
Taylor Davidson.

Rape culture

Reina Underwood-Mironoff, Staff Writer
November 16, 2017
After the fire

After the fire

Lenita Marie Johnson, Staff Writer
November 16, 2017
The sexual assault of an SRJC student.

#metoo

Anonymous
November 16, 2017
From the ashes we will capitalize

From the ashes we will capitalize

Michael Barnes, Co-Features Editor
November 16, 2017
Courtesy of Google Images

A connected disconnect

Chelsea Wood, Staff Writer
November 16, 2017

Just the Tip: Sexual Assault

Amoura Deering, Co-Features-Editor
November 14, 2017

Wayward winds of October

Kyle Torr, Contributing Poet
October 31, 2017
Trial by fire

Trial by fire

Brandon McCapes, News Editor
October 31, 2017
Co-Editor-in-Chief James Wyatt shoots footage of the devastation from a fallen shopping center in Fountaingrove as the ashes still smoldered on Oct. 10.

The fire guided me through the dark

James Wyatt, Co-Editor-In-Chief
October 27, 2017
May 13, 1959: After having their homes destroyed by bulldozers, Chavez Ravine residents Manuel Augustine, left, Ivy Augustine (sweeping), Ira Augustine (baby), Victoria Augustine (woman in doorway) and Abrana Arechiga lived in a trailer.

Dodger blues

Michael Barnes, Deputy Editor
October 24, 2017
Smoke lies thick over Hidden Valley Lake, CA. Photo by David Andersen, @davidxandersen.

Shall I stay or shall I go

Roberta MacIntyre, Staff Writer
October 14, 2017

Just the Tip: Communication

Amoura Deering, Features Editor
October 3, 2017
DACA: Heroes of Justice

DACA: Heroes of Justice

Michael Barnes, Staff Writer
September 25, 2017

Just the Tip: Exploring Sexuality

Amoura Deering, Features Editor
September 12, 2017
I am Chicano

No Soy Hispano, Soy Chicano

Michael Barnes, Staff Writer
September 5, 2017
Rent control vote divides Santa Rosa

Rent control vote divides Santa Rosa

Simon Isaksson, Executive Editor & Co-News Editor
June 30, 2017

Autism awareness

Grant Wetmore, Opinion Editor
April 25, 2017

Living with depression

Ruby Zhang, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017

Snoozin’ on America’s pastime

Frank Sumrall, Contributing Editor
April 25, 2017
A bathroom isnt enough

A bathroom isn’t enough

Bastian Snow, Contributing Writer
April 10, 2017
Quit your day job

Quit your day job

February 28, 2017

The “Black Friday” experiment

Erin George, Web Editor
December 15, 2016

Just the tip: Let me be me

Carin McKenna Huber, Opinion Editor
December 15, 2016

Rethink the vote

Tommy Dennen, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
Many children grow up in households where their parents are divorced. Divorced parents often can be a hard issue for children.

Divorced parents, divided holidays

Grant Wetmore, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
Obamas Legacy

Obama’s Legacy

Zachary Chew, Editorial Cartoonist
December 13, 2016
The physiology of icing

The physiology of icing

Tommy Dennen, Staff Writer
December 13, 2016

The Black Friday experiment

Erin George, Staff Photographer
December 13, 2016

American puberty

Travis LaBrucherie, Distribution Manager
November 15, 2016

Feminists united

Victoria Serber, Guest Opinion
November 15, 2016

Hope doesn’t equal reality

Parker Dangers Oncken, Senior Staff Writer
November 15, 2016

Life goes on

Jocelyn Mobley, Features editor
November 15, 2016

The Germans didn’t think it could happen there, either

Emily A. Schmidt, Adjunct faculty, Philosophy Humanities and Religion
November 15, 2016

Understanding America

Rachel Genthe, Assistant A&E Editor
November 15, 2016

Frustration is no excuse to riot

Jared Brazis, Contributing Writer
November 15, 2016

A third party vote

Matt Fowler, SRJC Alumnus
November 15, 2016

Why I voted for a third party

Matt Fowler, Contributing Writer
November 15, 2016

Hope is a decision

Leslie Mancillas, Contributing Writer
November 15, 2016

Oak Leaf Endorsements

October 28, 2016
Presidential election 2016

Presidential election 2016

Zachary Chew, Staff Writer
October 25, 2016
Just the tip

Just the tip

Genesis Napel, Staff Writer
October 25, 2016
Prop 63 sensibility

Prop 63 sensibility

Arthur Gonzalez-Martin, Senior Staff Photographer
October 25, 2016

Presidential election 2016

Zachary Chew, Staff Writer and Cartoonist
October 25, 2016
The emotionally charged temple burn was felt throughout the crowd as they all gazed at the flames and felt the transcendence of their prayers. The temple is a sacred place for all to come to peace with hardships they are trying to let go of such as passed loved ones and old habits.

Why burn the man?

Genesis Napel, Staff Writer
September 20, 2016
Just the tip: Say what you mean

Just the tip: Say what you mean

Carin McKenna Huber, Opinion Editor
September 13, 2016
Just the tip: The final frontier?

Just the tip: The final frontier?

Genesis Napel, Co-News Editor
April 28, 2016
Letter to the Editor: Shorter semesters

Letter to the Editor: Shorter semesters

Michael Moritz, Contributing Writer
April 12, 2016
Letter to the Editor, Issue 3

Letter to the Editor, Issue 3

Sandra Robledo Cornejo, Contributing Writer
March 8, 2016
Just the tip: Sexual fetishes

Just the tip: Sexual fetishes

Robert Marshall, Opinion Editor
February 23, 2016
Just the tip: Masturbation is key

Just the tip: Masturbation is key

Robert Marshall, Opinion Editor
February 9, 2016
Facts of science over myths of religion

Facts of science over myths of religion

Austin Burmester, Assistant Sports Editor
February 9, 2016
Trump: An election joke

Trump: An election joke

Parker Dangers Oncken, Senior Staff Writer
February 9, 2016
Just the tip: Not fade away

Just the tip: Not fade away

Carin Huber, Opinion Editor
December 10, 2015
Editorial

Editorial

December 10, 2015
From one to many: Generalizing  religions

From one to many: Generalizing religions

Faith Gates, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 10, 2015
Anti-vaxxers ignore the science

Anti-vaxxers ignore the science

Tommy Dennen, Staff Writer
December 7, 2015
Just the tip: The one to hold you down

Just the tip: The one to hold you down

Carin Huber, Opinion Editor
November 17, 2015
In the MMORPG “Tera” there is no practical armor for female characters.

Game over for boys club

Devin Schwarz, Assistant A&E Editor
November 17, 2015
Editorial

Editorial

November 16, 2015
Bill Means speaks of new interpretations of the “discovery” of America, which are upcoming in social consciousness.

Editorial

October 27, 2015
Peace, love, unity, respect

Peace, love, unity, respect

Tommy Dennen, Staff Writer
October 26, 2015

Letters to the editor

October 13, 2015
Stop the shame

Stop the shame

Estefany Gonzalez, A&E Editor
October 13, 2015
Editorial

Editorial

October 13, 2015
Just the Tip: Beautiful as you feel

Just the Tip: Beautiful as you feel

Carin Huber, Opinion Editor
October 13, 2015
Just the Tip: Needful things

Just the Tip: Needful things

Carin Huber, Opinion Editor
September 29, 2015
Editorial

Editorial

September 29, 2015
Students are discouraged to vote because many don’t see the correlation to their community or they don’t think their vote makes a difference.

New voters shouldn’t be daunted

Candler Weinberg, Staff Writer
September 29, 2015
European countries struggle to support hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants.

The Migrant Crisis

Guillaume Jackson, Staff Writer
September 29, 2015
Google promotes self-driving cars.

Con: Self-driving automobiles

Candler Weinberg, Staff Writer
September 17, 2015
Google promotes self-driving cars.

Pro: Self-driven automobiles

Carin Huber, Opinion Editor
September 17, 2015
Just the Tip: Ask, dont tell

Just the Tip: Ask, don’t tell

Carin Huber, Opinion Editor
September 17, 2015
Editorial Sept.14

Editorial Sept.14

September 15, 2015
Just the Tip: How Will I Know?

Just the Tip: How Will I Know?

Carin Huber, Copy Editor
August 28, 2015
Editorial May 11

Editorial May 11

May 11, 2015

On the hunt for a home

DeAnna Hettinger, Staff Writer
May 11, 2015
An X-ray shows differences between healthy set of lungs on the left and lungs with cystic fibrosis on the right and the damage it causes to them.

In the end all I got were tears

Jarrett Rodriguez, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 11, 2015
The current drinking age causes underage young adults to binge drink and consume alcohol in unsafe environments.

To drink or legally drink; that is the question

Faith Gates, Managing and News Editor
May 11, 2015
Craig Gettman at age 13 leans behind the shoulder of his younger sister.

Recovering from abuse

Craig Gettman, Staff Writer
May 11, 2015

Plastic poisons ocean sourced foods

Peter Gatembu, Contributing Writer
May 11, 2015
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