The Oak Leaf

Editorial: Obama Needs to Get Tough on Romney

October 11, 2012

Filed under Editorial

The first presidential debate of 2012 between President Barack Obama and the Republican challenger Governor Mitt Romney was held on Wednesday evening and to everyone’s shock the wealthy Mormon businessman ended up looking like...

Editorial: The Doyle Scholarship is not for everyone

September 24, 2012

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Many of you have heard of the elusive Doyle scholarship, but very few current students have received it. Well, it’s back. Starting next fall semester, the Doyle will be available to incoming students. Hold the applause, I said...

School’s out for summer…

May 12, 2012

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Ask any student how much more his or her brain can digest. Look in the faces of faculty members. All are tired, burned out and done. After 16 weeks of the semester, students and faculty alike are ready for summer. Unfortunately...

Vote Oak Leaf for every seat; we’ll get you a unicorn petting zoo

April 23, 2012

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

If you would like a brand new unicorn petting zoo on campus, vote for the Oak Leaf in the upcoming student elections. It will represent you, The Students. Citizen’s United vs. Federal Election Commission, the case that rendered...

The Oak Leaf apologizes for inappropriate cartoon

April 11, 2012

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

During an unusually hectic Easter production weekend, the Oak Leaf included a graphic on the front cover that the entire staff believes to be inappropriate. The graphic, a cartoon in connection to the rape story, misrepresents...

Occupying the capitol is our next step

March 11, 2012

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The Oak Leaf thanks the 68 students and supporters who were arrested after occupying the capitol for standing up for education. They showed courage and conviction, took a risk and put themselves in harm’s way for what they believed...

Faith and Santorum

February 28, 2012

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It's known in the Rick Santorum campaign as "The Santorum Google problem." The problem is that if you Google “Santorum,” the first result is either extremely offensive or hilarious. Definition number one: "The frothy mixture...


February 14, 2012

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

“Proposition 8 serves no purpose and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of...

All we have are the stories before death

January 31, 2012

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All but Death, can be Adjusted— Dynasties repaired— Systems—settled in their Sockets— Citadels—Dissolved— Wastes of Lives—resown with Colors By Succeeding Springs— Death—unto itself—Exception— ...

$150,000 later, and not a dime of improvement

November 22, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

While the 1917 Steinway grand piano --recently purchased by the Friends of Petaluma Campus--is more than impressive as a gift, the instrument valued at $150,000 plays more to the wants of a few and less to the needs of the many...

And the next president should be…

November 10, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

There are three things SRJC needs from its next president/superintendent: an ability to lead, the capacity to be the face of the school and the willingness to look unflinchingly at the economic realities facing the college. While...

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