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Trustee Battenfeld has student interests at heart

Trustee Battenfeld has student interests at heart

Staff

October 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Sonoma County resident Dorothy Battenfeld is running unopposed for re-election to her seat on the SRJC Board of Trustees. The Oak Leaf endorses Battenfeld to serve Santa Rosa Junior College students, teachers and first responders for a third term. Citing her background in education, Battenfeld has served school...

Board President Fishman: a valuable ally to students

Board President Fishman: a valuable ally to students

Staff

October 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Maggie Fishman is running unopposed for her second term as a Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees member and wants to continue pushing SRJC to serve student concerns. The Oak Leaf endorses her for re-election for her dedication to opening a dialogue between students and administration. Fishman ...

Oak Leaf Endorses Huffman for House

Oak Leaf Endorses Huffman for House

Ian MacGregor, Co-Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The midterm elections are next week, and Democrat Jared Huffman of California’s 2nd Congressional District deserves your vote. Huffman has served as U.S. Representative for Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties, plus portions of Sonoma since 2013, and he has consistently voted the distr...

Biking in Santa Rosa: A Survival Guide

Biking in Santa Rosa: A Survival Guide

Brandon McCapes, Opinion Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Getting around in this sprawling conurbation that fills the collection of valleys and highways we call Santa Rosa is difficult and dangerous on a bike, but there are ways to survive and—hell—even thrive as a cyclist in this godforsaken city. I’m from Davis—City of Bikes, and pretense about bikes and also...

Yes on 6: A potential step back for Sonoma County

Yes on 6: A potential step back for Sonoma County

Ian MacGregor, Co-Sports Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Though road construction can be annoying, isn’t it worth it to drive on freshly laid pavement? If yes, then it’s imperative to vote “No on 6” this November. Proposition 6 proposes to repeal the Road Repair and Accountability Act, initially passed in 2017. The Road Repair act placed a 12-cent ta...

Democracy is dying, unless the youth vote

Democracy is dying, unless the youth vote

Web Editor, Brandon McCapes

October 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Yep, we’re telling young people to vote. If you’re reading this article right now, stop and register to vote. Right now. Go to this website and take five minutes to register to vote. Today is the deadline. But try to focus less on elected officials. In California and at the local level, voters have the...

Why not country music?

Why not country music?

La Reva Myles, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018


Filed under A - Home Page Slideshow, Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

  So you say you don't listen to country music? I've got a question for you: why not? If you don’t respond right away, is it because you’re unfamiliar with country music? Could it be that when country music is mentioned, everyone who hears it has a different definition based on age, li...

SRJC groups to encourage voter registration on campus

SRJC groups to encourage voter registration on campus

Lauren A. Spates, Features Editor

September 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Student Government Assembly (SGA) member Sean Young puts it plainly, “Voter apathy is not an option. We know what’s been happening in this country for the past two years or even further. Whatever side of politics you’re on, a lot of people are upset.” Young’s role as the SGA’s executive vice...

If you can’t help being that guy: The heartless act of bandwagoning

If you can’t help being that guy: The heartless act of bandwagoning

Isaiah Cappelen, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

There is absolutely no reason, excuse or rationale for being a band-wagoner. They are disgraceful and an utter disrespect to all true sports fans. Bandwagon fans are defined as “sports fans” who have shown absolutely no prior loyalty to a team, and only support a certain team when they are doing...

A Swift show-stopper

A Swift show-stopper

Dakota McGranahan, Co-Editor-in-Chief

July 8, 2018


Filed under A - Home Page Slideshow, Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

It started with a click. And $150 later I was off to see Taylor Swift at Levi’s Stadium. What felt like years in the making had transpired into the anticlimactic click of a keyboard. In the first few seconds, my first concert was insignificant. It wasn’t until the day before the concert...

Ask SRJC: New Burbank Auditorium, new name?

Ask SRJC: New Burbank Auditorium, new name?

Julia Modell and Michael Barnes

May 18, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Video

Luther Burbank was an innovative horticulturalist who lends his name to buildings throughout our community. He was also the secretary of Santa Rosa's Chinese Removal Project. As Santa Rosa Junior College renovates the Burbank Auditorium during its centennial year, should the name of the building re...

Ask more: on having consensual sex

Ask more: on having consensual sex

Rachel Edelstein, Managing Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under A - Home Page Slideshow, Opinion

Many sexually active people do not conform to a gender and may have sex outside of the heteronormative encounters referred to in this article, and that sexual coercion happens to these groups as well. I refer to heteronormative sex here because I address the risk facing women who have sex with men. I wel...

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