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The Bark: Menstrual cups

The Bark: Menstrual cups

May 17, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Podcast

Welcome to The Bark, The Santa Rosa Junior College Oak Leaf student media podcast. This episode is about menstrual cups. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k0pfcTDujY 5 women and 1 man sit down to discuss the pros and cons of the divisive product called the menstrual cup, an eco-friendly alternative to pads and tampons. Some...

Wargaming: Strategic military operation play

Wargaming: Strategic military operation play

Arthur Gonzalez-Martin, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40k, HeroScape, BattleTech and War Machine are games I heard about but never touched. I got into wargaming after I found a number of fan fictions and was offered an army from a friend who was selling his. Wargaming, a type of strategic game that involves military opera...

Profanity: Read between the lines

Profanity: Read between the lines

Chelsea Wood, Opinion Editor

April 29, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Opinion

The word “bitch” ran in one of my recent Oak Leaf opinion articles, and it sparked controversy and conversation. What was said has been said. Judge but only the writer for her diction. But, averting your eyes from the “ugliness” of the world will only further diminish your acceptance of diversity of...

Ask Willow: Safe sex

Ask Willow: Safe sex

The Oak Leaf Staff

April 26, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Opinion

Dear Willow, How do I ask a new sex partner about their sexual history and request safe sex practices? -Safe Sex   Dear Safe Sex, Don’t shy away from bringing up this conversation with any sexual partner. It’s very important to know if a potential new partner is clean of STDs and STIs w...

Parking predicament: What’s in store for the future?

Parking predicament: What’s in store for the future?

Dakota McGranahan, Co-Photo editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Centennial, Opinion

Parking on the Santa Rosa Junior College campus has caused many difficulties for students and there have been too few solutions to solve it. Now students are asking the age-old question: what next? According to Curriculum Technician Adrienne Leihy, the answer can be condensed into two solutions: on...

Find Dori Elder at the head of SGA

Find Dori Elder at the head of SGA

Brandon McCapes, Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

*This is an opinion article endorsing a candidate for student government president. Although the author is the co-editor-in-chief of The Oak Leaf, this endorsement is a personal opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of other Oak Leaf staffers, nor the paper as a whole.* Dori Elder h...

Centennial Series: New Burbank, new name?

Centennial Series: New Burbank, new name?

Julia Modell, Features Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Centennial, Opinion

*The Oak Leaf incorrectly listed Burbank as secretary of the Anti-Chinese Committee based on information from Gaye LeBaron’s Press Democrat articles published in 1999 and 2004. Since this article was first published on April 19, 2018, the author and editors at The Oak Leaf met with LeBaron to search her archives at ...

Centennial Series: Dear SRJC students of 2118

Centennial Series: Dear SRJC students of 2118

Reina Underwood, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Centennial, Opinion

2018 was a tumultuous year for our community, our nation and our world. We would like to inform you of the oppressions, disasters and the suffering we survived during the 100th year of this college’s existence. This year, Santa Rosa Junior College celebrated its first century of existence. To...

Centennial Series: Not every SRJC dollar makes sense

Centennial Series: Not every SRJC dollar makes sense

Michael Barnes, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 18, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Centennial, Opinion

Santa Rosa Junior College named an art gallery after the school’s fourth president, Dr. Robert F. Agrella when he retired in 2012. However, in the spring of 1996 the only art former-SRJC President Agrella brought to the school was the art of deception. In an attempt to keep his name clean, Agrella...

I am one of the 800,000

I am one of the 800,000

Anonymous, Contributing Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Opinion

I was eating breakfast on April 2 when I saw on my phone that President Donald Trump tweeted “DACA is dead.” Anger and fear grabbed ahold of me. I felt lost and hopeless. That day has haunted me since. Every day I go out to the streets in fear of being stopped by Immigration and Customs Enforcme...

Gun control: Not the only solution

Gun control: Not the only solution

Oak Leaf Staff

April 3, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

Guns are an easy target for activists. They’re loud, scary-looking and they account for just over 70 percent of multiple homicides. But the issue of school shootings stems less from guns, and more from a lack of resources for students struggling with mental illness. On March 24, thousands of students across th...

Sonoma County drivers have me flipping a bitch

Sonoma County drivers have me flipping a bitch

Chelsea Wood, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Bad driving. Tailgating. Middle fingers. All can be found on any city road. However, Sonoma County drivers take it to the extreme. Driving in the area’s hazardous traffic, brought on by mindless and careless drivers, requires you to prioritize driving defensively and cautiously.   There are ...

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