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How to do Valentine's Day on a budget

How to do Valentine’s Day on a budget

February 14, 2019

Just because you’re broke doesn't mean your heart has to be. Valentine's Day is here, along with the opportunity to have a great day with your sweetheart. There’s just one issue: Your brain says Cheesecake Factory, but your bank account says Taco Be...

Santa Rosa resident Jasmine Rosas buys herself a box of chocolates for Valentine's Day.

Single people rejoice, you are alone this Valentine’s Day—and that’s a good thing.

February 13, 2019

Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching. With so much love in the air you may ask yourself, “Why am I still single?” But honestly: it’s not that bad. Every year I hear the same complaints from friends. They complain about how stressful Valent...

Back in the saddle again

Back in the saddle again

December 13, 2018

Abraham Fuentes Returning to college after several decades in the work world can be tumultuous and often a little crazy-making, to put it mildly, especially after earning a Bachelor of Science in media during the wild and crazy mid-70s. Now I spend hour...

College students' survival guide for living at home

College students’ survival guide for living at home

December 13, 2018

Olivia Mulligan You unload an enormous backpack, shoulders throbbing and head pounding from another day at Santa Rosa Junior College. Before you can dart into your room unnoticed, your parents are already nagging about the FAFSA and whether it was your day to chau...

Eileen Rodriguez endures the harassment so common to female gamers.

Don’t call me an e-girl: What it’s like being a woman in the gamer world

December 13, 2018

“Slut!” he called me. I’d only been logged in for a minute. “You suck at this game because she takes no skill to play,” he taunted, after I chose the character I wanted to be. “You’re teaming with your male friend. You must be an e-gi...

Thanksgiving: the best time of year

Thanksgiving: the best time of year

November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving week is the best week of the year. Not because of Black Friday. Not because of the short work week. Not because of the long weekend. But because of Thanksgiving Day itself. That’s right--Thanksgiving rocks. Truth No. 1: It’s people oriented. Thanksg...

“The Crimes of Grindelwald” is a fantastically boring entry to a beloved franchise

“The Crimes of Grindelwald” is a fantastically boring entry to a beloved franchise

November 19, 2018

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is nowhere near as fantastical as its predecessor nor its legacy. The movie moves at a snail’s pace without any resolution in sight as it follows the protagonists through spiraling twists and dull world...

Fear of Fake News in Trump Era

Fear of fake news in the Trump era

November 6, 2018

This is a simple question with a seemingly simple answer: to inform a community. Why then, am I asking this? My answer is that I am afraid to be a journalist. I wanted to be a physicist—to study the universe and the laws of physics. I didn't have any aspirati...

Oak Leaf Endorses Incumbent Mike Thompson for House

Oak Leaf Endorses Incumbent Mike Thompson for House

November 1, 2018

U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson’s native understanding of California’s 5th Congressional District and his broad institutional knowledge of Washington position him to best represent Santa Rosa Junior College students and their interests in the House, which i...

John Kelly: Board needs new eyes

John Kelly: Board needs new eyes

October 31, 2018

Before we explain our reasoning for endorsing John Kelly for Sonoma County Junior College District Board of Trustees Representative Area 1 (East County), The Oak Leaf editors would like to thank and congratulate incumbent Area 1 trustee Jeff Kunde for 1...

Trustee Battenfeld has student interests at heart

Trustee Battenfeld has student interests at heart

October 30, 2018

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. ...

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