The Oak Leaf

Board President Fishman: a valuable ally to students

Board President Fishman: a valuable ally to students

October 30, 2018

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 ...

Jared Huffman's stance on abortion, education and global emissions make him an invaluable member of Congress.

Oak Leaf Endorses Huffman for House

October 30, 2018

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 sinc...

Biking in Santa Rosa: A Survival Guide

Biking in Santa Rosa: A Survival Guide

October 25, 2018

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...

A no vote on Prop 6 ensures roadwork continues in Sonoma County

Yes on 6: A potential step back for Sonoma County

October 25, 2018

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...

Democracy is dying, unless the youth vote

Democracy is dying, unless the youth vote

October 22, 2018

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 ...

Nashville’s Legends Corner mural showing some of country music’s biggest stars, including Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.

Why not country music?

September 25, 2018

  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 h...

Voting and registration by age in California, 2016; courtesy Current Population Survey, Voting and Registration Supplement, United States Census Bureau.

SRJC groups to encourage voter registration on campus

September 13, 2018

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....

Homer Simpson likeness courtesy of FOX.

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

September 11, 2018

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...

Taylor Swift performs her 2014 single

A Swift show-stopper

July 8, 2018

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’...

Ask SRJC: New Burbank Auditorium, new name?

May 18, 2018

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 c...

Illustration by Rachel Edelstein

Ask more: on having consensual sex

May 18, 2018

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 ris...

Graphic by Rachel Edelstein.

The Bark: Menstrual cups

May 17, 2018

Welcome to The Bark, The Santa Rosa Junior College Oak Leaf student media podcast. This episode is about menstrual cups. 5 women and 1 man sit down to discuss the pros and cons of the divisive product...

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