The Oak Leaf

A lesson on forgiveness

Armando Torres-Garcia, Opinion Editor

March 14, 2011

Filed under Opinion

One of the most powerful quotes I have come across in life is from world-renowned Christian theologian Lewis Benedictus Medel: "To forgive is to set a prisoner free and realize that prisoner was you." This quote was all too...

Saving sabbaticals enriches student experience

Oak Leaf Editorial Board

February 28, 2011

Filed under Opinion

As students, we see our teachers for only a few hours each week. We see them in class, we may see them during office hours and we have some understanding that they spend hours grading our homework. The mysterious times we don't...

Ban the N-bomb

Armando Torres-Garcia, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2011

Filed under Opinion

It seems as though by dropping the e-r from the N-word and turning it into "nigga," the mainstream media has taken the sound of whips and chains from the meaning of the word. These days I don't have to look far into a hip-ho...

“Glee” needs to drop the pop and go back to basics

Sophia Schearer-Ferar, Staff Writer

February 28, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Every Tuesday night I snuggle up with a blanket and watch the popular TV show Glee. After a month long break they came back strong with the Super Bowl episode featuring Michael Jackson's "Thriller," and it was great. However, there ...

Video: Why do people use the N-word?

Oak Leaf

February 28, 2011

Filed under Multimedia, Opinion

  SRJC students speak about why people use the N-word....

Animal-shaped hats will one day destroy the universe

Lee Sandwina, Staff Writer

February 28, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Future generations will look back at animal hats and wonder what the hell were they thinking!? The reason for this is simple; your decision to wear the animal hat makes you seem like a preschool dropout looking for attention. Anime pr...

Taming the telephone with Google Voice

Quinn Conklin, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Cell phones make our lives easier in some ways but they also bring their share of hassles. Since the advent of cell phones, it has been possible to reach people almost any time. This has led to problems of etiquette and encr...

Make Valentine’s Day count with a memory

Olivia Smith, Contributing Writer

February 10, 2011

Filed under Opinion

What do you think of when you think of Valentine's Day? My first thought of Valentine's Day is about the ones I love and the experiences I have shared with them. I think most people think of that special someone or want to find ...

Middle East problems both bigger and smaller in person

Michelle Peirano, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2011

Filed under Opinion

As an American student with little knowledge of Israel or Jewish culture, I boarded an airplane on Dec. 27 to participate in the Project Interchange's campus media seminar in Israel, an educational program through the American...

What is the way to your heart?

Armando Torres-Garcia and Benjamin Gruey, Opinion Editor and Layout Editor

February 8, 2011

Filed under Multimedia, Opinion

The Oak Leaf asked students around campus what the way to their heart was this Valentine's Day....

Let’s get digital

Quinn Conklin, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2011

Filed under Opinion

In the tough economic times we face today saving money is important. When saving money can save us time and natural resources as well, there is that much more of a reason for change. At SRJC, our teachers have a mostly untapped...

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