The Oak Leaf

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...

Life in HD

Armando Torres-Garcia, Opinion Editor

February 4, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Recently, a good friend and I went on a hike up to Hood Mountain's summit at Hood Mountain Regional Park in Santa Rosa. Needless to say the scene was beautiful. Luscious landscapes that stimulated my dopamine levels and the ...

SRJC student Andrew Cameron doesn’t let cancer ruin his year

Andrew Cameron, Co-Editor-in Chief

December 7, 2010

Filed under Opinion

There were no colorful wristbands with my name on them. There was no 5k walk in my honor. My family and close friends didn't shave their heads. Yet I was not alone in my battle against cancer this year. The year could have not...

This is not Comcastic!

Quinn Conklin, Opinion Editor

December 7, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Imagine what would happen if a major automaker owned all the highways in Sonoma County. This would give the automaker freedom to charge a toll for competitor's vehicles to use the highway or to ban competitor's vehicles from usi...

Editorial: Don’t Ban Four Loko!

Oak Leaf Editorial Board

December 6, 2010

Filed under Opinion

In 1819, Thomas Jefferson said, "Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within li...

Mac computers are overrated

Isabel Johnson, News Editor

December 6, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Can somebody please explain the purpose of an iPad? Because I can't understand how a glorified iPod Touch that you can't use at the gym is worth $499 or more. The only iPods for less than $100 are iPod Shuffles, which don't ev...

A new chapter for gay rights begins in 2010

Closet Recruit, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Even before I came to the United States, I got the impression that the quest for equality is a recurring theme in this country's historical narrative. As an adolescent, I read and marveled at the women who marched for their ri...

Get off my campus!

Spencer Harris, Staff Writer

November 13, 2010

Filed under Opinion

  At first, I had no problem with them, but now it's out of control. Possibly I didn't notice before, but now it's hard not to see them scrounging about, disturbing anyone in their path. Who are they? The homeless who have i...

Don’t take now for granted; live in the moment

Quinn Conklin, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Life is short. We can let this depress us or it can be a call to action. If our time is limited then it must be valuable yet we kill it, waste it or worst of all we do not notice it passing. If we want to live our lives to the f...

Facebook activism: an annoying, ineffective solution

Quinn Conklin, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2010

Filed under Opinion

These days it seems that everyone has an issue he or she cares about and wants you to care about too. That's the good news. We should care about what goes on in the world, we should want to change the world, end suffering and hard...

From one closet to another

Closet Recruit

November 13, 2010

Filed under Opinion

A few weeks ago I went into a military recruitment office determined to enlist. Joining the military has been something I've wanted to do for years, and I stepped into the office with all the required documents in hand, letting ...

Endorsements

Oak Leaf Editorial Board

October 25, 2010

Filed under Opinion

State Senate   The Oak Leaf feels after a 30-minute interview with Noreen Evans and Lawrence Wiesner, Evans is the right choice. Evans was poised, respectful and likeable and has our endorsement.   Evans...

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