The Oak Leaf

Tech Column: necessities in the information age

Quinn Conklin, Opinion Editor

October 24, 2010

Filed under Opinion

 The basic necessities for life are food, shelter and companionship but for most of us the Internet is nearly as important to our day to day life. We use it to stay connected with friends, family, co-workers and society....

Alcoholism

Benjamin Brutus Gruey, Advertising Manager

October 24, 2010

Filed under Opinion

I woke up on my rooftop and downed the second half of a King Cobra 24 ouncer. During my lunch break I went to the Wagon Wheel Saloon and had two IPAs and a shot of cheap tequila; that was an entertaining class, let me tell you...

Editorial: Voting in 2010 election more important than ever

The Oak Leaf Editorial Staff

October 24, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Being a student in a time where Facebook, the Jersey Shore and Lady Gaga are everywhere you turn can make focusing on real issues tough. It's bad enough finals loom closer, forcing many of us to bust open pricey textbooks and cut ...

Bad commercial actors belie true genius

Craig Couden, Web Editor

October 21, 2010

Filed under Opinion

In between work, school obligations and an internship, I find myself watching television at strange hours. Whether I'm falling asleep at 2 a.m. or lounging on the couch eating Fruity Pebbles at 2 p.m., the off-prime-time ad rates...

Bring back DDT

Chris Jackson, Staff Writer

October 4, 2010

Filed under Opinion

In the movie "The Fly" scientist Seth Brundle, after morphing into a half-fly half-man monster, says concerning his studies on bug behavior, "Insects don't have politics. They're very… brutal. No compassion, no compromi...

Editorial: discrimination crushes dreams of the deserving

the Oak Leaf

October 4, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Most Americans are descendants of immigrants. We don't think anyone would say their ancestors were lazy or undeserving of the opportunities they gained from their long journey to a foreign and sometimes harsh land. On Sept. 21, the S...

Justice, peace and dignity: the undocumented ghosts of America

Ghost Garcia, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2010

Filed under Opinion

My foot is the foot that crushed the grapes that made your wine. I am the woman who cleaned your hotel room. I am the man who mowed the grass you walk on. I am the student who sits next to you in class. I am a ghost. I became nobody wh...

Kaiser needs to get its priorities straight

Allyce Ferrua, A&E Editor

October 4, 2010

Filed under Opinion

The average internal medicine doctor gets paid $155,530 a year. ER doctors make $215,000 a year, and a general surgery doctor banks $255,438 within a 12-month span. With this kind of moneymaking, I'd assume doctors would strive t...

Online classes need a makeover

Quinn Conklin, Opinion Editor

September 29, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Today we have online education which is a step in the modernization of the learning experience however the systems in place at most schools are outdated and behind the times. Our current online classes amount to nothing more tha...

Student on the Street: What do you think of the plan to build a mosque at Ground Zero?

Craig Couden and Spencer Harris

September 21, 2010

Filed under Multimedia, Opinion

The Oak Leaf asked students on campus what they thought of the plan to build a mosque near the former site of the World Trade Center in New York....

Amid salary reductions, faculty go above and beyond the call of duty

Benjamin Gruey, Staff Writer

September 19, 2010

Filed under Opinion

On the first day of my Mathematics 27 class every seat was taken and the wall next to the door was lined with students, all wanting to get into one of the few college algebra classes available. The instructor walked in, open...

Editorial: SRJC President successor should come from within

the Oak Leaf

September 19, 2010

Filed under Opinion

The announcement of Dr. Argella's retirement last week raises the question of who will take over as the next president of SRJC. In 92 years there have only been four presidents of the school. The Board of Trustees and Brian Phife...

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