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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 Phifer, assistant director of student affairs,* have mentioned that SRJC wi...

Save the wave

Quinn Conklin, Opinion Editor

September 19, 2010


Filed under Opinion

As students, we often work in groups and produce papers, reports and presentations. Fortunately, we have at our disposal one of the best collaboration tools ever made. Unfortunately, we may not have it much longer. Google Wave was introduced in 2009 to much fanfare but has not been accepted by the ...

Killing a cyclist would really ruin my day

Chris Jackson, Staff Writer

September 19, 2010


Filed under Opinion

The "Share the Road" campaign urges motorists and cyclists to coexist on America's roadways harmoniously in the interest of both parties' safety. The biggest problem is the safety aspect, but let's start with the issue of sharing the road. As a driver, there is not much to do beyond staying within a ...

The Rise and Fall of Reality Shows

Jessie De La O, Staff Writer

September 13, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Okay, I'll admit it. I used to watch a lot of television when I was growing up. My favorite shows were the family sitcoms that all had the same moral to teach: The child makes a mistake, the parents have a talk with the child and the child learns a valuable lesson. End of show. However these days, th...

Editorial: Let there be no whining in the classroom

the Oak Leaf

September 8, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Remember elementary school, when the first day of school was the highlight of the year? We were so excited about meeting new friends, sharpening new pencils and finding out if we got that awesome teacher who gave out candy. As we age, the first day of school remains pretty much the same, but every ye...

My eggs come from Iowa?

Michelle Peirano, Co-Editor in Chief

August 28, 2010


Filed under Opinion

More than a half billion eggs, sold as popular brands in popular stores, were recalled after two Iowa farms detected salmonella in their facilities. The reaction in Sonoma County consisted of either, an indifferent returning of the eggs or a cheery, "Thank God I buy locally." When at least 1,300 illn...

Console with more than money

Benjamin Gruey, Staff Writer

August 28, 2010


Filed under Opinion

The idiocy of America today states that gluing a $100 dollar bill over a broken, bleeding heart somehow staunches the flow. It does not. Not to mention the $100 dollar bill in question is often cut in half, and the heart-hole is gaping. Clay Greene and Harold Scull were a Guerneville couple living their o...

Stop suing for being a homewrecker

Allyce Ferrua, Photo Editor

August 28, 2010


Filed under Opinion

In the wake of celebrity sex scandals, one person is getting the lime light more than any Michelle-Bombshell-Mcgee-drugs-going-to-be-a-stripper-forever/home wrecker. Yes, I am talking about you, Gloria Allred. Ms. Allred has been busier than ever, signing up client after client for her services, an...

Online to-do lists decrease clutter

Quinn Conklin, Staff Writer

August 25, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Face it. There are always more things to do than there is time to do them, even before the new semester began. However, we have a choice. We can throw ourselves into the abyss of work, grabbing on to tasks like vines to slow our fall, or we can get organized. It is important to understand that time...

Cohan’s Gone With The Wind

Christopher Jackson, Staff Writer

August 25, 2010


Filed under Opinion, Sports

This summer we celebrated the 35th anniversary of the Golden State Warriors' last NBA Championship. Why has it been so long? Poor general managers—I'm looking at you Larry Riley—and wasted draft picks. The Warriors drafted both Vince Carter and former great Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, but neit...

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July 25, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Multimedia, News, Opinion, Sports

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July 25, 2010


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