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Wargaming: Strategic military operation play

Wargaming: Strategic military operation play

May 3, 2018

Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40k, HeroScape, BattleTech and War Machine are games I heard about but never touched. I got into wargaming after I found a number of fan fictions and was offered an army from a friend who was selling his. Wargaming, a t...

Profanity: Read between the lines

Profanity: Read between the lines

April 29, 2018

The word “bitch” ran in one of my recent Oak Leaf opinion articles, and it sparked controversy and conversation. What was said has been said. Judge but only the writer for her diction. But, averting your eyes from the “ugliness” of the world wil...

Ask Willow: Safe sex

Ask Willow: Safe sex

April 26, 2018

Dear Willow, How do I ask a new sex partner about their sexual history and request safe sex practices? -Safe Sex   Dear Safe Sex, Don’t shy away from bringing up this conversation with any sexual partner. It’s very important to k...

On Friday and Saturday, more parking is available to students who take weekend classes as opposed to peak hours during the week.

Parking predicament: What’s in store for the future?

April 24, 2018

Parking on the Santa Rosa Junior College campus has caused many difficulties for students and there have been too few solutions to solve it. Now students are asking the age-old question: what next? According to Curriculum Technician Adrienne Leihy,...

Dori Elder

Find Dori Elder at the head of SGA

April 20, 2018

*This is an opinion article endorsing a candidate for student government president. Although the author is the co-editor-in-chief of The Oak Leaf, this endorsement is a personal opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of other Oak Leaf sta...

In the 1870s, Santa Rosa’s Chinatown took up a couple blocks along the creek in between where D Street and the Roxy Theater now sit.

Centennial Series: New Burbank, new name?

April 19, 2018

*The Oak Leaf incorrectly listed Burbank as secretary of the Anti-Chinese Committee based on information from Gaye LeBaron’s Press Democrat articles published in 1999 and 2004. Since this article was first published on April 19, 2018, the author and ...

Reina Underwood composes a letter to the Santa Rosa Junior College students of 2118.

Centennial Series: Dear SRJC students of 2118

April 19, 2018

2018 was a tumultuous year for our community, our nation and our world. We would like to inform you of the oppressions, disasters and the suffering we survived during the 100th year of this college’s existence. This year, Santa Rosa Junior College...

Former SRJC President Dr. Robert Agrella (left) abused school funding in a more reprehensible manner than his successor and current SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong (right).

Centennial Series: Not every SRJC dollar makes sense

April 18, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College named an art gallery after the school’s fourth president, Dr. Robert F. Agrella when he retired in 2012. However, in the spring of 1996 the only art former-SRJC President Agrella brought to the school was the art of deception. In...

Illustration by Julia Modell.

I am one of the 800,000

April 17, 2018

I was eating breakfast on April 2 when I saw on my phone that President Donald Trump tweeted “DACA is dead.” Anger and fear grabbed ahold of me. I felt lost and hopeless. That day has haunted me since. Every day I go out to the streets in fear of b...

Gun control is once again in the national spotlight, but other related issues deserve recognition.

Gun control: Not the only solution

April 3, 2018

Guns are an easy target for activists. They’re loud, scary-looking and they account for just over 70 percent of multiple homicides. But the issue of school shootings stems less from guns, and more from a lack of resources for students struggling with m...

Sonoma County drivers have me flipping a bitch

April 3, 2018

Bad driving. Tailgating. Middle fingers. All can be found on any city road. However, Sonoma County drivers take it to the extreme. Driving in the area’s hazardous traffic, brought on by mindless and careless drivers, requires you to prioritize drivin...

Illustration by Rachel Edelstein

Summer cuts or ulterior motives?

April 2, 2018

Editor’s note: To receive updates on stories like this, please download the Oak Leaf mobile app for Apple or Android. For many Santa Rosa Junior College students, the recent announcement of proposed summer class cuts serves a massive halt to the progression of their college paths. The proposal and its si...

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