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Why millennials travel

Why millennials travel

Adeira Sherpa, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Louis Vuitton or a plane ticket? I’d opt for the latter. I thought I was a unique snowflake, but apparently I’m just a millennial. Seventy-eight percent of my generation chooses experiences such as concerts, festivals and travel over “buying something desirable,” according to an Eventbrite stud...

Ask Willow: Afraid of being left behind

Ask Willow: Afraid of being left behind

The Oak Leaf Staff

February 14, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Opinion

Introducing “Ask Willow,” a new advice column from the Oak Leaf Student Media. To send your own question to Ask Willow, email [email protected] You will remain anonymous.  Dear Willow, How am I supposed to get my driver’s permit if I don’t have the time? People who are in my li...

Happiness: Here and now

Happiness: Here and now

Pedro Braga, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

You do not need to succeed to be happy, but you need to be happy to succeed. But what do we need to be happy? The answer is much simpler than it seems. Happiness is about making good daily choices. Happiness, what it is and how to obtain it, has long been a conversation creating debates and differ...

Tarantino: Stuck In The Middle With You

Tarantino: Stuck In The Middle With You

Michael Barnes, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It’s clear. Hollywood has a problem with racists and rapists. One thing I would like to make clear: Quentin Tarantino is not one of them; despite what the growing fervor surrounding the director would lead you to believe. I’m a male Tarantino fan, so my views are obviously biased—that’s what...

Ask Willow: Confused text-flirter

Ask Willow: Confused text-flirter

The Oak Leaf Staff

February 14, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Introducing “Ask Willow,” a new advice column from the Oak Leaf Student Media. To send your own question to Ask Willow, email [email protected] You will remain anonymous.  Dear Willow, I’ve been texting a person I like who I used to work with. They just got a new job. I get mixed s...

Just the Tip: The “R” word

Just the Tip: The “R” word

Chelsea Wood, Opinion Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Dating sites offer instant gratification, especially if one is looking for casual sex. While I wade through a sea of endless potential matches, whose primary desire are no-strings-attached encounters, I feel like an outsider for admitting I’m looking for something serious. I primarily use Tinder even...

10 Ways to avoid Valentine’s Day

10 Ways to avoid Valentine’s Day

Meghan Buckman and Brandon McCapes

February 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The following is a satirical article that contains explicit content. Reader discretion is advised.   Let’s face it, some people hate Valentine’s Day. It’s the day couples display their mushy love while singles display discontent. If you’re trying to dodge this year’s Valentine’s D...

God hates us: why I repented (satire)

God hates us: why I repented (satire)

Brandon McCapes, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I was not on campus last December to hear “Cry to God’s” righteous message. I didn’t know what I was missing until, by the grace of God, the group returned on Tuesday to inform students of the impending doom their hedonism would garner. Propelled by something stronger than human will, believers yelle...

Ask Willow: Forced to live with family

Ask Willow: Forced to live with family

The Oak Leaf Staff

February 1, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Introducing "Ask Willow," a new advice column from the Oak Leaf Student Media. To send your own question to Ask Willow, email [email protected] You will remain anonymous.  Dear Willow, I live at home with my siblings and parents. My siblings are both college-aged too. I love my family, ...

Entomophagy: The next buzz in food

Entomophagy: The next buzz in food

Chelsea Wood, Opinion Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Did you ever think insects would be the next main food source for the world? Insects contain high amounts of vitamins and protein, while their carbohydrate and fat levels are low. They are a sustainable food source and can be raised quickly in your home. However, many people aren’t ready to make the...

#DefenderDACA

#DefenderDACA

Jose Gonzalez, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Weekend

¿Sabía que hay cerca de 11.3 millones de inmigrantes indocumentados viviendo en los Estados Unidos? Se estima que entre 7,000 y 13,000 están matriculados en universidades. Ya sea que crea que DACA debe continuar o no, es importante considerar qué enfrentan los estudiantes indocumentados y qué aporta...

The second fire

The second fire

Lenita Marie Johnson, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As the Tubbs fire neared my home, I had a close encounter with another episode with fire. When the wildfires broke out, I noticed more and more stories in the headlines, television and radio news reports. As they increased, a feeling of paralysis began to set in. My apartment complex issued an initia...

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