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Ask Willow: Afraid of being left behind

February 14, 2018

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 do...

Illustration by Brazilian Artist Lossi.

Happiness: Here and now

February 14, 2018

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 conv...

Michael Madsen as Mr. Blonde in Tarantino's 1992 debut,

Tarantino: Stuck In The Middle With You

February 14, 2018

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,...

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Ask Willow: Confused text-flirter

February 14, 2018

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 wor...

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Just the Tip: The “R” word

February 14, 2018

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...

While some may love it, others rather do without it.

10 Ways to avoid Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2018

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 y...

Lauryn Gamble, 26, holds a flag representing Lilith in front of the Cry to God demonstration  Feb. 6 in front of Bertolini.

God hates us: why I repented (satire)

February 7, 2018

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. Prope...

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Ask Willow: Forced to live with family

February 1, 2018

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 sibli...

Cricket flour made out of wheat flour, malted barley flour and cricket powder.

Entomophagy: The next buzz in food

January 30, 2018

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....

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#DefenderDACA

December 13, 2017

¿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 qu...

The second fire

The second fire

December 12, 2017

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 bega...

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#Defend DACA

December 12, 2017

Did you know there are close to 11.3 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States? An estimated 7,000 to 13,000 are enrolled in colleges throughout the U.S. Whether you believe DACA should continue or not, it’s important to consider wh...

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