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Kevin McGuire's racist and anti-semetic rhetoric left damage wherever he went.

Centennial Series: Neo-Nazi wrote Oak Leaf’s worst column

April 17, 2018

In journalism, ethical lines can blur when deciding what is suitable to publish under the guise of free speech. In spring of 2003 an extremely controversial article ran in the Santa Rosa Junior College student newspaper, The Oak Leaf. Kevin McGuire,...

Brande Roderick was playmate of the year before becoming a successful actress and businesswoman.

Centennial Series: Brande Roderick’s success story

April 17, 2018

Of all Santa Rosa Junior College alumni, Brande Roderick’s story is one of the most extraordinary. But trying to reduce her career into a single title is a lost cause. She is an actress with numerous TV and film appearances, a former Playboy Playmate and ...

Women in Technology guest panelists Patricia Prewitt, Dr. Catherine Ball and Dr. Carole Thoraval spoke with SRJC students March 30 on the Petaluma campus as part of a Women's History Month event. Photo by Jennifer Do.

Tech panel: Women’s place in the digital race

April 11, 2018

Three high-profile women in technology shared experiences working in a field that doesn’t typically see a woman’s name beyond Siri and Alexa. Women from X, the moonshot factory, Ancestry.com and VIAVI Solutions gathered March 30 for the Women in...

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Wise words on white privilege

April 11, 2018

Racism isn’t new. It hasn’t just now come to surface under the Trump administration. Perhaps it stems from the American dream, the belief that success is purely dependent on how hard ones tries, an American anti-racism activist and writer told Santa ...

The Board of Trustees announces their decision after hearing votes of no-confidence in President Dr. Chong from both the Academic Senate and the Student Government Association. Photo by Adeira Sherpa.

Chong will stay, agrees to pay cut and ongoing review

April 11, 2018

The board of trustees praised, chastised and ultimately stood behind the embattled Santa Rosa Junior College president after a tumultuous 10 days and no-confidence votes by students and faculty. Dr. Frank Chong accepted a 5-percent pay cut as part of...

Mina Kim, center, hosts from left to right Anne Dubay, Chris Keys, Dayren Torres and Jeff Okrepkie on KQED Forum on the Road. The guests all lost their homes in the Oct. 8 fire. Photo by Abraham Fuentes.

6 months after the October fires, KQED Forum on the Road hosts fire victims and officials

April 6, 2018

Chris Keys and his family lost stability for their five-year-old autistic son, all their possessions, as well as their Santa Rosa home in the October wildfires. Keys is now paying $3,500 for rent in addition to his mortgage for their destroyed home. S...

Centennial Series: SRJC’s continuously changing cannabis culture

Centennial Series: SRJC’s continuously changing cannabis culture

April 5, 2018

Editor’s note: To receive updates on stories like this, please download the Oak Leaf mobile app for Apple or Android. Pot, dope, weed. Ganja, chronic, herb. All words used to describe a plant that has caused much debate over its medicinal value, legality and reputation. Harvesting past articles from the ...

Ivo Marloh's documentary covers an epic 700-mile horse race across the Mongolian countryside.

Award-winning director speaks with students at Petaluma Cinema Series

April 5, 2018

Ivo Marloh believes that to make a good film, you must live the film. This philosophy inspired him to create the award-winning documentary, “All the Wild Horses.”   Marloh visited the Petaluma Cinema Series at the Santa Rosa Junior College’s Carole Elli...

New Mobile App for The Oak Leaf News

New Mobile App for The Oak Leaf News

April 5, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College student news media just got easier to read. The Oak Leaf  News has launched a mobile app to keep the JC community updated on all the latest news and views. Oak Leaf staff members will send push notifications for brea...

President Frank Chong attends the Academic Senate Meeting as members prepare to vote on a resolution of no confidence about Chong and the administration. The vote will be presented to the board of trustees on April 10.  Photo by Abraham Fuentes.

Academic Senate calls on board to put president on probation

April 4, 2018

The Academic Senate voted to direct the Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees to put President Dr. Frank Chong on probation for one year, after approving a resolution that declared no confidence in the administration and Chong’s leadership. Ac...

Santa Rosa Junior College student body president Evelyn Navarro attends the Presidential Constituent Council with other campus leaders to work with SRJC President Frank Chong following the recent summer schedule cut scandal.  Navarro, who wore an SRJC Strong shirt from the wildfires, said,

Summer session restored, management pay cuts on table

April 4, 2018

Editor’s note: To receive updates on this story and other breaking news, please download the Oak Leaf mobile app for Apple or Android. Santa Rosa Junior College students whose academic plans were threatened by a top-down proposal to cut the majority of summer courses need no longer worry. In a meticulous meeting, campus ...

President Frank Chong speaks to The Oak Leaf Student Media during a video interview about student reactions to the sudden summer cuts. Photo by staff writers.

A full reversal is anticipated from Chong and administration on summer cuts

April 3, 2018

Editor’s note: To receive updates on this story and other breaking news, please download the Oak Leaf mobile app for Apple or Android. The Santa Rosa Junior College administration is expected to definitively reverse last week’s decision to make massive cuts to the summer schedule tomorrow after an overwhelmingly negati...

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