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The basic Cafe mimosa breakfast has juicy bacon strips, rosemary house potatoes plus half a plate of hearty eggs.

Review: Cafe Mimosa

June 2, 2020

Cafe Mimosa | 451 Rohnert Park Expressway, Rohnert Park 94928; 456 College Ave, Santa Rosa 95401 | 707-595-3764 (RP); 707-293-9450 (SR) | Most entrees under $15 5 of 5 Oak Leaves Signature Dishes Basic Breakfast, Chilaquiles, Mini Cheesecake,...

Pupuseria Salvedoreñas'  in Santa Rosa serves corn and chicken tamales, pictured here wrapped in plastic.

Review: Pupseria Salvedoreñas

May 14, 2020

Pupuseria Salvadoreñas | 1403 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa | (707) 544-3141 | Most entrees under $15 4.5 of 5 Oak Leaves Signature Dishes Pupusas, tamal and anything with plantains Review Pupuseria Salvadoreñas' pupusas are corn tortillas stuffed with a combo of por...

Period pains: how menstruation still holds women back

Period pains: how menstruation still holds women back

February 27, 2020

When I was in grade school I remember being separated from the boys in my class to learn about my body. Soon my female classmates and I would begin transitioning into womanhood so my fifth-grade teacher warned us about the impending changes to our body. ...

An SRJC student with a sparkling Guayaki relaxes along the fences of the Analy village on Jan 28.

Is caffeine the new water?

February 5, 2020

Tired eyes. Headache. Mental fogginess.  These are only some of the things that students feel daily because of the flurry of homework and exams combined with having a social life, resulting in high stress and little sleep.  Fortunately, there’s...

Santa Rosans will need to make major adjustments to their lifestyles in order to survive climate change.

Regeneration: four ways to survive climate change

December 12, 2019

The scene: 2020–2030 CE Climate change grips the world and its effects are felt everywhere. Years of seasonal wildfires and drought take their toll on Santa Rosa. The northern and eastern edges of the city burn down in successive years, causing the h...

The Oak Leaf Fall 2019 Magazine

December 12, 2019

The third issue of The Oak Leaf Magazine available in print at Santa Rosa Junior College campuses and around Sonoma County.

Director Boon Joon-Ho's latest film reflecting on themes on classism and socio-economic inequality has become one of the most praised and well-known foreign films of the year.

“Parasite”: an outstanding depiction of class struggle

November 24, 2019

Although director Boon Joon-Ho isn’t a household name in the United States, his latest film “Parasite” is praised internationally by moviegoers for its masterful portrayal of socioeconomic inequality and classism through gorgeous cinematography...

In A24's

“The Lighthouse”: The horror aquatic

November 20, 2019

Standout horror studio A24’s recent release, “The Lighthouse,” captures the dread and isolation of being marooned on a rock in the middle of the ocean in a bleak, black and white contrast. The Lighthouse is bewildering, hectic and astounding all in on...

PG&E began shutting off power to much of Northern California at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Latest round of PG&E power outages do not affect SRJC

October 23, 2019

Pacific Gas & Electric cut power Wednesday afternoon to 27,000 customers throughout Sonoma County including eastern parts of Santa Rosa but left Santa Rosa Junior College unaffected, according to the public utility’s website. SRJC Public Relatio...

Students in anthropology lab watch an ABC7 news live stream in the dark during the Oct. 22 lockdown.

SRJC Lockdown Gallery

October 22, 2019

Prince Charming

Prince Charming

October 19, 2019

When I was five years old, I asked you what love was You told me one day Prince Charming would surely come. Sitting in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G was all the rage, I asked again at thirteen and you told me, “boys only want one thing.” I turned f...

Liquor Store Romeo

Liquor Store Romeo

October 16, 2019

I. The summer I never got through Breaking through the surface, I breathed the salty air. It was the middle of the summer and everything was blue. I could sense him near me. I ducked back under the surface and let the waves move my carefree body. I ...

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