The Oak Leaf

Truist Park home of the Atlanta Braves is one of the many stadiums across the country that sit empty thanks to fallout from the novel coronavirus.

“Tired of rewatching old games”: Life without sports

April 22, 2020

The pre-game excitement, anticipated strategies, roaring and booing crowds, play-by-play commentary and high-fiving players is what watching sports competitions is all about. Like most of the world, I miss it very much.  Before COVID-19, March Madness was getting r...

Victor Rios mentors a group of “pushouts” who he says would be doomed to the school-to-prison pipeline if not for patience and education from programs like those in Watts.

SRJC screens “The Pushouts” and challenges perception of high school dropouts

February 11, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College honored Black History Month by embracing intersectionality Wednesday at the Girvin Student Activity Center for a screening of “The Pushouts,” a documentary flipping the narrative around Latino children who don’t finish hig...

Oak Leaf Fall 2018 Magazine

Oak Leaf Fall 2018 Magazine

December 20, 2018

Brent Woods balances his major's 3D design and animation coursework with his welding classes while taking care of his post-fire PTSD.

Finding tranquility in chaos

December 13, 2018

He flips down his welding helmet and focuses on the task at hand. The air around him feels thick, the heat in the classroom oppressive from his latest assignment. He lights his torch and watches a flame dance from its tip, a flame he’ll use to melt multiple metals dur...

Espinoza (center) and colleagues celebrate the Press Democrat's Pulitzer win.

“All that education for nothing”: One reporter recounts his path to the Pulitzer

October 30, 2018

When your true profession calls, you must go. So says a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former mechanical engineer who felt the call of the written word so strongly he quit a lucrative, well-defined career path for the underpaid and unpredictable...

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Lauren Spates