Arthur Gonzalez-Martin

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The Oak Leaf
05/08/2020
Graduating without graduation

I can't think of an event I have more mixed feelings about than this; the day I finally finish school and walk with my peers, in robe and cap, down the aisle. I can almost hear my friends and family laughing, cheering, and crying as I walk onto the stage and complete a major milestone...

The Oak Leaf
05/07/2020
New economy, new gig

It was to be my hump week, the week that I got to make up for being forced to take a week off my day job as one of SRJC's custodians. And then the new age plague, the Spanish flu 2.0, COVID-19 hit Sonoma County sooner rather than later, and I ended up losing my...

The Oak Leaf
04/15/2020
SRJC student government elections open through midnight April 17

Now through midnight Friday, Santa Rosa Junior College students can log into their student portals to vote for the college's 2020-2021 student government representatives. The election will decide SRJC Student Government Assembly's next student trustee, student body president and vice president of student health. The remainder of the positions are uncontested, including vice president of...

The Oak Leaf
03/13/2020
"Sonic the Hedgehog": Forgettable but fun video game adaptation

From "Prince of Persia" to "Assassin's Creed," video game film adaptations are notoriously bad, but "Sonic the Hedgehog" is an odd surprise. The film concerns the inter-dimensional blue anthropomorphic hedgehog named Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz. Sonic had fled to Earth because of an unnamed evil trying to get his super speed powers.

The Oak Leaf
04/12/2016
New SRJC parking lot now open

Across the street from Santa Rosa Junior College and adjacent to Ike's sandwich shop stands a new SRJC parking lot on Mendocino Avenue with 43 spaces. Parking will be for culinary students only from 7 a.m.

The Oak Leaf
05/17/2016
The dub/ sub debate

I have been a fan of anime for years, gone to anime conventions and been in anime clubs where the golden rule is to watch with subtitles only. It's easier to multitask during dubbed anime because you can listen to it. I'm a busy guy with work and school.

The Oak Leaf
04/24/2016
Batman vs. Superman, dawn of boredom

"Batman V Superman," one of the most hyped comic book movies of the year, was announced back in 2013 as not only a sequel to "Man of Steel" but the start of DC's cinematic universe, as DC is currently playing catch up to Marvel.

The Oak Leaf
03/08/2016
Rosa's Best - Time to Get Out & About

Photo by Courtney Paige/Oak Leaf Flower shop - City 205 Flowers 205 Fifth St. (707) 525-8318 Whether your favorite foliage arrangements are roses and branches, succulents and cranberries or daises and bushes, City 205 Flowers in Santa Rosa's historical landmark Railroad Square will create the perfect posy for any soiree.

The Oak Leaf
12/07/2015
Stuck on the JC merry-go-round: running in circles for financial aid

I'm finally off of academic suspension after two years of dealing with dispassionate office workers, being told to submit, resubmit, then unsubmit missing paperwork that I wasn't given to begin with or that someone misplaced, all due to bureaucracy. I hate dealing with bureaucracy. It's a soulles

Theoakleafnews
Trivia for the win: Comic shop hosts geeky get-together

Comics FTW (For the Win) is a comic book shop that's been in business for four years, selling comics and figures as well as hosting Geek Trivia Nights every Saturday or occasionally Friday. The events can be themed, depending on the holiday or what's coming out in the "nerd-dom" at the time.

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Saturday night's all right (for stabbing) [Review]

Made by Avalon Hill and now owned and published by Wizards of the Coast, "Betrayal at House on the Hill," is a semi-cooperative horror strategy tabletop game where you and up to six of your friends go into an old house on an creepy hill on a Saturday night, just like Scooby-Doo trying solve a mystery.

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A good day for a run [Game Review]

"Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut" is a classic cyberpunk world of megacorps with standing armies, robot limbs and everything microchipped - but it takes things a step further. In 2012, magic is reintroduced to the world. North America splits into smaller countries as super-powered Native Americans take back their homeland from the U.S.

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Webcomics for beginners [Review]

Do you love comic books and manga but can't afford to keep up with your favorite characters? Here are the top five free webcomics that you can read right now. #5: Looking For Group (LFG) A heroic elven hunter, his kill-happy undead warlock friend and an ill-tempered priestess head on a straightforward generic fantasy quest based off of World of Warcraft.

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