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Justifying Oxford’s coffee addiction

flabbergasted bubblewrap, Staff Writer April 4, 2023

Though coffee drinkers typically get a bad rap, with coffee being associated with bad health and horrible sleep schedules, coffee “addictions” are actually doing the drinkers a favor. Harmful oppositions against these addictions have been wrong all...

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Fight to bring violence to Oxford Academy

Alpha_W, Staff Writer April 4, 2023

The effects of the Columbian Exchange have officially reached Oxford Academy. A study done by Oxford’s very own AP Environmental Science class for the capstone memoir has identified a local invasive species: the beta male. A student body once full of...

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World’s Fraudulent Chocolate

CypHype, Staff Writer April 4, 2023

World’s Fraudulent Chocolate (WFC) has proudly “funded” communities for years; however, in light of shocking evidence, some want to boycott the company. Allegedly, its chocolate funds come from a deep money laundering scheme. While it’s seemingly...

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Why Oxford students should transfer to Cypress College

Why Oxford students should transfer to Cypress College

A Woman, Op-Ed Editor April 4, 2023

Over the past few years, Oxford Academy has made the opportunity for students to enroll in college courses easier, specifically classes at the nearby Cypress College. Although the dual enrollment program is a flawless addition to the educational journey...

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Why Britain should have won the Revolutionary War

Why Britain should have won the Revolutionary War

Patricia Bateman and Colonizer April 4, 2023

Fighting for their place near the top in obesity rates and excessive gun violence, winning has forever been America’s right of passage. In 1783, Americans waved their teeny-weeny victory flags and declared themselves victor of their “Revolutionary”...

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The dangers of the “Freedom Caucus”

Eshmom Haque, Sports Editor February 6, 2023

On Jan. 3, the House of Representatives commenced their vote on the esteemed position of Speaker of the House, with Republican leader Kevin McCarthy predicted as the winner. In the first few rounds of voting, 15 Republicans from the Freedom Caucus, a...

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Megan Thee Stallion: Misogynoir in America

Megan Thee Stallion: Misogynoir in America

Justin Le, Staff Writer February 6, 2023

On Aug. 20, 2020, rapper Megan Thee Stallion revealed on Instagram live that she was shot by Tory Lanez, another music artist. The internet quickly turned her vulnerable moment into an opportunity to send hate, death threats, and blame, disregarding her...

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Gun violence is not a shot in the dark

Gun violence is not a shot in the dark

Lavanya Shyamsundar, Managing Editor February 6, 2023

On Jan. 6, the United States was once again shocked by a school shooting at Richneck Elementary School in Virginia. The perpetrator was a six-year-old student. Within days into the new year, the first grader shot his teacher in the chest with the intent...

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The misogyny of Andrew Tate’s toxic takes

The misogyny of Andrew Tate’s toxic takes

Michelle Choy, News Editor February 6, 2023

Andrew Tate, a 38 year-old British-American with a net worth of $700 million, can be described as a famous social media personality, a former professional kickboxer, and a misogynist. Tate spreads sexist, violent, and hateful ideas online under the guise...

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China relaxes COVID-19 travel restrictions

China relaxes COVID-19 travel restrictions

Rachel Yoon, Opinion Editor February 6, 2023

After nearly three years of strict COVID-19 precautions, China has relaxed its border controls for citizens to reunite with the rest of the world. Since Jan. 8, the border restrictions and quarantine period between mainland China and Hong Kong city have...

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Oxford pathways stifle creative potential

Oxford pathways stifle creative potential

Nathan Perera, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

As one of the top-ranked public high schools in California, Oxford Academy is recognized for its college-and-career focus, yet lacks support for students pursuing the arts and humanities. Four Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways are offered —...

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Happiness isnt 50% off

Happiness isn’t 50% off

Lavanya Shyamsundar, Managing Editor November 17, 2022

A perfectly packaged present of mass discounts and shopping sprees, Black Friday has been a post-Thanksgiving tradition since the 1950s. However, in 2022, this holiday must deemphasize excessive spending to address its problematic foundation of consumerism.   Black...

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