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Dancing at Discophoria: Students in a crowd dance along to the music at Homecoming.

Homecoming: Delights of Discophoria

Michelle Choy and Trisha Phan February 7, 2023

On Jan. 14, students entering Oxford Academy’s gym were greeted with the 2023 Homecoming Dance. Projectors shined colorful and psychedelic designs along the gym walls, bringing the flashy theme of...

Brasilia Protests: Protestors demand the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff in 2016, after her predecessor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, was called under investigation for corruption and money laundering. However, Lula was inaugurated for another term this past January.

Demonstrators march through the Brazilian Capital

Theoden Melgar, Sports Editor February 7, 2023

Rioters stormed the Brazilian capital on Jan. 8, in support of former president Jair Bolsonaro. Demonstrators overwhelmed security and swarmed Brasilia’s top government offices, including the presidential...

Fighting for Us:  Governer Gavin Newson on preventing the Pink Tax.

Pink Tax pulled from California

Nandita Bussa, Staff Writer February 7, 2023

On Sep. 27, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom approved Assembly Bill 1287, authored by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan to prohibit the practice termed “The Pink Tax.”  Effective since Jan. 1, the...

OCSA sexual abuse lawsuit remains unresolved

Haley Nguyen, Staff Writer February 7, 2023

Top-rated 7th-12th grade Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) is under scrutiny for an alarming sexual abuse lawsuit filed against the school’s now-retired founder and former executive director, Ralph...

Rising Star: Carol Kim performing her rhythmic gymnastic routine at nationals.

Freshmen Carol Kim Rising to Gymnastic Nationals

Nandita Bussa and Nathan Perera February 6, 2023

Currently on the ninth level of Junior National Rhythmic and Aesthetic Gymnastics and in her  ninth year of school, Oxford’s Carol Kim has set her sights to return to nationals along with qualifying...

Battle for the Trophy: 14 of the top NFL teams battle it out in the playoffs rounds, leaving both of the top seeds heading to the Super Bowl.

’23 NFL Playoffs: Review

Mikaela Woo, Staff Writer February 6, 2023

For a non-football addict, the NFL playoffs may seem a bit confusing. With some NFL legends falling off of their thrones during the first round, quarterback injuries, odd-ball decisions costing teams their...

Prepping for Practice: Flynn happily wraps up Senior Alma Manzano’s ankle before soccer practice.

Courtney Flynn Behind the Scenes

Zoharys Jaen, Staff Writer February 6, 2023

Oxford’s athletic trainer, Courtney Flynn has been helping student-athletes for ten years. Responsible for prepping rehab workouts, she loves working with high school students and cherishes the memories...

The seventh grade junior high boys’ basketball poses after a hard-earned third-place victory in their tournament.

Junior High Q2 Season Recap

Anjali Suva, Senior Staff Writer February 6, 2023

Featuring girls tennis, boys basketball, and girls soccer, junior high intramural sports recently wrapped up their second quarter after a long season of practices and games.    Girls Tennis: The...

Jump Ball: In a Dec. 3 home game against Pacifica High School, junior Ella Pace jumps for the ball, alongside freshman Mindy Dang, sophomore Ashley Ventura (23), senior Evonne Nguyen (5), and senior captain Elizabeth Kim (11).

Bouncing back with Lady Patriots’ Basketball

Justin Le and Mikaela Woo December 16, 2022

It’s girls basketball season again! Throughout their preseason, these Lady Patriots have been practicing extremely hard, and they’re ready to give it their all this winter season. Hopeful with their...

Gold to return to Oxford for 2023-2024

Christian Festin, News Editor December 15, 2022

Golf makes its long-awaited return to OA in the 2023-2024 school year during the spring season. The sport’s comeback, five years in the making, was met with celebration from the sports department and...

Minutes away from glory: A glance inside of Minute Maid Park just moments before game one.

Astros Steal 2022 World Series Championship Title

Mikaela Woo, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

The 2022 MLB postseason was filled with unexpected finalists and drop-outs.  All eyes were on last year’s World Series finalists, the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Little did the MLB world...

Kicking Off: Junior Miguel Alcala and the soccer team prepare for the upcoming season with some motor drills.

Boys Soccer Opens New Season

Nandita Bussa, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

After narrowly losing their chance to qualify for CIF playoffs last year, Oxford boys varsity soccer will be looking to get the job done this season. With added numbers and enthusiasm, boys soccer has...

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