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Mouth-watering snacks: Food trucks at the Cypress College swap meet offer an abundant amount of cultural snacks such as raspados, chicarrones, and chamoy-drenched fruit. (Photo by Miriam Santos)

Intriguing OC swap meets and markets to explore

Miriam Santos, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

Orange County is home to various swap meets and farmers markets filled with charming small businesses to support and explore with friends or family. As Valentine's Day is coming up, be on the lookout for V-Day stands that sell lovely, perhaps artisanal,...

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Valentine’s Day meals to impress your loved ones

Valentine’s Day meals to impress your loved ones

Michelle Choy, News Editor February 1, 2024

Love fills the air as Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, crowding the quad with roses and chocolates. Show your appreciation and affection for family, friends, a significant other, or even yourself with one of these homemade meals that will surpass...

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Four platonic ways to show appreciation in the season of love

Four platonic ways to show appreciation in the season of love

Tyler Nguyen, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

Most associate February with the season of romance, a time to shower significant others with utmost appreciation and love. However, a largely forgotten aspect of Valentine’s Day is thanking those who make our lives better. Love doesn’t have to be...

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Unpacking 2024 fashion trend predictions

Unpacking 2024 fashion trend predictions

Trisha Phan, Editor in Chief February 1, 2024

Refined messiness best defines 2024, bringing sleazy twists to existing trends. From cheetah print to corporate clothes, here are some trends likely to fill store clothing racks and your social media feeds. Navigate these and find your own style!    Hyperfemininity After...

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Romance movies for every Valentine’s Day mood

Zoharys Jaen and Mikaela Woo February 1, 2024

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, the romantic holiday is not complete without getting comfy on the couch to watch a fulfilling classic film. Follow this list of recommended movies for when you are on either life’s comedic highs or ready to sob...

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February Edition: Ask The Gamut

February 1, 2024

The Gamut’s very own senior editors continue to address Oxford’s curiosities, concerns, and contemplations.    Favorite music artist? Thank you for giving me the chance to be super annoying! If I had to choose (why are you making this...

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(Collage by Zoharys Jaen)

Senior Features: AIME expands students’ horizons

Zoharys Jaen, Lifestyle Editor January 31, 2024

Opening into the 2024 new year and kicking off the second semester, AUHSD’s AIME program has reopened their applications for junior summer internships. The Gamut wants to emphasize seniors previously involved in AIME’s paid programs providing career...

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Spilling the Frijoles: Author Yolanda Nava shares personal insight from her bestselling novel, “It’s All in the Frijoles,” to Oxford Academy students during guest talk. (Photo By Christina Choi-Siems)

Yolanda Nava spills the “Frijoles” in heartfelt guest talk

Nathan Perera, Staff Writer December 21, 2023

Frijoles de la olla is more than beans simmered in traditional Mexican flavor — it’s an symbol of character, a keepsake of her mother’s wisdom and the driving inspiration of Emmy award-winning Yolanda Nava’s novel of folktales, poetry and sayings,...

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Budget Christmas gifts to survive the season of giving

Budget Christmas gifts to survive the season of giving

Miriam Santos, Staff Writer December 14, 2023

Colder weather, increases in hot chocolate sales, and the need to snuggle in a warm bed while watching comfort movies are all signs of the beginning of the holiday gift-giving season. Spending a lot of money during this time of the year may be easy for...

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Snow Fun: Experience the magic of winter by doing snow sports at Big Bear. (Photo by Anthony Quintano)

Visit SoCal Winter Wonderlands for Snowy Fun

Lavanya Shyamsundar, Managing Editor December 14, 2023

Nothing says winter like frosty snowflakes falling from the sky. Although snowfall may be hard to come by near Oxford Academy, dreams of a White Christmas can become real! Southern California has plenty of opportunities to experience the magic of snowy...

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Unique schedules to follow for finals week

Unique schedules to follow for finals week

Jimena Beltran, Staff Writer December 14, 2023

Finals week can seem like a soul-sucking, anxiety-inducing time for some, but by following a schedule that exemplifies strengths and fits your lifestyle, making it through to the holidays can be a breeze! Pomodoro Pursuivant  For those who love...

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Festive Orange County destinations light up the holiday season

Nathan Perera, Staff Writer December 14, 2023

With two weeks of break from school and time to spend with family and friends, traveling to Orange County’s most festive winter destinations is a must — and perfect for capturing the joyous fervor of the holiday season. Whether your heart calls for...

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