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Honoring Mr. Kim’s Legacy

Trisha Phan and Lavanya Shyamsundar March 18, 2024

Beloved Oxford teacher Mr. David Kim passed away on Jan. 2, 2024. Oxford Academy is thankful for his many contributions to our campus. He joined the school in 2013 and was an integral part of this community. “Mr. Kim treated everyone like a dignitary....

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CEO discovers what could be Earhart’s lost aircraft

CEO discovers what could be Earhart’s lost aircraft

Jimena Beltran, Staff Writer March 18, 2024

The appearance of Amelia Earhart’s lost plane from her attempted 1937 flight around the globe is suggested in newly released results from an expedition in Nov. 2023. Earhart’s sudden disappearance during her voyage, became one of the biggest mysteries...

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A Step Forward: California’s new settlement aims to tackle learning disparities caused by distance learning during the pandemic. (Photo by Street Lab)

California directs $2 billion settlement for learning loss recovery

Rachel Yoon, Opinion Editor March 18, 2024

Settling the successful lawsuit run by Oakland and Los Angeles families, California will allocate $2 billion to help K-12 schools recover from “pandemic learning loss.” The settlement will help bridge large learning disparities, targeting low-income...

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Tech titans are scrutinized in a Senate hearing

Millie Kwon, Staff Writer March 18, 2024

On Jan. 31 at the Washington D.C. Senate hearing, “Big Tech and the Online Child Sexual Exploitation Crisis” CEOs of Meta, Discord, Snapchat, TikTok, and X were questioned on the security policies meant to protect children from harm on their respective...

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AUHSD Superintendent Michael Matsuda speaks at the the Board of Trustees meeting in the district office on March 7. (Photo by Danny Banuelos Chavez)

AUHSD to lay off 119 teachers following unanimous Board of Trustees vote

District responds to declining enrollment with Reduction in Force
Sydnee Cho, Staff Artist March 15, 2024

The Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to lay off 119 permanent teachers per Reduction in Force (RIF) plans at the March 7 Board of Trustees meeting.  The AUHSD Human Resources department confirmed with the union...

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Oxford Academy senior Luqman Muhammad garners reaction from the public audience following his speech at March 7 AUHSD Board of Trustees meeting.

Students respond to AUHSD decision to lay off teachers

Students advocate for teachers through public speech, social media, and petitions
Nathan Perera, Staff Writer March 15, 2024

In response to a district-wide decline in student enrollment, the Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) employed mass Reductions in Force (RIF), notifying 253 of its permanent and probationary middle and high school teachers on March 8 and 11 that...

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Learning about Law; OA Law and Politics Club members visit the Orange County Superior Court in a day filled with discovering law procedures and seeing professionals at work. (Photo by OC Courts)

OA Law and Politics Club hosts courthouse field trip

Lavanya Shyamsundar, Managing Editor February 1, 2024

On Jan. 25, 28 members of OA Law and Politics club went on a field trip to Santa Ana Courthouse. Aiming to provide opportunities to learn about law proceedings, discover more about different careers, and humanize the justice system, OA Law and Politics...

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Controversy at Harvard: Dr. Claudine Gay, former Harvard University president, was accused of plagiarism, leading to chaos at the university from critics such as Bill Ackman, and Provost Alan Garber eventually taking over the role of president after Dr. Gay’s resignation. (Photo by Justin Le)

Dr. Claudine Gay resigns as Harvard president

Dr. Claudine Gay’s term as Harvard University’s 30th president comes to an unprecedented short end after multiple allegations of plagiarism in her writings.
Justin Le, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

On Jan. 2, Harvard University president Dr. Claudine Gay announced her resignation after plagiarism accusations in her academic work that appeared after an investigation on antisemitism on campus.  Following a Dec. 5 congressional hearing with the...

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Raising Wages: On Aug. 31, 2023, fast food workers rally about raising wages in Sacramento. Around one month later. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law that raises the minimum wage for fast food workers to $20 an hour. (Photo by Rahul Lal for CalMatters)

California raises minimum wage to sixteen dollars

Athena Xing, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

Since Jan. 1, 2024, California’s minimum wage has increased to $16.00 per hour, according to the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). This landmark is a $0.50 increase compared to last year’s minimum wage. The rise is effective with legislation...

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AUHSD administrators, Oxford administrators, and the Gamut staff celebrate Dr. Hind’s recognition as AUHSD Teacher of the Year. (Photo by AUHSD/John Bautista)

Oxford teacher honored by district

English teacher Dr. Hind is recognized as AUHSD Teacher of the Year
Haley Nguyen and Rachel Yoon February 1, 2024

In her second year at Oxford and 27th year of teaching, educator, advisor, and coordinator Dr. Elizabeth Hind was named the 2023-2024 Oxford Teacher of the Year, voted by Oxford faculty, and honored as one of the three AUHSD Teachers of the Year. The...

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Spotlighting Voices: RSVP members review and discuss student responses from Summit #1 at general meeting. (Photo by Zoey Hess)

OA RSVP to report progress on student-proposed changes at upcoming Summit

Celine Park, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

Showcasing their progress in implementing proposed changes from previous Summits in the 2023-2024 school year, OA RSVP (Raising Student Voice and Participation) will kick off its third and final Summit on Feb. 21. At the first Summit held on Sept....

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Thrill Rides Galore: Consolidating under one singular entity, Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags are two of California’s most popular amusement parks for thrill coasters and live entertainment. (Photo by Chris Yarzab)

Companies of Knott’s, Magic Mountain conjoin

Haley Nguyen, Arts & Entertainment Editor December 14, 2023

Cedar Fair and Six Flags, the companies behind Southern California’s Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain, agreed to merge into one $8 billion company under the single entity “Six Flags” on Nov. 2. Effectively creating a theme park...

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