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“Percy Jackson” takes the stage under OA’s Spotlight

“Percy Jackson” takes the stage under OA’s Spotlight

Michelle Choy & Trisha Phan , Assistant News Editor & Lifestyle Editor March 10, 2023

Taking the stage on April 14, Oxford’s theater club, OA Spotlight, will be putting on their first-ever musical production at Western High School. Led by their two co-presidents, senior Jade Orr and junior...

Ron DeSantis: The Florida Governor rejected a proposal to allow AP African American Studies in Florida

Florida strikes down APAAS and diversity initiatives

Janet Abrantes, Op-Ed Editor March 10, 2023

AP African-American Studies On Jan. 12, 2023, the Florida Department of Education (FDE) notified the College Board that they would not permit the instruction of AP African American Studies (APAAS) in...

Advanced AI: OpenAI launched ChatGPT as a developmental AI model on Nov. 30 of last year.

AI ChatGPT raises schools’ concerns of cheating

Theoden Melgar, Sports Editor March 10, 2023

ChatGPT (Generative Pre-Trained Transformer) released at the end of last November, quickly drawing attention as a cheat code for high school and college students. Users can type a prompt into the ChatGPT...

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...

AB-288: The California State Legislature passed a new bill this August, preventing colleges from reducing financial aid because of private scholarships.

California bans scholarship displacement

Theoden Melgar, Sports Editor December 19, 2022

The California State Legislature passed AB-288 in August 2022, affirming students’ rights to financial aid and private grants. Previously, California colleges often reduced financial aid for students...

Learning New Skills: Biotechnology students at an Edwards Lifesciences work experience from AIME learned about medical equipment and presented projects to the CEO.

Work-based learning AIMEs students in the right direction

Trisha Phan and Justin Le December 16, 2022

Anaheim’s Innovative Mentoring Experience (AIME) is an AUHSD program that facilitates student growth throughout the district. Partnering with businesses and local organizations, students can explore...

Above and Beyond: Joshua Jang (10) takes on vice president of OA ECO club, one of his seven clubs this year.

Joshua Jang: Oxford Academy’s STEM Genius

Rachel Yoon, Staff Artist December 16, 2022

Having already completed Calculus AB in 4th grade, sophomore Joshua Jang is well ahead of the typical 10th grade curriculum.    Jang began looking into higher level AMC math competitions in...

Urban Oasis: Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announces The Line, a futuristic city stretching 110 miles across the desert in Saudi Arabia.

The Line: Saudi Arabia’s plan for a futuristic city

Michelle Choy, Assistant News Editor December 16, 2022

The Line is a 110 mile-long and 1,640 feet-tall linear city part of the $1 trillion NEOM megapolis project in Saudi Arabia that began construction in 2021. Designed to have no cars, streets, or carbon...

Daylight saving time here to stay?

Miriam Santos, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

On March 15, the Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 623 (SB-623), or the Sunshine Protection Act, sponsored by Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. If passed by the House of Representatives, it would take...

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