Archive for '2014-2015'

Protests fail to bring change

Protests fail to bring change

By Star Guerra Oakland police brutality protesters occupied City Hall and blocked the 880 onramp on Tuesday, April 14. About 200 demonstrators gathered in Frank Ogawa Plaza starting at about 1 p.m. When asked about this [...]

Mendes’s debut album promises great things

Mendes’s debut album promises great things

By Libby Chuong Handwritten is Shawn Mendes’s first album and was released on April 14. It is a pop album. The album is overall upbeat and acoustic. Mendes is a 16-year-old Canadian teen pop singer and [...]

Students Need More Time For Lunch

By Raven Gann Busy Oakland High students scramble to get their lunch on campus but that’s all they do. Students do not have the proper amount of time to be able to get and eat their [...]

An Uplifting “Ride”

An Uplifting “Ride”

By Allison Truong Action-packed, breathtaking romance drives the plot of the film The Longest Ride. The lively story of controversy and different lives excites the audience with the addition of a similar parallel old, love story [...]

Vaccine Bill Will Boot Health

By: Raven Gann After the measles outbreak at the “happiest place on earth”, Disneyland, California State Senator and pediatrician Richard Pan is demanding a bill to be passed that requires parents to vaccinate their children. If [...]

‘Grey’ areas

‘Grey’ areas

Film lacks depth, but is still fun By Terri Tu The new movie Fifty Shades of Grey is based on an erotic romantic novel. It tells the story of a college student named Anastasia Steele who [...]

Recycling in Oakland High

Recycling in Oakland High

By: QiSheng Zhu Some students in Oakland High School  have been noticing that people don’t recycle properly. Students and even teachers have been throwing trash into the recycling bins, and principal Matin Abdel-qawi has been trying [...]

Romantic tradition continues in “Cinderella”

Romantic tradition continues in “Cinderella”

By Shihua Liu People always turn folk tales into more fantastic and watchable movies. Even though the beginning and the ending are the same as the folk tale that they know and can even memorize it, [...]

Fan fiction takes the spotlight

Fan fiction takes the spotlight

By Libby Chuong Fan fiction has been in the news a lot lately because of the popularity of the book 50 Shades of Grey, which originated as a fan fic, which made 31 million sales in [...]

Phone policy hits top violators

Phone policy hits top violators

By: Dennis Le On February 9, principal Matin Abdel-Qawi emailed a new “School Day Electronics Turn-in Policy” to all Oakland High teachers. This was implanted for the top ten most egregious electronic policy violators and was [...]