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The Aegis Asks: 2016

The Aegis Asks: 2016

The Aegis Asks: How would you define 2016? Daniel Michael-Connely Senior “There was some good, but it was mostly, like, bad. Lost a lot of people. Hopefully 2017’s going to be better.”   Andrew Phanh Junior [...]

Ask Athena: I might be pregnant!

Ask Athena: I might be pregnant!

In the Ask Athena column, readers can get their big questions answered by Athena, goddess of wisdom and bearer of the original Aegis. Dear Athena, So i had sex with my boyfriend a month ago. Since then, [...]

Clown threats aren’t funny

Clown threats aren’t funny

Skip the red nose this Halloween By Rodolfo Sanchez   If you were afraid of clowns now or in the past then this might give you the chills. Many of you may know about clowns in [...]

US needs to embrace refugees

US needs to embrace refugees

By Tommy So   Many Syrians have lost their homes to the ongoing civil war in Syria. Now these refugees are going to Europe,  United States, and Canada. In the US, there’s a controversy about whether [...]

Take a knee to take a stand

Take a knee to take a stand

By Makayla Melles   What started as a controversy by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has turned into a national movement. Kaepernick “took a stand” by not standing for the national anthem in order to show his [...]

New coach, new team!

New coach, new team!

Lady Wildcats soccer is making a comeback by Brenda Elizalde After a disappointing season for the Lady Wildcats last 2015-2016 school year, Oakland High’s girls’ soccer team is determined to make a comeback and return to [...]

Model Minority Stereotype Should Be Eradicated

Model Minority Stereotype Should Be Eradicated

By Ky Tran   “If you are Asian, you must be smart.” “Asians are nerds.” “They are overachievers,”   People often regard Asians through a stereotype that all Asians are studious, intelligent, and successful. However, this [...]

Seniors Should Have the Privilege of Off Campus Lunch

Seniors Should Have the Privilege of Off Campus Lunch

Fauzia Begum 21 April 2016 Ever since I have been attending Oakland High School since my freshman year and the years before me, off-campus lunch has been prohibited. As a new school year would pass by [...]

Oakland High School: Many Seniors Rejected From Universities of California

Oakland High School: Many Seniors Rejected From Universities of California

By Katie Hin  2016 is an upsetting year for Oakland High School seniors. This year, many OHS seniors were not accepted to any of the UCs they applied to. Many seniors were incredibly saddened and frustrated [...]

The Problems With Our Generation

The Problems With Our Generation

By Shantra Smith Here in Oakland, I have witnessed some very important things that need to be addressed. When us young people are being rude to the ones that are older than us also known as [...]