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The Pandemic Nightmare

The Pandemic Nightmare

A student reflects on the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic Aileen Soria Every morning when I wake up I think it is  a bad dream and it’s late to get dressed, but it is real. This [...]

Stay safe, stay local

Stay safe, stay local

Coronavirus highlights dangers of travel By Jackie Chen On Jan. 19, a man who traveled back to Washington state from China looked for medical care and was discovered to have a new strain of virus that [...]

Students plan to vote in upcoming elections

Students plan to vote in upcoming elections

By Randy Saechao  On Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Oakland High, there was a table in the commons where students 16 and up were able to pre-register for voting.  So why do we vote? Voting allows you [...]

Fight Back Against the Robot Invasion!

Fight Back Against the Robot Invasion!

AI is leading to loss of jobs By Jalyn Jefferson & Brianna Williams Recently around the U.S., there has been an increase in self check-outs throughout the stores. As technology advances, jobs that don’t require more [...]

OHS Enters the Sandwich Wars

OHS Enters the Sandwich Wars

By Jalyn Jefferson and Kari McCoy In a recent O-High survey, a majority of the community members polled said that they prefer Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwiches rather than Popeyes chicken sandwiches. People in our community thought Chick-Fil-A [...]

City Needs to do More to Create Safety

City Needs to do More to Create Safety

By Elisha Sparks On April 25, Oakland was in the top 10 most dangerous cities in the country, according to KTVU. Oakland is known for its diversity, culture, food and more but it’s also known for [...]

Is O-High too dependent on wifi?

Is O-High too dependent on wifi?

Christina Jim & Julie Fehilly  This school year, Oakland High School has been dealing with a lot of internet shutdowns, causing teacher lesson plans to be canceled and delaying students’ their assignments and projects. We have [...]

Regulate vapes, don’t ban them

Regulate vapes, don’t ban them

By Jackie Chen A controversy around vaping and the negative health effects caused by it has led to several states quickly passing laws to ban e-cigarettes with addictive nicotine. According to Time Magazine, these states include Michigan, [...]

Justice for All

Justice for All

By Elisha Sparks In Dallas, Texas, a police officer named Amber Guyger shot and killed Botham Jean on Sept. 6 , 2018. Jean was her neighbor and they lived on different floors. Guyger claims she walked [...]

Every student deserves outdoor adventures

Every student deserves outdoor adventures

By Jackie Chen During the weekend, on September 7 and 8, science teachers Matthew Fields and David Mangiante took eight students on a camping trip at the Bicentennial Campground in Marin County, above San Francisco. Fields [...]