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RISE elevates newcomer students

RISE elevates newcomer students

Oakland High welcomes a sixth pathway By Monica Villanueva  This year the recent immigrant students known as newcomers are starting the year off strong at Oakland High with a new pathway called RISE Academy. Valeska Muñoz, [...]

Oakland community chips in for sports program

Oakland community chips in for sports program

After District announces cuts, donations pour in By Selim Jones, Cindy Ho, DaYi Huang, Isaac Mohammed, and Christine Nguyen  On Thursday, August 23, the Oakland Athletic League held a meeting that Stephen Spinola, Oakland High athletic director, [...]

OUSD Decides To Start School Earlier

By: Iris Ard Summer is the season where students get to take a mental and physical break from school and then look forward to school starting at the end of August, but OUSD has taken a [...]

Junior project gives SJR students a taste of senior year

Junior project gives SJR students a taste of senior year

Project is an alternative to “traditional” finals By Princess Paulmerie As the end of the school year is approaching, Social Justice and Reform (SJR) teachers are already planning ahead for next year. SJR AVID 11 teacher [...]

Longtime teacher leaving O-High

Longtime teacher leaving O-High

Amy Dellefield to move to North Dakota By Buna Poeng On May 22, Principal Matin Abdel-Qawi sent an email informing all staff that longtime teacher and activities director Amy Dellefield will depart the school as of [...]

O-high keeps new prom tradition going

By Buna Poeng On March 13, Oakland High School’s Pride Club and senior class office came to a consensus to de-gender prom royalty positions, putting an end to the school’s long tradition of “kings” and “queens.” [...]

Wildcats walk out

Wildcats walk out

OHS joins schools across the country in protesting gun violence By Taliah Long On Wednesday, March 14, students at Oakland High School walked out to acknowledge the deaths of the students killed in the school shooting [...]

Oakland High School using RJ tactics to avoid conflict

Oakland High School using RJ tactics to avoid conflict

Iris Ard Oakland High School is trying to decrease the number of conflicts that are happening. Students are trying to take a stand on making O-High a better and safer learning environment. O-High students are trying [...]

Coding + Girls = Girls Who Code!

Summer program rockets students into tech By Buna Poeng  Applications for the summer immersion program Girls Who Code are now open. Applications are due Feb. 16 for early decision, and Mar. 16 for the regular deadline. [...]

Devastating Budget Crisis

By: Emily Liang and Eva Li On Dec. 13, the Oakland Unified School District announced that $9 million will be  reduced in total and $3.8 million will be cut from school sites. Exactly $349,251 will be [...]