Orange County School of the Arts

Opinion: The truth about the filibuster

Opinion: The truth about the filibuster

Filibuster is a buzzword. One that people, including myself, throw around without learning the meaning of. The filibuster is a process used in the senate to delay a bill getting passed, or prohibit it from getting passed entirely. Filibustering is essentially...

Column: Beware the Squat Toilet

Column: Beware the Squat Toilet

Toilet seats. What a blessing we have to be able to have something to sit on when doing our “business.” On the comfortable and cold seat, one can enjoy a novel, scroll through Instagram, watch YouTube videos, make a phone call or even fall asleep, all of which can not...

Opinion: Are the Chinese people heartless?

Opinion: Are the Chinese people heartless?

BBC News reports that in October 2011, a young two-year-old Chinese girl was run over by two vehicles in Guangdong. BBC News reports that for seven minutes, 18 people walked straight around her body, ignoring her as the little girl slowly bled to death. Almost 10...

Opinion: #StopAsianHate is not over

Opinion: #StopAsianHate is not over

#StopAsianHate is not over. 2021 has seen an influx of anti-Asian hate as a result of the coronavirus, with NBC reporting a grand 169% increase in anti-Asian hate crimes in the last year.  On the upside, anti-Asian hate has faced a lot more attention from the public...

Poem: Rushing Voices

Poem: Rushing Voices

Spilling out from every crevice of society Dark red tendrils choking the necks of the Black and the Brown, Of the Indigenous, of the Latinx, of the folx who are Transgender   And I’m screaming, my voice hoarse and until the white fist renders Me useless  ...

Column: Live life at 2x the speed

Column: Live life at 2x the speed

Everyone wakes up having the same amount of time in a day, but it is up to each person to decide how they will use their 24 hours. Life is definitely unfair, but there is one major aspect of life that is fair: time. One of my biggest goals recently is to save time....

Column: How pandemics have influenced music

Column: How pandemics have influenced music

As my music history teacher always says, “Music serves as a mirror for society.” Historical events have a profound impact on the style, content, and function of music in society; additionally, the rate of stylistic change in music increases as the rate of change in...

Column: The girl with the smelly lunch

Column: The girl with the smelly lunch

As the shrill bell rang, I excitedly opened my lunchbox, hungry and eager to see what delights my mom had packed me today. My face lit up to the sweet aroma of rousong bread, my favorite Taiwanese delicacy.  My peers, however, were eyeing my food suspiciously. “Ew,...