Orange County School of the Arts

Opinion: The legacy of George Floyd

Opinion: The legacy of George Floyd

Before George Floyd turned into a hashtag, he was somebody’s father.  “I want to touch the world,” Jonathan Veal recalls Floyd saying. In Floyd’s youth, he received an athletic scholarship and is remembered for his sense of humor, compassion and tall physique. After...

The road to a hepatitis-free future

The road to a hepatitis-free future

A new California bill is taking action to bridge disparities in testing and treatment for the liver diseases hepatitis B and C.  Hepatitis refers to the inflammation, or swelling of the liver. It is primarily caused by viral infections, but it can also be caused by...

Column: Another pandemic birthday

Column: Another pandemic birthday

The day I am writing this, May 24, 2021 is the second birthday I have spent during the pandemic. By this time, most of everyone will have had at least one birthday during the pandemic in order to understand how I am feeling.  I remember last year, how I sat in front...

Opinion: OCD is not an adjective

Opinion: OCD is not an adjective

Looking back at Mental Health Awareness Month in May, mental health issues and the increasing number of people affected by them are not going anywhere. According to the National Institute of Mental Health 51.1 million adults in the U.S suffer from mental illness, with...

Opinion: The overexposure and stigma of mental illness

Opinion: The overexposure and stigma of mental illness

Insensitive comments downplaying mental health struggles fill the hallways of high schools every day. I struggle to identify a day in the past month in which I did not hear someone around me make a joke about suicide. Harmful language like "I'm gonna kill myself, LOL"...

Poem: picture this…

Poem: picture this…

the loneliness secluding you seems to comfort you, the pain within you seems to hold you.   you once think about the isolation cell you placed  yourself in, and you imagine   nothing more than the feeling of  giving up. quite ironic, no?   the liking of...

Opinion: Women’s History Month — or is it?

Opinion: Women’s History Month — or is it?

March has been designated as Women’s History Month since 1987, meant to celebrate remarkable female figures in history and to recognize the gender for its many historical contributions to the nation. Even in the COVID-19 pandemic, this tradition continued for 2021. ...