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OCSA goes orange

OCSA goes orange

Orange County School of the Arts students were in for a surprise this week when they went to register for classes. The Tower—OCSA’s main building—has turned from a boring white to a bright orange, though some maintain the shade is more of a yellow. The Tower is one of...

End-of-the-year gifts for teachers

End-of-the-year gifts for teachers

It’s the end of the year! And though there may be teachers who you’re eager to leave, some teachers deserve extra thanks. But maybe you aren’t ready to spend money on a gift they won’t care about. So here are some great ideas for teacher gifts! Quote posters. Does...

Two students chosen to cover Wango Tango 2016

Two students chosen to cover Wango Tango 2016

Vania Hernandez (Port of Los Angeles High School) and Cassandra Hsiao (Orange County School of the Arts) were chosen to cover Wango Tango this weekend as part of the 2016 High School Insider Wango Tango Music News Challenge. Ryan Seacrest and Sisanie Villaclara called...

Every student deserves to learn through the arts

Every student deserves to learn through the arts

Every day I live and breathe the arts. From the moment I step onto the Orange County School of the Arts campus, I begin to soak in the “art school” scene before me: a mass of bizarrely dressed high schoolers absentmindedly incorporating their artistic talents with...

End-of-the-year gifts for teachers

OCSA’s proposed San Diego expansion halted

Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) has halted plans for their attempted expansion to San Diego Canyon. Charter schools are a fiery topic in education nowadays. Some support the unique and specialized opportunities that they give students, while others oppose how...

Scarefest 2015: Hipster Frankensteins take the stage

Scarefest 2015: Hipster Frankensteins take the stage

A hipster Frankenstein, a hairball, and the line: “Baby, it’s not just Duran Duran that’s hungry like the wolf”—these were the staples of this year’s OCSA Scarefest. Scarefest 48-Hour Playfest, the brainchild of Creative Writing’s director Abbe Levine, is formatted...

End-of-the-year gifts for teachers

What is Visual Literacy?

Yes, it has pictures. Yes, it is in the format of what you might call a “comic book—“ or wait, a “graphic novel.” Many students read graphic novels in their Literature or Language Composition classes. Why? This is a way to teach about visual rhetoric, a term you’ve...