December/January Issue

As the inauguration approaches, Tech students voiced their opinions on everything from hate crimes to Supreme Court appointments. In other news, Scribe reporters covered the recent Ghost Ship Fire, highlighted a rising student-run health education program at Tech, and investigated Oakland’s newest police chief.

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November Issue

In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, Tech students organized several walkouts in protest of president-elect Trump. In other news, OUSD Superintendent Antwan Wilson announced his resignation, a Tech student musician was invited to play at the White House, and Spirit Week was the liveliest in recent memory.

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October Issue

As election season comes to a close, Tech students are getting involved in a variety of ways. From volunteering in support of a local soda tax to protesting the National Anthem to questioning the efficacy of our own student elections, the political spirit is alive and well at Oakland Tech.

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September Issue

With the start of the school year comes a series of major changes to the Tech community: a new Safeway complex expanding lunchtime options, a new schedule for students and teachers to adapt to, an expanded sophomore Paideia program, and a brand new policy for PE credit. All of this and more can be read in our latest issue!

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The Editorial Board of 2016/2017

It is with great pride and joy that the outgoing Seniors on The Scribe’s current Editorial Board announce the selections for the officers of the 2016-17 Scribe Editorial Board:

  1. Editor-in-Chief: Joseph Harmon
  2. Managing Editor: Meta Austin
  3. News Editor: Sonia Aronson
  4. Features Editor: Alice Blackorby
  5. Visuals Editor: Antonia Starc
  6. Art Directors: Ayla Frost and Clara McGilly

After careful review, we are confident that the editors we have selected to take our places are extremely competent and qualified to carry on the incredible legacy we have established this school year.

Should you wish to reach out to any of these members  over the summer you can contact them by email at TheirFirstName@oaklandtechscribe.com (for example, Joseph can be reached at Joseph@oaklandtechscribe.com).

Trevor Harrison, outgoing Editor-in-Chief

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June Issue

This month’s issue of the Scribe covers news from both May and June. The Clintons recently organized a visit to Oakland schools that Tech students were able to participate in. More of Tech’s rising sophomores are enrolled in the Paideia program than ever before, leading to potential structural changes next school year. Outdated textbooks continue to be a problem for Tech classes that rely on current and accurate facts. Tech’s own Feminist club organized a school wide tampon drive to benefit homeless women without access to menstrual care. All of this and more can be found in our latest issue!

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April Issue

Suspension rates have declined rapidly in the last three years but some people believe that less suspension means a less safe school.  An Oakland Tech student won the San Francisco Broadway world awards in the category of “Best Leading Actress” in a play and several other students came close to winning the same award for “Best Scenic Design.”  Oakland Tech, like the rest of California, is in the strange situation of grappling both with El Nino rains and a persistent drought. Oakland Tech continues to play host to celebrities as Hugh Jackman joins Marshawn Lynch and Josh Johnson at a football clinic. You can read all of this and more in the latest issue of The Scribe.

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Februrary 2016

Next year could bring a seven period day with new times for when school starts and gets out. Changes in requirements will make it much easier for students to get sports credit for physical education. A redesigned SAT leaves students with a dilemma: SAT or ACT? Oakland Tech Green Club unveils new waste disposal plan to allow for recycling and compost. These are just a few of the stories covered in this issue of The Scribe. 

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The January Issue Has Arrived!

Oakland Athletics League charges for soccer games. The Tech administration provokes uproar from students by floating the possibility of a closed campus. The Scribe investigates how the school turned away from vocational training. A rise in the number of tech companies looking for local employees could bring opportunities for Oakland students. All this and more is covered in the latest issue of The Scribe. 

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December 2015

A Tech student was killed while climbing a tree on Friday. California has published an affirmative consent law that could change sexual interactions and how students learn about them. Teachers and students are battling about whether a set of bathrooms should remain locked during school hours. A new group calling themselves “The Meninists” has sprung up at Tech, but their mission statement has caused uproar and the school administration has refused to approve them as an official club. All this and more is reported in this issue of The Scribe. 

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