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The Disneyland castle dressed up for Christmastime showing the magical appeal of Disney.

When Disney gets dark

Can Disney be excused from their mistakes or is their impact on culture irreversible?
Abby Tucker, Staff Writer October 6, 2021

Many of us grew up with Disney films and have fond memories that each movie created, like “Snow White” with the seven dwarves. Each feature is magical and well-written, with beautiful animation, memorable...

Sgt. Nicole Gee pictured on her Instagram cradling a baby in Kabul, Afghanistan on Aug. 20.

Remembering fallen soldier Sgt. Nicole Gee

Oakmont High School alum and Roseville native among 13 U.S troops killed in fateful attack on Kabul airport
Valentina Moreno, Editor-in-chief September 13, 2021

On Thursday, Aug. 26 at 6:30 a.m., Oakmont High School alum USMC Sgt. Nicole Gee, 23, was killed in a suicide bombing at Hamid Karzai airport along with 12 other U.S. troops and 60 Afghan civilians. Amidst...

The complete sensory garden at Aim Higher Adult Development Center in Roseville, California.

Student builds Sensory Garden to help disabled adults

Oakmont High School athlete builds a sensory garden as part of a project for boy scouts
Valentina Moreno, Editor December 15, 2020

“Don't forget to stop and smell the roses,” golfer Walter Hagen once said.  Oakmont senior Peter Constant manifested Hagen’s famous advice very literally, assembling an entire sensory garden...

Image by senior Kaneesha Goyal, Oakmont High School Diversify our Narrative representative.

Diversify our Narrative in the RJUHSD

How student-led campaign is igniting change in schools
Valentina Moreno, Editor October 16, 2020

The emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement this summer has been a catalyst for extraordinary political initiative nationwide, particularly among students. Student led campaign, Diversify Our Narrative...

Cardi B backstage at the 2018 Jingle Ball in Dallas, Texas.

A double standard in rap

Women in rap are judged too harshly.
Catherine Mendoza and Samantha Loma September 17, 2020

The hit song “WAP” by Cardi B, featuring Megan Thee Stallion was released on August 7, 2020 and was met by massive amounts of outrage for its provocative lyrics and subject matter.  As avid listeners...

Four of the richest people on Earth: Jeff Bezos, $184.9 B; Mark Zuckerberg, $101 B; Elon Musk, $93.2 B; Warren Buffet, $83.3 B.

Eat the Rich

Why we should tax the rich more
Valentina Moreno, Editor September 17, 2020

“Eat the Rich”, a slogan for dissent of  excessive wealth, has permeated into our generation’s social conscious and is just as pertinent as when Jean-Jacques Rousseau first declared, “When the...

People holding up Black Lives Matter signs at a Sacramento protest on July 6th, 2020.

Viking Solidarity with BLM

How Oakmont students are getting involved in BLM
Valentina Moreno, Editor September 3, 2020

The recent political and social turmoil following the murder of George Floyd has shifted the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement to the center of the world stage, with young activists leading the pack.  Young...

Taylor Swifts eighth studio album was released without pre-release promotion on July 24, 2020.

Taylor Swift shines while telling “folklore”

An honest review of Taylor Swift’s newest album, “folklore.”
Catherine Mendoza, Staff Writer August 21, 2020

The best thing about mystery is how much it provokes curiosity because we naturally want to learn more about things we do not know much about. Taylor Swift’s album “folklore” is drenched in mystery...

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