Death by a Thousand Cuts, How Not to Balance the OUSD Budget

OUSD will not nickel and dime its way out of the budget crisis, and we need to hire a leader quickly to start making the hard decisions.  The papers are starting to bleed with stories of seeming valuable programs on the chopping block because they cost more, which is only the start of what promises … Continue reading Death by a Thousand Cuts, How Not to Balance the OUSD Budget


Bad Lessons at Albany High; The Difference Between Free Speech and Being a Jackhole

White, privileged and oblivious, a group of families whose children were punished for association with racist Instagram posts are suing the district for violating their First Amendment rights. It sounds like something out of the Onion: “Racists sue, claiming intolerance of their intolerance.” You can’t make this crap up. But it’s not funny really. From the East … Continue reading Bad Lessons at Albany High; The Difference Between Free Speech and Being a Jackhole


The Predator, The Snake, and The Thief; Why I Couldn’t Wait to Get Away from Paradise

My name is Jeremias Arevalo. I am a junior at Lighthouse Community Charter School. I have always enjoyed writing in the forms of poetry, scripture and memoirs. I hope that my work shows you an insight into the life of a mixed-race, 17-year-old growing up in a turbulent time, in a turbulent place. I love … Continue reading The Predator, The Snake, and The Thief; Why I Couldn’t Wait to Get Away from Paradise