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Q&A with Work Experience Coordinator Meri Gyves

November 9, 2017

Compiled by Amanda Lee The Oracle: What kind of laws protect student workers? Meri Gyves: We have labor laws for minors and children under the age of 18. They were established in the 1930s. California has very strict laws to protect children from working too many hours. You must have a break, and you must be paid minimum wage. For meal breaks, you [...]

Learn your worker rights

November 9, 2017

Compiled by Amanda Lee In California, minors (anyone under 18) must give their employers a work permit before starting work. Employers can get fined if the State finds out they hired a minor without a work permit. You cannot be fired or punished for making a complaint with the state labor commissioner, making a claim for workers’ compensation [...]

K-Pop dancer and Pianist Hannah Huang

November 9, 2017

Written By: Ayala Tzadikario Dancer, pianist, and Youtube sensation Hannah Huang started dancing at only four years old at Pacific Ballet Academy. “Dance has been a part of my life for so long it is crazy to try to think of my life without it,” Huang said. Dancing, however, was not always a passion for Huang. “I used to want to quit ballet [...]

Students express themselves through makeup: Ben Truong

November 9, 2017

Written by Kaya van der Horst  From the back, the 5 foot 2 inch sophomore blends into the bustling sea of students trying to make their way to class. From the front, however, it’s hard to walk past him without admiring his glowing skin and radiant aura: it appears as if a celebrity is walking among us. What sets Ben Truong apart from most boys [...]

Bloody Red Velvet Cupcakes

October 15, 2017

  Ingredients: Red Velvet Cupcakes 2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 4 eggs 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup milk 1 (1 ounce) bottle McCormick® Red Food Color 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting: 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, [...]

DIY Halloween Pinterest crafts bring festivity: candle holders

October 13, 2017

Written by Liza Kolbasov We all know the feeling: scrolling through your Pinterest feed, looking at the beautiful photos of flawless do-it-yourself (DIY) projects that could make your room look like an aesthetic masterpiece. When I got the chance to make one of these fabled crafts, I jumped at it. Finally, motivation to dig up my “Fall DIY” [...]