Welcome to the OSA Telegraph, a bi-weekly publication written, edited, and published online by the students in the Literary Arts department at Oakland School for the Arts (OSA). The Telegraph strives to be an influential source of news, ideas, art, and culture for Oakland, from Oakland. Fresh articles, images, and videos are posted on a bi-weekly basis, and range from advice columns to artist interviews, performance reviews to social commentary, and much, much more!
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What is OSA?
Oakland School for the Arts is a charter school located in Uptown Oakland. We are the governor’s school, striving to create responsible community members and talented artists. We are comprised of nine schools, or emphases: Literary Arts (us), Theater, Vocal, Instumental, Visual, Circus, Production Design, Dance, and Digital Media.
Meet the Staff!
Kerby Lynch loves to write bios that express how corny she is.
Taylor Smith (nicknamed ‘Minaj’) is 15 years old and her passion is writing her heart out. She’s a God-fearing woman and always will be. She cannot be defined, or duplicated. She is such a bad girl.
Sara Mather is a fabulous and awkward Potterhead who loves writing, starkid, and nice people. She writes awesome articles, talks in her sleep, and finds inspiration in music and other books. More often than not she is at her best friend’s house which she finds quite nice because now she has two homes and can switch whenever the WiFi is too slow.
Rosalie Bidar is the Senior Editor of OSA’s literary journal Enizagam and has attended OSA for three years. Her interests include geography, vegan cooking, Star Wars, post-punk music, and writing.
Chloe Charlton is a talented fiction writer in the literary arts emphasis at OSA who likes to make stuffed animals. They end up deformed most of the time though.
Ajali De Veaux-Griffith is from Seattle, Washington where she became addicted to poetry. She’s been writing since she was in the second grade.
Sophie Elkin enjoys writing poetry and playing guitar.
Alani Gamble is a 16 year old girl who loves to write and imagine.
Olivia Hoffman is into cats.
Mina Jameson dreams of one day being an inspirational writer.
Malea Jones (also known as The Drama Queen) gives really good advice.
Ariel King has butterfly wings on her back, you just can’t see them because they’re invisible.
Allison Merrell loves writing. She has been writing since she picked up a pencil. Literally. She also loves cupcakes, purple, music, synonyms, funny words like criminy and balderdash, and anything Pixar. But what Allison loves the most is writing about herself in the third person
Bibi Montag is awkward and friendly.
Kameron McDowell is a Spanish-speaking Buddhist writer who hopes to one day share his art with the world and become famous. He was born in Long Beach, California and moved to Oakland in 2011. He writes everything from comedic plays to dramatic novellas. He has been in a mariachi band, kissed a mermaid, punched Chuck Norris, married Beyonce, and touched the sun.
Paige O’Farrell is a sophomore in Literary Arts
Francesca Pemberton is an OSA sophomore who is really less of a jerk than she wants people to think. She is unpublished, but fine with that as it gives her indie cred.
Maryam Selassie is fourteen and lives with her mother in a four-tenant house in California. She enjoys writing fiction, listening to music, shopping and watching anime. She loves food so much that her friends had to seal her mouth shut. She has one dog.
Gabriela Shaffer is fourteen and lives with her mom, dad, brother, and dog. She enjoys writing fantasy and scifi. She also enjoys listening to music, watching anime, and reading.