Evolution Follow us @ ocsaevolution We Change With You Issue 3 Santa Ana, California Feb, 2016 OCSizzle: Film crew sighted Sarah Chen Hayden Lyskoski Staff Writers SENIOR SUNRISE - The Class of 2016 enjoys a morning of food, music, and dancing at Senior Sunrise on Dec. 18. Go to page 3 to read the full story by senior Sara Silberman. Drill Follows Global Crises Anthony Castagna Lee Trueblood Staff Writers On Dec. 15, coincidentally the same day LAUSD closed all campuses due to an actual bomb threat, OCSA held an early Emergency Lockdown Drill in response to volatile events occurring in the nation and the world, including the mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. The morning of Dec. 15, an email from unknown persons was sent from an IP address in Frankfurt, Germany, to the director of the LAUSD closing down over 900 schools in the district. The email made “relatively specific and wide-ranging threats to Los Angeles schools,” said Brad Sherman a se- nior member of the House of Foreign Affairs Committee, as reported by the LA Times. Earlier that morning bomb threats were received, causing the director of the LAUSD to shut down all schools for the day. On Dec. 2, 14 people were killed and 22 injured in a mass shooting and an attempted bombing at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. After that incident, Dr. Wallace decided to move up the regularly scheduled drill. “We felt it was important to have this training as soon as possible,” said Wallace. “We still plan to have an expanded drill, much like the one we had last March after we return from Winter Break.” “I was pretty scared,” said Senior Victoria Vasta (IM), a resident of San Bernardino. “Nothing like [shootings and bomb threats] has ever happened before in that area,” said Vasta. “It was really close to my house, and a lot of businesses were under bomb threats including my parents’ work.” Vasta also added that, “Roads leading up to the San Bernardino area were closed, and for my schedule I had to go to a different train station” In terms of the people in her community she said that, “We came together as a community because people were calling and texting each other making sure everyone was okay and asking how their parents were.” Dr. Wallace also added, “I hope [students] have a solid understanding of what to do in case of a school lockdown. More than anything, I want students to know that any type of emergency that would result in a school lockdown would be a very volatile situation.” Dr. Wallace, Dean of Facilities and Supervision, said because the drill occurred the same day he, “heard from a number of students and parents today, and they were appreciative that we would conduct a drill at such time”. The drill included a powerpoint presentation to all students that told them what to do in the event of an actual lockdown. by Dan St. Marseille (a distant relative of the new coordinator), the current Instrumental Music Conservatory director. William Wallace, the dean of facilities and supervision, stated the first rounds of interviews were held on Jan. 15, and second round candidates had been invited back the next week. Administrators, conservatory leadership, teachers, and parents were involved in the decision-making process. However, reactions were mixed over whether the Haners should have been let go from their position in the first place. Senior Johnathan Avolevan (CM) stated the Haners “saved the conservatory” and Brian Haner was the standout teacher throughout his years in the program. “They have to be strict with kids,” said Avolevan. “They have to enforce the rules, but they’re definitely cool people.” Another Commercial Music student conceded the Haners “made a lot of money [and] were really good at fundraising.” At last semester’s Carousel of Dreams, Susie Haner eclipsed all other riders by raising $31,800 for the program. Music Leadership Change Lily Williams Managing Editor On Jan. 26, Rachel St. Marseille was announced as the new coordinator for OCSA’s Commercial Music program after the exit of Brian and Suzy Haner at the end of the fall semester.The husband and wife team, who had served since the beginning of the 2014 school year, were replaced in the interim Cont’d on pg. 2 Recently OCSA students, especially those terrified of being on camera, could not help but notice a documentary film crew swarming the school, capturing the day-to-day activities and underlying stories of its students. For a week in January, filmmakers from ABC shot a “sizzle reel”--test footage for a potential documentary chronicling OCSA and the unique format of arts high schools in general. The documentary crew scoured thousands of high schools across the country before coming to OCSA. They were intrigued by its atmosphere and uniquity. “We have been to a lot of schools around the country,” said Andy Genovese, an ABC documentarian and videographer. “It just seems like OCSA students are very focused, and the school is expanding. I just think you have a great program, and we love the energy here. ” Administrators selected over 100 students for interviews for the potential series. But filmmakers also caught students impromptu. “He saw us in the planter looking quirky and OCSA is quirky,” said senior Stephanie Katz (ACT). Genovese has an extensive background in documentaries and produced medical documentaries ‘NY Med’ and ‘Boston Med,’ for ABC that focused on real-life rigorous surgeries including heart transplants and other intense life-or-death situtations. He described his experience filming OCSA and the unique environment embedded on school campus. “It is exhausting,” chuckled Genovese. “But it is so