Evolution Follow us @ ocsaevolution We Change With You Issue 2 Santa Ana, California December 5, 2015 Halloween On 10th Street Seniors Chloe Clark (CM), Grace Durham (MT), Sarah Edmunds (ACT), Tamar Rubin (ACT), Dan Shields (VA), and Bella Urbani (ACT) Photo courtesy of: Cheryl Walsh/alt-senior.com Becky Lee Staff Writer If not known for the arts, OCSA has to be known for its festivities on Halloween. A flash mob dances along to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” choreographed by Mr. Garritano; costume contests are held; class- es are cut 10 minutes to make the celebration of Halloween longer; and everywhere—even in the school hallways—is a costume runway. It’s just a good time for everyone. People of all ages— babies of teachers who haven’t reached the age of one, toddlers and husbands and wives of teachers—come to see if the myths of OCSA Halloween are true. No, OCSA does not follow the all-black, cat ear hairband, and washable marker whisker attire that many public school kids proudly wear. The students of this school wear costumes ranging from a child Maleficent, a vending machine that actually gives out candy, an inflatable Sriracha sauce bottle, jellyfish, to the entire cast of Super Mario. But the one group that impressed everyone was the Mystery Machine crew from everyone’s beloved childhood TV show: “Scooby-Doo.” Seniors Chloe Clark (CM), Grace Durham (MT), Sarah Edmunds (ACT), Tamar Rubin (ACT), Dan Shields (VA), and Bella Urbani (ACT) won the prize of Overall Best Costume in this year’s Halloween costume contest, dressing up as the cast of “Scooby-Doo.” Urbani, who dressed up as Scooby, had planned for this year’s Halloween group contest ever since the beginning of the school year. The group did not approve at first, because of the cost, but they eventually decided to do it. But after officially agreeing upon the costume, they had to decide: who gets to dress up as who? “It kind of made sense who got the role. Chloe was going to be Shaggy—well, because Chloe is Shaggy—and Grace wanted Velma. It all worked out,” Rubin said. The rest was simple. Urbani as Scooby, Clark as Shaggy, Edmunds as the Scooby Snacks, Durham as Daphne, Shields as Freddy, and Rubin as Velma. The captivating group appeared on many Snapchat Stories that day, showing the Mystery Machine gang acting full out on behalf of their characters. There were occasional cries of “Jinkies!” and Velma frantically searching for her glasses on 10th Street, and Scooby was periodically seen driving the Mystery Machine. But how did the van get pass the OCSA boundaries? With the enthusiastic approval of Dr. Wallace, the students safely placed the van onto 10th Street early in the morning, after much preparation. “Dan spent hours painting the van with Chloe and they worked on it after school. Chloe even worked on it during her late start block because the paint chipped off, so a lot of preparation went into the van,” Rubin stated. But their hard work paid off when Halloween arrived. The Mystery Machine gang claimed the Overall Best Costume Award and was flooded with compliments, pictures, and videos that they and this school will never forget. And with that, another successful day of Halloween at OCSA has gone by, and another year of preparation for the next is here to come. school will impact student population at nearby schools due to the closure of Jefferson, affect other arts programs at local schools, and negatively impact Latino students. “It’s not going to be a school as diverse as Jefferson,” Perla Davis, whose niece attends Jefferson, told the paper. “It’ll bring in more students from all over San Diego County ... It seems like it’ll benefit people outside of Oceanside, not inside.” According to Jefferson’s latest School Accountability Report Card (SARC), the school serves a Hispanic and Latino student population of 74.6 percent with the overall Hispanic population of Oceanside at 35.9 percent in the 2010 census. Santa Ana’s Hispanic population was 78.2 percent in the 2010 census, while according to OCSA’s latest academic profile, this campus serves a Hispanic population of 24 percent. OCSA senior Jeremy Garcia (ACT) said,“When it comes to who’s in my academic classes and conservatory classes I’m usually, as a Hispanic, one of the minorities. Especially in conservatory as a performer.” In addition, CSArts-SDC will have audition requirements similar to OCSA’s and a policy that students maintain a 2.0 GPA, which makes the school seem selective to certain families. But Dr. Opacic thinks the partnership with OUSD will “provide arts instruction for their students throughout the District so that their students have exposure, and training in the Arts not only at the Elementary Arts Magnet School but throughout the District.” Opacic believes the biggest outreach will be the arts elementary school run by OUSD. “We will oversee the arts instruction, so we will have an opportunity to provide up to six years of arts instruction for those students prior to them applying to the new Arts Charter School,” said Opacic. “In addition, we will create programs similar to Camp OCSA and the Gluck Community performance program we have here.” Acting senior Garcia believes progress towards diversity at OCSA and CSArts-SDC can be achieved by being more involved in their communities. “[CSArts-SDC] need to find their own outlets for involvement. I know here at OCSA we get our students involved in Day of the Dead in Santa Ana.” Sister School Delayed by Community Opposition Jack Murphy Co-Editor-in-Chief The opening of OCSA’s new sister school, California School of the Arts-San Diego County (CSArtsSDC)has been delayed until the 2017-2018 sc