ONews Starts 2015 with a New Look!

ON, or ONews (OUSD News), is FOR, BY and ABOUT STUDENTS!!

January 9th, 2015

UPDATE #2 – A NEW YEAR AND A NEW LOOK FOR ONEWS, thanks to designer, GIOVANI GARFIAS!

Hello and welcome to ONews!

As you’ve noticed – there’s a brand new website design. ONews decided to start the New Year right. So let’s talk about what’s new!

-Update 2015

*Headers: We decided to make the header design more smaller so we don’t disturb the home page. Headers also have new graphic designs.

*Logo Color/Design: We modified the size and text of the logo to make it fit the header.

*Contact Us Box: It’s at the bottom of the’Recent Articles’ list and now fast and easy to contact us!

*Newscast: This separates our videos and showcases our student produced newscast – ONews!

*Modified Search Bar: It’s now on the top right corner of the site.

*About Us: Learn all about the students who created ONews and the latest updates.

That’s all for now! Enjoy the brand new design because we had an amazing time designing it!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Giovani January 2015

UPDATE – Giovani Garfias (Life Academy), a talented young graphic artist who helped build ONews, spent his senior year working at PANDORA as a PAID INTERN!!!! Great job, Giovani and thank you to Pandora for investing in OUSD students!!

Giovani at Pandora

Hi and WELCOME to ONews!

So glad you’re here! Before you catch up with what students are up to in Oakland’s public schools, keep reading!

ONews, OUSD News, is FOR, BY and ABOUT STUDENTS.

Meet the young designers – Giovani Garfias (Life Academy), Fatima Kamara (Oakland International), Tia Lindsey (Skyline) and Wayne Woods (Leadership Prep at Castlemont). They attended after school classes at the school district’s television station, KDOL, and learned how to build and design this website. In fact, they picked the name, logo, colors, and graphics. Impressive job!

WATCH THE VIDEO AND HEAR FROM THE STUDENTS!!

Yup, STUDENT BUILT! And the four of them want YOU, to USE this site!!

The small group learned valuable web building lessons from a couple of pros – Alan Chappell and Greg Comstock. Alan’s an art director and Greg’s a graphic artist/web designer and they both work at Pandora Media (Pandora Internet Radio), in downtown Oakland.

Let me tell you, Alan and Greg have been shining examples of talented, energetic, patient (!!), young and COOL instructors!!

Joe Kennedy, CEO of Pandora, deserves a lot of the credit for this unique partnership and his constant support of Oakland students. THANK YOU Mr. Kennedy, Alan and Greg!!

And I’m Sherry Hu. I was a TV reporter and anchor at KPIX5/CBS (Channel 5) for many, many years. I’m here now at KDOL, ready to help all of you tell your stories!

So please – check us out! We need written stories and video from all of you!! Got something to say or ask us? Send an email! We love feedback – give it to us straight! Help us grow! This is YOUR website, so make it real and make it the BEST!

Email: ONews@ousd.k12.ca.us
Phone: KDOL – (510) 879-2293

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