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Exclusive: Middle school students organize Archer’s #NationalSchoolWalkout

Exclusive: Middle school students organize Archer’s #NationalSchoolWalkout

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer
April 21, 2018
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

Horns honking, girls screaming and passers-by cheering along Sunset Boulevard were some of the noises heard at the #NationalSchoolWalkout on Apr. 20. Eighth grade students Hailey Hubbard, Marley Mills and Presley Sacavitch led organizing Archer's participation in the National School Walkout, a protest that remembers the ...

Column: East L.A. Walkouts 50 Years Later

Column: East L.A. Walkouts 50 Years Later

By Celeste Ramirez, Columnist
April 21, 2018
Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

As I have grown up, I’ve only heard bits and pieces about what high schoolers did during the Chicano Movement. Like most people, I’ve always heard about the more well-known parts of the movement such as Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Union — but I never heard of the walkouts that took ...

Video: Archer reflects on National Walkout Day

Video: Archer reflects on National Walkout Day

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor
March 23, 2018
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

"Never again" and "Hey hey, ho, ho, the NRA has got to go" were some of the chants heard as Archer girls marched up and down Sunset Boulevard on Wednesday, Mar. 14,  during the National Walkout. The video above documents events from that day and student and faculty perspectives....

Students participate in unplanned walkout during #ENOUGH National Walkout

Students participate in unplanned walkout during #ENOUGH National Walkout

By Cat Oriel, News & Features Editor
March 20, 2018
Filed under NEWS

Archer's participation in the #ENOUGH National School Walkout on Wednesday, Mar. 14 did not exactly go according to plan. Initially, the student leaders on Archer's Walkout Leadership Committee organized 17 minutes of silence in remembrance of each victim of the Majory Stoneman Douglas High School sho...

Letter to the Editor: Walkout Reflection

Letter to the Editor: Walkout Reflection

By Grace Kerner, Archer Student
March 18, 2018
Filed under Letters to the Editor, VOICES

Let’s all take a deep breath. Let me start by saying I love being at a school that is so committed to social change that we, as a student body, were able to rally and march for what we believe in. So, thank you to our amazing faculty and staff, who allow us to follow our convictions and test bou...

Commentary: Why I walked out of our “walkout”

Commentary: Why I walked out of our “walkout”

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor
March 14, 2018
Filed under OPINION, VOICES

To me, sitting in rows of strategically placed white folding chairs in the middle of our courtyard listening to a speaker is not a protest, nor a walk out. The assembly was planned by a group of Archer upper schoolers as a way to "shed light onto some incredible student voices and exercise our right to stand up f...

Livestream: Community participates in #Enough National School Walkout

Livestream: Community participates in #Enough National School Walkout

By Oracle Editorial Board
March 14, 2018
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

The feed can be viewed here. It will go live on March 14 at 10 a.m. Correction (Mar. 14, 5:08 pm): The original version of this article included an alternate link, which did not work due to technical difficulties. An alternate livestream via Facebook is now linked. ...

Archer community set to participate in #Enough National School Walkout, advocate for gun control

Archer community set to participate in #Enough National School Walkout, advocate for gun control

By Alexandra Chang, Managing Editor/Culture Editor
March 13, 2018
Filed under NEWS

For 17 minutes, students across the country will honor the 17 lives lost in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting by walking out of their classes to advocate for stricter gun control measures. Organized by the leaders behind the Women's March, this walkout aims for students to take a...

Community members reflect on gun violence, gun control activism

Community members reflect on gun violence, gun control activism

By Chloe Richards, Staff Writer
June 8, 2019
Filed under FEATURES

More than one year ago, on Feb. 14, 17 students were killed by a shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. News of the shooting caused students around the nation and in cities worldwide, led by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas survivors, to call for gun control, putting the issue in t...

Editorial: It’s time to tackle religious hate crimes

Editorial: It’s time to tackle religious hate crimes

By Oracle Editorial Board, Editorial Board
April 11, 2019
Filed under OPINION, VOICES

A month ago, images surfaced on social media of high school students at a party displaying cups in the form of a swastika and imitating the Nazi salute. The students in the images were from the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. Less than a week later, 50 people were killed and 50 more were injured in ...

#EverydayJournalism: Impactful Oracle stories through the years

#EverydayJournalism: Impactful Oracle stories through the years

By Lola Lamberg, Thea Leimone, and Chloe Richards
February 22, 2019
Filed under WHIMSIES

As the Archer student publication team celebrates Scholastic Journalism Week with an abundance of First Amendment appreciation and multiple hashtags, we, as members of the Oracle staff, reflect back on how #EverydayJournalism has impacted the Archer community throughout the years. 2014 "Archer Abroad Group Reflects on 'Truly Transformative' Trip to Guatemala" By Sy...

Editorial: More than an elective — The necessity of student journalism

Editorial: More than an elective — The necessity of student journalism

By Editorial Board
June 1, 2018
Filed under OPINION, VOICES

It took six minutes and 20 seconds for 17 students in Parkland, Florida, to be shot and killed by a fellow classmate three months ago. Since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting in February, thousands of teens have come together to support the March For Our Lives. However, even as many in our natio...

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