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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, SHOWCASE, 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 ...

Column: The Power of Mindfulness

Column: The Power of Mindfulness

By Catie Chase, Guest Columnist

April 18, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

This column is part of a series written by teacher guest writers on a topic they are interested in exploring. This was submitted to The Oracle for review by the Editorial Board.  I was holding a bookmark that said “If you want to change, you have to be willing to be uncomfortable. - Unknown....

Column: A Date with Caramel

Column: A Date with Caramel

By Anna Allgeyer, Columnist

April 11, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS, FOOD, VOICES

When’s the last time you caught yourself in a Pinterest rabbit hole?  One second, you’re looking for pretty appetizer plates for your mom’s birthday. And the next it’s 45 minutes later, and you’ve clicked yourself to DIY planting boxes. I detest these rabbit holes, but occasionally, they ...

Column: What does it mean to be safe?

Column: What does it mean to be safe?

By Leila Kirby Chakravarty, Guest Columnist

March 23, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

This column is part of a series written by teacher guest writers on a topic they are interested in exploring. This was submitted to The Oracle for review by the Editorial Board.  It was pitch black and cold. Christmas was so close; we could all taste it. My students and I were joking around waiti...

Column: The police rape loophole everyone should know about

Column: The police rape loophole everyone should know about

By Lola Lamberg, Columnist

March 16, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS

Two of my expectations for America are as follows: strong and secure laws and law enforcement that protects us, not harms us. This past October, two policemen were charged with the kidnapping and rape of an eighteen year old girl in New York. This young woman accused both policemen of taking turns brutally raping her in the backs...

Column: Be the backcountry cook your tentmates want you to be

Column: Be the backcountry cook your tentmates want you to be

By Anna Allgeyer, Columnist

March 10, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS, FOOD, VOICES

If you know me at all, you know that I love the outdoors and backpacking. If you’ve read my column, you know that I love cooking. While these things don’t usually mesh well (see: burned, bland and otherwise bleh food), I’ve had a pretty amazing experience cooking on my Archer Arrow Weeks as wel...

Column: Changing Chapters — A response to literary adaptations

Column: Changing Chapters — A response to literary adaptations

By Scarlet Levin, Columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

When I was little, I, alongside the rest of the world, was obsessed with Disney movies. Although I had my favorites — "Lady and the Tramp," "Pinocchio" and "Bambi" to name a few — I always came back to a classic: "Cinderella." It wasn’t until years later that I discovered "Grimms' Fairy Tal...

Column: Latinx in the Media

Column: Latinx in the Media

By Celeste Ramirez, Columnist

February 22, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS

Oscars season is here! It’s an exciting time of red-carpets and glam when you see your favorite movies, actors and actresses win one of the most prestigious awards in the industry. Nevertheless, I’ve always had a bittersweet relationship with the esteemed ceremony, for it lacks diversity and I ra...

Column: Embracing your Inner Shero

Column: Embracing your Inner Shero

By Sonali Perera Bridges, Guest Columnist

February 8, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

This column is part of a series written by teacher guest writers on a topic they are interested in exploring. This was submitted to The Oracle for review by the Editorial Board.  My college counselor told me that I would never get into college because my standardized test results showed that ...

Column: Vegetable Soup for the Soul

Column: Vegetable Soup for the Soul

By Anna Allgeyer, Columnist

January 29, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS, FOOD

The middle of winter is upon us.  The rainiest and coldest months of the year here in Los Angeles are January and February, and there always seems to be a monotonous rhythm that takes over the winter. But the beauty of Los Angeles comes in the random spring sunshine that hits in the beginning of Febr...

Column: The SMART guide to resolutions

Column: The SMART guide to resolutions

By Scarlet Levin, Columnist

January 26, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS

When you think of the New Year, what is the first thing that comes to mind? If you said New Year’s resolutions, then you’ve got the right answer. Knowing how ambitious and persistent Archer girls are, I have no doubt that you have fully stuck to whatever resolution you planned and are reshap...

Column: Change the Makeup Game

Column: Change the Makeup Game

By Celeste Ramirez, Columnist

January 21, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

During a delightful winter break stroll, my friends and I browsed through Sephora with the sole purpose of having something to do for a couple minutes. We noticed a high-end brand had just released a new foundation line, instantly grabbing our attention, and we tested the colors on our arms. My frie...

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