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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...

Column: Women dominated 2017

Column: Women dominated 2017

By Lola Lamberg, Columnist

January 15, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

Sexual violence, the wage gap and gender equality are only a few of the challenges women face today. Women still have work to do to shatter the glass ceiling, but rarely do I see our world celebrating the accomplishments women have already made. 2017 has been a whirlwind of a year for women. Reaching...

Column: Pomegranate and Winter – The Perfect Pear

Column: Pomegranate and Winter – The Perfect Pear

By Anna Allgeyer, Columnist

December 8, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, FOOD, VOICES

December brings to mind images of pies, hot coffee, chocolate and endless Christmas cookies. Even glazed hams and yams have the secret ingredient that makes the food your grandma cooks during the winter months somehow magically delicious. It all comes down to sugar. Sweet candy, cookies and other...

Column: Decolonizing our Minds – a Reflection on American Thanksgiving

Column: Decolonizing our Minds – a Reflection on American Thanksgiving

By Sammy Torres, Guest Columnist

December 3, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

I give thanks to my ancestors today and everyday. Those ancestors who survived and resisted the largest genocidal period in human history. Those ancestors that struggled generationally in the wake of a global defining politics and economy forged out of the legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery - a centuries old papal-initiated declaration morphed into legal cover for theft, wars of conquest and settler colonialism.

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Column: Starbucks has taken over winter, and I’m okay with it

Column: Starbucks has taken over winter, and I’m okay with it

By Scarlet Levin, Columnist

December 2, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, FOOD, VOICES

The holidays are fast approaching, ladies. And do you know what that means? It is time to say goodbye to good ol’ 2017. Whether it was an easy-breezy sort of year for you or maybe a little tough, 2017 was undoubtedly eventful. Through all the craziness of this year, I have had the support and lov...

Column: Ending the stigma around of mental health in the Latino community

Column: Ending the stigma around of mental health in the Latino community

By Celeste Ramirez, Columnist

November 15, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS

Last month, Mental Health Club, Honor Education Council and Best Buddies led a Community Connections that drove me to reflect on mental health awareness in our culture. The presentation discussed loosely used derogatory terms regarding mental health conditions and educating ourselves and our communities. ...

Column: Learning from the Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Column: Learning from the Harvey Weinstein Scandal

By Lola Lamberg, Columnist

November 9, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

Over 80 women have now claimed sexual assault and sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein, one of the most successful American film producers and studio executives. Accusations of rape and sexual force against such a highly acclaimed film mogul have brought Americans’ attention to the fact that...

Column: The Most Spooktacular Holiday of Them All

Column: The Most Spooktacular Holiday of Them All

By Scarlet Levin, Columnist

October 26, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, MULTIMEDIA, VOICES

I am a huge fan of holidays, and quite frankly, who isn't? From drinking a cup of ‘nog wrapped in a blanket around Christmas to listening to some Taylor Swift along with fireworks on July Fourth, holidays are a time of celebration, family (and friends!) and some much needed rest. However, one holiday stand...

Column: Butter than Movie Theater Popcorn

Column: Butter than Movie Theater Popcorn

By Anna Allgeyer, Columnist

October 18, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, FOOD, VOICES

I love Archer. Many qualities in this community make me grin, and, more often than not, it’s the little things that make all the difference. Exhibit A: eating in class. I’m nervous to go to college for many reasons, but none are as frightening of the possibility of not being able to eat in class....

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