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Column: Being a high school senior in the time of COVID-19

Column: Being a high school senior in the time of COVID-19

By Gracie Wilson, Columnist

March 18, 2020

This past week, LAUSD and the majority of Los Angeles independent schools canceled classes for at least two weeks to allay COVID-19 apprehension and prevent virus spread. In these upcoming weeks of remote learning, I will join thousands of high schoolers citywide in an experiment of social distancing.  In this epoch ...

Column: Anti-blackness in the Latinx community

Column: Anti-blackness in the Latinx community

By Celeste Ramirez, Multimedia Editor

March 17, 2020

When I first watched the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show, I was in awe. Tears welled up in my eyes as I watched Shakira and JLo fiercely sing and dance to songs I jammed out to as a kid. I couldn’t believe they were on the Super Bowl stage being watched by millions of people. Later that evening,...

Column: Goodbye college process, hello sweet freedom

Column: Goodbye college process, hello sweet freedom

By Grace Wilson, Columnist

March 5, 2020

It is now March, meaning all of us seniors have submitted our college applications, and while not all of us are quite complete with the process (most admission decisions are released later this month), right now feels like an appropriate time as any to reflect on the college process.  I spent the summer...

Column: Dear Brother

Column: Dear Brother

By Abigale Lischak, Columnist

March 3, 2020

The following is a letter response to various conversations I have had with friends and acquaintances. The letter is written to the metaphorical ‘brother,’ as we are all brothers and sisters in this world. Dear Brother, I strongly believe no person is intentionally and maliciously attempting to harm other peo...

Column: What even is a ‘race card’?

Column: What even is a ‘race card’?

By Celeste Ramirez, Multimedia Editor

February 6, 2020

A few weeks ago, a friend and I were talking about our futures and what successful people of color look like. Over the course of the conversation, we began to discuss whether we believed their race played a factor in their success. An example that came up was Rihanna's Fenty Beauty brand. Her brand aims to be inclusive of people of all skin...

Column: On race, Christianity and the battle within

Column: On race, Christianity and the battle within

By Lena Jones, Columnist

February 3, 2020

I remember the moment I realized that I, a Black woman, could be proud to be proud of being an American.  Sunlight shone through the leaves and graced pristine marble at the Arlington National Cemetery; it radiated so intensely that I could not open my eyes without them watering. As I stood before ...

Column: Extinction Past, Present and Future

Column: Extinction Past, Present and Future

By Abigale Lischak, Columnist

February 2, 2020

First, second and third-wave feminism. By 10th grade, every Archer girl knows these terms. What about first, second and third wave extinction? Most of us, including me (until two days ago), do not know what these terms mean. According to "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" by Yuval Noah Harari, these thr...

Column: 2020 — The year, the myth, the legend

Column: 2020 — The year, the myth, the legend

By Grace Wilson, Columnist

January 15, 2020

Happy new year, ladies and gentlemen! After much toil and hard work, it seems we have finally made it to the year 2020. To some of us, the start of a new year is an exciting excuse to draft a list of resolutions never to be completed, and to others, it is an arbitrary celebration that a certain amount of time has pa...

Column: It’s beginning to feel a lot like senior year

Column: It’s beginning to feel a lot like senior year

By Grace Wilson, Columnist

December 18, 2019

Why hello there, loyal Oracle readers! Gracie Wilson here, reporting live from the end of the first semester of my senior year. I’ve decided recently that for the remainder of the school year, I will be documenting month-by-month my goings-on and feelings of high school seniorhood.  Let me tell yo...

Column: Figeater beetles cause chaos at Archer

Column: Figeater beetles cause chaos at Archer

By Zoe Bush, Columnist

December 11, 2019

It’s a quiet afternoon at the Archer School for Girls. Suddenly, shrieks echo through the halls. Terror and chaos spread across campus like wildfire. Students run and teachers cower in fear. A shiny green figeater beetle has struck again. I’d like to quickly clear up some beetle identity issues. Gre...

Column: The immigration crisis is not just topic for political discussion

Column: The immigration crisis is not just topic for political discussion

By Celeste Ramirez, Multimedia Editor

December 11, 2019

I was mindlessly scrolling through Instagram on a typical summer afternoon when I found out about the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. In the past year alone, I had heard about countless tragedies like this one. Oscar Martinez Ramirez and his 23-month-old daughter Angie Valeria were found dead while ...

Column: On healing, spirituality and slaying dragons

Column: On healing, spirituality and slaying dragons

By Lena Jones, Columnist

December 6, 2019

“Symptoms?” Painful pressure on the right side of my face. Forehead, temples, down my neck. “Does it hurt now?” Only if I take off the sunglasses. “So there’s light sensitivity?” Yes, definitely. “You’re having migraines.” At that moment, I honestly tried to ...

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