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Op-Ed: West Los Angeles — the land of fame and low self-esteem

Op-Ed: West Los Angeles — the land of fame and low self-esteem

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

March 8, 2020

Amazing schools, delicious restaurants, beautiful beaches and access to some of the most successful people in the world are only a few of the benefits of growing up in West Los Angeles. Although these are things many people have access to as an Angeleno on the Westside, the media’s idealistic portrayal...

Commentary: Goodbye, Elizabeth Warren

Commentary: Goodbye, Elizabeth Warren

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2020

When I got the New York Times push notification Thursday morning that Senator Elizabeth Warren had decided to suspend her campaign, I wasn't surprised. After disappointing levels of support in the early primaries in Super Tuesday including a third-place finish in her home state of Massachusetts, her e...

Commentary: Galentine’s Day is superior to Valentine’s Day

Commentary: Galentine’s Day is superior to Valentine’s Day

By Jessica Jimenez, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

When it comes to Valentine's Day, no one is more excited or nervous than teens, especially when it comes to their relationship status. But what is the difference between girls at a co-ed school and girls at an all-girls school? As someone who went to co-ed schools up until eighth grade, Valentine's...

Op-Ed: Why didn’t anyone talk about local anti-Semitic vandalism?

Op-Ed: Why didn’t anyone talk about local anti-Semitic vandalism?

By Chloe Fidler, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

I woke up on Dec. 18 to my parents discussing three instances of anti-Semitic vandalism in Los Angeles Jewish schools. According to the Haaretz, the schools were tagged in swastikas and phrases such as "time to pay." When I came to school the day after the graffiti surfaced, no one was talking about it despite the fact t...

Op-Ed: Presidents Day provides opportunity for nuanced reflection on nation’s leaders

Op-Ed: Presidents Day provides opportunity for nuanced reflection on nation’s leaders

By Avery Fox, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

In the week leading up to Presidents Day, I heard multiple people commenting on how excited they were to get a three day weekend in the middle of February because of Presidents Day. Ready to sleep in, go skiing or hang out with their friends, most didn't think twice about why this federal holiday is s...

Commentary: SoFi Stadium changes culture of Inglewood

Commentary: SoFi Stadium changes culture of Inglewood

By Cydney Johnson, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2020

For the past couple of years, whenever I told someone that I live in Inglewood, they usually say "Inglewood always up to no good," referencing a lyric from Tupac Shakur's 1996 rap hit "California Love."  Now, when I tell someone that I live in Inglewood, they ask about the SoFi Stadium. Residents ...

Op-Ed: Removing Instagram likes would boost girls’ self esteem

Op-Ed: Removing Instagram likes would boost girls’ self esteem

By Cadence Callahan, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

Scrolling through my Instagram explore page on day in November, my friends and I were looking at  photos of our favorite celebrities and cute puppies jumping through hoops. We were all glued to our screens. Out of nowhere, we all got a notification from CNN that Instagram likes could start disappearing from posts, in an experiment that had be...

Op-Ed: WWIII Tik Tok memes promote stereotypes, trivialize U.S.-Iran relations

Op-Ed: WWIII Tik Tok memes promote stereotypes, trivialize U.S.-Iran relations

By Chloe Fidler, Staff Writer

February 9, 2020

After Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was killed by an airstrike on Jan. 5, tensions between the U.S. and Iran rose in the media; many videos and memes infested the internet. People categorized all these videos into one hashtag, #WWIII. One day, I was scrolling through TikTok, as many teenagers do, and I came acro...

Commentary: ‘Mamba Mentality’ — Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles legacy

Commentary: ‘Mamba Mentality’ — Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles legacy

By Molly Goldberg, Culture Editor

February 7, 2020

It is difficult to articulate how much Kobe meant to people who grew up in Los Angeles. For 20 years he was on the television screens in living rooms and the posters in bedrooms. We watched him grow up. This city’s unrelenting approach to sports grew with him and ultimately became him. Kobe Bryant...

Op-Ed: #NakedForAustralia campaign revolutionizes fundraising

Op-Ed: #NakedForAustralia campaign revolutionizes fundraising

By Allie Worchell, Voices Editor

February 5, 2020

Earlier this month, Australia was ravaged with the worst wildfires seen in decades. More than 3,000 homes were destroyed or damaged, and 33 people had died as of Feb. 1. U.S. firefighters even flew to Australia to help fight the blaze. The fires prompted fundraising efforts around the world, resulting i...

Commentary: The Taal Volcano eruption reignited my pride in being Filipino

Commentary: The Taal Volcano eruption reignited my pride in being Filipino

By Rio Hundley, Sports Editor

January 31, 2020

In some sense, I live a double life. During the week, I speak with the standard Angeleno drawl, eat at Brentwood sandwich shops and study U.S. history. On the weekend, I visit my family in Anaheim and try to live the Filipina-American way; I eat at Jollibee, shop at Costco and listen to my grandma cal...

Editorial: Sick students should stay home

Editorial: Sick students should stay home

By Oracle Editorial Board

January 12, 2020

Sniffle. Cough. Sneeze. Sounds of sickness filled exam rooms during fall semester finals week this year. Archer community members received an email midday December 19 that focused on the advent of cold and flu season and revealed several Archer students had recently been diagnosed with the flu. Though ...

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