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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 ...

Op-Ed: Recognize introverted leaders

Op-Ed: Recognize introverted leaders

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2019


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE, VOICES

In the hit musical "Matilda," based on the wildly popular book by Roald Dahl, the spirited protagonist, Matilda, leads her classmates to defeat a tyrannical principal. Though it may seem natural to attribute her success to charisma or boldness, the title of the song in which she discovers her superpo...

Editorial: Student voices matter

Editorial: Student voices matter

By Oracle Editorial Board

February 22, 2019


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Today, Archer was one of twelve schools to receive the First Amendment Press Freedom award for the fourth consecutive year from the Journalism Education Association. This award is presented annually to schools across the country that safeguard student media's freedoms of speech. Archer has designated both the Oracle and Archer's yearbook, Hestia's Fla...

Op-Ed: #PelosiClap — Nancy Pelosi’s sarcastic clapping just stole Trump’s show

Op-Ed: #PelosiClap — Nancy Pelosi’s sarcastic clapping just stole Trump’s show

By Lola Lamberg, Voices Editor

February 18, 2019


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE, VOICES

Speaker of the House Democrat Nancy Pelosi made Trump’s Feb. 5 State of the Union Address a little more bearable after she managed to undermine Trump with just a few seconds of sarcastic clapping.   Trump confidently called for the rejection of “politics of revenge, resistance and retribution" and ...

Op-Ed: Why is R.B.G. so notorious?

Op-Ed: Why is R.B.G. so notorious?

By Ella Frey, News & Features Editor

January 27, 2019


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

R.B.G. is notorious, but not for being B.I.G. People don't refer to her as a "big poppa" or expect her to throw her hands in the air like a true player. Affectionately anointed with the moniker "the Notorious R.B.G," she is the first Chief Justice to capture the zeitgeist with movies, documentaries ...

Editorial: Passing of former statesman indicates importance of political discourse

Editorial: Passing of former statesman indicates importance of political discourse

By Oracle Editorial Board

January 9, 2019


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

On Dec. 5, the Washington National Cathedral was filled with tears, celebration of life and heartbreak as America said goodbye to 41st president George H.W. Bush. When Bush passed away on Friday, Nov. 30, America lost one of the last public figures who truly emulated a bipartisan spirit. As we start ...

Editorial: Midterm elections offer opportunity for increased political engagement

Editorial: Midterm elections offer opportunity for increased political engagement

By Oracle Editorial Board

November 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

With the 2018 midterm elections rapidly approaching, it’s easy to feel disconnected from politics if, like the majority of Archer students, you are unable to vote. Watching the rest of Generation Z preparing to make meaningful change in society can be inspiring, but it can also be incredibly frustrating...

Op-Ed: The new generation—young female politicians to watch

Op-Ed: The new generation—young female politicians to watch

By Lola Lamberg, Voices Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

The politicians we know today are becoming threatened by a new wave of young, up-and-coming political candidates with fresh ideas and a hunger for change. A recent sign of this? On the last Tuesday in June, 28-year-old Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez disrupted the 2018 election cycle as she beat top De...

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Welcome back, Archer community! I hope you all had a fantastic summer and are ready for a great year. I'm Anna Brodsky, the new Editor-in-Chief of the Oracle. I wanted to write to you all to tell you more about myself and what I want to accomplish in the upcoming year. First, the basics. From the...

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...

Op-Ed: Reducing carbon emissions one footprint at a time

Op-Ed: Reducing carbon emissions one footprint at a time

By Marley Chaney, Archer Student

June 1, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Did you know that Southern California has the worst air quality in the nation? Every time I drive, sitting hopelessly in countless hours of traffic on the 405 freeway, I can't help but notice the ominous clouds of smog that seem to envelop the entire city of Los Angeles. Smog is a type of air pollution...

Op-Ed: Panther Pride? — Archer’s mascot needs an update

Op-Ed: Panther Pride? — Archer’s mascot needs an update

By Cat Oriel and Cybele Zhang

May 24, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

From the NFL's Carolina Panthers to the 2018 blockbuster movie "Black Panther," there have been a lot of panthers in the media recently. But does this large cat really encapsulate what it means to be an Archer girl? You've probably seen the mascot posing in the Winter Wonderland photo booth or...

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