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Op-Ed: Money Burns Too

Op-Ed: Money Burns Too

By Erica Dick, Contributor

December 11, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE, VOICES

I can’t stop thinking this isn’t how it’s supposed to be. Yet, maybe at the same time, it’s exactly what it’s supposed to be. I’ve lived in Los Angeles all my life, a city founded on the dangerously hierarchical entertainment industry — where people earn random titles and badges of glory eithe...

Editorial: Archer moves forward, so do we

Editorial: Archer moves forward, so do we

By Oracle Editorial Board

December 1, 2017


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

In the past weeks, the normally white walls of Archer's north wings have exploded into bursts of color. Scribbled names, quotes and doodles fill classrooms, signaling the nostalgic end of an era. Its the students' farewell to the spaces and memories they hold dear. As first semester comes to a close,...

Editorial: A Year after Trump

Editorial: A Year after Trump

By Oracle Editorial Board

November 1, 2017


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

“The people united will never be divided.” This was the chant heard ‘round the world for weeks following the 2016 election of Donald Trump. Immediately after votes poured in, protests, counter-protests and impeachment efforts erupted all around the country. But no matter how many times tha...

Editorial: Local sexual misconduct cases illuminate Archer’s continued efforts, call for more education

Editorial: Local sexual misconduct cases illuminate Archer’s continued efforts, call for more education

By Oracle Editorial Board

October 1, 2017


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

This editorial was published in response to a feature article on the same topic. In the past year, sexual misconduct cases at Los Angeles area schools, including Brentwood and Marlborough, have made the front page of major publications — shedding light on issues that are far too often ignored. In 2015, Carina Oriel reported on professional development trai...

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2017


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Welcome back, Archer Community! I hope you've had a great summer and are excited for the 2017-2018 school year to begin. I'm Cybele Zhang and will be serving as Editor-in-Chief this year. I hope this letter will help you get to know me a little better as I explain more about myself and what I hope...

Op-ed: Decline in bee population causes negative impacts

Op-ed: Decline in bee population causes negative impacts

By Sara Weitz, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Approximately one third of every bite of food that humans consume has been pollinated by a bee. Bees are the most effective pollinators on earth, but alarmingly populations have been decreasing rapidly. In 2015-2016, farmers saw a 44 percent decrease in the bee population, dropping 3.5 percent greater than pr...

Op-Ed: Government budget cuts threaten preservation of federal land, diversity of species

Op-Ed: Government budget cuts threaten preservation of federal land, diversity of species

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2017


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Last month, Donald Trump received his first paycheck as President of the United States. Rather than collecting the $78,333 first installment of his salary, Trump pledged to donate the sum — the recipient, The National Park Service. But the action seems contradictory. Simultaneously, Trump is prop...

Op-Ed: Plastic water bottles are destroying our health, planet

Op-Ed: Plastic water bottles are destroying our health, planet

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Last year, it was estimated that the United States consumed 50 billion plastic water bottles. This is a staggering amount, since the United States only makes up about 4.5 percent of the global population. Besides simply being wasteful, there are many negative aspects to using plastic water bottles,...

Letter from the Editor: Wrapping up the year

Letter from the Editor: Wrapping up the year

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2017


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Hi, Archer community! Where has the year gone? It feels like we just started the year yesterday, and here we are at the end. I must admit, as a senior, my time at Archer has gone by within a blink of an eye. I still remember my first day as an awkward seventh grader, to my first day of high school...

Op-Ed: Native American mascotry creates detrimental atmosphere for all races

Op-Ed: Native American mascotry creates detrimental atmosphere for all races

By Cybele Zhang, Sports Editor

May 6, 2017


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, but little did we know the repercussions that would follow. Explorers like him may have laid the groundwork for new civilizations, but they simultaneously set in place racist oppression, which persists into modern day. Native Americans have ...

Op-ed: 16 percent — Why having more faculty of color matters

Op-ed: 16 percent — Why having more faculty of color matters

By Ella Frey, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

The population: 3,971,896 — 49 percent Latino or Latina, 28 percent white, 11 percent Asian, nine percent Black and three percent other. According to the Census Reporter, that is the racial composition of Los Angeles. With an increasingly diverse population in the United States, education should be a place wh...

Editorial: Feminism must be inclusive to be effective

Editorial: Feminism must be inclusive to be effective

By Oracle Editorial Board

March 24, 2017


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

What makes a woman? Is it her body? Her appearance? Her profession? Her opportunities, or lack thereof? Is it the color of her skin, or the genitalia she possesses? Around the world, this is a question that is still being grappled with, and progress is only just beginning to be made. On Marc...

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