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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, SHOWCASE, 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...

Op-Ed: Animals should not be used for testing

Op-Ed: Animals should not be used for testing

By Liz Haltrecht, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

What does Kat Von D Beauty, Lush Cosmetics, Clean Well and The Body Shop all have in common? According to their respective websites, they refrain from testing products on animals.   Those who are opposed to animal testing believe it is cruel, while those who support it argue that it helps lead to many new discoveries. According to ProCon.org, around 26 m...

Op-Ed: Accessibility: You can never have too much

Op-Ed: Accessibility: You can never have too much

By Cat Oriel, Voices Editor

March 12, 2017


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Squeezing through crowded hallways, running out of breath after climbing three flights of stairs, walking while texting and accidentally swinging a door open, hitting a helpless middle schooler (sorry!). These are a few daily occurrences during an Archer passing period. But how much more challenging...

Op-Ed: Trump’s travel ban is breaking apart my family

Op-Ed: Trump’s travel ban is breaking apart my family

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

March 9, 2017


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Anger. Sadness. Shock. Heartbreak. These are some emotions I felt when I saw that President Donald Trump signed the January executive order that suspended entry to the United States for citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. I am an ...

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