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Commentary: So you think you can vote?

Commentary: So you think you can vote?

By Allie Worchell, Voices Editor

October 18, 2019

In June, I turned 18. While this age brings many privileges, it also brings a newfound sense of responsibility. During every family gathering, social event or interaction with an adult, I am asked my least favorite question: "Who will you vote for?”  My face goes blank and my jaw drops to the f...

Editorial: Alabama abortion law threatens women’s autonomy, lives

Editorial: Alabama abortion law threatens women’s autonomy, lives

By Oracle Editorial Board

June 8, 2019

On January 2, 1973, in the landmark case of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruled “restrictive state regulation abortion as unconstitutional,” according to Encyclopedia Britannica. This case marked a significant shift in American history, expanding women's rights in America. However, 46 years later, wo...

Op-Ed: How can we pop Archer’s political bubble?

Op-Ed: How can we pop Archer’s political bubble?

By Theadora Leimone, Staff Writer

June 6, 2019

Archer is centered in the predominantly liberal area of Los Angeles. As of 2018, more than half of the population of California reported as Democrats. Therefore, it is understandable that the Archer community has more left-leaning political views than other parts of the country. However, since Archer leans towards liberal...

Op-Ed: The case against colorblind casting

Op-Ed: The case against colorblind casting

By Rio Hundley, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

Growing up, I loved stories with elements of fantasy. I was completely enthralled by worlds that didn't follow the rules and heroes that upheld my principles. However, I didn't think I could be a catalyst for change in my own world because none of them looked like me. I didn't have Hermione's intrig...

Op-Ed: Face to face — not screen to screen

Op-Ed: Face to face — not screen to screen

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

April 30, 2019

As I was sitting in my room one day after school scrolling through Instagram, as a typical procrastinating 16-year-old does, my mom randomly asked me, “Are you lonely?” I looked at her, puzzled, trying to understand where she was coming from. When I asked what prompted her question, she told me about...

Op-Ed: Diverse presidential candidates bode well for America’s future

Op-Ed: Diverse presidential candidates bode well for America’s future

By Emma London and Chloe Richards

April 30, 2019

Though the next presidential election will take place over a year from now, enthusiastic politicians have already announced their presidential bids. While well-known politicians such as Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have both announced their campaigns, there are new faces on the campaign trail. A tota...

Op-Ed: Arts programs belong in our classrooms

Op-Ed: Arts programs belong in our classrooms

By Emma London, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

English, science, history, math and…orchestra? This is the way all schedules should look. At Archer, music and arts education begins in sixth grade. Throughout four quarters of the year, students rotate between electives that include visual arts, theatre and strings. In seventh grade, students c...

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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