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Op-Ed: Are standardized tests ACTually effective?

Op-Ed: Are standardized tests ACTually effective?

By Molly Goldberg, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE, VOICES

As the second semester of sophomore year begins, I can’t stop thinking about the impending standardized tests that I will take next year. These will help determine my future. I can’t stop thinking about the hours of rigorous tutoring, studying and testing I will undergo in order to hopefully get into ...

Op-Ed: ‘Put some respect on it’ – H&M misses the mark with new hoodie

Op-Ed: ‘Put some respect on it’ – H&M misses the mark with new hoodie

By Kamryn Bellamy, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

H&M, 2018 has barely started, and y’all are already trying us. On Jan. 8, a photo of a black boy modeling a hoodie with the words “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” appeared on H&M’s website. The other young models for the collection were white, and the choice to put the black boy in t...

Op-Ed: Democracy for Iran

Op-Ed: Democracy for Iran

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

February 4, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

دموکراسی برای ایران. Democracy for Iran. پایین با دیکتاتور. Down with the dictator. These are some of the slogans for the protest movement that have been on the rise in Iran since the beginning of January because of anger over the economy. According to CNN, protests in Iran have become the largest since the 2009 Green Movement. Coming...

Editorial: Dear Grammys, Time’s Up

Editorial: Dear Grammys, Time’s Up

By Oracle Editorial Board

February 1, 2018


Filed under OPINION

The award show season allows us to reflect on the year's best TV shows, films and songs. We look back on what has made us dance, laugh and cry and, we can celebrate the accomplishments of our favorite artists and actors. But the purpose of these ceremonies has changed drastically in recent years. From ...

Op-Ed: Times up, for everyone

Op-Ed: Times up, for everyone

By Nicki Rosenberg, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

As I  watched actresses and activists parade down the Golden Globes' red carpet dressed in various forms of black gowns, dresses and suits in solidarity for those affected by sexual harassment, I was empowered. Yet I still wondered, how will this statement make a change?  At the 75th Golden Globe aw...

Op-Ed: Give social media a like

Op-Ed: Give social media a like

By Allie Worchell, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Last summer, I spent three weeks at Yale's Explo program. There, I met Gigi Soltero, a girl from Puerto Rico. We instantly became friends, so when the program ended, it was hard to say goodbye. The only thing that gave me some consolation was the prospect of being friends on Snapchat. Even 3,345 mi...

Op-Ed: It’s time to start paying collegiate athletes

Op-Ed: It’s time to start paying collegiate athletes

By Gracie Marx, Staff Writer

January 28, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Going to school for free to play the sport you love seems like a dream, right?  Then why are multiple athletes reporting going to bed hungry every year? Playing collegiate sports is a dream that only six percent of high school athletes are able to carry out. Many male athletes dreams of playing in March Madness or the College Football Playoff, which are considered t...

Op-Ed: No-prah 2020

Op-Ed: No-prah 2020

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

The United States is not ready for another celebrity president, which is why it is so surprising that fans are pressuring Oprah Winfrey to run for the presidency in 2020. Winfrey is a television personality, billionaire and philanthropist, who has made valuable contributions to the worlds of film ...

Letter from the Editor: Farewell to a big 2017

Letter from the Editor: Farewell to a big 2017

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Happy new year, Archer community! As second semester commences, I thought it fitting to reflect back on an eventful first semester. In November, publications staff traveled to the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Dallas, Texas. The convention's theme was "Go Big," and, for ...

Op-Ed: Money Burns Too

Op-Ed: Money Burns Too

By Erica Dick, Contributor

December 11, 2017


Filed under OPINION, 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...

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