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Editorial: Sick students should stay home

Editorial: Sick students should stay home

By Oracle Editorial Board

January 12, 2020

Sniffle. Cough. Sneeze. Sounds of sickness filled exam rooms during fall semester finals week this year. Archer community members received an email midday December 19 that focused on the advent of cold and flu season and revealed several Archer students had recently been diagnosed with the flu. Though ...

Op-Ed: Trigger warnings really do work

Op-Ed: Trigger warnings really do work

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

December 11, 2019

From the young lovers' suicide in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to graphic violence in William Golding's Lord of the Flies, students encounter disturbing subject matter throughout their years in Archer classrooms. These books are read in high schools throughout America, and each serves a purpose in educating the youth about l...

Op-Ed: Let’s stop normalizing wildfires

Op-Ed: Let’s stop normalizing wildfires

By Allie Worchell, Voices Editor

November 6, 2019

The front door of my house opened. My dog barked as my eyes fluttered and the intense smell of smoke wafted into my nose. As I groggily got up, I learned that my parents’ friends were seeking refuge at our house after the Getty fire forced them to evacuate. I wish I could say this is a rare occurrence. But for m...

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...

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