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Editorial: Where do we go from here?

Editorial: Where do we go from here?

By Oracle Editorial Board

April 10, 2018


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE, VOICES

“Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In Archer's AP English Language ...

Commentary: Why I walked out of our “walkout”

Commentary: Why I walked out of our “walkout”

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

To me, sitting in rows of strategically placed white folding chairs in the middle of our courtyard listening to a speaker is not a protest, nor a walk out. The assembly was planned by a group of Archer upper schoolers as a way to "shed light onto some incredible student voices and exercise our right to stand up f...

Editorial: Enough is Enough – Lawmakers must act now to end mass shootings

Editorial: Enough is Enough – Lawmakers must act now to end mass shootings

By Oracle Editorial Board

March 10, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Columbine. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. Parkland. Our generation has lived through the worst school mass shootings in history. We have become accustomed to saying, "I love you," to our friends and families. We hug one another in the mornings when we get on the bus, and we wave to our parents before we leave home. Why? We are scared. We're scared t...

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, 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 ...

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