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Op-Ed: The new generation—young female politicians to watch

Op-Ed: The new generation—young female politicians to watch

By Lola Lamberg, Voices Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE, VOICES

The politicians we know today are becoming threatened by a new wave of young, up-and-coming political candidates with fresh ideas and a hunger for change. A recent sign of this? On the last Tuesday in June, 28-year-old Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez disrupted the 2018 election cycle as she beat top De...

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2018


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE, VOICES

Welcome back, Archer community! I hope you all had a fantastic summer and are ready for a great year. I'm Anna Brodsky, the new Editor-in-Chief of the Oracle. I wanted to write to you all to tell you more about myself and what I want to accomplish in the upcoming year. First, the basics. From the...

Editorial: More than an elective — The necessity of student journalism

Editorial: More than an elective — The necessity of student journalism

By Editorial Board

June 1, 2018


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE, VOICES

It took six minutes and 20 seconds for 17 students in Parkland, Florida, to be shot and killed by a fellow classmate three months ago. Since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting in February, thousands of teens have come together to support the March For Our Lives. However, even as many in our natio...

Op-Ed: Reducing carbon emissions one footprint at a time

Op-Ed: Reducing carbon emissions one footprint at a time

By Marley Chaney, Archer Student

June 1, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Did you know that Southern California has the worst air quality in the nation? Every time I drive, sitting hopelessly in countless hours of traffic on the 405 freeway, I can't help but notice the ominous clouds of smog that seem to envelop the entire city of Los Angeles. Smog is a type of air pollution...

Op-Ed: Panther Pride? — Archer’s mascot needs an update

Op-Ed: Panther Pride? — Archer’s mascot needs an update

By Cat Oriel and Cybele Zhang

May 24, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

From the NFL's Carolina Panthers to the 2018 blockbuster movie "Black Panther," there have been a lot of panthers in the media recently. But does this large cat really encapsulate what it means to be an Archer girl? You've probably seen the mascot posing in the Winter Wonderland photo booth or...

Letter from the Editor: A Final Farewell

Letter from the Editor: A Final Farewell

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means" - Joan Didion, “Why I Write” in The New York Times Magazine, Dec. 5, 1976 I never thought the day would come where I publish my final article on the Oracle. But somehow, that moment is upon us. It...

Editorial: Where do we go from here?

Editorial: Where do we go from here?

By Oracle Editorial Board

April 10, 2018


Filed under OPINION, 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...

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