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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...

Editorial: Local sexual misconduct cases illuminate Archer’s continued efforts, call for more education

Editorial: Local sexual misconduct cases illuminate Archer’s continued efforts, call for more education

By Oracle Editorial Board

October 1, 2017


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

This editorial was published in response to a feature article on the same topic. In the past year, sexual misconduct cases at Los Angeles area schools, including Brentwood and Marlborough, have made the front page of major publications — shedding light on issues that are far too often ignored. In 2015, Carina Oriel reported on professional development trai...

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2017


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Welcome back, Archer Community! I hope you've had a great summer and are excited for the 2017-2018 school year to begin. I'm Cybele Zhang and will be serving as Editor-in-Chief this year. I hope this letter will help you get to know me a little better as I explain more about myself and what I hope...

Op-ed: Decline in bee population causes negative impacts

Op-ed: Decline in bee population causes negative impacts

By Sara Weitz, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Approximately one third of every bite of food that humans consume has been pollinated by a bee. Bees are the most effective pollinators on earth, but alarmingly populations have been decreasing rapidly. In 2015-2016, farmers saw a 44 percent decrease in the bee population, dropping 3.5 percent greater than pr...

Op-Ed: Government budget cuts threaten preservation of federal land, diversity of species

Op-Ed: Government budget cuts threaten preservation of federal land, diversity of species

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2017


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Last month, Donald Trump received his first paycheck as President of the United States. Rather than collecting the $78,333 first installment of his salary, Trump pledged to donate the sum — the recipient, The National Park Service. But the action seems contradictory. Simultaneously, Trump is prop...

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