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Editorial: Lack of warning of bus scheduling changes leaves students in the lurch

Editorial: Lack of warning of bus scheduling changes leaves students in the lurch

By Oracle Editorial Board

September 8, 2016


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

For Archer students of all ages, the beginning of the year is a time of extracurricular exploration that often requires the use of the "late bus", which leaves at 5:30 in the evening rather than the "early" 3:15 afternoon bus. Girls from all over school participating in arts, sports or other...

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2016


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Hello, Archer Community! Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! I'm Anika Bhavnani, and I am the new Editor-in-Chief of the Oracle for the school year — and I cannot wait for you to see what the Oracle is planning on doing this year. I wanted to let you know a little bit about me, along wit...

Op-ed: Snapchat – back at it again with the offensive lens choices

Op-ed: Snapchat – back at it again with the offensive lens choices

By Shelby Mumford

May 17, 2016


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Dear Snapchat, It hasn't been long since I've last written you, and I am beyond disappointed that I have to do this yet again. Along with a flower crown and a tomato, one Snapchat's more recent filters was Bob Marley. No, the filter is not just Marley's iconic rastacap and dreadlocks, b...

Op-Ed: Someone save the teen comedy film — before it’s too late

Op-Ed: Someone save the teen comedy film — before it’s too late

By Eloise Rollins-Fife

April 16, 2016


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

We are living in an era filled with suffering, discontent and injustice, but amidst all of these human hardships, there's one tragedy we've neglected to acknowledge: the death of the teenage comedy. Read More »...

Op-Ed: In defense of Lands’ End

Op-Ed: In defense of Lands’ End

By Ciel Torres

March 6, 2016


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

The intention of this article is not a representation of my personal beliefs on the issue, but rather a suggestion for our community to consider both sides of a controversial issue. Let's at least consider the implications before #BoycottLandsEnd starts trending. In an attempt to appeal to its f...

Op-Ed: ‘Black Lives Matter’ dance calls for more racial awareness at Archer

Op-Ed: ‘Black Lives Matter’ dance calls for more racial awareness at Archer

By Shelby Mumford

February 23, 2016


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Let’s talk about the “Black Lives Matter” dance that was performed during this year's Night of Dance show, “Threads.” From the moment I first heard about the dance to actually watching it live at the show, I experienced a wide range of emotions. Read More »...

Op-Ed: Equestrian is a legitimate sport

Op-Ed: Equestrian is a legitimate sport

By Chloe Davenport

February 18, 2016


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Over the years, and as recently as last week,  I have been asked, "Is equestrian really a sport?" In fact, equestrian is not only a sport, but a team, a community and a lifestyle. Read More »...

Unwrapping diversity at Archer: what I learned from SDLC

Unwrapping diversity at Archer: what I learned from SDLC

By Anika Bhavnani

February 9, 2016


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Dear Archer Community, I recently traveled to Tampa, Florida, with two classmates and three teachers for the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC). It was life changing. After an inspirational speech from Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to go into space, students par...

Op-Ed: No more Statute of Limitations for sexual assault crimes

Op-Ed: No more Statute of Limitations for sexual assault crimes

By Isabelle Kantz

February 4, 2016


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Bill Cosby will not face charges for two sexual assault investigations, the Los Angeles County Attorney announced on Jan. 6, 2016. The more recent of the two cases, which occurred in 2008, was dropped due to a lack of supporting evidence. The second case was not pursued because it took place outs...

Editorial: What’s wrong with Juliet Williams’ Op-Ed? A lot.

Editorial: What’s wrong with Juliet Williams’ Op-Ed? A lot.

By Oracle Editorial Board

January 27, 2016


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Juliet Williams’ op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, entitled “What’s wrong with single-sex schools? A lot,” wrongly portrays single-sex schools as institutions that perpetuate “limiting gender stereotypes.” The Oracle Editorial Board strongly believes in single-sex schools. We would not be...

Op-Ed: Tinder perpetuates sexism

Op-Ed: Tinder perpetuates sexism

By Carina Oriel

December 17, 2015


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

When scrolling through Instagram over the summer, I came across an account called Bye Felipe. The account posts predominantly heteronormative conversations on Tinder through women's perspectives. Read More »...

Op-Ed: Bieber Fever is back and better than ever

Op-Ed: Bieber Fever is back and better than ever

By Isabelle Kantz

December 3, 2015


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Many are aware of Canadian singer/songwriter Justin Bieber's downward spiral that occurred from early 2014 to mid 2015, where Bieber was charged with D.U.I. arrests, possession of drugs and was a general disturbance to the public. Despite his past actions, Bieber has owned up to the damage he ha...

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