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An Open Letter to Snapchat

An Open Letter to Snapchat

By Shelby Mumford

November 10, 2015


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Dear Snapchat, On Sept. 15, 2015, you added a new feature called "lenses." All I have to do is turn on the front camera and press down, and a series of options to distort my face will appear. I have to admit, some of the choices are rather enjoyable. I like the one where my eyes widen, and a r...

Op-Ed: We are all slaves to technology

Op-Ed: We are all slaves to technology

By Chloe Davenport

November 5, 2015


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Technology is an ever growing integral part of our lives and we depend on it each and every day. It is consuming our lives in more ways than we know. Do you have a smart phone? How much do you rely on it? Would you be able to get through your day with out it? Do you need to bring it with you w...

Op-Ed: House Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood was an Unjustified Attack on Women’s Health

Op-Ed: House Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood was an Unjustified Attack on Women’s Health

By Sarah Wagner

October 19, 2015


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

On Friday Sept. 18, the US House of Representatives voted in favor of defunding Planned Parenthood. Read More »...

Editorial: New policy strives to define homework expectations, falls short

Editorial: New policy strives to define homework expectations, falls short

By Oracle Editorial Board

September 28, 2015


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

The administration released a formal school-wide homework policy during advisory on Monday, Sept. 21. The policy clearly articulates homework expectations for both students and teachers. These expectations, however, do not always align with reality. Homework at Archer is generally purposeful and m...

Letter from the Editors

Letter from the Editors

By Sydney Stone

September 18, 2015


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Dear Archer Community, Hello! Welcome to the new school year. This is Syd Stone ‘16 and Sarah Wagner ‘16 here writing to introduce ourselves. We are the new Editors-In-Chief of the Oracle for the 2015-2016 year, and we can’t wait to get started!   We wanted to let you know a bit more a...

Op-Ed: X block’s goals do not align with reality

Op-Ed: X block’s goals do not align with reality

By Sydney Stone

June 5, 2015


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

The newly integrated X block can be a productive block of time for students, but does not entirely fulfill its purpose. It has been a year since the administration announced the addition of X block to the schedule, an hour long period in between second and third period on Tuesdays and Thursdays. ...

Op-Ed: How to save a life, the effects of on-body police cameras

Op-Ed: How to save a life, the effects of on-body police cameras

By Haley Kerner

May 22, 2015


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Recently, a major topic of debate in the U.S. is the question of on-body police cameras. Read More »...

Editorial: The ‘Panther Prowler’ was justified in its decision

Editorial: The ‘Panther Prowler’ was justified in its decision

By Oracle Editorial Board

March 17, 2015


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

The Oracle Editorial Board fully supports and stands behind the Panther Prowler staff in their decision to publish a feature article on teenage sex entitled “Sex: Undressing the issue” on March 3. Read More »...

An open letter to the Canadian Soccer Association

An open letter to the Canadian Soccer Association

By Yasmeen Namazie

February 23, 2015


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

The only "even playing field" for female soccer players is the flatness of the turf fields at the Women's World Cup. Read More »...

Op-Ed: Immigrants Revitalize Californian Social Landscape

Op-Ed: Immigrants Revitalize Californian Social Landscape

By Yasmeen Namazie

December 12, 2014


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

California boasts the second-largest percentage of foreigners in nation after Florida — 53 percent of these immigrants were born in Latin America. Undeniably, the huge influx of Latin American immigrants have affected the social, political, and economic landscape of California. Read More »...

Op-Ed: Fe-men-ism

Op-Ed: Fe-men-ism

By Haley Kerner

December 12, 2014


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

The issue of gender equality is a prevalent topic in modern society. Here at Archer, we take pride in being strong, independent women who have a fair and equal say. Students discuss female rights and justices on a regular basis in almost every class. I am proud to say that the Western world has c...

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