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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...

Commentary: Teenagers Rely Outrageously on Caffeine

Commentary: Teenagers Rely Outrageously on Caffeine

By Sara Seaman

May 28, 2014


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Hi, my name is Sara Seaman, and I'm a Caffeine Addict. Read More »

Op-Ed: A, B, C, D—Let’s Not Change the SAT

Op-Ed: A, B, C, D—Let’s Not Change the SAT

By Madison Richardson

April 21, 2014


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Disgruntled teenagers clamber into hard plastic chairs, armed with No.2 pencils and TI-83 graphing calculators. Plastered on their faces is a kind of dogged determination that was once reserved for the young men waiting for the enemy on the frontlines. Read More »...

Op-Ed: Astronomy not Astrology

Op-Ed: Astronomy not Astrology

By Beatrix Rowland

April 8, 2014


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Do you read horoscopes and believe in their power? When reading a description of your sign do you say "Wow! That's totally me!" Well...it's not. To be blunt, those balls of plasma floating millions of miles away have no effect on your life. Just because Jupiter is in your third house does not change t...

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