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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...

Editorial: Anonymous Comments Encourage Dialogue

Editorial: Anonymous Comments Encourage Dialogue

By Oracle Editorial Board

March 20, 2014


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Last semester, the most popular Oracle article was an Op-Ed entitled “Don’t Fear the F-Word: Archer's Feminist Legacy.”  Read More »...

Op-Ed: Women in Media More Artificial, Less Human

Op-Ed: Women in Media More Artificial, Less Human

By Gaia Richardson

March 19, 2014


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Women’s role in modern society is indisputably more expansive than that of previous eras. But is it really? Have our new freedoms spawned new dilemmas? Read More »...

Op-Ed: ‘Everyday Math’ Method Revolutionizes Education

Op-Ed: ‘Everyday Math’ Method Revolutionizes Education

By Yasmeen Namazie

March 19, 2014


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

The University of Chicago School of Mathematics developed a new scientific model to teach mathematics in public schools. The name of the project is “Everyday Mathematics.” Currently, over 220,000 public institutions have implemented this system. Read More »...

Commentary: Archer’s Diversity Day is Important

Commentary: Archer’s Diversity Day is Important

By Haley Kerner

March 2, 2014


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

On Jan. 29, 2014, Archer celebrated Diversity Day. Read More »

Op-Ed: The Home Team Advantage

Op-Ed: The Home Team Advantage

By Marcela Riddick

February 24, 2014


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Thursday, Feb. 20, Laguna Beach High School: Two referees, one score table, and Laguna Beach fans versus three Archer coaches and their supporters. Was the home-team advantage out of hand? Read More »...

Op-Ed: Don’t Fall Prey to Tumblr’s Trap

Op-Ed: Don’t Fall Prey to Tumblr’s Trap

By Sarah Wagner

February 5, 2014


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Millions of people visit the popular website, Tumblr, each day.  Don't get me wrong, there are many beautiful images on this site that inspire people everyday. However, people can also be negatively inspired as well. Tumblr has a bit of a dark side, a series of blogs that promote eating disorders and/or ...

Op-Ed: North Korea Might Not Be a Joke

Op-Ed: North Korea Might Not Be a Joke

By Beatrix Rowland

December 17, 2013


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

North Korea has been a growing threat to United States, and while many seem to find it to merely be a joke, it is a threat to the world as a growing nuclear power and as a huge violator of human rights. Read More »...

Op-Ed: The Mandela Effect

Op-Ed: The Mandela Effect

By Haley Kerner

December 17, 2013


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

"People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." —Nelson Mandela Read More »...

Op-Ed: The Messages in Songs Matter

Op-Ed: The Messages in Songs Matter

By Sarah Wagner

December 11, 2013


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

When did our society decide that a catchy beat is an excuse for a horrible message? “It’s just a song, stop overanalyzing everything.”  “The artist didn’t mean it in that way.” I am tired of hearing these responses to critiques of messages in music and pop culture; what motivated the arti...

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