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

Dance Performance Company 2 performed a dance based on the Black Lives Matter movement. This move in particular pays tribute to the phrase

By Shelby Mumford

February 23, 2016

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

Chloe Davenport takes a jump on her horse. She participates in hunters and equitation.

By Chloe Davenport

February 18, 2016

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

Bhavnani '17 poses with her affinity group. This was the South-Asian affinity group, or as they called themselves,

By Anika Bhavnani

February 9, 2016

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

Bill Cosby poses for his mugshot. He was arrested and charged in Pennsylvania on Dec. 30, 2015 for aggravated indecent assault. Photo illustration by Isabelle Kantz using Cosby's mug shot on the <a href=Montgomery County Office of the District Attorney." />

By Isabelle Kantz

February 4, 2016

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.

A collection of books read by Archer girls sits on a bookshelf. Williams suggests that all-girls' schools only read

By Oracle Editorial Board

January 27, 2016

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

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

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...

An Open Letter to Snapchat

An Open Letter to Snapchat

By Shelby Mumford

November 10, 2015

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

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

A #standwithPP sign.  The campaign #standwithPP went viral as social media users shared their support for Planned Parenthood online.  Photo from NARAL Massachusetts website.

By Sarah Wagner

October 19, 2015

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

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

The 2015-2016 Editors-in-Chief, seniors Sarah Wagner and Syd Stone, show off their press passes. Photographer: Carina Oriel '16.

By Sydney Stone

September 18, 2015

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...

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