The Oracle

  • June 7The Oracle is on hiatus during Archer's summer break. Regular coverage will resume Sept. 3.

Editorial: Alabama abortion law threatens women’s autonomy, lives

Editorial: Alabama abortion law threatens women’s autonomy, lives

By Oracle Editorial Board

June 8, 2019

On January 2, 1973, in the landmark case of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruled “restrictive state regulation abortion as unconstitutional,” according to Encyclopedia Britannica. This case marked a significant shift in American history, expanding women's rights in America. However, 46 years later, wo...

Op-Ed: How can we pop Archer’s political bubble?

Op-Ed: How can we pop Archer’s political bubble?

By Theadora Leimone, Staff Writer

June 6, 2019

Archer is centered in the predominantly liberal area of Los Angeles. As of 2018, more than half of the population of California reported as Democrats. Therefore, it is understandable that the Archer community has more left-leaning political views than other parts of the country. However, since Archer leans towards liberal...

Column: Flower power — California’s ‘super bloom’ phenomenon

Column: Flower power — California’s ‘super bloom’ phenomenon

By Grace Wilson and Lauren Evans Katz

June 5, 2019

Spring sprung, meaning it was inevitable that Californians saw flowers somewhere on their social media feed. From the unkempt greens of the bluffs to the bundles of vibrant colors that scattered the coastline, flower power was everywhere. The heavy winter rainfall we all just (barely) fought throu...

Column: IHOP — Not a pancake house, but a pancake home

Column: IHOP — Not a pancake house, but a pancake home

By Lauren Evans-Katz and Grace Wilson

May 29, 2019

I’m sure you all – our beloved, devout readers – have been wondering where exactly it was that the two of us first hung out. After nearly two years of middle school together without an outside-of-school encounter, we opted to eat a hefty meal of mozzarella sticks, pancakes, french toast, hash br...

Letter to the Editor: Elementary, My Dear

Letter to the Editor: Elementary, My Dear

By Lena Jones, Archer Student

May 23, 2019

I have been graced with three snippets of life. At age seven, my parents whisked me away from my tiny private school to an LA Unified Magnet Center. From there, I attended a Charter Magnet, an unwieldy hybrid of community gardens and toilet paper wads stuck to the bathroom ceiling. Entering Archer for...

Op-Ed: The case against colorblind casting

Op-Ed: The case against colorblind casting

By Rio Hundley, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

Growing up, I loved stories with elements of fantasy. I was completely enthralled by worlds that didn't follow the rules and heroes that upheld my principles. However, I didn't think I could be a catalyst for change in my own world because none of them looked like me. I didn't have Hermione's intrig...

Op-Ed: Face to face — not screen to screen

Op-Ed: Face to face — not screen to screen

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

April 30, 2019

As I was sitting in my room one day after school scrolling through Instagram, as a typical procrastinating 16-year-old does, my mom randomly asked me, “Are you lonely?” I looked at her, puzzled, trying to understand where she was coming from. When I asked what prompted her question, she told me about...

Op-Ed: Diverse presidential candidates bode well for America’s future

Op-Ed: Diverse presidential candidates bode well for America’s future

By Emma London and Chloe Richards

April 30, 2019

Though the next presidential election will take place over a year from now, enthusiastic politicians have already announced their presidential bids. While well-known politicians such as Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have both announced their campaigns, there are new faces on the campaign trail. A tota...

Op-Ed: Arts programs belong in our classrooms

Op-Ed: Arts programs belong in our classrooms

By Emma London, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

English, science, history, math and…orchestra? This is the way all schedules should look. At Archer, music and arts education begins in sixth grade. Throughout four quarters of the year, students rotate between electives that include visual arts, theatre and strings. In seventh grade, students c...

Column: Stereotypically slimy snails

Column: Stereotypically slimy snails

By Zoe Bush, Columnist

April 15, 2019

Snails: you either love them or hate them. Ask someone their opinion on snails and you will get answers ranging from “They eat my lettuce and are gross and slimy” to “My whole life’s purpose is dedicated to them” (a highly rare but nonetheless valid answer). Personally, I believe snails to be ...

Editorial: It’s time to tackle religious hate crimes

Editorial: It’s time to tackle religious hate crimes

By Oracle Editorial Board, Editorial Board

April 11, 2019

A month ago, images surfaced on social media of high school students at a party displaying cups in the form of a swastika and imitating the Nazi salute. The students in the images were from the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. Less than a week later, 50 people were killed and 50 more were injured in ...

Column: A natural connection

Column: A natural connection

By Zoe Bush, Columnist

April 11, 2019

Maybe it’s my last name, but I’ve always felt a strong connection to plants. At a young age, my ability to feel one-sided empathy for greenery was strong. I have vivid memories of pretending to be a ‘plant doctor’ and placing bandages on the vine in my backyard whenever it secreted milky...

The student news site of The Archer School for Girls