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Commentary: So you think you can vote?

Commentary: So you think you can vote?

By Allie Worchell, Voices Editor

21 hours ago

In June, I turned 18. While this age brings many privileges, it also brings a newfound sense of responsibility. During every family gathering, social event or interaction with an adult, I am asked my least favorite question: "Who will you vote for?”  My face goes blank and my jaw drops to the f...

Just Brew It: Best coffee shops to study on the Westside

Just Brew It: Best coffee shops to study on the Westside

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2019

I was sitting on the synthetic blue seats of bus 804 two years ago when I got the email that changed my life. The subject line? "Why you're more productive in a coffee shop." In a linked article, Kat Boogaard (aka the woman to whom I owe my entire existence — sorry, Mom) discusses the "coffee shop effect." Relocating to a café or another other public pla...

Column: Yes, I’m ‘Into the Environment’

Column: Yes, I’m ‘Into the Environment’

By Abigale Lischak, Columnist

October 4, 2019

'“Oh, so you’re into the environment.” This is a frequent response I receive when I tell people that I’m vegetarian for sustainability reasons, that I bring my own produce bags to the farmers market and that I want to pursue environmental studies in college. I respond with a short “yeah”...

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2019

Hello, Archer! I hope all of you had delightful, restful summers and enjoyed the first week back at school. My name is Anna Brodsky, and I'm thrilled to continue as Editor-in-Chief of the Oracle. I'd like to tell you a bit about myself and what I hope the Oracle will accomplish this year. I first...

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...

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