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Six creative DIY Halloween costumes

Six creative DIY Halloween costumes

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

October 15, 2017


Filed under SHOWCASE, VOICES, WHIMSIES

Halloween is one of the best holidays of the year, filled with spooks and frights. With Halloween only 16 days away, now is the perfect time to start brainstorming ideas for an awesome costume. Here are some easy do-it-yourself (or DIY) Halloween costumes from previous years that Archer girls made....

Column: California’s ‘Sanctuary State’ Status Provides Shelter

Column: California’s ‘Sanctuary State’ Status Provides Shelter

By Lola Lamberg, Columnist

October 11, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

In opposition to Donald Trump's new immigration policies, the California Senate passed Senate Bill 54 [SB54] on Oct. 5. This legislation makes California a “sanctuary state” for undocumented immigrants. The bill prevents law enforcement from having close contact with immigration enforcement or usi...

Column: Fighting for DACA

Column: Fighting for DACA

By Celeste Ramirez, Columnist

October 8, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, SHOWCASE, VOICES

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump’s administration announced the rescindment of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. This administrative relief was enacted under the Obama administration five years ago, and since has protected about 800,000 undocumented immigrants, often des...

Middle School Spotlight: Harms of the extrovert ideal

Middle School Spotlight: Harms of the extrovert ideal

By Jacqueline Marks, Middle School Spotlight

October 8, 2017


Filed under MS SPOTLIGHT, VOICES

Middle School Spotlight is an occasional series showcasing Archer middle school students who are learning about journalism. These were written for a class assignment then submitted to The Oracle. Outstanding pieces were selected for publication by the Editorial Board. Extroverts are usually celebrated in today's so...

Column: Las Vegas Shooting Serves as a Call to Action

Column: Las Vegas Shooting Serves as a Call to Action

By Ana Berman, Columnist

October 6, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

“It was an act of pure evil,” President Donald Trump said about Sunday’s shooting. There are no words to accurately describe what happened on Oct. 1, at 10:05 p.m. It’s said to be the worst massacre in “modern U.S. history;” I cry every time I see a video of it or read an article about it...

Editorial: Local sexual misconduct cases illuminate Archer’s continued efforts, call for more education

Editorial: Local sexual misconduct cases illuminate Archer’s continued efforts, call for more education

By Oracle Editorial Board

October 1, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE, VOICES

This editorial was published in response to a feature article on the same topic. In the past year, sexual misconduct cases at Los Angeles area schools, including Brentwood and Marlborough, have made the front page of major publications — shedding light on issues that are far too often ignored. In 2015, Carina Oriel reported on professional development trai...

Column: Latina Girl in an Archer World

Column: Latina Girl in an Archer World

By Celeste Ramirez, Columnist

September 29, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

Everyday when I step off the Archer 805 bus, I am transported to my other reality. I have left Archer’s beautiful lawns and pristine buildings, and I find myself surrounded by the familiar faces and places I grew up with. It is insane to think about how vastly different my school life is from a...

Middle School Spotlight: Are we controlling our phones or are they controlling us?

Middle School Spotlight: Are we controlling our phones or are they controlling us?

By Leah Abazari, Middle School Spotlight

September 29, 2017


Filed under MS SPOTLIGHT, VOICES

Middle School Spotlight is an occasional series showcasing Archer middle school students who are learning about journalism. These were written for a class assignment then submitted to The Oracle. Outstanding pieces were selected for publication by the Editorial Board. Cell phones are like most things in life...

Middle School Spotlight: Disney perpetuates unrealistic body expectations

Middle School Spotlight:  Disney perpetuates unrealistic body expectations

By Grace Doyle, Middle School Spotlight

September 29, 2017


Filed under MS SPOTLIGHT, VOICES

Middle School Spotlight is an occasional series showcasing Archer middle school students who are learning about journalism. These were written for a class assignment then submitted to The Oracle. Outstanding pieces were selected for publication by the Editorial Board. Disney is known for creating magical sto...

Middle School Spotlight: Gender division starts at an early age with children’s toys

Middle School Spotlight: Gender division starts at an early age with children’s toys

By Naiobi Benjamin, Middle School Spotlight

September 24, 2017


Filed under MS SPOTLIGHT, VOICES

Middle School Spotlight is an occasional series showcasing Archer middle school students who are learning about journalism. These were written for a class assignment then submitted to The Oracle. Outstanding pieces were selected for publication by the Editorial Board. I remember how overwhelmed I was by the ...

Middle School Spotlight: Pop culture is harming disabled youth

Middle School Spotlight: Pop culture is harming disabled youth

By Zoe Bush, Middle School Spotlight

September 24, 2017


Filed under MS SPOTLIGHT, VOICES

Middle School Spotlight is an occasional series showcasing Archer middle school students who are learning about journalism. These were written for a class assignment then submitted to The Oracle. Outstanding pieces were selected for publication by the Editorial Board. The clock chimes hollowly and the misera...

Column: Dreams of Autumn Muffins

Column: Dreams of Autumn Muffins

By Anna Allgeyer, Columnist

September 23, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, FOOD, VOICES

When August turns to September, am I the only one that envisions short autumn days dusted in amber leaves and coated in apple cider?  Pumpkin pies, sweater season and waking up early just to read for fun?  Muffins with tea and snuggling up with ugly plaid blankets to watch leaves fall through sligh...

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