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Column: 2020 — The year, the myth, the legend

Column: 2020 — The year, the myth, the legend

By Grace Wilson, Columnist

January 15, 2020

Happy new year, ladies and gentlemen! After much toil and hard work, it seems we have finally made it to the year 2020. To some of us, the start of a new year is an exciting excuse to draft a list of resolutions never to be completed, and to others, it is an arbitrary celebration that a certain amount of time has pa...

Editorial: Sick students should stay home

Editorial: Sick students should stay home

By Oracle Editorial Board

January 12, 2020

Sniffle. Cough. Sneeze. Sounds of sickness filled exam rooms during fall semester finals week this year. Archer community members received an email midday December 19 that focused on the advent of cold and flu season and revealed several Archer students had recently been diagnosed with the flu. Though ...

Column: It’s beginning to feel a lot like senior year

Column: It’s beginning to feel a lot like senior year

By Grace Wilson, Columnist

December 18, 2019

Why hello there, loyal Oracle readers! Gracie Wilson here, reporting live from the end of the first semester of my senior year. I’ve decided recently that for the remainder of the school year, I will be documenting month-by-month my goings-on and feelings of high school seniorhood.  Let me tell yo...

Teachers go wild in new Ferocious Friday tradition

Teachers go wild in new Ferocious Friday tradition

By Chloe Fidler, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Super swag tracksuits with golden stripes gleam in the sunlight. Perky cat ears and leopard print scarfs are spotted in the halls, and intricate tiger patterns catch eyes across the courtyard. It all started with a simple text from Wendy Deming, an English teacher, who purchased one of these tracksuits...

Column: The immigration crisis is not just topic for political discussion

Column: The immigration crisis is not just topic for political discussion

By Celeste Ramirez, Multimedia Editor

December 11, 2019

I was mindlessly scrolling through Instagram on a typical summer afternoon when I found out about the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. In the past year alone, I had heard about countless tragedies like this one. Oscar Martinez Ramirez and his 23-month-old daughter Angie Valeria were found dead while ...

Letter to the Editor: Inspirational advocates have advice for you

Letter to the Editor: Inspirational advocates have advice for you

By Nina Sperling, Archer Student

December 4, 2019

On the weekend of Oct. 20, Yale Law School honored (a super close family friend) Chief United States Circuit Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the Appellate Court for the Second Circuit with a portrait unveiling during alumni weekend. Many famous alumni lawyers were in attendance, including Supreme Court Justice...

Column: Cultural complexities of sustainability

Column: Cultural complexities of sustainability

By Abigale Lischak, Columnist

December 4, 2019

The summer after ninth grade, I traveled to Zhuhai, China with the U.S. government program National Language Security Initiative for Youth. While I was there, the other 20 U.S. students and I took part in a community service project. The goal was to converse with locals about plastic bag usage and try ...

Letter to the Editor: Grin yourself a good day

Letter to the Editor: Grin yourself a good day

By Avery Selig, Archer Student

November 7, 2019

It was 2015. I was in a terrible mood at lunch. I felt my whole day was ruined. I was moping in a corner and all I wanted to do was be left alone. Next thing I knew, my friend snuck up on me, staring at me deep in the eyes as a creepy smile danced across her face. I looked at her, so upbeat and gleeful,...

Op-Ed: Let’s stop normalizing wildfires

Op-Ed: Let’s stop normalizing wildfires

By Allie Worchell, Voices Editor

November 6, 2019

The front door of my house opened. My dog barked as my eyes fluttered and the intense smell of smoke wafted into my nose. As I groggily got up, I learned that my parents’ friends were seeking refuge at our house after the Getty fire forced them to evacuate. I wish I could say this is a rare occurrence. But for m...

Commentary: So you think you can vote?

Commentary: So you think you can vote?

By Allie Worchell, Voices Editor

October 18, 2019

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: Farewell, Swingers

Column: Farewell, Swingers

By Grace Wilson and Lauren Evans-Katz

October 16, 2019

Plaid diner booths, vegan flapjacks and an extensive milkshake selection: this was Swingers Diner. Established in Hollywood, Swingers started swingin’ in 1993. Shifting zip codes, it soon found a second home in Santa Monica. On August 31, the late-night eatery served its final basket of french fr...

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