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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: 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...

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