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Op-Ed: Are standardized tests ACTually effective?

Op-Ed: Are standardized tests ACTually effective?

By Molly Goldberg, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE, VOICES

As the second semester of sophomore year begins, I can’t stop thinking about the impending standardized tests that I will take next year. These will help determine my future. I can’t stop thinking about the hours of rigorous tutoring, studying and testing I will undergo in order to hopefully get into ...

Column: Embracing your Inner Shero

Column: Embracing your Inner Shero

By Sonali Perera Bridges, Guest Columnist

February 8, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

This column is part of a series written by teacher guest writers on a topic they are interested in exploring. This was submitted to The Oracle for review by the Editorial Board.  My college counselor told me that I would never get into college because my standardized test results showed that ...

Op-Ed: ‘Put some respect on it’ – H&M misses the mark with new hoodie

Op-Ed: ‘Put some respect on it’ – H&M misses the mark with new hoodie

By Kamryn Bellamy, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

H&M, 2018 has barely started, and y’all are already trying us. On Jan. 8, a photo of a black boy modeling a hoodie with the words “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” appeared on H&M’s website. The other young models for the collection were white, and the choice to put the black boy in t...

Op-Ed: Democracy for Iran

Op-Ed: Democracy for Iran

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

February 4, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

دموکراسی برای ایران. Democracy for Iran. پایین با دیکتاتور. Down with the dictator. These are some of the slogans for the protest movement that have been on the rise in Iran since the beginning of January because of anger over the economy. According to CNN, protests in Iran have become the largest since the 2009 Green Movement. Coming...

Op-Ed: Times up, for everyone

Op-Ed: Times up, for everyone

By Nicki Rosenberg, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

As I  watched actresses and activists parade down the Golden Globes' red carpet dressed in various forms of black gowns, dresses and suits in solidarity for those affected by sexual harassment, I was empowered. Yet I still wondered, how will this statement make a change?  At the 75th Golden Globe aw...

Op-Ed: Give social media a like

Op-Ed: Give social media a like

By Allie Worchell, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Last summer, I spent three weeks at Yale's Explo program. There, I met Gigi Soltero, a girl from Puerto Rico. We instantly became friends, so when the program ended, it was hard to say goodbye. The only thing that gave me some consolation was the prospect of being friends on Snapchat. Even 3,345 mi...

LA Neighborhood Guide: Manhattan Beach Edition

LA Neighborhood Guide: Manhattan Beach Edition

By Kamryn Bellamy, Staff Writer

January 28, 2018


Filed under FOOD, VOICES, WHIMSIES

“LA Neighborhood Guide” is a collection of listicles highlighting unique Los Angeles neighborhoods. It explores places to go, things to do and interesting information about the area in general. Through this spotlight, The Oracle hopes to explore Los Angeles’ diversity and unique attractions. Manhatta...

Op-Ed: It’s time to start paying collegiate athletes

Op-Ed: It’s time to start paying collegiate athletes

By Gracie Marx, Staff Writer

January 28, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Going to school for free to play the sport you love seems like a dream, right?  Then why are multiple athletes reporting going to bed hungry every year? Playing collegiate sports is a dream that only six percent of high school athletes are able to carry out. Many male athletes dreams of playing in March Madness or the College Football Playoff, which are considered t...

Op-Ed: No-prah 2020

Op-Ed: No-prah 2020

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

The United States is not ready for another celebrity president, which is why it is so surprising that fans are pressuring Oprah Winfrey to run for the presidency in 2020. Winfrey is a television personality, billionaire and philanthropist, who has made valuable contributions to the worlds of film ...

Column: Change the Makeup Game

Column: Change the Makeup Game

By Celeste Ramirez, Columnist

January 21, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

During a delightful winter break stroll, my friends and I browsed through Sephora with the sole purpose of having something to do for a couple minutes. We noticed a high-end brand had just released a new foundation line, instantly grabbing our attention, and we tested the colors on our arms. My frie...

Column: Women dominated 2017

Column: Women dominated 2017

By Lola Lamberg, Columnist

January 15, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

Sexual violence, the wage gap and gender equality are only a few of the challenges women face today. Women still have work to do to shatter the glass ceiling, but rarely do I see our world celebrating the accomplishments women have already made. 2017 has been a whirlwind of a year for women. Reaching...

Letter to the Editor: Alumni Art

Letter to the Editor: Alumni Art

By Oracle Staff

January 10, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, VOICES

I am the mother of Archer graduate Tara Violet Niami '11. I wanted to ask you to let all the Archer girls know that Tara is having her first solo gallery show at The Lodge in Hollywood with a reception 6pm to 10pm this Saturday Jan. 13, and they are all welcome. The Lodge is situated at 1024 N Western A...

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