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Column: East L.A. Walkouts 50 Years Later

Column: East L.A. Walkouts 50 Years Later

By Celeste Ramirez, Columnist

April 21, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS, SHOWCASE, VOICES

As I have grown up, I’ve only heard bits and pieces about what high schoolers did during the Chicano Movement. Like most people, I’ve always heard about the more well-known parts of the movement such as Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Union — but I never heard of the walkouts that took ...

Column: The Power of Mindfulness

Column: The Power of Mindfulness

By Catie Chase, Guest Columnist

April 18, 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.  I was holding a bookmark that said “If you want to change, you have to be willing to be uncomfortable. - Unknown....

Commentary: Country boy, I love you

Commentary: Country boy, I love you

By Cat Oriel, News & Features Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, SHOWCASE, VOICES

If you haven’t heard about Mason Ramsey — also known as “Yodeling Walmart Kid,” also known as “Lil’ Hank Williams” — you must be living under a rock. Ramsey is the 11-year-old boy that has captured our hearts after a video of him covering Hank Williams Sr.’s “Lovesick Blues” in ...

Column: A Date with Caramel

Column: A Date with Caramel

By Anna Allgeyer, Columnist

April 11, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS, FOOD, VOICES

When’s the last time you caught yourself in a Pinterest rabbit hole?  One second, you’re looking for pretty appetizer plates for your mom’s birthday. And the next it’s 45 minutes later, and you’ve clicked yourself to DIY planting boxes. I detest these rabbit holes, but occasionally, they ...

Editorial: Where do we go from here?

Editorial: Where do we go from here?

By Oracle Editorial Board

April 10, 2018


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE, VOICES

“Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In Archer's AP English Language ...

Commentary: All Hail Sister Jean

Commentary: All Hail Sister Jean

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, VOICES

Loyola-Chicago's mens basketball team is certainly the Cinderella story of this year's March Madness Tournament, but the Ramblers couldn't have made it to the Final Four alone. Their savior: Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt. Sister Jean, as she's known around campus, is an 98-year-old nun and easily ...

Column: What does it mean to be safe?

Column: What does it mean to be safe?

By Leila Kirby Chakravarty, Guest Columnist

March 23, 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.  It was pitch black and cold. Christmas was so close; we could all taste it. My students and I were joking around waiti...

Letter to the Editor: Why I stayed in the library

Letter to the Editor: Why I stayed in the library

By Karis McCaskill, Archer Student

March 18, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, VOICES

On the day of the National School Walkout, I stayed in the library the whole time. I didn’t have a problem with the 17-minute memorial service. Instead, I was against the idea of sitting and listening to a speaker for the rest of the hour. I didn’t see the purpose of having a speaker talking to the hi...

Letter to the Editor: Walkout Reflection

Letter to the Editor: Walkout Reflection

By Grace Kerner, Archer Student

March 18, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, VOICES

Let’s all take a deep breath. Let me start by saying I love being at a school that is so committed to social change that we, as a student body, were able to rally and march for what we believe in. So, thank you to our amazing faculty and staff, who allow us to follow our convictions and test bou...

5 local attractions to explore over spring break

5 local attractions to explore over spring break

By Alexandra Chang, Managing Editor/Culture Editor

March 16, 2018


Filed under VOICES, WHIMSIES

Spring Break is just around the corner, and Los Angeles offers a plethora of fun, interesting activities. Whether you hope to engage in political activism or explore a new hiking trail in Malibu, this list offers something for everyone. Written below are five enjoyable things to do over the vacation...

Commentary: Why I walked out of our “walkout”

Commentary: Why I walked out of our “walkout”

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

To me, sitting in rows of strategically placed white folding chairs in the middle of our courtyard listening to a speaker is not a protest, nor a walk out. The assembly was planned by a group of Archer upper schoolers as a way to "shed light onto some incredible student voices and exercise our right to stand up f...

Letter to the Editor: A Declaration of Independent Thought

Letter to the Editor: A Declaration of Independent Thought

By Natalie Grant, Archer Student

March 14, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, VOICES

I would like to preface this opinionated editorial with a personal declaration of gratitude for my Archer sisters and the faculty and administration, who supported and protected us today. The following editorial refers to administration in general, and I acknowledge that this is a generalization and...

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