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Letter to the Editor: Stop Buying Water from Nestle

Letter to the Editor: Stop Buying Water from Nestle

By Sarah Traenkle, Archer Student

June 2, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, VOICES

California had been in a drought emergency for 6 years until Governor Jerry Brown lifted the label in April 2017. Even though the distinction changed, the Californian government and citizens are continuing to do whatever they can to help save water.  However, not everyone in California is part...

Editorial: More than an elective — The necessity of student journalism

Editorial: More than an elective — The necessity of student journalism

By Editorial Board

June 1, 2018


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE, VOICES

It took six minutes and 20 seconds for 17 students in Parkland, Florida, to be shot and killed by a fellow classmate three months ago. Since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting in February, thousands of teens have come together to support the March For Our Lives. However, even as many in our natio...

Op-Ed: Reducing carbon emissions one footprint at a time

Op-Ed: Reducing carbon emissions one footprint at a time

By Marley Chaney, Archer Student

June 1, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Did you know that Southern California has the worst air quality in the nation? Every time I drive, sitting hopelessly in countless hours of traffic on the 405 freeway, I can't help but notice the ominous clouds of smog that seem to envelop the entire city of Los Angeles. Smog is a type of air pollution...

Letter to the Editor: Plastic Waste

Letter to the Editor: Plastic Waste

By Ruby Colby, Archer Student

May 31, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, VOICES

As a society, we crave convenience. However, as a byproduct, we have become increasingly reliant on the convenience of plastic. Plastic is in everything and is everywhere. In 1950, an estimated two million tons of plastic was produced; as of 2015, the cumulative tonnage has multiplied by 220 time...

Letter to the Editor: The chicken in your nuggets is probably abused

Letter to the Editor: The chicken in your nuggets is probably abused

By Summer deVera, Archer Student

May 31, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, VOICES

Breaking news: farms are going extinct. Unfortunately, farms with red barns, grazing animals and big green pastures are being edged out by industrial agriculture. We now have factory farms that serve in overproducing meat for profit by subjecting animals to horrific and unimaginable tortures. Acco...

Op-Ed: Panther Pride? — Archer’s mascot needs an update

Op-Ed: Panther Pride? — Archer’s mascot needs an update

By Cat Oriel and Cybele Zhang

May 24, 2018


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE, VOICES

From the NFL's Carolina Panthers to the 2018 blockbuster movie "Black Panther," there have been a lot of panthers in the media recently. But does this large cat really encapsulate what it means to be an Archer girl? You've probably seen the mascot posing in the Winter Wonderland photo booth or...

Letter to the Editor: An eye for an eye and the Holy Land will die

Letter to the Editor: An eye for an eye and the Holy Land will die

By Erica Dick, Archer Student

May 20, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, VOICES

Living in a free and established nation like America, I never wake up in the morning and question if this day will be my last. Israelis and Palestinians, however, don’t have the same luxury. For my ethics final, we had to choose a topic that we’re passionate about and find a related organization....

Letter from the Editor: A Final Farewell

Letter from the Editor: A Final Farewell

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2018


Filed under ADVICE, OPINION, SHOWCASE, VOICES

"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means" - Joan Didion, “Why I Write” in The New York Times Magazine, Dec. 5, 1976 I never thought the day would come where I publish my final article on the Oracle. But somehow, that moment is upon us. It...

Column: Why I Cry at the Movies

Column: Why I Cry at the Movies

By Steven Jacobson, Guest Columnist

May 19, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, COLUMNISTS, SHOWCASE, VOICES

Yes, I cry at the movies. And a movie theater is an ideal place to cry. Even when surrounded by hundreds of strangers, the comforting blanket of darkness protects against judgment, while the immersive surround sound offers camouflage for sniffles and sobs. While I have been known to shed tears at hom...

Editor-in-Chic: How to accessorize your uniform

Editor-in-Chic: How to accessorize your uniform

By Alexandra Chang, Managing Editor/Culture Editor

May 17, 2018


Filed under FASHION, SHOWCASE, VOICES, WHIMSIES

Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing a green Lands End sweater staring back at you? We’ve all been there. Or, in the case of middle schoolers, it’s a white cardigan and purple polo. Despite the fact that wearing a uniform is obviously beneficial (it’s a major time and money saver fo...

Letter to the Editor: Meatless Mondays

Letter to the Editor: Meatless Mondays

By Audrey Angel

May 15, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, VOICES

Have you ever wondered how what you eat affects the environment? Or if you’re already aware, do you wonder how you can augment your diet to reduce your carbon footprint and help create a better, more sustainable future?  Then you’ve come to the right place! Today, I’ll be informing you on the dos and don'ts of d...

Column: An Invitation to Radical Quiet

Column: An Invitation to Radical Quiet

By Wendy Deming, Guest Columnist

May 6, 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 often fantasize about slapping the iPhones out of upper schoolers’ hands during passing periods. I wilt a bit...

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