The Oracle

Column: We don’t all look like that – reinforced Latina beauty standards are harmful and unrealistic

Column: We don’t all look like that – reinforced Latina beauty standards are harmful and unrealistic

By Celeste Ramirez, Columnist

October 16, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS, SHOWCASE, VOICES

If you were to Google the word “Latina,” you would probably quickly notice how similar all the women in the images are. You’d see the dramatic curvy body, the bronzed facial complexion, the red pouty lips, the long voluminous hair and the mysterious stare.  This problematic stereotype has been perpet...

Column: Smells like teen spirit

Column: Smells like teen spirit

By Lauren Evans-Katz and Grace Wilson

October 4, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS, SHOWCASE, VOICES

When we decided to write a column about our lives as teenagers in Los Angeles, we knew we wanted to explore our raw, authentic experiences of growing up in the whirlwind of LA culture. We realized that each of our memories and experiences in Los Angeles indicates a broader truth about the stereotypes a...

5 ways to begin the year organized, stress-free

5 ways to begin the year organized, stress-free

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under SHOWCASE, VOICES, WHIMSIES

Here are five ways to head into the school year so you can start off strong and stay organized for the whole year. Stay on top of your work. When you get an assignment, try to get it done as soon as you can so you don’t have to worry about it closer to the due date. Having it done ahead of time al...

Op-Ed: The new generation—young female politicians to watch

Op-Ed: The new generation—young female politicians to watch

By Lola Lamberg, Voices Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE, VOICES

The politicians we know today are becoming threatened by a new wave of young, up-and-coming political candidates with fresh ideas and a hunger for change. A recent sign of this? On the last Tuesday in June, 28-year-old Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez disrupted the 2018 election cycle as she beat top De...

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2018


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE, VOICES

Welcome back, Archer community! I hope you all had a fantastic summer and are ready for a great year. I'm Anna Brodsky, the new Editor-in-Chief of the Oracle. I wanted to write to you all to tell you more about myself and what I want to accomplish in the upcoming year. First, the basics. From the...

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, 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....

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