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Column: A natural connection

Column: A natural connection

By Zoe Bush, Columnist

April 11, 2019

Maybe it’s my last name, but I’ve always felt a strong connection to plants. At a young age, my ability to feel one-sided empathy for greenery was strong. I have vivid memories of pretending to be a ‘plant doctor’ and placing bandages on the vine in my backyard whenever it secreted milky...

Op-Ed: Recognize introverted leaders

Op-Ed: Recognize introverted leaders

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2019

In the hit musical "Matilda," based on the wildly popular book by Roald Dahl, the spirited protagonist, Matilda, leads her classmates to defeat a tyrannical principal. Though it may seem natural to attribute her success to charisma or boldness, the title of the song in which she discovers her superpo...

Op-Ed: #PelosiClap — Nancy Pelosi’s sarcastic clapping just stole Trump’s show

Op-Ed: #PelosiClap — Nancy Pelosi’s sarcastic clapping just stole Trump’s show

By Lola Lamberg, Voices Editor

February 18, 2019

Speaker of the House Democrat Nancy Pelosi made Trump’s Feb. 5 State of the Union Address a little more bearable after she managed to undermine Trump with just a few seconds of sarcastic clapping.   Trump confidently called for the rejection of “politics of revenge, resistance and retribution" and ...

Column: What it’s actually like being Latina in the classroom

Column: What it’s actually like being Latina in the classroom

By Celeste Ramirez, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

“Are Latinas responsible for teaching their peers about their race?” This is a question that has popped up in my life multiple times recently. Whether it comes up at an Hermanas Unidas affinity meeting, at a debrief of "The Hate U Give" at Archer's Diversity Conference or when setting classroom norms for our race unit in hi...

Column: Lights, Camera, Action — Street Food Cinema’s groovy outdoor movies

Column: Lights, Camera, Action — Street Food Cinema’s groovy outdoor movies

By Grace Wilson and Lauren Evans-Katz

February 12, 2019

Street Food Cinema has revamped the classic movie-going experience. With the same vibe as the popular Cinespia and Rooftop Cinema Club, Street Food Cinema is a production company that projects classic pop culture films in a variety of outdoor venues across Los Angeles, while also offering gourmet street food and live music. ...

Letter to the Editor: FBI Teen Academy

Letter to the Editor: FBI Teen Academy

By Sophie Pollack, Archer Student

February 12, 2019

On Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, I participated in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Los Angeles Field Office 2019 Teen Academy. Ever since I was little, I wanted to pursue a job in law enforcement. My interest specifically in the FBI and criminology and forensics was heightened from the One Schoolhous...

Column: Let them eat…pretzels?

Column: Let them eat…pretzels?

By Courtney Wernick, Columnist

February 10, 2019

I have never lived by the famous Marie Antionette phrase "Let them eat cake!" The "cake" part has always been substituted with some other food. Imagine 6-year-old me at my best friend’s birthday party. This is a typically momentous event for a little kid, especially when the frosting-filled cake ma...

18 of ’18: Oracle staff’s top songs of 2018

18 of ’18: Oracle staff’s top songs of 2018

By Oracle Staff

February 2, 2019

Some of the songs featured on this list contain explicit language and subject matters. We recommend the "clean" playlist below for younger readers.  As the first month of 2019 wraps up, the Oracle staff wants to share 18 of our favorite and songs of the past year for you to add to your playli...

Column: Killing two birds with one stoner — marijuana industry affects native wildlife

Column: Killing two birds with one stoner — marijuana industry affects native wildlife

By Zoe Bush, Columnist

January 22, 2019

California’s beautiful forests are ridden with poison. The culprit? Recreational marijuana. It’s not the cannabis plant itself that is fatal, however — it is the chemicals that the illegal growers leave behind. Safe permitted marijuana cultivation is not the problem. Legally, a Californian over 21 is al...

Column: Why would I mispronounce my name?

Column: Why would I mispronounce my name?

By Celeste Ramirez, Staff Writer

January 21, 2019

At school, my name is pronounced Celeste (suh-lest). At home, it's pronounced Celeste (seh-lehs-tay).  When most people meet me, they ask how I prefer to pronounce my name. In the past, I would instinctively say, “I don’t care” or “Whatever is easiest for you.” As I've gotten older, es...

Paws-itively perfect: Dogs bring joy, calm to community

Paws-itively perfect: Dogs bring joy, calm to community

By Rio Hundley, Staff Writer

January 19, 2019

During an Archer Peer Support meeting, one of the group's most valued members disappeared. This member was later found in the maintenance office, eating a sandwich off of someone's desk. This member was not a human, however, but a much fuzzier member of the community: an esteemed Archer dog by the name...

Thrifting and sifting: An insight into Melrose Trading Post

Thrifting and sifting: An insight into Melrose Trading Post

By Grace Wilson and Lauren Evans-Katz

January 14, 2019

At the corner of Melrose and Fairfax lies a hub of Los Angeles teenage obsession: the Melrose Trading Post. Each Sunday, Fairfax High houses a flea market in its main parking lot that boasts a diverse array of vendors and attendees. Though the majority of these attendees are self-proclaimed art connoisseurs looki...

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