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Column: What’s all this squawk about? Parrots flock to Los Angeles

Column: What’s all this squawk about? Parrots flock to Los Angeles

By Zoe Bush, Columnist

January 10, 2019

Picture this: It’s a hot day in Los Angeles, the sun is shining and the roar of the highway is lulling you to sleep around noon. Suddenly, the cry of a bright green parrot wakes you. "Why," you may wonder, "is there a parrot in Los Angeles? And why did it have to wake me up on a weekend?" If ...

Column: Inter(new)tional eats — Picky eating in a foreign country

Column: Inter(new)tional eats — Picky eating in a foreign country

By Courtney Wernick, Columnist

January 9, 2019

Traveling, especially to where a different language is spoken, is tricky. Adventuring to different parts of the world always forces me to step out of my comfort zone — literally and mentally. For example, last winter break, my family went on a trip to Italy. We explored multiple cities and had...

Editorial: Passing of former statesman indicates importance of political discourse

Editorial: Passing of former statesman indicates importance of political discourse

By Oracle Editorial Board

January 9, 2019

On Dec. 5, the Washington National Cathedral was filled with tears, celebration of life and heartbreak as America said goodbye to 41st president George H.W. Bush. When Bush passed away on Friday, Nov. 30, America lost one of the last public figures who truly emulated a bipartisan spirit. As we start ...

Ball’s in the wrong court: NCAA abuses student-athletes

Ball’s in the wrong court: NCAA abuses student-athletes

By Caitlin Chen, Columnist

December 19, 2018

Every year when March rolls around, there’s a certain excitement in the air. Basketball fanatics fill out their brackets, despite the knowledge that obtaining a perfect bracket is nearly impossible— 1 in 9.2 quintillion, to be precise. It’s March Madness, and everyone is ready to watch the college athletes play with an all-or-nothing attitude or root for a ...

Column: Rocky Horror — A time warp during The Time Warp

Column: Rocky Horror — A time warp during The Time Warp

By Grace Wilson and Lauren Evans-Katz

December 19, 2018

Disclaimer: This show is R-rated and may not be appropriate for younger students.  We applied thick, dark eyeliner, put on our torn fishnet stockings and frizzed our hair. Now finally, we were ready to do the Time Warp. The cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” tracks lovebirds Brad and Janet as they wind u...

Column: Complexity of colorism in Latinx community

Column: Complexity of colorism in Latinx community

By Celeste Ramirez, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

As I sat down to write this column, I only had the broad idea that it would be about colorism, and I found myself feeling hesitant, even guilty. I mean, just take one look at me and you can tell that I have a lighter skin color when compared to the rest of the Latinx community. Am I allowed to write about thi...

Column: The tur-key to a picky Thanksgiving

Column: The tur-key to a picky Thanksgiving

By Courtney Wernick, Columnist

November 23, 2018

Thanksgiving: the classic American holiday filled with hand turkeys, orange decorations and most importantly, food. Every year, there are internet memes and jokes about everyone stuffing their stomachs until there is no room left. Sure, Thanksgiving is a fabulous holiday for me due to our annual family...

Column: Learn from rodents — leave tree chopping to beavers

Column: Learn from rodents — leave tree chopping to beavers

By Zoe Bush, Columnist

November 19, 2018

Beavers are the environmentalists we all should aspire to be. Even though they’re known for cutting down trees, they transform forests and tailor them to their exact needs, all while making sure not a single tree gets wasted. By the time beavers are completely done with tree cutting, the surround...

Column: LA lifestyle — where food and social scenes mix deliciously

Column: LA lifestyle — where food and social scenes mix deliciously

By Grace Wilson and Lauren Evans-Katz

November 15, 2018

“I’ll have an Effervescent,” you may hear someone say while ordering at the trendy, plant-based restaurant by the name of Cafe Gratitude. Venice, the heart of veganism, is home to this fashionable café known for its vegan delicacies. To top off its healthy, self-care aesthetic, the cafe lists its menu item...

Letter to the Editor: An open letter to Donald Trump

Letter to the Editor: An open letter to Donald Trump

By Gwendolyn Hanson, Archer Student

November 14, 2018

Will this ever end, Donald? How many lives is it going to take? How many parents have to lose their children? How much blood must be spilled in order to enact change? When will you see that this death cannot be undone? Lives are lost forever and you show no sorrow. You have been complacent for...

Editorial: Midterm elections offer opportunity for increased political engagement

Editorial: Midterm elections offer opportunity for increased political engagement

By Oracle Editorial Board

November 2, 2018

With the 2018 midterm elections rapidly approaching, it’s easy to feel disconnected from politics if, like the majority of Archer students, you are unable to vote. Watching the rest of Generation Z preparing to make meaningful change in society can be inspiring, but it can also be incredibly frustrating...

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