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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 OPINION, 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, 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, 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...

Column: Tweet this! Why I don’t have social media

Column: Tweet this! Why I don’t have social media

By Scarlet Levin, Columnist

May 2, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

One of the most popular forms of communication these days is social media. One can surf the waves of Hawaii in their pajamas or celebrate an old friend from college’s wedding thousands of miles away. With platforms like Instagram, Snapchat and Tumblr, physical interaction is barely needed, which is why so...

Column: American youth is craving justice more than ever

Column: American youth is craving justice more than ever

By Lola Lamberg, Columnist

April 27, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

The survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida are demanding change and more laws against gun violence by campaigning against the NRA and organizing marches, including the March for Our Lives. All of these survivors that desire a better future are all teenagers. Generation Z ...

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, 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, 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, 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 ...

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