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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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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....

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