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Commentary: All Hail Sister Jean

Commentary: All Hail Sister Jean

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, VOICES

Loyola-Chicago's mens basketball team is certainly the Cinderella story of this year's March Madness Tournament, but the Ramblers couldn't have made it to the Final Four alone. Their savior: Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt. Sister Jean, as she's known around campus, is an 98-year-old nun and easily ...

Column: What does it mean to be safe?

Column: What does it mean to be safe?

By Leila Kirby Chakravarty, Guest Columnist

March 23, 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.  It was pitch black and cold. Christmas was so close; we could all taste it. My students and I were joking around waiti...

Letter to the Editor: Why I stayed in the library

Letter to the Editor: Why I stayed in the library

By Karis McCaskill, Archer Student

March 18, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, VOICES

On the day of the National School Walkout, I stayed in the library the whole time. I didn’t have a problem with the 17-minute memorial service. Instead, I was against the idea of sitting and listening to a speaker for the rest of the hour. I didn’t see the purpose of having a speaker talking to the hi...

Letter to the Editor: Walkout Reflection

Letter to the Editor: Walkout Reflection

By Grace Kerner, Archer Student

March 18, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, VOICES

Let’s all take a deep breath. Let me start by saying I love being at a school that is so committed to social change that we, as a student body, were able to rally and march for what we believe in. So, thank you to our amazing faculty and staff, who allow us to follow our convictions and test bou...

5 local attractions to explore over spring break

5 local attractions to explore over spring break

By Alexandra Chang, Managing Editor/Culture Editor

March 16, 2018


Filed under VOICES, WHIMSIES

Spring Break is just around the corner, and Los Angeles offers a plethora of fun, interesting activities. Whether you hope to engage in political activism or explore a new hiking trail in Malibu, this list offers something for everyone. Written below are five enjoyable things to do over the vacation...

Commentary: Why I walked out of our “walkout”

Commentary: Why I walked out of our “walkout”

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

To me, sitting in rows of strategically placed white folding chairs in the middle of our courtyard listening to a speaker is not a protest, nor a walk out. The assembly was planned by a group of Archer upper schoolers as a way to "shed light onto some incredible student voices and exercise our right to stand up f...

Letter to the Editor: A Declaration of Independent Thought

Letter to the Editor: A Declaration of Independent Thought

By Natalie Grant, Archer Student

March 14, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, VOICES

I would like to preface this opinionated editorial with a personal declaration of gratitude for my Archer sisters and the faculty and administration, who supported and protected us today. The following editorial refers to administration in general, and I acknowledge that this is a generalization and...

Letter to the Editor: USC Alumni Day of SCervice

Letter to the Editor: USC Alumni Day of SCervice

By Sophie Pollack, Archer Student

March 12, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, VOICES

On Saturday, March 10, USC held its annual USC Alumni Day of SCervice, which had approximately 35 USC Annenberg alumni and about 35 high schools students from the Los Angeles area that joined together to participate in a networking opportunity. The day was focused on coaching and mentoring students ...

Editorial: Enough is Enough – Lawmakers must act now to end mass shootings

Editorial: Enough is Enough – Lawmakers must act now to end mass shootings

By Oracle Editorial Board

March 10, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Columbine. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. Parkland. Our generation has lived through the worst school mass shootings in history. We have become accustomed to saying, "I love you," to our friends and families. We hug one another in the mornings when we get on the bus, and we wave to our parents before we leave home. Why? We are scared. We're scared t...

Column: Be the backcountry cook your tentmates want you to be

Column: Be the backcountry cook your tentmates want you to be

By Anna Allgeyer, Columnist

March 10, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS, FOOD, VOICES

If you know me at all, you know that I love the outdoors and backpacking. If you’ve read my column, you know that I love cooking. While these things don’t usually mesh well (see: burned, bland and otherwise bleh food), I’ve had a pretty amazing experience cooking on my Archer Arrow Weeks as wel...

Column: Changing Chapters — A response to literary adaptations

Column: Changing Chapters — A response to literary adaptations

By Scarlet Levin, Columnist

March 2, 2018


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

When I was little, I, alongside the rest of the world, was obsessed with Disney movies. Although I had my favorites — "Lady and the Tramp," "Pinocchio" and "Bambi" to name a few — I always came back to a classic: "Cinderella." It wasn’t until years later that I discovered "Grimms' Fairy Tal...

Op-Ed: Are standardized tests ACTually effective?

Op-Ed: Are standardized tests ACTually effective?

By Molly Goldberg, Staff Writer

February 11, 2018


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

As the second semester of sophomore year begins, I can’t stop thinking about the impending standardized tests that I will take next year. These will help determine my future. I can’t stop thinking about the hours of rigorous tutoring, studying and testing I will undergo in order to hopefully get into ...

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