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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

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

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 12, 2018

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 ...

Column: Embracing your Inner Shero

Column: Embracing your Inner Shero

By Sonali Perera Bridges, Guest Columnist

February 8, 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.  My college counselor told me that I would never get into college because my standardized test results showed that ...

Op-Ed: ‘Put some respect on it’ – H&M misses the mark with new hoodie

Op-Ed: ‘Put some respect on it’ – H&M misses the mark with new hoodie

By Kamryn Bellamy, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018

H&M, 2018 has barely started, and y’all are already trying us. On Jan. 8, a photo of a black boy modeling a hoodie with the words “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” appeared on H&M’s website. The other young models for the collection were white, and the choice to put the black boy in t...

Op-Ed: Democracy for Iran

Op-Ed: Democracy for Iran

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

February 4, 2018

دموکراسی برای ایران. Democracy for Iran. پایین با دیکتاتور. Down with the dictator. These are some of the slogans for the protest movement that have been on the rise in Iran since the beginning of January because of anger over the economy. According to CNN, protests in Iran have become the largest since the 2009 Green Movement. Coming...

Op-Ed: Times up, for everyone

Op-Ed: Times up, for everyone

By Nicki Rosenberg, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

As I  watched actresses and activists parade down the Golden Globes' red carpet dressed in various forms of black gowns, dresses and suits in solidarity for those affected by sexual harassment, I was empowered. Yet I still wondered, how will this statement make a change?  At the 75th Golden Globe aw...

Op-Ed: Give social media a like

Op-Ed: Give social media a like

By Allie Worchell, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018

Last summer, I spent three weeks at Yale's Explo program. There, I met Gigi Soltero, a girl from Puerto Rico. We instantly became friends, so when the program ended, it was hard to say goodbye. The only thing that gave me some consolation was the prospect of being friends on Snapchat. Even 3,345 mi...

LA Neighborhood Guide: Manhattan Beach Edition

LA Neighborhood Guide: Manhattan Beach Edition

By Kamryn Bellamy, Staff Writer

January 28, 2018

“LA Neighborhood Guide” is a collection of listicles highlighting unique Los Angeles neighborhoods. It explores places to go, things to do and interesting information about the area in general. Through this spotlight, The Oracle hopes to explore Los Angeles’ diversity and unique attractions. Manhatta...

Op-Ed: It’s time to start paying collegiate athletes

Op-Ed: It’s time to start paying collegiate athletes

By Gracie Marx, Staff Writer

January 28, 2018

Going to school for free to play the sport you love seems like a dream, right?  Then why are multiple athletes reporting going to bed hungry every year? Playing collegiate sports is a dream that only six percent of high school athletes are able to carry out. Many male athletes dreams of playing in March Madness or the College Football Playoff, which are considered t...

Op-Ed: No-prah 2020

Op-Ed: No-prah 2020

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

The United States is not ready for another celebrity president, which is why it is so surprising that fans are pressuring Oprah Winfrey to run for the presidency in 2020. Winfrey is a television personality, billionaire and philanthropist, who has made valuable contributions to the worlds of film ...

Column: Change the Makeup Game

Column: Change the Makeup Game

By Celeste Ramirez, Columnist

January 21, 2018

During a delightful winter break stroll, my friends and I browsed through Sephora with the sole purpose of having something to do for a couple minutes. We noticed a high-end brand had just released a new foundation line, instantly grabbing our attention, and we tested the colors on our arms. My frie...

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