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New year, old you: It’s March…how are those resolutions going?

New year, old you: It’s March…how are those resolutions going?

By London Sinclair, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2020

"New Year's resolution: drink less. Oh, and quit smoking! And keep New Year's resolutions," Bridget Jones says in the opening scene of "Bridget Jones's Diary."  Sound familiar? January has come and gone, and the futility of setting resolutions has never felt clearer. The short-lived liberation of beginning wi...

Battling burnout? Try these study tricks.

Battling burnout? Try these study tricks.

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2020

While schools in New York City and elsewhere on the East Coast will soon have a mid-winter break known as "ski week," the grind doesn't stop for us West Coast folk. Luckily, there are strategies that can help fight lack of productivity — and they're scientific, too. I've always been fascinated by the ...

Baby, it’s cold outside: An Angeleno’s tale of woe

Baby, it’s cold outside: An Angeleno’s tale of woe

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

February 3, 2020

Los Angeles, winter, weather, ICE, beach, sun

Teachers go wild in new Ferocious Friday tradition

Teachers go wild in new Ferocious Friday tradition

By Chloe Fidler, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Super swag tracksuits with golden stripes gleam in the sunlight. Perky cat ears and leopard print scarfs are spotted in the halls, and intricate tiger patterns catch eyes across the courtyard. It all started with a simple text from Wendy Deming, an English teacher, who purchased one of these tracksuits...

Just Brew It: Best coffee shops to study on the Westside

Just Brew It: Best coffee shops to study on the Westside

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2019

I was sitting on the synthetic blue seats of bus 804 two years ago when I got the email that changed my life. The subject line? "Why you're more productive in a coffee shop." In a linked article, Kat Boogaard (aka the woman to whom I owe my entire existence — sorry, Mom) discusses the "coffee shop effect." Relocating to a café or another other public pla...

These former Oscars contenders on Netflix are ‘As Good as It Gets’

These former Oscars contenders on Netflix are ‘As Good as It Gets’

By Rio Hundley, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

Though most use Netflix for their daily fix of reality TV, '90s movies and comedy sketches, the streaming service serves a new purpose during awards season: reminiscing about the best movies of the past. Though they can be hard to find amid the vast jungle of films available to stream, these Academy Award-n...

#EverydayJournalism: Impactful Oracle stories through the years

#EverydayJournalism: Impactful Oracle stories through the years

By Lola Lamberg, Thea Leimone, and Chloe Richards

February 22, 2019

As the Archer student publication team celebrates Scholastic Journalism Week with an abundance of First Amendment appreciation and multiple hashtags, we, as members of the Oracle staff, reflect back on how #EverydayJournalism has impacted the Archer community throughout the years. 2014 "Archer Abroad Group Reflects on 'Truly Transformative' Trip to Guatemala" By Sy...

18 of ’18: Oracle staff’s top songs of 2018

18 of ’18: Oracle staff’s top songs of 2018

By Oracle Staff

February 2, 2019

Some of the songs featured on this list contain explicit language and subject matters. We recommend the "clean" playlist below for younger readers.  As the first month of 2019 wraps up, the Oracle staff wants to share 18 of our favorite and songs of the past year for you to add to your playli...

Paws-itively perfect: Dogs bring joy, calm to community

Paws-itively perfect: Dogs bring joy, calm to community

By Rio Hundley, Staff Writer

January 19, 2019

During an Archer Peer Support meeting, one of the group's most valued members disappeared. This member was later found in the maintenance office, eating a sandwich off of someone's desk. This member was not a human, however, but a much fuzzier member of the community: an esteemed Archer dog by the name...

Faculty Spotlight: Q&A with history teacher Nick Graham

Faculty Spotlight: Q&A with history teacher Nick Graham

By Lola Lamberg, Chloe Richards, and Thea Leimone

January 11, 2019

Laughter fills the classroom V9 as London-native and Archer high school history teacher Nick Graham uses British slang and Bruce Springsteen references to explain the Renaissance to his tenth grade students. Graham was a long-term substitute for history teacher Margaret Shirk last year and joined the pe...

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