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By Allie Worchell, Voices Editor

May 7, 2020

Since the spread of COVID-19 began, it seems as if headlines are filled with an overload of bad news, which can be quite overwhelming. Digesting the news is an important part of being an informed citizen, but how do we strike a healthy balance between being informed and not inundating ourselves with co...

Take a walk: Archer community during social distancing

Take a walk: Archer community during social distancing

By Celeste Ramirez and Allie Worchell

April 27, 2020

Since the implementation of mandatory stay-at-home orders through May 15 and Archer's shift to remote learning, many community members are spending more time at home than ever before. Walking outside, which is permitted by city orders, has become one of the main ways that students, faculty and staff ge...

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

New year, old you: It's 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.

Looking to fight fatigue? Try reviewing your notes soon after the relevant lesson or using techniques like the Pomodoro or the Important-Urgent matrix.

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

Angelenos are annually faced with a unique winter experience due to lack of traditional weather conditions. One of the many joys of a Los Angeles winter are the beautiful sunsets.

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

February 3, 2020

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

Teachers go wild in new Ferocious Friday tradition

Ferocious Friday: As part of a new tradition created by English teachers Brian Wogensen and Wendy Deming, Head of School Elizabeth English and Associate Head of School Karen Pavliscak sport

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

With free wifi and delicious coffee beverages, Peet's is a great place to sit down and get some work done.

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’

The Academy Awards, and the gold Oscar statue which punctuates them, have long been a symbol of cinematic excellence. However, the Academy has been criticized for snubbing female creators, and creators of color. In a yearly awards show renowned for being awkward and disappointing, the 2020 Oscars surprised me.

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

The Journalism Education Association scheduled this year's Scholastic Journalism Week from Feb. 18 to Feb. 24. Scholastic Journalism Week is intended to nationally support scholastic journalism. Graphic designed by Lola Lamberg '21.

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

The Oracle staff handpicked their favorite and most influential songs of 2018. Start your new year by tuning into our past favorites. Infographic designed by Amelia Stone.

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

Chelsea FC, Twiggy, and Mr. Hubble pose in front of Smith and Tait Coffee Shop. This year for Halloween, owner Kim Smith dressed them as rufferees.

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...

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