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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...

No snow, no problem: Tips on wintertime in Los Angeles

No snow, no problem: Tips on wintertime in Los Angeles

By Amelia Stone, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018

As a former New Yorker, I often looked for snow to start my winter season. Living in Los Angeles, however, has challenged me to think outside of the box and create some new winter traditions. Here are some of my suggestions for ways to kick off your winter:   Ice Skating Ever since I was a...

5 ways to begin the year organized, stress-free

5 ways to begin the year organized, stress-free

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

October 1, 2018

Here are five ways to head into the school year so you can start off strong and stay organized for the whole year. Stay on top of your work. When you get an assignment, try to get it done as soon as you can so you don’t have to worry about it closer to the due date. Having it done ahead of time al...

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