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15 in quarantine: Get to know the 2020-21 Oracle staff with our favorite songs

The 2020-2021 Oracle Staff chose a variety of different songs as their favorites. We hope you enjoy this staff-curated list of quarantine favorites. Digital illustration curated from promotional album, song and podcast images.
November 15, 2020

As we approach the final month of 2020, the Oracle staff wants to share some of the songs that keep us going and help shape our interests and passions. We hope you check out this list of phenomenal tracks,...

5 things to do in quarantine to brighten your day

Junior Nyah Fernandez enjoys the gorgeous weather and strawberries. Being outside is a great for a change of scenery and to soak up the vitamin D that the sun provides.
November 1, 2020

Quarantine and COVID-19 is a very big challenge for many young kids, teenagers and adults as it requires the discipline and mental stamina to stay home almost every day. From having the will to do...

Your ultimate guide to navigating news during Covid-19

An iPhone showcasing a Washington Post Snapchat story. The story focused on the new normal after COVID-19.
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,...

Take a walk: Archer community during social distancing

Take a walk: Archer community during social distancing
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,...

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

New year, old you: It's March...how are those resolutions going?
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,...

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.
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...

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.
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
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...

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.
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...

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.
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....

#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.
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...

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