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Op-Eds and commentary explore one writer’s perspective or experience; editorials reflect the views of the student editorial board.



Op-ed: Snapchat – back at it again with the offensive lens choices

Op-ed: Snapchat – back at it again with the offensive lens choices

Shelby Mumford May 17, 2016 Comments Off on Op-ed: Snapchat – back at it again with the offensive lens choices

Dear Snapchat, It hasn’t been long since I’ve last written you, and I am beyond disappointed that I have to do this yet again. Along with a flower crown and a tomato, one Snapchat’s more recent filters was Bob Marley.

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Op-Ed: Someone save the teen comedy film — before it’s too late

Op-Ed: Someone save the teen comedy film — before it’s too late

Eloise Rollins-Fife April 16, 2016 Comments Off on Op-Ed: Someone save the teen comedy film — before it’s too late

We are living in an era filled with suffering, discontent and injustice, but amidst all of these human hardships, there’s one tragedy we’ve neglected to acknowledge: the death of the teenage comedy

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Op-Ed: In defense of Lands’ End

Op-Ed: In defense of Lands’ End

Ciel Torres March 6, 2016 3

The intention of this article is not a representation of my personal beliefs on the issue, but rather a suggestion for our community to consider both sides of a controversial issue. Let’s at least

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Op-Ed: ‘Black Lives Matter’ dance calls for more racial awareness at Archer

Op-Ed: ‘Black Lives Matter’ dance calls for more racial awareness at Archer

Shelby Mumford February 23, 2016 18

Let’s talk about the “Black Lives Matter” dance that was performed during this year’s Night of Dance show, “Threads.” From the moment I first heard about the dance to actually watching it live at the

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Commentary: Equestrian is a legitimate sport

Commentary: Equestrian is a legitimate sport

Chloe Davenport February 18, 2016 6

Over the years, and as recently as last week,  I have been asked, “Is equestrian really a sport?” In fact, equestrian is not only a sport, but a team, a community and a lifestyle

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Unwrapping diversity at Archer: what I learned from SDLC

Unwrapping diversity at Archer: what I learned from SDLC

Anika Bhavnani February 9, 2016 4

Dear Archer Community, I recently traveled to Tampa, Florida, with two classmates and three teachers for the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC). It was life changing. After an inspirational speech from Dr. Mae Jemison, the

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Op-Ed: No more Statute of Limitations for sexual assault crimes

Op-Ed: No more Statute of Limitations for sexual assault crimes

Isabelle Kantz February 4, 2016 2

Bill Cosby will not face charges for two sexual assault investigations, the Los Angeles County Attorney announced on Jan. 6, 2016. The more recent of the two cases, which occurred in 2008, was dropped due to a

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Editorial: What’s wrong with Juliet Williams’ Op-Ed? A lot.

Editorial: What’s wrong with Juliet Williams’ Op-Ed? A lot.

Oracle Staff January 27, 2016 16

Juliet Williams’ op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, entitled “What’s wrong with single-sex schools? A lot,” wrongly portrays single-sex schools as institutions that perpetuate “limiting gender stereotypes.” The Oracle Editorial Board strongly believes in

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Op-Ed: Tinder perpetuates sexism

Op-Ed: Tinder perpetuates sexism

Carina Oriel December 17, 2015 Comments Off on Op-Ed: Tinder perpetuates sexism

When scrolling through Instagram over the summer, I came across an account called Bye Felipe. The account posts predominantly heteronormative conversations on Tinder through women’s perspectives

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Op-Ed: Bieber Fever is back and better than ever

Op-Ed: Bieber Fever is back and better than ever

Isabelle Kantz December 3, 2015 Comments Off on Op-Ed: Bieber Fever is back and better than ever

Many are aware of Canadian singer/songwriter Justin Bieber’s downward spiral that occurred from early 2014 to mid 2015, where Bieber was charged with D.U.I. arrests, possession of drugs and was a general disturbance to the public.

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