WE Day coverage error

Oracle Staff April 17, 2015 1

Dear Editor,

As attendees of the recent WE Day, we appreciate the Oracle’s acknowledgement of the event and our participation. However, we would like to point out that there were 14 Archer girls in attendance, not only the three mentioned in the article. The other girls participating were: Alexa Tierney, Olivia Downes, Isabel Kuh, Sidney Velasquez, Danielle McMillion, Grace Kerner, Juliet Youssef, Megan Escobar, Ruby Colby, Sophia Fink, and Kelly Tuxpan. The most important omission was HOW we got to WE day. We defied all expectations (everyone told us it was “impossible”), and over five weekends, we raised $1,260 for our travel needs.

Another error was the misquoting of MaeLea Williams as well as the misspelling of her first name.

While we appreciate the light that you shed on our wonderful experience, the importance of the event, and its message, we hope that you make these changes.


Livia Blum, Sammy Raucher and MaeLea Williams

One Comment »

  1. Yasmeen Namazie April 17, 2015 at 12:07 PM -

    It is disheartening to hear these critical errors and omissions. Journalistically, it the Oracle’s duty to publish factual and accurate data from reliable sources. In this specific case, it is crucial that I take responsibility for this miscommunication and put all my effort into ensuring that I uphold the Oracle’s Mission Statement and make the necessary corrections. In the meantime, the article has been temporarily unpublished, and I plan on meeting with you girls to publish an article that accurately reflects your endeavors. Thank you for reaching out.