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Editorial: In defense of the post-grad map

Editorial: In defense of the post-grad map

Oracle Staff May 20, 2022

Each year, The Oracle publishes a graduation map with a list of seniors’ schools and future plans categorized by location in its final issue. The map is supposed to represent the diversity of the school’s...

Willfully ignoring antisemitism is antisemitism

Willfully ignoring antisemitism is antisemitism

Natalie Arbatman, Editor-In-Chief March 4, 2022

I am done begging for solidarity. I am done waiting for non-Jews to see us, to hear us, to ache for us, to fight with us. On Jan. 17, a British extremist took hostage a Rabbi and three other members of...

Rampant threats to student safety must be addressed

Rampant threats to student safety must be addressed

Natalie Arbatman, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2022

Every time I arrive at and leave school, I am at risk of getting hit by a car. With juniors and seniors getting their licenses, an increase in pedestrians and bikers, and fewer parking lots, entrances...

ELD Students Deserve Better: A Reform in School Transportation Is Necessary

Oracle Staff January 7, 2022

Every day after school, students line up in the front parking lot, waiting for buses, their sole source of transportation to and from campus. Approximately 70 of these students are enrolled in the school’s...

Stop talking, start acting

Stop talking, start acting

Oracle Staff May 13, 2021

The editorial published in the Edition of the Oracle sent out to subscribers on May 19 is a misprint. The following is the most updated version of the editorial and represents the opinion of the Oracle...

Disregarding Jewish identity

Disregarding Jewish identity

Natalie Arbatman October 25, 2020

Anti-Semitism in the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum This article first appeared in the first issue of the 2020-21 volume of the Oracle. It has been since been updated. Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed...

Perspective: Our generation needs to analyze, rather than consume, media

Perspective: Our generation needs to analyze, rather than consume, media

Ella Haney-Foulds May 24, 2020

Mill Valley News, Tatum Elliott In the digital media unit of art class in seventh grade, I was shown a documentary about body image. It showed countless photoshopped images of models, but instead of...

How racialized college admissions gossip harms our understanding and discourse on affirmative action

How racialized college admissions gossip harms our understanding and discourse on affirmative action

Orianna Schwartz May 11, 2020

In the past few weeks many seniors, including myself, have apprehensively logged onto web portals or opened acceptance letters to competitive colleges. For those who choose to enter the competition for...

Editorial: Distance learning successes and our suggestions for the future

Editorial: Distance learning successes and our suggestions for the future

Oracle Staff May 10, 2020

The inherent difficulties that have arisen in the wake of COVID-19 are numerous, and we commend the district for their adaptability, especially as suggestions and instructions from national and statewide...

The case for credit/no credit, from past and present District Teachers Association presidents

The case for credit/no credit, from past and present District Teachers Association presidents

David Campbell April 13, 2020

David Campbell is the current president of the MVLA District Teachers Association and a teacher at MVHS. Michelle Bissonnette is the former MVLA DTA president and a teacher at LAHS. This is in response...

You might not know it, but we all are connected to war; here are some long term solutions to stop fueling it

You might not know it, but we all are connected to war; here are some long term solutions to stop fueling it

Orianna Schwartz February 14, 2020

Full version of perspective by Alix Rousseau (pictured above) from the Feb. 14, 2020 print edition of Oracle. With the tensions happening between Iran, Iraq, Ukraine, Russia and the United States,...

Perspective: The bell schedule should remain the same

Perspective: The bell schedule should remain the same

James Pampeyan June 3, 2019

The topic of whether or not we should change the bell schedule has come up again, with parents and students taking a survey on how they felt about the current schedule and whether or not there should...

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