The Oracle

College tuition leads to unthinkable decisions, disheartening lifestyles

Elaine Sine, senior editor

May 27, 2016

After we leave high school, we’ll be the mature, untouchable college students getting an education. It doesn’t matter what price we have to pay for it, so long as it’s an education, even if it gives you crippling debt. And whe...

‘Comfort women’ deserve greater recognition for traumas

Elaine Sine, co-opinions editor

February 5, 2016

On Dec. 28, 2015, I discovered Japan and Korea’s agreement to settle a 70-year dispute of Japan’s sexual enslavement of South Korean women. Optimism and exhilaration ballooned within me. A bit of history to understand wh...

‘New Verse News’ unveils artistic potential in world events, inspires global investment

Elaine Sine, co-opinions editor

December 18, 2015

Ignorance is one of the worst characteristics a person can have. When neglecting the national and global information that saturates the social media platforms and the world around you, it’s harder to build credibility or be taken s...

‘Free the Nipple’ sparks debate, abolishes prejudice

Elaine Sine, co-opinions editor

November 6, 2015

The less clothing I wear, the more comfortable I am. In fact, when I was a toddler, every time my family wrestled me into sweaters and jeans during the winter, I squirmed out of them in exchange for a tiny t-shirt and shorts, t...

Sarah Kay artfully composes relatable, unconventional poetry compilation

Elaine Sine, asst. a&e editor

April 24, 2015

If life is like a box of chocolates, poetry is like the glass of milk to accompany it, because no matter how thick, dark or bitter life can be, poetry will be able to smooth its flavors. With Sarah Kay’s collection of poems...

Suicide of Leelah Alcorn highlights deep societal bias

Elaine Sine, asst. a&e editor

February 6, 2015

When I was in middle school, I encountered a classmate’s online photo album of her latest venture to the mall. She took pictures of a male employee at a makeup store who wore a long skirt with the store uniform. My classmate’s...

South students expand music tastes globally

Elaine Sine, asst. editor a&e

February 6, 2015

Europe Having relatives that live in Germany, junior Helene Paulson visited her extended family in the country. According to Paulson, this vacation was what sparked her interest in the cultural music of Germany. “When I w...

Magritte’s artwork intrigues and inspires

Elaine Sine, asst. a&e editor

October 3, 2014

“Ceci n’est pas une pipe.” For many who have read the best-selling novel “The Fault in Our Stars,” these were the words that introduced its many readers to the surrealist artist René Magritte. I myself was one of these...

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Elaine Sine