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The Oracle

The student news site of The Archer School for Girls

The Oracle

The student news site of The Archer School for Girls

The Oracle

This photograph was taken on my bus ride home, one late afternoon. Throughout the day, the sky was dark and the sun barely shined. This photograph depicts this. A day where everything felt dark, sun barely shining. This symbolizes the days where nothing feels to be in our favor with the sun barely peering through as the love we have for ourselves even in the dark.
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Column: I can love you in the dark
By Marissa Gendy, Columnist • October 17, 2021

Dear past self, Do you remember that place?  The place that no one likes to talk about. The place that is different for all but experienced by all. When everything in the world seems to be going wrong and your mind begins to drift off into this...

Senior Emily Cadenas triesd to pin her clothespin on Bess Frierson and get her out of the game assassin while Frierson runs around the courtyard to  avoid Cadenas. The seniors continue in tradition of playing assassin which began during the beginning of their sophomore year. 
Let the games begin: Seniors and faculty play Assassin
By Nyah Fernandez, Multimedia Editor • October 17, 2021

Screams sound through the hallways, teachers run away from students and students run away from teachers. The game of Assassin has begun. Executive...

Freshman August Kohn sells seniors Ruby Williams and Lexi Tooley baked goods for the GEG bake sale fundraiser in support of the LÍde foundation. The bake sale was one of multiple stations in the courtyard for the International Day of the Girl celebration on Oct. 11.
GEG fills courtyard with festivities for International Day of the Girl celebration
By Thea Leimone, Features Editor • October 15, 2021

Archer students walk through the halls in purple shirts, and in the courtyard, pathways covered by drawings of the female symbol and messages...

On Wednesday, Oct. 6 Hermanas Unidas presented during Upper School Community Connections. The affinity club introduced their executive board, mission statement and theme of the year. They also spotlighted members of the community in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month which lasts from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
Hispanic Heritage Month: Hermanas Unidas present during Community Connections
By London Sinclair, Podcast Editor • October 10, 2021

As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close on Oct. 15, affinity club Hermanas Unidas presented during Upper School Community Connections on...

The Word of Mouth vegan truck located at the Vegan Exchange LA. This truck is my new favorite vegan spot in LA, Olivia Miro said.
Column: V is for vegan
By Lily Miro, Columnist • October 15, 2021

My sister became a vegetarian about a year-and-a-half ago, and as my Mom busied herself finding meatless alternatives to some of her staple meals,...

The traditional Quesabirria tacos with beef which can be dipped in consomé sauce. A staple item at Tacos y Birria La Unica food truck and the main event of the whole taco truck experience.
Column: Basking in Birria
September 20, 2021
Members of the cheerleading team train on the back field, learning new skills and the basics of cheer. In the future, the team could support Archer athletes at their competitions as well as compete in competitions of their own. Speaking to the environment thus far, Director of Athletics Kim Smith said the team was enjoying themselves. Ive been out there, and it looks like theyre enjoying themselves, learning the skills and, you know, putting them together, Smith said. Theyre meeting new friends and it seems like  a positive, great outlet for them.
A-R-C-H-E-R: Cheerleading pilot program added to Archer Athletics led by award-winning coach
By Grace Doyle, Sports Editor • October 17, 2021

Go, panthers, go! Archer Athletics debuts its newest addition: a cheerleading pilot program. Open to grades eight through 12, students from...

The varsity volleyball team comes together in a huddle at their recent match against Buckley. “Were all really great players individually, Milton said. [Were] just using our strengths as a team to keep persevering.
Volleyball spikes back: Captains discuss goals for 2021 season
By Alexis David, Staff Reporter • October 17, 2021

As it approaches the middle of the first semester and the fall sports season progresses, Archer’s junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams...

This photograph was taken on my bus ride home, one late afternoon. Throughout the day, the sky was dark and the sun barely shined. This photograph depicts this. A day where everything felt dark, sun barely shining. This symbolizes the days where nothing feels to be in our favor with the sun barely peering through as the love we have for ourselves even in the dark.
Column: I can love you in the dark
By Marissa Gendy, Columnist • October 17, 2021

Dear past self, Do you remember that place?  The place that no one likes to talk about. The place that is different for all but experienced...

The Word of Mouth vegan truck located at the Vegan Exchange LA. This truck is my new favorite vegan spot in LA, Olivia Miro said.
Column: V is for vegan
By Lily Miro, Columnist • October 15, 2021

My sister became a vegetarian about a year-and-a-half ago, and as my Mom busied herself finding meatless alternatives to some of her staple meals,...

The Oracle Editorial Board and staff reporters work independently in the Publication Lab on campus. As the 2021-2022 school year begins, we are thankful to have the opportunity to learn and connect with one another in person, as journalists everywhere felt the repercussions of the pandemic as it affected their reporting.
Editorial: The first time we've felt like student-journalists in a long time
By 21-22 Oracle Editorial Board October 4, 2021

And, we’re back.  As schools across the country return to in-person learning full time, middle, high school and college students alike...

Editor-in-Chief Vaughan Anoa’i and Features Editor Thea Leimone work on editing a story together in the Publication Lab. Anoai is serving as the Editor-in-Chief for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Letter from the Editor
September 22, 2021
Con(grad)ulations: Gift guide for the graduate
Con(grad)ulations: Gift guide for the graduate
By London Sinclair, Podcast Editor • May 26, 2021

After years of term papers, finals, GPAs and rest-of-your-life questions, you're off to college just to do it all over again! Homesick SoCal...

The left cup, filled with matcha, and the right cup, filled with chai tea, steaming before being enjoyed. Although Chloe and Grace often bicker about which drink is superior, they have finally found common ground and can agree that both are valid ways to enjoy morning-time.
A battle of how to start the morning: Matcha vs. Chai tea latte
By Chloe Fidler and Grace Doyle May 20, 2021

The Scoop S1 Ep 6 - Colonialism, Capitalism and Carbon Emissions
By London Sinclair, Podcast Editor • June 3, 2021

In this episode, we discuss three C’s — colonialism, capitalism and carbon emissions with Bess Frierson (‘22) and how they each contribute...

The Scoop S1 Ep 5 - #COVID19: Archer teen volunteers for adolescent Pfizer trial
By London Sinclair, Podcast Editor • April 25, 2021

With stay-at-home orders lifting and worldwide confirmed COVID-19 cases totaling in the millions, scientists are pushing forward to expand vaccine...