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  • January 11 As of Jan. 10, Archer reported 21 active Covid cases and 98% of the community fully vaccinated.
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Hazell-OBrien presents on the restorative justice plan during an all school meeting. This was the first of many meetings towards restorative accountability.
'Approach with the intention to understand': Administration organizes affinity groups following campus incident
By Rose Sarner, Culture Editor • 17 hours ago

What was meant to be a self-esteem project, where students post sticky notes with positive affirmations on bathroom mirrors, turned into two...

Junior Rose Sarner gets tested for COVID-19 in the library courtyard on Wednesday, Oct. 20. All community members participate in a weekly testing program with Laboratory Services of America. Archer leaders are notified of any positive cases each week allowing them to take necessary action to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Friday test results delayed as in-person learning begins, students share concerns
By Greta Irvine, News Editor • January 11, 2022

After a week of remote learning and to ensure a safe return to in-person learning the week of Jan. 10 to Jan. 14, students, faculty and staff...

On Dec. 15, a unknown individual wrote the N-word on a sticky note on a bathroom mirror. Archer leaders are conducting an investigation into the incident.
Campus incident occurs Dec. 15, Archer leaders respond
By Greta Irvine, News Editor • December 28, 2021

Two instances of hate speech were discovered on sticky notes on a bathroom mirror before winter break. Head of School Elizabeth English informed...

The American Girl burgers stacked on top of each other. This burger is the most classic one on the menu and the closest you will find to an original cheeseburger.
Column: Baby's Badass Burgers
By Lily Miro, Columnist • January 15, 2022

With a new year comes endless food truck possibilities and no time to choose the perfect one. However, this month's truck came to me by chance....

Members of varsity basketball pose for a picture after practice. As athletics started off the first week of the semester with virtual training, upper school varsity soccer and varsity basketball were able to train on campus on Thursday and Friday. At the beginning of the year we opened up and, so, those remote possibilities were ones that were really explored and dug into prior to that. So we had those solutions available. Director of Athletics Kim Smith said.
Deja vu: Athletics participate in hybrid training during virtual week
By Grace Doyle , Sports Editor • January 14, 2022

Athletes logged onto Zoom for their first virtual practice of the second semester. After it was announced that school would take place online...

In 2018, Specchierla plays with her club teammates in a scrimmage. Specchierla said that she enjoys playing with her teammates because it is fun to have great friendships and play a sport that she loves. I enjoy the competitive nature within my club team, Specchierla said. It helps me stay motivated to improve continuously.
Through the eyes of Isabella Specchierla: Archer Girl, athlete, activist and artist
By Nyah Fernandez, Multimedia Editor • January 13, 2022

Senior Isabella Specchierla has been a student-athlete at Archer since sixth grade. Specchierla serves as a board member on the Girls Empowering...

This image, photographed by Marley Mills, showcases the performance we put as to mask our true emotions. It is within our human nature to create walls that hide us when we are at our most vulnerable.
Column: Pain doesn't have the power to silence me
By Marissa Gendy , Columnist • January 17, 2022

Pain is silencing. Watching friends and family members smile and embrace the joy around them silences our pain. It makes it hard for us to feel...

The American Girl burgers stacked on top of each other. This burger is the most classic one on the menu and the closest you will find to an original cheeseburger.
Column: Baby's Badass Burgers
By Lily Miro, Columnist • January 15, 2022

With a new year comes endless food truck possibilities and no time to choose the perfect one. However, this month's truck came to me by chance....

uniors Letizia Oetker, Azel Al-Kadiri and Margaret Morris sit in a hallway before class studying for an upcoming biology test.
Commentary: My first full year of in-person high school 
By Greta Irvine, News Editor • December 1, 2021

The rumor is true: junior year is a hard year. How could it not be? Grades are vital for college, AP courses are introduced into schedules,...

Happy holidays with this gift guide that comes straight from The Oracle editorial board. A curated list of what they are gifting this holiday season and hope to receive.
Gift Guide: The Oracle editors share items from holiday season wish list
By London Sinclair, Senior Reporter • December 24, 2021

Happy holidays with this cheerful gift guide. Celebrate the merry season with a gift for everyone on your list, without breaking the bank. This guide feature 40 gifts all under 50 dollars.
Gift Guide: 40 gifts under $50 for the holidays
By London Sinclair, Senior Reporter • December 24, 2021



Season 2, Ep 1: Inside the Walls of Archer with Samantha Hazell-O'Brien
By London Sinclair, Senior Reporter • November 16, 2021

Welcome to season two of The Scoop! For this episode, we are showcasing Archer’s new Dean of Student Life, Equity and Inclusion, Samantha Hazell-O’Brien....

The Scoop S1 Ep 6 - Colonialism, Capitalism and Carbon Emissions
By London Sinclair, Senior Reporter • 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...