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Senior Olivia Jarvie presents her project about the effects of snail slime on chronic wound healing. Judges Max Ezin and Lynn Bresnahan grade her presentation and research skills. Student scientists in Archers research classes used the symposium as an opportunity to showcase the projects that they had been working on all year.
Worms healing wounds, devices fighting fires: STEM Symposium features Los Angeles student scientists
By Lucia Williams, Staff Reporter • June 4, 2022

A scientist in Los Angeles is researching a cure for Parkinson's disease using fruit flies. Another scientist is using Bluetooth to cure separation...

These panels depict the layout of the annex where Anne Frank and her family hid and the desk where Anne wrote her diary. Im a very visual person, so to be able to see the exact locations, in combination with someone talking about their own experience and giving tours, was probably my favorite part, Landers said.
Archer hosts 'Anne Frank: A History for Today,' student tour guides have 'impactful' experience
By Alexis David, Staff Reporter • June 2, 2022

From May 9 to May 16, Archer hosted "Anne Frank: A History for Today," an exhibit in honor of Anne Frank, in the parlor. Archer partnered with...

Student Body President Langdon Janos (22) introduces the commencement speaker, Hannah Minghella. The Class of 2022 had their in person graduation Friday, May 27, at the Skirball Cultural Center.
Seniors graduate, have 'symbolic ending' to Archer experience
By Audrey Chang, Staff Reporter • May 31, 2022

After their sophomore year was interrupted by the COVID-19 lockdown and their junior year was almost completely online, the Class of 2022 was...

Eighth grade dancers perform their student choreographed dance in the historic courtyard during lunch. Student choreographers had creative freedom as they choose their costumes, music and dancers.
Movement, music and memories: Archer presents Festival of Dance 
By Rose Sarner, Culture Editor • June 2, 2022

From different cultures, costumes and forms of expression, Archer's Festival of Dance is an annual celebration of the accomplishments of all...

Track and field team members Coco Takessian (28), Nissara Shah (28) and Mia Goldberg (28), get in their positions to start running in a track event at Brentwood School April 20. It is a really tiring sport, but I love the team so much, Farah Sandoval (28) said. We all were equally exhausted and worn out, so [the team] all had fun and joked about it after.
Pride and progress: Middle school track and field team reflects on season
By Nina Sperling, Staff Reporter • June 2, 2022

The middle school track and field team crossed their season's finish line with new personal and team records. The team participated in four meets...

The middle school purple tennis team celebrates after finishing as runner-ups at the Pacific Basin League Finals with Head Coach Paula Feignbaum and Assistant Coach Sydney Streimer.  “Wanting to see your teammates succeed, you’re not really focused on yourself,” Sepalla said. “There was a little bit of anxiety surrounding going into the finals because I don’t think anyone had ever done anything like that before. But, when we got there, we knew that our nerves would settle because we were there together. We weren’t on our own.” 
Swings and wins: Middle school tennis runner-up in PBL finals and Individuals Championships 
By Maia Alvarez, Staff Reporter • May 31, 2022

The middle school tennis team took their final swings of the season May 6 and 7 at the Pacific Basin League finals and the Co-ed Individual Championships....

Thousands gather in Downtown Los Angeles May 14th to protest the preliminary decision to overturn Roe V. Wade, a set precedent. The choice by the Supreme Court is evidence of dangerous continued attacks on the most vulnerable.
Column: Speak out, speak now
By Charlotte Tragos, Columnist • June 4, 2022

Martin Niemöller lived in Nazi Germany. After World War II, Niemöller spoke about the failure of Germans to stop Hitler and their complicity...

The class of 2022 stands in front of their grade door during Color Wars. The hardest goodbye I will ever have to say is to those I call my family. The past four years have been nothing short of a roller coaster, and I could not imagine my life without each and every person in my grade.
Column: My final farewell
By Marissa Gendy, Columnist • May 28, 2022

My grade has had quite the year.  To my parents, thank you. I’d like to say I got my grace from my mother and my willingness to love from...

News headlines of three school shootings, including the mass shooting last week at Robb Elementary school. In a nation frequently grieving from school shootings, is time we, the students, answer the question, What makes us feel safe?
Editorial: What makes us feel safe?
By 21-22 Oracle Editorial Board May 31, 2022

What makes us feel safe?  Students across the nation have had to reckon with this question following the tragic mass shooting at Robb Elementary...

This graphic depicts posters for several documentaries and films that I chose, exploring various topics highlighting influential women. I hope you find inspiration from this selection of films and engaging content. Graphic illustration curated with promotional film, tv show and documentary images.
Spirited six: Feminist films to empower, inspire over summer
By Nina Sperling, Staff Reporter • June 2, 2022

Since the leak of the Supreme Court draft to overturn Roe v. Wade and more than 108 restrictions on abortion in 2021 alone, women have been worried...

I frequently find myself searching for summer playlists but none are ever perfect. I have attempted to curate the ultimate summer playlist full of joyful music.
Magnetic music: Dance-worthy playlist perfect for summer
By Alexis David, Staff Reporter • May 31, 2022

As the school year comes to a close and summer break begins, everyone is looking for the best new playlist for the summer. Whether it be for...

The Scoop S2 Ep3 - The Scoop on Hestia's Flame, Archer's Yearbook
By Maia Alvarez, Staff Reporter • June 3, 2022

At the end of May, yearbook staffers handed out the 2021-2022 Hestia’s Flame yearbook, but how much do you really know about what goes into...

The Scoop S2 Ep 2 - The Scoop on Division Disconnection
By Maia Alvarez, Staff Reporter • April 1, 2022

Archer is a 6-12 school, but how connected are middle and upper school? For this episode, we highlight perspectives from middle and upper school...