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Class of 2025 Student Council representatives Rachel Chung, Francie Wallack and Tavi Memoli smile in front of boxes of donuts and containers of hot water to mix with hot chocolate packets. Chung served as photographer for the event, documenting the party on her digital camera. The juniors’ autumn party was meant to provide a space to talk to their peers and relax in the midst of their academics. 
Fall friendship: Juniors bond over donuts, drinks at class party
By Lucy Williams, Voices Editor • 31 minutes ago

Junior year has a reputation for being the hardest year of high school. To celebrate autumn and provide a break from academic commitments, the...

Juniors sit at Union Peak in Lander, Wyoming. From Aug. 25-Sept. 1, most members of the Class of 2025 went on Arrow Week, a hiking and leadership program that is a part of Archer’s curriculum.
Juniors adapt to Arrow Week with fewer students attending, develop leadership skills
By Lola Thomas, Senior Reporter • September 20, 2023

During this year's junior Arrow Week Aug. 25- Sept. 1, 77% of the Class of 2025 attended. This was a noticeably smaller number compared to previous...

A slide from the Honor Education Councils presentation explains the guidelines for Grammarly versus ChatGPT, which both use artificial intelligence. Upper school HEC representatives presented at grade-level meetings Sept. 5 about the addition of AI guidelines to the student handbook.
HEC, community members discuss addition of AI guidelines to handbook, related ethics
By Audrey Chang, Editor-in-Chief • September 18, 2023

Among other topics, Archer's student handbook outlines community values, policies and expectations around academic integrity. The handbook's...

Visual Arts teacher Hannah Kremin positions her artwork and prepares for the opening of the 2023 Eastern Star Gallery faculty and staff art show. Kremins piece on display is called Swans Dance and was made from clay, plaster, acrylic, sand and wax.
 'It's humanizing': Eastern Star Gallery show facilitates student, faculty connection
By Oona Seppala, Senior Reporter • September 20, 2023

Have you ever wondered what your teachers do in their free time? Have you ever seen your teacher out in public and remembered they have a life...

Senior Chloe Resnick and world language teacher Mark Forte stand together at Zuma beach after Resnick competed in a surf competition. For the fall season, the surf team has expanded to include experienced middle school surfers.
Surf's up: Surf team expands to experienced middle school surfers
By Emily Paschall, Senior Reporter • 19 hours ago

If you are an experienced middle school surfer and are eager to catch waves with your Archer peers, then you're in luck — the surf team is...

Seventh graders Zoe Butler and Isabel Kromwyk run side by side on a sunny afternoon during cross country practice. Middle school cross country coach Kiaira Bostic said they are both determined athletes, and she looks forward to seeing them become stronger runners this season.
Side by side: Seventh graders Zoe Butler, Isabel Kromwyk jog into middle school cross country season
By Emily Paschall, Senior Reporter • September 20, 2023

Two seventh grade student athletes head to the backfield three-to-four times every week with their team for cross country practice. Middle school...

Japanese Breakfast performed May 11 at the Kilby Block Party Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah. Witnessing their performance live is one of my final memories of high school and stirred up a lot of bittersweet emotions.
Column: An ode to senior year... and Japanese Breakfast
By Sydney Frank, Columnist • May 24, 2023

On the vast stage in front of me, a tiny woman donning a white, hanbok-style mini dress shreds on a guitar, dances around joyously and occasionally...

My friend and I took this screenshot of our avatars on one of our favorite servers. Throughout all the years I’ve played video games, it’s always been the one I can consistently return to, having built some of my strongest relationships and shaped who I am as a person.
Column: Create new world
By Paulina DePaulo, Columnist • May 22, 2023

It’s a bright morning in 2014, and a 9-year-old me is perched on the office chair in front of the family computer. I’m nearly an hour deep...

Audrey Chang (’24) takes her senior portrait. Chang will be serving as the Editor-in-Chief of The Oracle for the 2023-2024 school year. (Graphic Illustration by Audrey Chang)
Letter from the Editor
By Audrey Chang, Editor-in-Chief • August 28, 2023

Hello, Archer community! I hope you all had a great summer and enjoyed relaxing, repeatedly watching "Barbie" and spending time with your friends,...

This image features a few album covers of certain tracks on my perfect autumn playlist. Covers include Fiona Apples classic, Tidal, and Ethel Cains Preachers Daughter. (Graphic Illustration by Siena Ferraro).
The perfect autumn playlist to maximize coziness all season long
By Siena Ferraro, News Editor • 20 hours ago

As temperatures in Los Angeles drop below 75 degrees, Starbucks opens its pumpkin spice floodgates and Disneyland advertisements begin to promote...

My parents assemble all the ingredients necessary to make which dumpling filling. This particular dinner, my mom tried to step out of her comfort zone by making a pork and mushroom dumpling, which she had never attempted before.
My top 5 favorite Chinese foods
By Melinda Wang, Senior Reporter • May 29, 2023

When I think of Chinese food, I envision rich flavors, satisfying textures and a unique way to connect with Chinese culture. My parents raised...

The Scoop on the History of the Senior Fountain Jump
By Maia Alvarez, Features Editor • June 1, 2023

After the Advanced Study Humanities Symposium Friday, May 19, seniors headed to the courtyard to partake in the fountain jump tradition, where...

The Scoop: A conversation with my trans brother
By Charlotte Tragos, Columnist • May 26, 2023

Guest host Charlotte Tragos (‘23) speaks about transphobia and the importance of gender-affirming medical care. Tragos’ brother, Sam, transitioned...

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