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  • May 15 As of May 9, the community positivity rate is 2.3%.
  • May 10 This year’s Middle School musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will take place Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21, at Archer.
  • May 3 As of May 3, the indoor mask mandate will be reinstated until further notice.
The student news site of The Archer School for Girls

The Oracle

The student news site of The Archer School for Girls

The Oracle

Graduating seniors from the Oracle Staff, Sports Editor Gracie Doyle, Editor-in-Chief Vaughan Anoai and Features Editor Thea Leimone, show off their college spirit together. I think from here on, its only exciting things, Doyle said. We have a really, really fun end of the year. We get to participate in all these traditions. Then we have summer, which is always fun, and then freshman year [of college], which is so exciting and new. But  Im really ready for the next chapter.
Pennants, pizza, photos: Seniors celebrate National College Decision Day
By Nina Sperling, Staff Reporter • 1 hour ago

Pizza on the front lawn and joyful photos with friends and college sweatshirts. The time had finally arrived for seniors to celebrate National...

A sign posted in front of the Tia Palermo library informs students of Advanced Placement Exams taking place inside. Junior and senior students began taking the AP Exams May 2, a set of annual assessments administered by The College Board. These will be the last set of exams enforced by Archer as the school plans to phase out Advanced Placement courses and assessments next school year.
Students prepare for annual Advanced Placement Exams, reflect on last time testing
By Cadence Callahan, Senior Reporter • May 15, 2022

Pencils, pens and highlighters. Textbooks and past assignments piled high. Archer's junior, senior and select sophomore students prepared for...

Actor Keith David speaks to upper school students about his career and what inspired him to become an actor. The panel was moderated by English teacher Jennifer Dohr. My dance teacher said, Any fool can be happy all the time. Happiness is the result of your hard work, David said. When you work hard, and you have earned where you are, theres cause to be happy, and no one can shake that.
Actor Keith David visits Archer for 'inspiring' panel about career, Shakespeare
By Nina Sperling, Staff Reporter • May 15, 2022

Three-time Emmy award winner and Tony- nominated actor Keith David spoke to Archer students Tuesday, April 19, in a panel moderated by English...

11 Madison Parks summer salad highlights all different types, colors and shapes of tomatoes. This was one of my favorite dishes at 11 Madison Park because of how fresh each ingredient included is.
Review: 11 Madison Park's new plant-based menu has transformed fine dining
By Rose Sarner, Culture Editor • 5 hours ago

Zero animal products, solely vegetables; the New York staple 11 Madison Park has gone vegan. 11 Madison Park is a world-renowned restaurant...

Seniors Faith Soriano and Isabella Specchierla smile as they sign their National Letters of Intent and Commitment in the amphitheater. After 12 years of training in their sports, Soriano committed to play softball at California State University Monterey Bay, and Specchierla committed to play soccer at Swarthmore University.
'Know your potential': Archer's senior athletes sign college letters of intent
By Lucy Williams, Staff Reporter • May 12, 2022

Senior Faith Soriano has played softball since she was 5 years old. She has dove in the dirt for line drives since she was 5. She has driven...

The middle school softball team poses for a photo with assistant coach Dani LeNoir (left) and head coach Natalie Chambers (right). The team is comprised of sixth and seventh graders. At some point, the middle school team diminished because the interest wasnt there, Chambers said. It has been a while, so the fact that we had a lot of girls sign up and really want to commit themselves — I couldnt ask for anything more.
'They push me to do better': Q&A with middle school softball coach, Natalie Chambers
By Alexis David, Staff Reporter • May 12, 2022

Fitness coach Natalie Chambers has been the head coach of the middle school softball team through this year's spring sports season. Due to lack...

There are quite literally two Oscar awards for the same achievements, one for a man and the other for a woman. In a world of progress, change and steps towards gender equality, the annual Oscars event feels stuck in time. When men and women are handed different awards for the same job, it’s sending the message that their work is somehow unequal. The separation of men and women needs to be shifted to the separation of genres, so everyone is given a chance in the spotlight.
Column: It's genre, not gender
By Azel Al-Kadiri, Columnist • May 2, 2022

The award season this year didn’t fall short in entertainment. For weeks, we had debates over who should or shouldn’t have won, our favorite...

Stickers line the outside of my kitchen window promoting pride and transgender visibility. There are many ways to uplift transgender show your support for the transgender community following March 31.
Column: Transgender visibility: A continual effort
By Charlotte Tragos, Columnist • May 2, 2022

Following the Transgender Day of Visibility March 31, we transition to action. Transgender people are being attacked across the United States...

Graduating Editor-in-Chief Vaughan Anoai poses for her kindergarten graduation photos (top left) and smiles in her Archer polo during her first day of senior year. After seven years at Archer, Anoai reflected on her journey through middle and high school, more specifically what her role as Editor-in-Chief meant to her.
Letter from the Editor: And that's all she wrote
By Vaughan Anoa'i, Editor in Chief • May 17, 2022

Amongst The Oracle staff, one of our favorite warm-up activities and class traditions is to "share the love" with one another. During this shout-out session,...

Claire Leimone poses will a Trader Joes reusable bag filled with grocery items. On top of their fantastic food and welcoming stores, Trader Joes provides recyclable and reusable bags.
An ode to Trader Joe's
By Thea Leimone, Features Editor • March 1, 2022

Have you read the Fearless Flyer lately? If not, make sure to take a look and you'll find a world full of snacks, samples, treats and recipes...

These are some of my favorite snacks from the servery. There are so many different types of snacks for all tastebuds.
Photo Gallery: My favorite servery snacks
By Alexis David, Staff Reporter • February 22, 2022

During almost every lunch, US-FLX Block, mentorship period or even passing period, you are bound to see plenty of people at the servery. The...

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...

The Scoop S2 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....