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The student news site of The Archer School for Girls

The Oracle

The student news site of The Archer School for Girls

The Oracle

Rising seniors Chidimma Nwafor, Anny Rodriguez, Marley Mills and Andrea Ramirez pose for a photo together in the courtyard wearing their blue accessories. Ramirez holds blue bucket hats, which class reps bought for the entire rising senior class and senior mentors. On June 4, rising seniors spent Moving Up Day at school, commemorating their final hours as juniors.
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'A day to remember': Rising seniors celebrate Moving Up Day
By Nyah Fernandez, Multimedia Editor • June 4, 2021

In this photo essay, rising seniors enjoy their final hours as juniors by sharing memories, dancing in the courtyard and running through the hallways singing Taylor Swift's song  "22."  Moving Up Day is a ceremony filled with cheers, celebrations and...

Diversity Conference Leadership Team member, Layla Huber-Verjan (
Navigate, educate and teach: Q&A with the Diversity Conference Leadership Team
By London Sinclair, Podcast Editor • June 9, 2021

How has being a member of the Diversity Conference Leadership Team (DCLT) impacted you? Alejandra Ayala [AA]: "Being a member of the DCLT has...

Rising seniors Chidimma Nwafor, Anny Rodriguez, Marley Mills and Andrea Ramirez pose for a photo together in the courtyard wearing their blue accessories. Ramirez holds blue bucket hats, which class reps bought for the entire rising senior class and senior mentors. On June 4, rising seniors spent Moving Up Day at school, commemorating their final hours as juniors.
'A day to remember': Rising seniors celebrate Moving Up Day
By Nyah Fernandez, Multimedia Editor • June 4, 2021

In this photo essay, rising seniors enjoy their final hours as juniors by sharing memories, dancing in the courtyard and running through the...

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'Summer break feels long overdue': Students look forward to summer plans
By Andrea Ramirez, Staff Reporter • June 4, 2021

With summer approaching fast, many Archer students are eager to finally get a break and the chance to relax. While some students will be pursuing...

Dancers Cara Banks, Chloe Terani and Daisy Marmur perform in doorways in an edited piece streamed during the remote Festival of Dance. The doorways were used as framing to represent the isolation people have faced this past year.
Annual Festival of Dance: Overcoming obstacles and finding hope
By Thea Leimone, Features Editor • May 26, 2021

Dancing between doorways, synchronized Zoom squares and self-made music. These are some of the many elements that made up this year's Festival...

From soccer to swimming, basketball to softball and tennis to track, Archer Athletics are culminating their seasons that were met with "metal fortitude and joy" according to Director of Athletics Kim Smith. COVID-19 didn
A year of 'silver linings': Looking back at 2020-2021 season for Archer Athletics
By Grace Doyle June 3, 2021

As the school year comes to a close so does Archer Athletics. From the soccer field to the swimming pool, athletes are hanging up their Archer...

College freshman Andrea Campos and her teammates come together in a huddle during a volleyball game. "During first semester we didn
Once a Panther, always a Panther: Archer alumni continue their sports at the collegiate level
By Andrea Ramirez, Staff Reporter • May 31, 2021

From the East Coast to the West Coast, Archer alumni went off to college during a year pledged by COVID-19. Athletes who chose to continue their...

Joe Biden smiles for his official White House Portrait. The Biden administration has been in office for more than 100 days.
Column: 100 days later
By Charlotte Tragos, Columnist • May 27, 2021

On a dark hot night 163 years ago, delegates sat down for dinner at the Republican State Convention in Springfield, Illinois, when their nominee...

I took this picture in the summer of 2020. Protests all over the nations ensued in response to the police brutality experienced by the Black community. This picture symbolizes the desire to belong in a society that continuously rejects you for your skin color, yet people have found support in others that feel, experience and fight for what they believe in.
Column: We fight for a space where we are accepted
By Marissa Gendy, Columnist • May 26, 2021

“Where do I belong?” This question, or another form of it, has circulated the mind of anyone struggling with their identity. A desire to...

Three neon signs illuminate the word "Perfect" in colors turquoise, yellow and white in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. My love-hate relationship with perfectionism has taken on a new meaning as I continue to evolve and grow older.
Op-Ed: My love-hate relationship with perfectionism
By Vaughan Anoa'i, Editor-in-Chief • June 3, 2021

My first taste of perfectionism came in the form of the hit reality show "Dance Moms." Yes, you read that correctly. My grandmother and...

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...