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Commentary: Consequences of postponing Tokyo’s Olympics to 2021 need solutions

The Olympic rings each represent different continents at the Olympics. This year's summer olympics in Tokyo has been postponed to 2021.

By Avery Fox, Staff Reporter

May 21, 2020

From track and field events to gymnastics, the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, were going to be the main sporting event of the year. While postponing due to COVID-19 was the best action to take given this time's uncertainty, some may overlook the ramifications this may cause on athletes and the...

New challenges arise from cancellation of traditional spring sports season

Sixth grader Saskia Sommer and her tennis teammates meet on Zoom during the first week of the Panther Challenge. After traditional spring sports were cancelled, athletes shifted to a virtual model to promote psychical fitness, mental health, and team connectivity.

By Grace Doyle and Rio Hundley

May 21, 2020

The start of a new sports season always brings a slew of new opportunities and challenges — but the 2020 spring season brought more than most. On March 16, practices and competitions were indefinitely suspended, and on April 12, spring sports were officially canceled in response to the extension of stay-at-home orders by California Governor Gavin Newsom.  "I wasn't shocked, just because ...

‘Rowing hasn’t seen the last of me’: Senior Charley Griffiths commits to Division 1 rowing at UC Berkeley

Senior Charley Griffiths wears a University of California, Berkeley t-shirt, where she has committed for Division 1 rowing next year. Griffiths has been a coxswain for four years. Photo courtesy of Griffiths.

By Molly Goldberg, Culture Editor

May 15, 2020

While her final season of being a high school rower was cut short due to the COVID-19 outbreak, senior Charley Griffiths’ rowing career is far from over. After being a coxswain in the Marina Aquatic Center junior rowing team for all four years of high school, Griffiths has committed to Division 1 row...

Varsity softball season strikes out: Panther challenge implemented to connect community

Kayla Gathers ('21) pictured above at the varsity softball 2019 final league game against Rolling Hills Preparatory School. The Archer Panthers beat the Rolling Hills Huskies, securing a first place finish in the league.

By London Sinclair, Staff Writer

April 26, 2020

The upper school varsity softball team started preseason in late February, but their practices came to an end the week of March 9 when Head of School Elizabeth English announced in a school-wide email that, starting March 16 "students will not come to campus" due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). At first, the future of the softball season was unclear, but Athle...

Athletes, coaches adjust to remote learning during outbreak of COVID-19

The middle school tennis team adjusts to having practice over Zoom.

By Lizette Gonzalez and Rio Hundley

April 9, 2020

Middle school tennis athletes show up to practice with rackets in hand, smiling and ready to work. But this time practices are different: they're held through Zoom, an online conferencing platform. Archer athletics made the switch to virtual practices due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent closure of school grounds. "It happened so quickly — I went into the office o...

Saddle up: Equestrian members leave their hoof-print on athletics program

Emma London '21 and her horse jump over a fence during one of their shows this past season. The equestrian team participates in the Interscholastic Equestrain League, better known as the ECL.

By Vaughan Anoa'i and Nyah Fernandez

March 22, 2020

As freshman Lucy Lassman gathered her saddle, blanket, bridle, helmet, safety stirrups and tendon boots, she was ready to hit the course and begin her equestrian show. But, just one thing was missing: her pony, Wall-E. Once he was properly prepared and attended to, Lassman was finally ready to per...

Track and field sprints through preseason, sets goals for season

Nia Mosby, Giana Parks and Hailey Adams warm up during one of their after school practices. The entire team feels

By Vaughan Anoa'i, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2020

As the fall and winter seasons came to a close, Archer's varsity track and field team suited up for their annual preseason, which began no later than mid-December. Although track and field is considered a spring sport, the running squad begins their training in the winter on the Lincoln Middle School and West LA tracks as we...

Commentary: SoFi Stadium changes culture of Inglewood

The vision for the Morningside Park area of Inglewood features a new stadium, the new Forum and a new shopping mall. The Los Angeles Clippers are also set to open a new stadium in the area. This artistic rendering of the stadium is on Mark Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor of the Second District's government website.

By Cydney Johnson, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2020

For the past couple of years, whenever I told someone that I live in Inglewood, they usually say "Inglewood always up to no good," referencing a lyric from Tupac Shakur's 1996 rap hit "California Love."  Now, when I tell someone that I live in Inglewood, they ask about the SoFi Stadium. Residents ...

‘I will never forget this’: Nia Mosby signs letter of intent to run Division I track and field

Senior Nia Mosby signs her National Letter of Intent to play Division 1 track and field at Princeton University. Mosby signed her letter alongside Archer varsity track and field coach Phil Smith and her parents, Potesia Perry and Anthony Mosby.

By Celeste Ramirez, Multimedia Editor

February 23, 2020

Senior Nia Mosby, sporting black and orange Nike Jordan 1 sneakers, signed her National Letter of Intent alongside her family on Wednesday, Feb. 5. The amphitheater courtyard was filled to capacity to watch Mosby commit to Division 1 track and field at Princeton University, leaving some to sit on nearby s...

‘Spirited’, ‘enthusiastic’ middle school soccer team worked on teamwork and goals during their season

The middle school soccer team plays a game against Crossroads on Jan. 14. The game took place on campus and the team lost.

By Cadence Callahan, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

On the first day of middle school soccer practice, some players had a hard time just kicking the ball, co-captain Elana Mayne ('24) said. By the end of January, the team held a 1-7 overall record in the Pacific Basin League. On Jan. 30, the team lost to  Geffen Academy with a score of 0-6. For these...

Q&A with varsity soccer captains: Sophie Larbalestier, Stella Chuck

Captain Riley Adams gives a half time pep talk during the Archer varsity soccer game against Oakwood hosted at Santa Monica College. Archer beat Oakwood 7-0.

By Chloe Fidler and Grace Doyle

February 10, 2020

Comprised of 22 players, the Archer varsity soccer team has embarked on their 2019-20 season with a new regulation home field at Archer. With a 6-0 undefeated league record under their belt, captains Sophie Larbalestier, Stella Chuck and Riley Adams continue to lead the team. The Oracle sat down with ...

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