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

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

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

Track and field sprints through preseason, sets goals for season

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

Commentary: SoFi Stadium changes culture of Inglewood

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Commentary: ‘Mamba Mentality’ — Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles legacy

Commentary: ‘Mamba Mentality’ — Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles legacy

By Molly Goldberg, Culture Editor

February 7, 2020

It is difficult to articulate how much Kobe meant to people who grew up in Los Angeles. For 20 years he was on the television screens in living rooms and the posters in bedrooms. We watched him grow up. This city’s unrelenting approach to sports grew with him and ultimately became him. Kobe Bryant...

Op-Ed: ‘Rich sports’ withhold opportunities from lower class students

Op-Ed: ‘Rich sports’ withhold opportunities from lower class students

By Cydney Johnson, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2020

When I picked volleyball as my sport, I knew I wanted to be on a top team. In 2014, I joined Actyve Volleyball club. Ever since then, I have had access to the best coaches, best facilities and best opportunities in the area. We compete multiple times month in local tournaments and travel across the coun...

Q&A with middle school basketball captains: Kate Beckerman, Eden Oje

Q&A with middle school basketball captains: Kate Beckerman, Eden Oje

By Avery Fox, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2020

It is 3:30 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon in the middle of November. The middle school basketball team has just started stretching and taking practice shots. This is one of the team's first practices to prepare for the nine games they have this season. The team is comprised of three sixth graders, seven...

Pep rally promotes ‘connection’, ‘community’ among athletes, students

Pep rally promotes ‘connection’, ‘community’ among athletes, students

By Cadence Callahan, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2020

During Archer's first-ever pep rally, freshman Helena Kaminski and her fellow JV volleyball players were pulled into the hallway and behind the makeshift stage by Assistant Athletic Director Amelia Mathis. Mathis "hyped up" the players and their season before introducing them. When the athletes ran on...

Varsity soccer kicks off season with new field

Varsity soccer kicks off season with new field

By Chloe Fidler and Grace Doyle

January 9, 2020

As varsity soccer begins its season, playing games with a home-field advantage is a change for the team.  The players, coaches, students, faculty and staff can now play and practice on campus. Having an on-campus field allows the team to make the late bus and meet with their teachers before prac...

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