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Cancellations, separations: COVID-19 interrupts travel, divides families

In hopes of minimizing the spread of the coronavirus, governments across the world have implemented various travel bans. The United States has raised the travel ban to a Level 4: Do Not Travel warning.

By Nicki Rosenberg and Molly Goldberg

May 7, 2020

Separating families, canceling college tours and keeping students from participating in once-in-a-lifetime opportunities are some ways COVID-19 has impacted the Archer community beyond quarantine. Due to COVID-19 , the pandemic that is forcing millions to stay inside their homes this spring, travel restrictions are in action for national and intern...

Pete Buttigieg’s campaign emphasized core values, closeness to issues

Pete Buttigieg delivers his final campaign remarks in South Bend, Indiana, following a poor showing in the South Carolina primary. Buttigieg's campaign surpassed expectations considering his relative youth and inexperience.

By Grace Doyle, Staff Writer

April 26, 2020

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Afghanistan veteran and a former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, differentiated himself from the expansive presidential field using his millennial relatability and closeness to issues. Though Joe Biden, the candidate Buttigieg eventually endors...

Community members reflect on implementation of remote learning practices

A sophomore English class taught by Stephanie Nicolard virtually touches hands on Zoom. Sophomore Marley Mills said that it was only one of the many fun activities they had done in class.

By Chloe Fidler and Anna Brodsky

April 23, 2020

Before mid-March, the school day took place in the hallways, classrooms and courtyards of Archer. Now, however, school has shifted to bedrooms, backyards and kitchen tables. Sweatpants and t-shirts have replaced polos and skirts as the "uniform" of most students, who enter class through digital waiting...

Photo gallery: COVID-19 closures

The Santa Monica Pier has fencing for 18 blocks along Ocean Avenue, and there are signs at the entrances of the paths saying that nobody can pass. The pier was built in 1909 and has never been fully closed. Many businesses that Archer girls frequent are closed during this time.

By Sabrina Kim

April 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily shuttered many businesses around the country, including those near Archer. The signs that businesses have posted to announce their closures had various ways of sharing the changes to their businesses. They all had similar messages wishing their customers safety ...

Breaking down COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) misinformation

Members of the military register people at a COVID-19 Mobile Testing Center in Glenn Island Park, New Rochelle, Mar. 14, 2020. Members of the Army and Air National Guard from across several states have been activated under Operation COVID-19 to support federal, state and local efforts.

By Celeste Ramirez, Multimedia Editor

April 14, 2020

The questions in this article were generated from a Google Form that was sent to all students and faculty.  How is COVID-19 affecting Archer and the Los Angeles area?  As a result of the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), starting March 17, Archer moved to remote learning using online platfo...

#WhoWeAre: The faces behind the Oracle reflect on scholastic journalism

#WhoWeAre: The faces behind the Oracle reflect on scholastic journalism

By Molly Goldberg, London Sinclair, and Avery Fox

February 28, 2020

“Big Questions, Big Results” is this year’s theme for Scholastic Journalism Week. #WhoWeAre is the theme for this Friday, Feb. 26, showing the students and faces behind scholastic journalism and why students chose to participate in scholastic journalism.  The video above showcases staff writers ...

#press4education: Community weighs in on press freedom

Oracle staff members' press passes. Each student wears a press pass when covering events to separate themselves as student reporters.

By Chloe Fidler, Vaughan Anoa'i, Allie Worchell, and Grace Doyle

February 27, 2020

"Big Questions, Big Results" is this year's theme for Scholastic Journalism Week. #Press4education is the topic for this Thursday, Feb. 25. highlighting the importance of scholastic journalism with the Society of Professional Journalists. The video above showcases students and their opinions regardi...

#OurNeighborhood: Facilities staff members reflect on work, personal life

Facilities staff members Isaac Velasquez and Reyes Atrian walk to the servery. Velasquez and Atrian both like to play and watch soccer in their free time and have worked together for almost three years.

By Lola Lamberg, News and Features Editor

February 26, 2020

As the buses and carpools arrive every morning, students of all grade levels pour into the Archer campus through the main two glass doors on the veranda on their way to their first-period class. But who opens those doors for us? When facilities staff member Isaac Velasquez arrives on campus, the first...

Students comment on ‘materialistic,’ exclusive culture of Valentine’s Day

These Valentine's day cards from journalism adviser Kristin Taylor are an example of non-romantic Valentine's Day festivities. Though these cards were used to build community in the journalism class, sophomore Gabby Wolf feels that Valentine’s Day is a

By Nyah Fernandez, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

Valentine's Day: the annual day that falls on Feb. 14, where individuals celebrate love and affection with chocolate, cards or floral bouquets. Derived originally from Saint Valentine's Day and the Feast of Saint Valentine, Valentine's Day is typically associated with couples and romantic relationsh...

Math Department Chair Chris Luzniak publishes first book, ‘Up for Debate!’

Mr.Luz holds his book

By Jessica Jimenez, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

Math Department Chair Chris Luzniak published "Up for Debate!", a book outlining how to incorporate aspects of speech and debate into math lessons, in late October 2019. Luz began to first work on his book around November 2017 and aimed to "engage" and "empower" students to actively participate in math class...

‘No! No! No!’: Archer implements self-defense program into sophomore fitness curriculum

Sophomore Vaughn Anoa'i practices a

By Grace Doyle, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

Capture the flag, kickball and prisoner are typical activities for physical education programs across the nation, including Archer's. However, in addition to traditional activities, Archer teaches eighth and 10th grade students self-defense skills as part of the fitness and wellness curriculum. Starting...

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