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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...

#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

#press4education: Community weighs in on press freedom

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...

Signed, sealed, delivered: Senior Andrea Campos-Ralston signs letter of intent, commits to play Division I volleyball

Signed, sealed, delivered: Senior Andrea Campos-Ralston signs letter of intent, commits to play Division I volleyball

By Rio Hundley, Sports Editor

December 21, 2019

With her longtime coach Lainey Gera and her parents at her side, Andrea Campos-Ralston signed her National Letter of Intent on Monday, Nov. 11. From the amphitheater's stands, other Archer students watched and filmed the event. Archer Athletics Director Kim Smith invited the community to witness the...

Photo Essay: Through the eyes of Kimberly Tuxpan

Photo Essay: Through the eyes of Kimberly Tuxpan

By Celeste Ramirez, Multimedia Editor

December 6, 2019

This photo essay is the first of a new series called "Through the eyes of." This series will feature students, faculty and staff at Archer and use photo, audio and video to depict their individual experience at Archer. This essay uses images paired with audio. Senior Kimberly Tuxpan sits at a whe...

Junior varsity volleyball improves skills, ‘creates positive dynamic’

Junior varsity volleyball improves skills, ‘creates positive dynamic’

By Allie Worchell, Voices Editor

December 4, 2019

Faith Soriano ‘22, an outside hitter on the junior varsity volleyball team, ran to pass the ball at an Oct. 3 game. Suddenly, she forgot she was playing front row and sprinted back to the position only for the volleyball to hit her in the face.  "It was crazy, and it was so embarrassing because a l...

Students of color reflect on code-switching at Archer

Students of color reflect on code-switching at Archer

By Celeste Ramirez, Multimedia Editor

June 7, 2019

The upper school watched the film "The Hate U Give" during the annual Archer Diversity Conference on Jan. 29. The film sparked conversations both on and off campus. At Archer, clubs such as BSU and Hermanas Unidas hosted meetings a few days after the conference, while in the media, an Atlantic article ca...

In response to human trafficking, organizations focus on empowerment, liberation

In response to human trafficking, organizations focus on empowerment, liberation

By Allie Worchell, Multimedia Editor

June 7, 2019

Tassi* came to Los Angeles hoping for a better life. She had been living in a small farming village in Indonesia when a "hero" showed up. He told her that if she came to the United States there was going to be a wonderful job and a place for her to live. Little did she know that this was the groomi...

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