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The 2020 Student Diversity Leadership Conference logo celebrated the 25th year of this conference.

Op-Ed: Important conversations regarding race, identity and more at SDLC

By Andrea Ramirez, Staff Reporter February 14, 2021

This past December, five Archer girls and I had the pleasure of attending the online Student Diversity Leadership Conference [SDLC] by the National Association of Independent Schools [NAIS]. Although it...

As the pandemic continues to have devastating impacts, adhering to public safety guidelines remains a necessary task. However, social media posts featuring social engagements that violate  these guidelines cause expansive harm by encouraging risky behavior and spreading misinformation.

Op-Ed: The harmful effects of posting on social media while violating COVID-19 guidelines

By Greta Irvine, Staff Reporter February 6, 2021

Sarah went to a party last night [scroll]. And Claire hung out with her childhood best friend at a dinner last week [scroll]. This is just a regular evening exploring Instagram, right? Well, it shouldn't...

Healthy and nutritious food should be a given right to everyone in the United States. To not ensure that every community has access to healthy and fresh produce is a lasting fault of American society.

Op-Ed: Healthy food is not a solitary issue

By Rose Sarner, Staff Reporter January 31, 2021

Throughout my life, I have always been the friend that orders a side of vegetables instead of french fries when I go out to dinner just because they taste good to me. I remember when I would go to the...

On June 6, 2020, men stand in unity at the Black Lives Matter protest in Washington, D.C.

Op-Ed: Selfie versus shooting: Double-standards emerge surrounding police response at Capitol Hill storming

By Vaughan Anoa'i and Nyah Fernandez January 24, 2021

Well, so much for a new year and a fresh start. Barely a week into 2021, a truly despicable act took place that would change the course of history and presidential elections to come. On Jan. 6 at approximately...

In the college admissions corridor, various pennants hang along the walls representing the past two years where Archer graduates have matriculated. For people of color, the harmful effects of microagressions surrounding the college admissions process has become an area of discomfort and discouragement, as topics such as race, athletics and socioeconomic status arise.

Op-Ed: The harmful effects of microaggressions surrounding the college admissions process

By Vaughan Anoa'i, News Editor December 13, 2020

"What sport do you play?" "Are you the first in your family to ever attend university?" "How does it feel to get a full ride?" "You'll go on a scholarship of some sort, right?" These common...

According to The New York Times, there are currently 11.8 million COVID-19 cases and over 250,000 deaths reported in the United States alone. This virus is too dangerous to be ignoring the science; wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.

Editorial: Generation Z, we’re disappointed in you

By 20-21 Oracle Editorial Board November 19, 2020

From stocking up on toilet paper and hand sanitizer to binge-watching "Tiger King" and doing Chloe Ting workout videos on YouTube, do you remember what quarantine was like in March?  In the beginning,...

Senator Kamala Harris speaks at a health care rally in 2017.

Op-Ed: A breath of freedom and hope

By Nyah Fernandez, Multimedia Editor November 15, 2020

A chance to breathe. A chance to feel free and accepted for who I am as a person instead of the color of my skin. On Nov. 7. Senator Kamala Harris became the first-ever female and female of color vice...

Democratic Presidential Candidate, Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a rally on March 1 in Norfolk, Virginia, at Booker T. Washington High School. Remember to register or pre-register to vote at

Editorial: The debates of disappointment

By 20-21 Oracle Editorial Board October 28, 2020

Picture this: your history teacher assigned watching the first presidential debate between candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump as your homework for tonight. Your class is going to discuss their policies...

The Wall Street Journal cover page of Amy Coney Barrett's SCOTUS confirmation hearing. The Wall Street Journal is owned by Robert Murdoch, who also owns The New York Post and The Times of London and was the previous CEO of Fox News.

Op-Ed: Can journalism truly be objective?

By Thea Leimone, Culture Editor October 25, 2020

There are a few of important pillars for successful journalism: honesty within practices, seeking an accurate story and telling it truthfully, acting independently, working for the interest of the public...

Senior Lola Lamberg poses for a photo. Lamberg is serving as Editor-in-Chief for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Letter from the Editor

By Lola Lamberg, Editor-in-Chief October 21, 2020

Hello, Archer! I hope everyone is having a good start to the year and a festive October — spooky season is admittedly my favorite. My name is Lola Lamberg, and I am the new Editor-in-Chief of the...

One of the many railroads that led to the largest concentration camp in World War II, Auschwitz in Poland. As emerging generations are becoming more distanced from the events of the Holocaust, education of this genocide should be mandatory throughout the United States.

Op-Ed: Holocaust education should be mandatory in schools

By Chloe Fidler, Voices Editor October 3, 2020

When I tell my peers that my great-grandparents were Holocaust survivors, I usually receive a response along the lines of, "That is so sad I am so sorry" or "It is so crazy that something like that could...

In Manhattan, New York City, lies a Black Lives Matter sticker in the subway for people to see.
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Op-Ed: One should have been enough

By Nyah Fernandez, Staff Writer May 31, 2020

How many black people need to be beaten for the system to change for black lives to matter in the world? How many innocent lives need to be lost for this to stop happening? I find myself asking these questions...

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