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Op-Ed: Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month matters

Victims of the Japanese Internment gather for an anniversary picnic. These men were interned in a camp in Kooskia, Idaho, and were forced to construct a highway. This story is one of many untold Asian/Pacific Islander narratives which must be recognized during Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

By Rio Hundley, Sports Editor

May 21, 2020

Recently, I was scrolling through Hulu in a bout of quarantine boredom when a stumbled across a promotion for "Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month." I was immediately confused. Even as a Filipina American, I had never once heard of or even thought about having a designated time to celebrate my herita...

Column: My complex relationship with Archer

An artistic illustration by senior Leslie Castaneda shows Celeste speaking to her younger self. The image portrays the reflective nature of her column, where she writes about what she has learned about identity during high school. After three years, this is her final addition to the Oracle.

By Celeste Ramirez, Multimedia Editor

May 21, 2020

Before I sat down to write this final column, the last addition to my three years on the Oracle, I went all the way back to read my first ever piece,  “Latina Girl in an Archer World.” In the column, I reflected on my first year at Archer, specifically my transition to Archer and the culture shock I experience...

Letter from the Editor: A final thank you

Mementos from my time at Archer, including the wreath I wore to weave the Maypole, a rock I painted on my first Fall Outing, my sixth grade OneCard and a photo of my friends on our last day of in-person classes.

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2020

When I joined the Oracle in ninth grade, I knew I was in for the long haul. I always pictured what it would be like to write my final piece. I would compose it in the short stretch of time between prom dress shopping and the fountain jump, and I would express how surreal it was to finally be experiencing...

Column: Dear seniors

Official senior class photo of the class of 2020 taken on the first day of school this year. The class has taken identical photos for their past seven years at Archer and was supposed to take a final photo in this exact spot on their graduation day.

By Grace Wilson, Columnist

May 12, 2020

Dear Seniors, Like many of you, I’ve spent the better part of high school fantasizing about the second semester of senior year. And as if my own personal expectations of alleviated stress and culminating traditions haven’t been enough, the ravishing rumors and retellings I’ve heard from senior...

Your ultimate guide to navigating news during Covid-19

An iPhone showcasing a Washington Post Snapchat story. The story focused on the new normal after COVID-19.

By Allie Worchell, Voices Editor

May 7, 2020

Since the spread of COVID-19 began, it seems as if headlines are filled with an overload of bad news, which can be quite overwhelming. Digesting the news is an important part of being an informed citizen, but how do we strike a healthy balance between being informed and not inundating ourselves with co...

Take a walk: Archer community during social distancing

Take a walk: Archer community during social distancing

By Celeste Ramirez and Allie Worchell

April 27, 2020

Since the implementation of mandatory stay-at-home orders through May 15 and Archer's shift to remote learning, many community members are spending more time at home than ever before. Walking outside, which is permitted by city orders, has become one of the main ways that students, faculty and staff ge...

Editorial: There’s a reason for social distancing

Due to the spread of COVID-19, social distancing is necessary to slow the development of the virus. Although it may be difficult, the Editorial board encourages practicing social distancing at all times during this pandemic.

By Oracle Editorial Board and Molly Goldberg

April 12, 2020

Instead of beaches, skiing and relaxing with friends, this year’s spring break has been full of sleeping, hand sanitizer and most importantly, social distancing. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak causing people to remain quarantined and distanced from others, there will be lost time with friends and p...

Column: On science, religion and a faith-filled physician

As a new strain of coronavirus overtakes the world, one doctor leans on both her medical and religious backgrounds to address the situation.

By Lena Jones, Columnist

April 8, 2020

Let’s go back to another time, before social distancing and online learning.   On a breezy January morning, the Archer School for Girls launched its 13th annual Diversity Conference. Through the Archer Interfaith Association (AIA), I presented Faith vs. Fact: The Unfortunate War Between Science and Religion, a Diversity Conference workshop meant to bust the myth that sci...

Mental Health Club: 8 Ways to stay occupied & healthy during social distancing

Mental Health Club: 8 Ways to stay occupied & healthy during social distancing

By Jessica Tuchin and Maggie O'Leary

April 4, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the world has become a stressful, scary place. Now that Archer is on spring break and people likely have more free time due to social distancing, The Mental Health Club wanted to suggest some activities to help you keep busy, active and healthy. 1. Make schedules If you have trouble focusing on tasks without a set schedule, make your own! Before y...

Op-Ed: Spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) reinforces need for hygienic practices

Hands are a place that COVID-19 can latch on to. One of the steps people can take to help avoid getting COVID-19 is to thoroughly wash hands for 20 seconds.

By Avery Fox, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2020

COVID-19, known to many as the coronavirus, originated in late 2019 in Wuhan, China. While the exact cause is unknown at this time, it is believed to have been transmitted from bats. Infants and the elderly are the most susceptible to the disease. The term "coronavirus," which is often used to describe...

Column: Being a high school senior in the time of COVID-19

On March 13, Archer’s final day in session on campus for the foreseeable future, the majority of the senior class gathered on the front veranda for lunch to cherish their increasingly limited time together. After eating, laughing and even crying, the girls snapped a picture at the front of campus to commemorate their last day for a while as a group.

By Gracie Wilson, Columnist

March 18, 2020

This past week, LAUSD and the majority of Los Angeles independent schools canceled classes for at least two weeks to allay COVID-19 apprehension and prevent virus spread. In these upcoming weeks of remote learning, I will join thousands of high schoolers citywide in an experiment of social distancing.  In this epoch ...

Column: Anti-blackness in the Latinx community

An artistic illustration by senior Leslie Castaneda depicts some of the many different skin tones that are present in the Latinx community. This column covers anti-blackness in the Latinx community, specifically after the controversy surrounding this year's Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show featuring JLo and Shakira.

By Celeste Ramirez, Multimedia Editor

March 17, 2020

When I first watched the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show, I was in awe. Tears welled up in my eyes as I watched Shakira and JLo fiercely sing and dance to songs I jammed out to as a kid. I couldn’t believe they were on the Super Bowl stage being watched by millions of people. Later that evening,...

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