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Community Service Leadership Board gives students more service opportunities

Community Service Leadership Board gives students more service opportunities

By Maya Wernick, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

While the goal of all community service is to donate your time to people who need it, Archer's community service leaders have plans to take this even further. Alyssa Gogesch, the faculty advisor for Archer community service and the Community Service Leadership Board, described the new focus for...

Peer Support prepares for school outreach, conflict mediation

Peer Support prepares for school outreach, conflict mediation

By Eloise Rollins-Fife, Managing Editor / News & Features Editor
September 29, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

Whether they're educating the Middle School on compassionate conduct, counseling students one-on-one or mediating conflicts, Archer's Peer Support Leaders are constantly looking for ways to connect with and guide the community. The group meets on Tuesdays at X-block to plan educational event...

Meet the 2016-2017 Honor Education Council

Meet the 2016-2017 Honor Education Council

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief
September 24, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

The Honor Education Council is a selected group of students from grades nine-12, along with faculty members, that promote Archer's honor code around campus. Each grade has three representatives, and the faculty also has three representatives. The Oracle sent out a survey to all the students and faculty...

Video: Meet new Archer faculty and staff

Video: Meet new Archer faculty and staff

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor
September 20, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA

Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year! This year, we have 18 new faculty and staff members joining the Archer community. Click on the video below to learn more about many of them. New Faculty Video from Oracle on Vimeo....

Coming out conservative: being Republican at Archer

Coming out conservative: being Republican at Archer

By Sydney Stone
May 30, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

Cameron Thompson '18 has never fully expressed her political opinions in class at Archer. Thompson said her political perspectives are "moderate leaning towards conservative"; however, most of her family members identify as Republicans. She said that she began to feel uncomfortable when discussin...

Redefining ‘Girl’: Archer, Seattle Girls’ School address transgender students

Redefining ‘Girl’: Archer, Seattle Girls’ School address transgender students

By Logan Connors
May 27, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

As celebrities such as Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox speak out about transgender inclusiveness, this cultural conversation creates a dilemma for single-sex schools: How should all-girls schools deal with transgender applicants and students who transition after applying? Read More »...

Measuring ambition in “Ambitious, Joyful Learning”

Measuring ambition in “Ambitious, Joyful Learning”

By Anika Bhavnani
May 27, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

Walking around Archer, watching girls running from class to class and meeting to meeting, it's easy to see how busy Archer girls are. Archer's motto is "Ambitious, Joyful Learning," but is busy the same as ambitious? Read More »...

Hair color blues: examining Archer’s hair color policy

Hair color blues: examining Archer’s hair color policy

By Sarah Wagner, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 26, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

During the last week of her sophomore year, Sara Seaman '16 walked through Archer's hallways covering her blue hair with a headscarf. She had dyed her hair blue in anticipation for summer vacation, but having unnaturally colored hair goes against Archer's handbook, which reads, "Hair style and c...

LAUSD’s first African-American female superintendent talks goals, motivation behind district leadership

LAUSD’s first African-American female superintendent talks goals, motivation behind district leadership

By Eloise Rollins-Fife
May 20, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the second largest district in the country. According to its website, the district educates over 640,000 students, incorporates 720 square miles and serves around 30 neighborhoods. Its racial makeup is extremely varied — with about 72 percent of s...

Wernick, Goldberg make change outside Archer community

Wernick, Goldberg make change outside Archer community

By Nelly Rouzroch
May 20, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

From working with special needs students to founding an organization to help children affected by natural disasters, two Archer students are especially dedicated to making a difference outside of Archer's walls. Read More »...

Going beyond statistics: Archer diversity conversations on the rise

Going beyond statistics: Archer diversity conversations on the rise

By Shelby Mumford
May 18, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

 When it comes to diversity on the campus of a private, independent school, The Archer School for Girls is above the national enrollment rate of students of color. Dean of Students Travis Nesbitt says the school takes diversity very seriously. Read More »...

Finding a PAL: connecting middle and upper school students

Finding a PAL: connecting middle and upper school students

By Shelby Mumford
May 18, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

For an Archer middle schooler, the symbolism of changing from a khaki to gray skirt can be a daunting threshold to cross; however, it doesn't have to be with the help of the Peer Advisory Leadership Program (PAL). Read More »...

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