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  • May 10Breaking: Jenn Babin appointed as Dean of Students. Story to follow.

  • April 24Gretchen Warner appointed interim upper school director 2017-2018. Stay tuned for further coverage.

Senior Sarah Wagner listens, TEEN LINE heard

Senior Sarah Wagner listens, TEEN LINE heard

By Carina Oriel, News and Features Editor
May 9, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

As a freshman, Sarah Wagner ‘16 decided to explore the world of extracurricular activities. With the many options to choose from such as sports or the arts, Wagner instead came across TEEN LINE, a confidential telephone helpline for California teenagers. Read More »...

Q&A with 2016-2017 ASB President Talia Goodman

Q&A with 2016-2017 ASB President Talia Goodman

By Carina Oriel
May 9, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

This past week, the upper school gathered to vote on next school year's ASB Executive Board and President. Out of three incoming senior candidates, Talia Goodman '17 received the most votes and was named 2016-2017 ASB President. Alongside Goodman, Alex Sherman '17, April Tate '17 and Maya Winkler '18 w...

PAWS provides helping hand to students

PAWS provides helping hand to students

By Helena Heslov
May 9, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

As the clock hits 3:15 p.m., upper and middle schoolers alike swarm into room 127, eager to finish up studying or doing homework before leaving on the late bus.  Read More »...

Making an Archer teacher: exploring the hiring process

Making an Archer teacher: exploring the hiring process

By Cybele Zhang, Sports Editor
April 13, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA

He waits nervously as he submits a resume. Her palms sweat as she awaits an interview. This all builds up to the big moment — getting the job. Read More »...

Technology Committee strives to increase digital access

Technology Committee strives to increase digital access

By Helena Heslov
March 14, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

In 2009, Archer's Technology Committee began a voyage to transform Archer into a one-to-one laptop school. The committee has made numerous technological advancements over the last six years in order to give students an opportunity to supplement their education with personal computers.  Read M...

Middle school receives ‘XPRIZE’ surprise

Middle school receives ‘XPRIZE’ surprise

By Isabelle Kantz
March 11, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

The middle school is currently taking part in a high-stakes competition where they are exploring the seemingly impossible. As they gathered in the Rose Room on Thursday, Jan. 28, guest speakers, middle school administration and faculty members announced the commencement of the XPRIZE challenge. In the audience, the future inv...

Susannah Wellford is giving girls a ’Running Start’ in politics

Susannah Wellford is giving girls a ’Running Start’ in politics

By Carina Oriel
March 4, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

This article was originally published on GenHERation.  Read More »...

What would happen?: Examining Archer’s philosophy on teen pregnancy

What would happen?: Examining Archer’s philosophy on teen pregnancy

By Sarah Wagner
February 12, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

Standing in a bathroom stall, a teenage girl glances down at a pregnancy test that will have a huge impact on the rest of her life. After the longest two minutes of her life, two lines appear on the screen. She is pregnant. She chooses to parent her child, but she is filled with anxiety about...

Kandace London ’11: Life After Archer

Kandace London ’11: Life After Archer

By Shelby Mumford
December 18, 2015
Filed under FEATURES

Kandace London '11 has been an active member of the Archer community since her arrival in 2007 and continues to contribute to the community even after graduation. Read More »...

Planting the future: Re-envisioned garden pilots sustainable campus

Planting the future: Re-envisioned garden pilots sustainable campus

By Sydney Stone
December 13, 2015
Filed under FEATURES

The stretch of land between the parking lot and the back wall of the school looks very different today than it did just one month ago. Read More »...

Sonia Arora brings ‘perspective’, ‘sense of humor’ to college guidance department

Sonia Arora brings ‘perspective’, ‘sense of humor’ to college guidance department

By Eloise Rollins-Fife
December 13, 2015
Filed under FEATURES

Despite being new to Archer, Sonia Arora, the school's most recent edition to the college guidance team, is already well-known on campus amongst juniors and seniors. Arora plays an integral role in the revamped college guidance program that Archer upperclassmen will participate in for years to...

Susan Smith: the woman behind Archer’s Orchestra program

Susan Smith: the woman behind Archer’s Orchestra program

By Ella Tollman, Staff Writer
December 1, 2015
Filed under FEATURES

When the Oracle sat down with Orchestra Director Susan Smith, it was a windy afternoon outside her office. She sat in her black chair smiling down at her dog Willie.  Smith has worked at Archer for 15 years. She built the orchestra program from the ground up. Her passion and love for musi...

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