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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...

Archer Faculty participates in first ever faculty NOLS expedition

Archer Faculty participates in first ever faculty NOLS expedition

By Carina Oriel
November 10, 2015
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Nine Archer faculty members traveled from Los Angeles to the Western Slopes of the Chugach Mountains in Alaska for the first ever Faculty National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) expedition in July. English teachers Jenn Babin and Jed Donnel, Director of Learning Services Catie Chase, Head ...

Inside the world of Archer’s small clubs

Inside the world of Archer’s small clubs

By Chloe Davenport
November 3, 2015
Filed under FEATURES

At Archer, students have the opportunity to share their interests and passions with their peers by starting their very own club. Almost every day, a small club meets at lunch. Livia Blum '19 and Sammy Raucher '19 run the I Am Club. Their mission is to educate girls on how women are perceived on s...

Senior Gabrielle Sumpter has eye-opening experience in Spain

Senior Gabrielle Sumpter has eye-opening experience in Spain

By Isabelle Kantz
October 7, 2015
Filed under FEATURES

Gabrielle Sumpter '16 said goodbye to her family, friends and life in Los Angeles on Sept. 4, 2014, as she began her yearlong exchange program in Santander, Spain. Read More »...

Archer’s Alumnae Board Makes ‘Archer Girls For Life’

Archer’s Alumnae Board Makes ‘Archer Girls For Life’

By Helena Heslov
May 22, 2015
Filed under FEATURES

Correction: The caption of the featured image originally stated that the group pictured was the alumni board.  The group is actually alumnae gathering at a reunion on campus, and the caption has been changed to reflect this. Consisting of 737 women from different occupations, the Archer Alumn...

Opinions Differ on Online Gradebook, Parent Access

Opinions Differ on Online Gradebook, Parent Access

By Sarah Wagner
May 21, 2015
Filed under FEATURES

Every day, Archer girls and their parents can log on to the online gradebook site "Haiku" to check the status of their classes and see if any updates have been made. But opinions about the gradebook are varied. The purpose of the gradebook is to provide students with real time access to their...

Q&A with future ASB president Ali Kiley

Q&A with future ASB president Ali Kiley

By Sarah Wagner
May 18, 2015
Filed under FEATURES

Every year, Archer holds elections for ASB executive council and ASB president.  This year, elections took place on April 29. Rising senior Ali Kiley '16 ran unopposed for ASB president and is extremely excited for next year.  The Oracle sat down with her to learn more. What does it mean to y...

Deconstructing Islam: Muslim women confront ‘Islamophobia,’ societal misconceptions

Deconstructing Islam: Muslim women confront ‘Islamophobia,’ societal misconceptions

By Yasmeen Namazie
May 13, 2015
Filed under FEATURES

It wasn't a daunting silence, but one of religious contemplation. The King Fahad Mosque in Culver City, with its geometric intricacies, sun-spotted mosaic tiles and towering marble facade, is the optimum setting to encourage Islamic practices. In this setting, many women donned the hijab, a tra...

PTSD and Homeless Veterans in Los Angeles

PTSD and Homeless Veterans in Los Angeles

By Haley Kerner
May 13, 2015
Filed under FEATURES

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has been around since the beginning of the human race. Research has shown that saber tooth tigers could have caused some of the first Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms in humans thousands of years ago. Now saber tooth tigers have been replaced wit...

Modern high school stress: a balancing act

Modern high school stress: a balancing act

By Isabelle Kantz
April 28, 2015
Filed under FEATURES

Grades. Parents. Extracurriculars. College essays. Rejections. Standardized tests. All-nighters. And it's only Tuesday. According to experts, high school students suffer from rising stress and anxiety levels caused by high expectations and a lack of balance in their academic and social lives...

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