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Archer Abroad Group Reflects on ‘Truly Transformative’ Trip to Guatemala

Archer Abroad Group Reflects on ‘Truly Transformative’ Trip to Guatemala

By Sydney Stone
January 24, 2014
Filed under FEATURES

On Nov. 20 at Los Angeles International Airport, 13 eager Archer girls boarded a 12:30 a.m. flight to Guatemala City, not knowing what to expect.  Since May, the small group of Archer sophomores and juniors had been preparing for that very night by watching documentaries about Guatemalan history, readi...

Pasadena Continues Rose Parade Tradition

Pasadena Continues Rose Parade Tradition

By Yasmeen Namazie
January 22, 2014
Filed under FEATURES

The Tournament of Roses Parade is an annual festival held on Jan. 1. It is held on a three-mile stretch on one of the busiest streets in Pasadena, California. Read More »...

Women and the Military: An Interview with 1st Lt. Kathryn Whichard

Women and the Military: An Interview with 1st Lt. Kathryn Whichard

By Beatrix Rowland
December 17, 2013
Filed under FEATURES

The military gives opportunities to many Americans. Military service provides money for college and healthcare benefits. The estimated average active duty service member receives Army benefits and is paid a compensation package worth $99,000.  Lt. Kathryn Whichard is one woman who has taken...

Archer Adopts-A-Family

Archer Adopts-A-Family

By Kayry Gonzalez
December 16, 2013
Filed under FEATURES

Archer's annual Adopt-a-Family reminds the community to celebrate the holiday's true meaning. Read More »

WriteGirl: The Power of A Girl and Her Pen

WriteGirl: The Power of A Girl and Her Pen

By Haley Jamieson
December 13, 2013
Filed under FEATURES

WriteGirl is a non-profit charity organization that brings creative writing to girls, many of whom do not receive the arts education they deserve. The organization helps high-density schools and probation camps—it also holds writing workshops that attract girls from all over the city. Read More...

The Selfie Epidemic

The Selfie Epidemic

By Rosemary Pastron
December 13, 2013
Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA

How often do you take selfies? The Oracle surveyed Archer students to find out. Fifteen percent of those surveyed said never, and another 29 percent said rarely. Wait. That doesn't compute. Selfies are a phenomenon that is all the rage with teenage girls right now—the very population that makes...

Finals Week Rapidly Approaches

Finals Week Rapidly Approaches

By Gaia Richardson
December 11, 2013
Filed under FEATURES

As the dreaded finals week approaches,  the Oracle decided to gather information about Archer students' feelings and experiences. Read More »...

Chase Demystifyies Learning Disabilities

Chase Demystifyies Learning Disabilities

By Emma Lapin
December 4, 2013
Filed under FEATURES

What is a learning disability? The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) defines a learning disability as "a characteristic having a negative impact on learning that affects a person’s speech, listening, thinking, reading, writing or spelling." But these very real challenges are often...

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

By Sara Seaman
December 4, 2013
Filed under FEATURES

Are we raised in a society obsessed with retail and fame, so much so that it has become part of an important coming-of-age ritual? Or is a Sweet 16 party just as culturally important as a Latin American Quinceañera celebration? The Oracle conducted a survey to find out what it is about the Sweet...

The Eastern Star Gallery Teaches Art and Business

The Eastern Star Gallery Teaches Art and Business

By Siena Deck
November 22, 2013
Filed under FEATURES

The Eastern Star Gallery is an innovative program that seeks artists to open up discussion inside Archer and in the outside community. Archer's Gallery brings in contemporary artists and photographers three times a year in an exhibit directed and run by Archer girls. The final show displays A...

Archer Celebrates Day of the Dead

Archer Celebrates Day of the Dead

By Haley Jamieson
November 20, 2013
Filed under FEATURES

The Day of the Dead, Día de Muertos, is a Mexican holiday celebrated on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. The holiday is the Mexican celebration of the cycle of life and death. It is said that on Nov. 1 (All Saints Day), adult spirits will come to visit; on Nov. 2 (All Souls Day), families visit relatives' ...

Carmen Carrera Models for Change

Carmen Carrera Models for Change

By Yasmeen Namazie
November 14, 2013
Filed under FEATURES

On Nov 4, 2013, a petition circulated the Tumblr-sphere requesting that Victoria's Secret—the largest lingerie franchise in the United States—appoint model and burlesque performer Carmen Carrera as the newest Angel. If appointed, Carmen Carrera will be the first transgender model to walk the run...

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