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Fast Fashion: ‘unsustainable’ for environment, human rights

Fast Fashion: ‘unsustainable’ for environment, human rights

By Liz Haltrecht
May 24, 2017
Filed under CULTURE, FASHION, MULTIMEDIA, SHOWCASE

What do Zara, Forever 21 and H&M have in common, besides the fact that they are some of the world's most popular fashion brands? Their practices also harm the environment. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, "84 percent of unwanted clothes in the United States in 2012 went into ei...

Diving into diversity: faculty of color in independent schools

Diving into diversity: faculty of color in independent schools

By Ella Frey, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA, SHOWCASE

In the interest of full disclosure, this writer previously published an op-ed on diversity at Archer. During the 2016 Oscar awards season, there was a loud and public outcry when, for the second year in a row, only white actors were nominated for the Academy's major awards although t...

Archer Maypole tradition weaves together past, present

Archer Maypole tradition weaves together past, present

By Eden Motzkin, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA, SHOWCASE

Archer's annual Moving Up Day marks the final day of the school year, welcomes summer and celebrates rising students. This year's annual event will occur on Friday, May 26. The day begins with the final advisory of the year and ends with the faculty and staff waving goodbye to students as the buses...

Archer day trip to Mexico was ‘incredible experience’ full of ‘self-growth,’ organizer says

Archer day trip to Mexico was ‘incredible experience’ full of ‘self-growth,’ organizer says

By Liz Haltrecht, Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

"You don't have to travel all the way across the world to make a really big difference," Gwen Strasberg '19, organizer of the Archer trip to Mexico, said. On April 29 from 5:30am to 7:30pm, a group comprised of the Girl Up Club, Archer dads and other students traveled to an orphanage supported...

Playlist: Jam out to the best tunes this summer

Playlist: Jam out to the best tunes this summer

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer
May 10, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, VOICES, WHIMSIES

As the school year comes to a close, and you get ready for vacation, this playlist will get you in the summer mood. Follow the Archer Oracle on Spotify to hear more of our playlists.

‘Writing was my salvation’: InsideOUT Writers brings creative writing to juvenile halls, changes lives

‘Writing was my salvation’: InsideOUT Writers brings creative writing to juvenile halls, changes lives

By Alexandra Chang, Culture Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA

Imagine being imprisoned and confined to a single room. Imagine living in an oppressive environment filled with violence and brutality. According to the ACLU, 60,000 children experience these circumstances on any given day in the United States in juvenile detention facilities. InsideOUT Writers...

Varsity softball pitcher Kamryn Bellamy breaks career strikeout record

Varsity softball pitcher Kamryn Bellamy breaks career strikeout record

By Cybele Zhang, Sports Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SPORTS

The sun beat down and fans cheered wildly, but junior pitcher Kamryn Bellamy did not let the distractions faze her. On Friday, April 28, during a game against Faith Baptist, Bellamy did the unprecedented; she broke Carolyn Zacarro's '14 record for career strikeouts. Zacarro's record of 357 ...

‘There is no Planet B’: Thousands March for Science in L.A.

‘There is no Planet B’: Thousands March for Science in L.A.

By Cat Oriel, Voices Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

On Earth Day 2017, Pershing Square Park was filled with science, not silence. Exactly three months after The Women’s March, over 50,000 scientists and STEM lovers alike gathered in downtown Los Angeles to take a stand for science in politics. Demonstrators chanted slogans such as, “What do we ...

Samantha Coyne-Donnel, Jed Donnel to leave Archer after 15 years

Samantha Coyne-Donnel, Jed Donnel to leave Archer after 15 years

By Anika Bhavnani and Eloise Rollins-Fife
April 26, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

After years at Archer, Upper School Director and Assistant Head of School for Research and Strategic Partnerships Samantha Coyne-Donnel and her husband, English teacher and college guidance associate Jed Donnel, are leaving Archer. Coyne-Donnel has been working at Archer for 15 years, while Donnel...

Archer girls ‘follow their passions’ in science honors research class

Archer girls ‘follow their passions’ in science honors research class

By Sara Weitz, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA

Stem cells. Chlamydia. Manure. These are just a few of the topics being studied in Archer's year-long honors research course for upper school students. The students develop and conduct a research project of their choosing in the science and engineering fields. The class is extremely independent,...

Marley Chaney shares passion for photography, how it allows her to ‘creatively express herself’

Marley Chaney shares passion for photography, how it allows her to ‘creatively express herself’

By Liz Haltrecht, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

Click! For rising photographer, Marley Chaney '19 this sound is music to her ears. Ever since Chaney was a young child, the arts have heavily influenced her. Chaney grew up watching her mother, a photographer, take photos of people and places and became fascinated by cameras and the field of photography...

Not Another Teen Movie: Archer teachers share prom stories, photos

By Alexandra Chang and Nelly Rouzroch
April 24, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, VOICES, WHIMSIES

Have you ever wondered about what your teachers wore to prom? Or what music they listened to? Or maybe you've never understood what a cassette tape is and feel too embarrassed to ask. Well don't worry. We've answered all of these questions. With Archer's junior-senior prom coming up on April 29,...

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