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Jenn Babin appointed as Dean of Students

Jenn Babin appointed as Dean of Students

By Cat Oriel, Voices Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

After current Dean of Students Travis Nesbitt decided to transition back into teaching, an opportunity to take on his administrative position opened up. After an application process for current teachers, English teacher and 11th grade dean Jenn Babin was selected as the right woman for the job. A...

Archer announces documentary filmmaking trip to Cambodia

Archer announces documentary filmmaking trip to Cambodia

By Sara Weitz, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Exploring ancient temples, building wheelchairs for landmine victims and learning about documentary filmmaking are just some of the opportunities that students will have access to on the new Archer abroad trip to Cambodia, which will take place during the 2017-2018 school year. The opportunity to apply...

Students present ‘inspiring’ projects at annual STEM Symposium

Students present ‘inspiring’ projects at annual STEM Symposium

By Anna Brodsky, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Inspiring, creative, passionate — this is how sophomore Lola Wolf would describe the annual student STEM Symposium in three words. The event, which took place on Saturday, May 13, was a culmination of months of research, hypotheses, experimental design and testing. Finally, students enrolled in...

Archer hosts annual Humanities Honors Symposium, celebrates ‘hard work and passion’

Archer hosts annual Humanities Honors Symposium, celebrates ‘hard work and passion’

By Nelly Rouzroch and Alexandra Chang
May 18, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Androgyny, consumerism, "Cabaret" and reality television were just a few of the various topics presented by Archer students at this year's Humanities Honors Symposium. The conference was held on campus on Tuesday, May 16, which marked the Class of 2017's last day of classes before senior week and gr...

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...

Goodbye Archer, Hello College: seniors prepare for graduation

Goodbye Archer, Hello College: seniors prepare for graduation

By Ella Frey, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under NEWS

After a long year of college applications, essays and standardized testing, on May 20, the Class of 2017 will walk across the graduation stage and say goodbye to high school. The Oracle sent out a survey to the senior class regarding college advice for rising juniors and navigating  the challenging...

Latinists attend Junior Classical League Convention in San Francisco

Latinists attend Junior Classical League Convention in San Francisco

By Cat Oriel, Voices Editor
May 14, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Many consider Latin a dead language, but for the Junior Classical League, it is alive and well. This year, six Archer Latinists traveled to San Francisco, CA for the 62nd annual CaJCL State Convention at St. Ignatius College Preparatory on April 21 and 22. Their trip had a rocky start when they arrived at...

Honor Education Council ends year of deliberation, innovation

Honor Education Council ends year of deliberation, innovation

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief
May 11, 2017
Filed under NEWS

As the year comes to a close, the Honor Education Council reflected on what they have done for Archer during the 2016-2017 school year. One of HEC's jobs is to function as a council for adjudicating violations of the Honor Code. "The Honor Council is one of the most unique facets of Archer,"...

’13 Reasons Why’ sparks conversation throughout Archer community

’13 Reasons Why’ sparks conversation throughout Archer community

By Sara Weitz
May 5, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Since coming back from Spring Break, Archer girls have huddled between aisles of books in the library with headphones in and shocked expressions on their faces, binge-watching the new Netflix original show "13 Reasons Why." "13 Reasons Why," based on the book by Jay Asher and developed by Brian Yorkey, tells the s...

Freshmen and sophomores ‘connect passions with service’ at WE Day

Freshmen and sophomores ‘connect passions with service’ at WE Day

By Maya Wernick and Anna Brodsky
May 4, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Archer students got the opportunity for the third year in a row to join the exclusive club of WE Day-goers on April 27. WE Day is an annual event that takes place in various places around the world, but the entire WE Movement was started by brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger with the intent of being “a movement that brings people together a...

Archer Community Reflects on the ‘controversial Pepsi Commercial’

Archer Community Reflects on the ‘controversial Pepsi Commercial’

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor
May 4, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Disappointment, sadness, anger and shock are emotions that Archer juniors Josie Garcia and Jayla Brown felt when they saw the Pepsi Commercial. The commercial, which has since been taken down, follows supermodel Kendall Jenner joining a protest in the middle of her photo shoot and hands an officer who is blocking the protest a Pepsi. Thus, signaling that a can of Pepsi can solve con...

9th Grade Arrow Week photo competition winner announced

9th Grade Arrow Week photo competition winner announced

By Liz Haltrecht, Nelly Rouzroch, and Cat Oriel
May 4, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The Class of 2020 traveled to Arizona on March 17 for Arrow Week. The Oracle asked the freshmen to submit their best photos from the trip for a chance to win a free dress day for their Arrow Week group. Faith Hernandez won the competition (see featured image). This group will be allowed to wear free ...

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