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‘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 ...

Honor Education Council Representatives announced

Honor Education Council Representatives announced

By Oracle Staff
April 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The Honor Education Council is a selected group of students from grades nine-12, along with faculty members, that promote Archer’s honor code around campus. Each grade and the faculty have three representatives. On April 24, students voted for new representatives for the rising ninth grade and eleventh...

Breaking: Student Council Executive Board announced

Breaking: Student Council Executive Board announced

By Oracle Staff
April 26, 2017
Filed under NEWS, STUDENT ELECTIONS 2017

After thoughtful campaigns and passionate speeches, the Archer student body had to make a difficult decision for who should serve as Student Council Executive Board for the 2017-2018 school year. On April 26, students voted at lunch for four of the seven candidates. Rising senior Maya Winkler received the most votes and was...

Hacking teens come together to support mental health

Hacking teens come together to support mental health

By Nelly Rouzroch and Anna Brodsky
April 26, 2017
Filed under NEWS

You've heard about running marathons. But what about a Hackathon? Twenty-five teens from various high schools in Los Angeles came together on March 18 at Crossroads School, where they spent 11 hours learning about coding and hacking in order to bring awareness to teen health. "It was really fun,"...

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...

Dr. Saba Soomekh visits Archer, inspires conversation

Dr. Saba Soomekh visits Archer, inspires conversation

By Maya Wernick, Staff Writer
March 23, 2017
Filed under NEWS

While talk of the Middle East fills our media, conversations, and political rhetoric, there are rarely classes about it in schools. Dr. Saba Soomekh, the Associate Director of Research at UCLA’s Leve Center for Jewish Studies, wants to change this and began by speaking to the Archer community this ...

Photo gallery: Senior service day at Los Angeles Food Bank

Photo gallery: Senior service day at Los Angeles Food Bank

By Alice Grainge, Staff Writer
March 22, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

While the rest of Archer students were doing their Student Led Conferences on March 15, the senior class visited the LA Food Bank in Downtown LA. The grade was tasked with sorting through food donations to give out to families within the Los Angeles County during their annual Senior Service Day. "It ...

Debaters attend Berkeley Invitational in final tournament of the year

Debaters attend Berkeley Invitational in final tournament of the year

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under NEWS

While students spent their President's Day weekend with their friends, 12 Archer debaters traveled up north to the University of California, Berkeley to compete in the 2017  Cal High School Speech and Debate Tournament. The annual Cal Invitational is one of the largest speech and debate tournaments ...

Measure H passes, ‘significant solution’ to homelessness

Measure H passes, ‘significant solution’ to homelessness

By Liz Haltrecht, Staff Writer
March 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS

According to the Los Angeles Almanac, 254,000 men, women and children face homelessness during at least one part of the year. Measure H plans to help the homeless by implementing a quarter-cent sales tax. On March 7,  the primary election occurred — California voters voted yes for Measure H. According to their website, this tax would enable 45,000 people to gain housing and overcome homelessne...

Spirit Week brings excitement, pride to community

Spirit Week brings excitement, pride to community

By Cybele Zhang, Sports Editor
March 11, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

When can someone wear pajamas, meet their favorite tv show characters and celebrate Thanksgiving all in one week? Yes, you guessed it — Archer Spirit Week. This year, Archer students celebrated the annual Spirit Week festivities from March 6 to 10. Monday - Mondazzzzzz (Pajama Day) To kick off t...

Oblivious: Los Angeles voters, students uninformed about local politics

Oblivious: Los Angeles voters, students uninformed about local politics

By Cat Oriel and Anna Brodsky
March 9, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Almost four months after the 2016 presidential election, polling places all around Los Angeles County set up shop again. On Tuesday, March 7, Angelenos cast their ballots in the Los Angeles consolidated municipal and special elections, but voter turnout was extremely low. Additionally, an Oracle s...

Kennedy announced as sixth annual Archer Film Festival keynote speaker

Kennedy announced as sixth annual Archer Film Festival keynote speaker

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief
March 8, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Following last year's keynote speaker, director J.J. Abrams, student organizers returned to the Archer Film Festival's roots by announcing a female keynote speaker at the April 26 gala. The speaker for the sixth annual Archer Film Festival will be eight-time Academy Award nominated producer Kathleen Kennedy...

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