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  • May 10Breaking: Jenn Babin appointed as Dean of Students. Story to follow.

  • April 24Gretchen Warner appointed interim upper school director 2017-2018. Stay tuned for further coverage.

Winter Wonderland celebration brings holiday cheer to Archer

Winter Wonderland celebration brings holiday cheer to Archer

By Anna Brodsky, Staff Writer
December 13, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Filled with the smell of latkes and the sound of holiday carols, Archer's seasonally decorated courtyard was home to the annual Winter Wonderland celebration. The festivities took place on Friday, Dec. 9 and were organized by student council. Activities included cookie decorating, performances...

Sixth grade ‘becomes aware,’ ‘works together’ at annual Hunger Breakfast

Sixth grade ‘becomes aware,’ ‘works together’ at annual Hunger Breakfast

By Sara Weitz, Staff Writer
December 13, 2016
Filed under NEWS

The sixth graders' annual Hunger Breakfast took place on Wednesday Dec. 7, where they dedicated the day to learning about hunger in the real world. "The sixth grade spends a lot of their year learning about hunger," said Kate Burns, the sixth-grade dean and music director. "They learn about it in...

Archer Debate dominates second tournament with ‘impressive performance’

Archer Debate dominates second tournament with ‘impressive performance’

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief
December 7, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Nine Archer students attended Narbonne High School on Dec. 3 for the second debate tournament of the season and had "an impressive performance," Dean of Students Travis Nesbitt wrote in an email. Four teams competed in public forum: a two-on-two debate. Seniors Isabel Adler and Ciel Torres went...

Library sleepover creates ‘great bonding experiences’

Library sleepover creates ‘great bonding experiences’

By Liz Haltrecht, Staff Writer
November 29, 2016
Filed under NEWS

From cookie-decorating to relay races, 61 students from grades six through 12 spent one October night enjoying the Archer library and each other. The fifth annual library sleepover started the evening of Oct. 14 and ended the following morning. Miaya South '19 went to the sleepover for the very...

Strengthening girls’ voices: protest rally brings mission to life

Strengthening girls’ voices: protest rally brings mission to life

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief
November 18, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Part of Archer's mission is to "strengthen girls' voices in a diverse and culturally rich environment." Attending a recent anti-Trump protest rally was, for one group of seniors, evidence of how that mission comes to life.  Many students were upset about the results of the election on Nov. 9. "I feel ashamed to be part of a country who elected a president that condones racism, homophobia and sexism...

Archer graduate published in the European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience

Archer graduate published in the European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience

By Maya Wernick, Staff Writer
November 11, 2016
Filed under NEWS

The European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience published an article by Archer graduate Sofia Garrick '16 for her research on electromagnetic sensitivity that she completed during her time at Archer. This was the first article by an Archer girl to be submitted to or published in any scientific publication, according to Archer honors research and biology teacher...

The mourning after: Clinton supporters at Archer come together following election results

The mourning after: Clinton supporters at Archer come together following election results

By Eloise Rollins-Fife, Managing/News & Features Editor
November 11, 2016
Filed under NEWS

When Donald Trump won the presidency on Nov. 8, few saw it coming. For many Archer girls, who have been described as "extremely liberal" and who attend a school focused on female empowerment, the news was met with shock and tears. In a segment for the "Today Show," senior Audrey Koh called the day — which man...

Archer girls brainstorm, create first Rubik’s Cube mosaic challenge design

Archer girls brainstorm, create first Rubik’s Cube mosaic challenge design

By Anna Brodsky, Staff Writer
November 8, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Despite the fact that the Rubik's cube has been around for more than forty years, Archer has never had much to do with it – until now. A group of student artists and mathematicians met on Oct. 26 to brainstorm ideas for Archer's entry into the Rubik's Cube Mosaic Challenge, in which students throughou...

Marine Yamada ’17 recognized for Lyme disease research

Marine Yamada ’17 recognized for Lyme disease research

By Eloise Rollins-Fife, Managing/News & Features Editor
November 7, 2016
Filed under NEWS

What do "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," Lyme Disease and Ashton Kutcher have in common? They've all contributed to the growth of senior Marine Yamada's scientific research. Yamada began researching Lyme Disease detection as part of her Honors Research class in the 2015-2016 school year. She...

Archer girls weigh in on important issues of the 2016 election

Archer girls weigh in on important issues of the 2016 election

By Eden Motzkin, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under NEWS

With the presidential election quickly approaching, the Oracle sent out an anonymous survey asking all Archer students, grades six through 12, to share their opinions on eight popular political topics. After three days, 222 out of 495 Archer students had completed the survey, answering questions abo...

Students celebrate haunting Halloween festivities

Students celebrate haunting Halloween festivities

By Cybele Zhang, Sports Editor
November 6, 2016
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

Oct. 31 is far from an average day at Archer. Halloween fills quiet hallways with shrieks of fear and joy and turns an average student or faculty member into a character from a movie, a scary monster or even a food. Archer celebrated the frightful holiday with a half day, shortened classes and a...

Same NOLS Arrow Week, fewer teacher chaperones

Same NOLS Arrow Week, fewer teacher chaperones

By Alice Grainge, Staff Writer
November 4, 2016
Filed under NEWS

The majority of the 11th graders who went on Arrow Week this September had quite a different experience than those of previous years. Stephanie Ferri, Director of Outdoor Education, and two other faculty members Jed Donnel and Marya Alford were the only teachers to chaperone this year's trip to the Pacific...

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