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GSA, GEG, HEC collaborate to plan International Day of the Girl, Coming Out Day celebration

GSA, GEG, HEC collaborate to plan International Day of the Girl, Coming Out Day celebration

October 15, 2017

Archer girls celebrate International Day of the Girl annually, but each year...

Club Fair highlights student interests, promotes leadership

Club Fair highlights student interests, promotes leadership

October 1, 2017

Once a year the courtyard fills with colorful posters, filled sign-up lists,...

Senior Claire Germano named 2018 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Senior Claire Germano named 2018 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

September 22, 2017

The Dining Hall erupted with applause and cheers as interim Upper School Director...

11th Grade Arrow Week Photo Competition winner announced

11th Grade Arrow Week Photo Competition winner announced

September 19, 2017

The Class of 2019 traveled to Washington on Sept. 9 for Arrow Week. The Orac...

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Recent FEATURES Stories

Administration emphasizes importance of sexual misconduct prevention protocol

Administration emphasizes importance of sexual misconduct prevention protocol

October 1, 2017

Recent cases where teachers engaged in sexual misconduct with students at both Brentwood School and Marlborough School have called into question the practices at local independent schools. Unwanted touching,...

Administration introduces new theme for the year, champions ‘humanity and compassion’

Administration introduces new theme for the year, champions ‘humanity and compassion’

September 14, 2017

Grit, gratitude, #LeanInTogether: These words are only a handful of the school-wide themes that Archer has implemented in the past. Head of School Elizabeth English announced ...

College Guidance, administration introduces summer 2017 internship program

College Guidance, administration introduces summer 2017 internship program

August 28, 2017

For Archer girls, the 89 days of summer vacation may be some of the best days of the year — but how...

Diving into diversity: faculty of color in independent schools

Diving into diversity: faculty of color in independent schools

May 24, 2017

In the interest of full disclosure, this writer previously published an op-ed on div...

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Recent SPORTS Stories

‘Hawt’ no more: students defeat reigning faculty team in third annual student vs. teacher volleyball game

‘Hawt’ no more: students defeat reigning faculty team in third annual student vs. teacher volleyball game

October 15, 2017

Students filled the Sport Court in colorful attire on Oct. 6 to watch the student...

Q&A with 2017-2018 varsity cross country captains: Lily Horton, Caitlin Mosch, Sara Weitz

Q&A with 2017-2018 varsity cross country captains: Lily Horton, Caitlin Mosch, Sara Weitz

October 13, 2017

The sun beats down on her face as the runner begins her ascent. She comes from...

Kim Smith participates in record setting soccer game, fights for female equality

Kim Smith participates in record setting soccer game, fights for female equality

October 8, 2017

Known as the "Beautiful Game," soccer is by far the most popular sport on earth. ...

Varsity tennis ‘takes risks’ to defeat Buckley, remain undefeated in league

Varsity tennis ‘takes risks’ to defeat Buckley, remain undefeated in league

September 30, 2017

The varsity tennis team played Buckley and won 11-7. This improves their ov...

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Recent CULTURE Stories

Professional dancers teach master classes to Archer Dance Company, Troupe

Professional dancers teach master classes to Archer Dance Company, Troupe

September 19, 2017

Grab your tutu and a bayonet! On Saturday, Sep. 16, Archer hosted two dance master classes, featuring...

Dark comedy “Ingrid Goes West” satirizes social media, sheds light on mental health

Dark comedy “Ingrid Goes West” satirizes social media, sheds light on mental health

September 4, 2017

Have you ever found yourself 40 weeks deep on a stranger's Instagram account? Oh come on, admit it. Haven't...

Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” tells iconic story, falls short of expectations

Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” tells iconic story, falls short of expectations

August 29, 2017

Over 700 civilian boats. Over 300,000 lives saved. Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, "Dunkirk" tells the fictional story of a group of B...

Fast Fashion: ‘unsustainable’ for environment, human rights

Fast Fashion: ‘unsustainable’ for environment, human rights

May 24, 2017

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?...

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Editorial: Local sexual misconduct cases illuminate Archer’s continued efforts, call for more education

Editorial: Local sexual misconduct cases illuminate Archer’s continued efforts, call for more education

By Oracle Editorial Board

This editorial was published in response to a feature article on the same topic. In the past year, sexual misconduct cases at Los Angeles area schools, including Brentwood a...

October 1, 20173 Comments

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Column: California’s ‘Sanctuary State’ Status Provides Shelter

Column: California’s ‘Sanctuary State’ Status Provides Shelter

By Lola Lamberg, Columnist

In opposition to Donald Trump's new immigration policies, the California Senate passed Senate Bill 54 [SB54] on Oct. 5. This legislation makes California a “sanctuary state” for undocumented immigrants. The bill prevents ...

October 11, 20172 Comments

  • Column: Fighting for DACA October 8, 2017
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Six creative DIY Halloween costumes

Six creative DIY Halloween costumes

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

Halloween is one of the best holidays of the year, filled with spooks and frights. With Halloween only 16 days away, now is the perfect time to start brainstorming ideas for...

October 15, 2017No Comments

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  • Not Another Teen Movie: Archer teachers share prom stories, photos April 24, 2017

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