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#WhoWeAre: The faces behind the Oracle reflect on scholastic journalism

#WhoWeAre: The faces behind the Oracle reflect on scholastic journalism

By Molly Goldberg, London Sinclair, and Avery Fox

February 28, 2020

“Big Questions, Big Results” is this year’s theme for Scholastic Journalism Week. #WhoWeAre is the theme for this Friday, Feb. 26, showing the students and faces behind scholastic journalism and why students chose to participate in scholastic journalism.  The video above showcases staff writers ...

#press4education: Community weighs in on press freedom

#press4education: Community weighs in on press freedom

By Chloe Fidler, Vaughan Anoa'i, Allie Worchell, and Grace Doyle

February 27, 2020

"Big Questions, Big Results" is this year's theme for Scholastic Journalism Week. #Press4education is the topic for this Thursday, Feb. 25. highlighting the importance of scholastic journalism with the Society of Professional Journalists. The video above showcases students and their opinions regardi...

#OurNeighborhood: Facilities staff members reflect on work, personal life

#OurNeighborhood: Facilities staff members reflect on work, personal life

By Lola Lamberg, News and Features Editor

February 26, 2020

As the buses and carpools arrive every morning, students of all grade levels pour into the Archer campus through the main two glass doors on the veranda on their way to their first-period class. But who opens those doors for us? When facilities staff member Isaac Velasquez arrives on campus, the first...

Students comment on ‘materialistic,’ exclusive culture of Valentine’s Day

Students comment on ‘materialistic,’ exclusive culture of Valentine’s Day

By Nyah Fernandez, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

Valentine's Day: the annual day that falls on Feb. 14, where individuals celebrate love and affection with chocolate, cards or floral bouquets. Derived originally from Saint Valentine's Day and the Feast of Saint Valentine, Valentine's Day is typically associated with couples and romantic relationsh...

Math Department Chair Chris Luzniak publishes first book, ‘Up for Debate!’

Math Department Chair Chris Luzniak publishes first book, ‘Up for Debate!’

By Jessica Jimenez, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

Math Department Chair Chris Luzniak published "Up for Debate!", a book outlining how to incorporate aspects of speech and debate into math lessons, in late October 2019. Luz began to first work on his book around November 2017 and aimed to "engage" and "empower" students to actively participate in math class...

‘No! No! No!’: Archer implements self-defense program into sophomore fitness curriculum

‘No! No! No!’: Archer implements self-defense program into sophomore fitness curriculum

By Grace Doyle, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

Capture the flag, kickball and prisoner are typical activities for physical education programs across the nation, including Archer's. However, in addition to traditional activities, Archer teaches eighth and 10th grade students self-defense skills as part of the fitness and wellness curriculum. Starting...

Inaugural Diversity Conference Student Leadership Team reflects on planning process, importance of student voice

Inaugural Diversity Conference Student Leadership Team reflects on planning process, importance of student voice

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

January 27, 2020

Students, faculty, staff and visitors gather each January for the annual Diversity Conference, which aims to encourage "an ongoing exploration of our commonalities and differences," according to the Archer website. Although the format of this year's conference, which will take place this Wednesday, rema...

Senior Stella Kraus named 2020 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Senior Stella Kraus named 2020 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

By Grace Doyle, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2020

Stella Kraus found out she was a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist by aimlessly searching results for her name on Google. She saw an image with a picture of American flags and was taken to an article with a list of semifinalists. She was later emailed by Associate Director of College Guidance Jee...

World War III memes prompt discussion about inclusion, coping mechanisms

World War III memes prompt discussion about inclusion, coping mechanisms

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2020

Alizeh Davis Jarrahy was scrolling through Instagram at the end winter break when she saw a meme proclaiming that World War III was coming. As she continued looking at her feed, she saw more and more images and graphics related to world war populating her feed. She researched on Google and learned that...

Senior service learning program provides ‘impactful’ opportunities

Senior service learning program provides ‘impactful’ opportunities

By Nyah Fernandez, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Empowering. Passionate. Impactful. These are some of the words service learning coordinator and history teacher Margaret Shirk used to describe Archer's service learning program. From 9th through twelfth grade, students at Archer have the opportunity to participate in service learning projects with the...

Parent conferences prompt communication among parents, students, teachers

Parent conferences prompt communication among parents, students, teachers

By Lizette Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

January 8, 2020

Parents navigated through the halls of Archer from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 15 and Nov. 22, glancing down at schedules their daughters made to locate the proper classrooms. The annual parent-teacher conferences take place so teachers can provide feedback on students' progress to parents in person. Math...

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