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‘I’m happy to be here’: Gloria Swasey shares immigration journey from Belize to America

‘I’m happy to be here’: Gloria Swasey shares immigration journey from Belize to America

By Kamryn Bellamy, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


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In the interest of full disclosure, Gloria Swasey is the author's grandmother.  When Gloria Swasey travelled to the United States in 1969, she didn't know that she would one day become an immigrant. When she did decide to move to America, the choice impacted not only her own life, but the lives ...

Class of 2018 says goodbye to high school, reflects on college process

Class of 2018 says goodbye to high school, reflects on college process

By Molly Goldberg, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


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In three days, members of the Class of 2018 will walk across the graduation stage, diplomas in hand, ready to begin the next chapter in their lives. As the time to leave Archer quickly approaches, many seniors are reflecting on their time in high school. The Oracle sat down with members of the graduating...

‘There’s still a lot of work to be done’: Archer students, faculty reflect on racial representation in the media

‘There’s still a lot of work to be done’: Archer students, faculty reflect on racial representation in the media

By Molly Goldberg, Staff Writer

May 19, 2018


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Mass media has been around for 600 years. Whether it be print, recordings, movies, radio, television, internet or social media, media has been an influential factor in shaping public attitude and sentiment since the late 15th century. However, the issue of racial representation and inclusivity ...

Juniors kick off college process, seniors commit

Juniors kick off college process, seniors commit

By Nicki Rosenberg, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


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As seniors finalized their college decisions on May 1, juniors are just beginning their journeys. On Tuesday, Jan. 23, the College Guidance Department held its annual College Kickoff event for the eleventh grade class and their parents. This Kickoff is the first of a series intended to help stud...

Ambitious, joyful learning: Archer educators work to instill ‘joy of learning,’ reduce stress levels

Ambitious, joyful learning: Archer educators work to instill ‘joy of learning,’ reduce stress levels

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

May 16, 2018


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Imagine waiting in line to take the SAT on a cold Saturday morning, filled with anxiety. You're in an unfamiliar environment with a pencil in hand, and this one test could determine your educational future. However, is all of this pressure really necessary for education? At Archer, teachers and admi...

Junior Gwen Strasberg accepted into USC Resident Honors Program, intends to forgo senior year

Junior Gwen Strasberg accepted into USC Resident Honors Program, intends to forgo senior year

By Gracie Marx, Staff Writer

May 13, 2018


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For the first time in Archer history, a junior will be skipping her senior year to attend a four-year college a year early, according to Co-Director of College Guidance Gabrielle Dorsey. In the fall of 2018, Junior Gwen Strasberg will forgo her senior year to attend the University of Southern Califo...

Like a good neighbor?: Archer, Brentwood School construction plans reveal unequal treatment

Like a good neighbor?: Archer, Brentwood School construction plans reveal unequal treatment

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor

May 12, 2018


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Unanswered emails, phone calls and questions seem to be the theme of the investigation into discrepancies between the construction plans of The Archer School for Girls and Brentwood School. The neighboring schools have recently both begun construction plans to expand and advance their respective...

Homelessness in Los Angeles: Community initiatives, programs work to aid homeless Angelenos

Homelessness in Los Angeles: Community initiatives, programs work to aid homeless Angelenos

By Allie Worchell, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


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It's cold and the sky is overcast. But there is nowhere to go because your home is on the streets of Los Angeles. Suddenly, you feel drops of rain and look up and the dark grey sky.  You run to find shelter under a bus stop. You are cold, tired and soaking wet. What do you do? This is the reality...

Community adjusts to Classroom Village, adapts new fitness curriculum

Community adjusts to Classroom Village, adapts new fitness curriculum

By Nicki Rosenberg, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


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At the beginning of 2018, Archer girls not only crossed over into a new semester and year, but also crossed over a bridge into the Classroom Village. Due to Archer Forward construction, students now attend some classes in the temporary Classroom Village.  The Village, as the community calls it, is fil...

Abigale Lischak travels with NSLI-Y to China, explores culture, language

Abigale Lischak travels with NSLI-Y to China, explores culture, language

By Ella Frey, Sports Editor

April 21, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, FOOD, MULTIMEDIA

During summer vacation, many high schoolers trade homework for going to the beach and spending time with friends. But unlike most, Abigale Lischak '20 spent her break studying a foreign language. Lischak traveled to China for six weeks from the beginning of June to the end of August in 2017 to lea...

Math Fellow Jessica Mkitarian shares passion for environment

Math Fellow Jessica Mkitarian shares passion for environment

By Allie Worchell, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


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It is 7:50 in the morning, and Jessica Mikitarian, a seventh grade math fellow, is in her math classroom ready to teach her students. The walls are filled with red, yellow, and purple posters. Math projects, numbers and assignments fill the space, and students sit at their desks ready for the math class...

Students navigate Classroom Village bathrooms

Students navigate Classroom Village bathrooms

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


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Imagine going to the bathroom during a busy school day to be greeted by a long line of students, crowding around sinks and changing for fitness. This is an experience students have had in the new Classroom Village. Due to Archer Forward construction, multiple bathrooms, which were located in the...

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