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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

By Cat Oriel, News & Features Editor

October 15, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS, SHOWCASE

Archer girls celebrate International Day of the Girl annually, but each year the celebration looks a bit different than the last. This year, leaders of the Girls Empowering Girls Club, Honor Education Council and Gender Sexuality Alliance decided to celebrate the 29th annual National Coming Out Day in...

‘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

By Ella Frey, Sports Editor

October 15, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

Students filled the Sport Court in colorful attire on Oct. 6 to watch the student vs. faculty volleyball game. After 40 minutes, the red team was named champion, becoming the first student team to win the annual game. Student council assigned each teach a color and senior coach from the varsity volleyball...

Club Fair highlights student interests, promotes leadership

Club Fair highlights student interests, promotes leadership

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS, SHOWCASE

Once a year the courtyard fills with colorful posters, filled sign-up lists, tasty treats and joyous cheers. It can only mean one event: the Club Fair. This year, students gathered in the courtyard at lunch on Friday, Sep. 22, to showcase student-run clubs. Many clubs are continuations of previously...

Q&A with 2017-2018 varsity tennis captains: Rachel Ferrera, Elyse Pollack, Isabella Simanowitz

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SPORTS

Entering into their final year on the team, seniors Rachel Ferrera, Elyse Pollack and Isabella Simanowitz are preparing to lead the varsity tennis team. The Oracle sat down with them to see how the season is shaping up and how their team has bonded. Watch the video above to see the full interview.

Athletics Department rebrands with new Artemis logo

Athletics Department rebrands with new Artemis logo

By Cat Oriel, News & Features Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SPORTS

On Orientation Day, upper schoolers caught up with friends, learned about the year’s theme and met new students and teachers. But in addition, Head of School Elizabeth English personally introduced the student body to one new Archer — Meet Artemis. Artemis is the Greek goddess of the hunt, wild anim...

11th Grade Arrow Week Photo Competition winner announced

11th Grade Arrow Week Photo Competition winner announced

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

The Class of 2019 traveled to Washington on Sept. 9 for Arrow Week. The Oracle asked the juniors to submit their best photos from the trip for a chance to win a free dress day for their Arrow Week group. Rae Godfredsen '19 won for her photo, pictured both above and below. Her hiking group will be allowe...

Fall Outing Photo Competition winner announced

Fall Outing Photo Competition winner announced

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

The Oracle hosts a tri-annual photo contest to find the best pictures from each Arrow Week, but this year the staff decided to introduce a new photography contest in addition for Fall Outing. The senior's Fall Outing began on Sep. 11, and they returned on Sep. 13. The 10th - 6th grade students' trips st...

Professional dancers teach master classes to Archer Dance Company, Troupe

Professional dancers teach master classes to Archer Dance Company, Troupe

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

Grab your tutu and a bayonet! On Saturday, Sep. 16, Archer hosted two dance master classes, featuring three professionals. Los Angeles cast members Karli Dinardo and Jacob Guzman from the Broadway show "Hamilton" gave the morning master class, teaching Archer students actual choreography from two "...

Fast Fashion: ‘unsustainable’ for environment, human rights

Fast Fashion: ‘unsustainable’ for environment, human rights

By Liz Haltrecht

May 24, 2017


Filed under CULTURE, FASHION, MULTIMEDIA

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? Their practices also harm the environment. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, "84 percent of unwanted clothes in the United States in 2012 went into ei...

Diving into diversity: faculty of color in independent schools

Diving into diversity: faculty of color in independent schools

By Ella Frey, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA

In the interest of full disclosure, this writer previously published an op-ed on diversity at Archer. During the 2016 Oscar awards season, there was a loud and public outcry when, for the second year in a row, only white actors were nominated for the Academy's major awards although t...

Archer Maypole tradition weaves together past, present

Archer Maypole tradition weaves together past, present

By Eden Motzkin, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA

Archer's annual Moving Up Day marks the final day of the school year, welcomes summer and celebrates rising students. This year's annual event will occur on Friday, May 26. The day begins with the final advisory of the year and ends with the faculty and staff waving goodbye to students as the buses...

Archer day trip to Mexico was ‘incredible experience’ full of ‘self-growth,’ organizer says

Archer day trip to Mexico was ‘incredible experience’ full of ‘self-growth,’ organizer says

By Liz Haltrecht, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

"You don't have to travel all the way across the world to make a really big difference," Gwen Strasberg '19, organizer of the Archer trip to Mexico, said. On April 29 from 5:30am to 7:30pm, a group comprised of the Girl Up Club, Archer dads and other students traveled to an orphanage supported...

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