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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 22, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, FOOD, MULTIMEDIA, SHOWCASE

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...

Exclusive: Middle school students organize Archer’s #NationalSchoolWalkout

Exclusive: Middle school students organize Archer’s #NationalSchoolWalkout

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

April 21, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS, SHOWCASE

Horns honking, girls screaming and passers-by cheering along Sunset Boulevard were some of the noises heard at the #NationalSchoolWalkout on Apr. 20. Eighth grade students Hailey Hubbard, Marley Mills and Presley Sacavitch led organizing Archer's participation in the National School Walkout, a protest that remembers the ...

Student council presents third annual Archella

Student council presents third annual Archella

By Molly Goldberg, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

For students that couldn’t make it to the desert last weekend, Archer's student council brought Coachella to them. On Friday, Apr. 13, student organizers held the third annual "Archella" in the courtyard during lunch. Student council organized Coachella themed activities including performances, ...

Drama Queens perform first full-length play, “Almost, Maine,” at Magicopolis Theater

Drama Queens perform first full-length play, “Almost, Maine,” at Magicopolis Theater

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

Los Angeles is over 3,000 miles from Maine, but on Apr. 12 at the Magicopolis Theater in Santa Monica, the Drama Queens transported their audience to the rural town of Almost, Maine. The Drama Queens, who are all members of the Advanced Study in Theater class, usually perform several unrelated sce...

Biennial One Book celebration brings ‘The Little Prince’ to life

Biennial One Book celebration brings ‘The Little Prince’ to life

By Cat Oriel, News & Features Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

The Class of 2018 commenced the biennial One Book tradition with a surprise kickoff celebration in the courtyard on Tuesday, Apr. 10. Watch the video above and look through the photo gallery below to see more from the event. Full story to follow. 

9th grade Arrow Week photo competition winner announced

9th grade Arrow Week photo competition winner announced

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

April 9, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

While the rest of the student body attended regularly scheduled classes, the Class of 2021 traversed the Arizona wilderness. The freshman class participated in the annual Arrow Week expedition from Mar. 16 to 23. The grade flew to Tucson, Arizona, then departed in smaller trail groups to backpack throug...

Video: Archer reflects on National Walkout Day

Video: Archer reflects on National Walkout Day

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

March 23, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

"Never again" and "Hey hey, ho, ho, the NRA has got to go" were some of the chants heard as Archer girls marched up and down Sunset Boulevard on Wednesday, Mar. 14,  during the National Walkout. The video above documents events from that day and student and faculty perspectives....

12th annual ‘Literature & …’ Conference brings high school students together, broadens perspectives

12th annual ‘Literature & …’ Conference brings high school students together, broadens perspectives

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By Nicki Rosenberg, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

Students from 14 schools around Los Angeles came together to analyze and share literature and other creative pieces during Archer's annual Literature & ... Conference on Mar. 15. For the past 12 years, Archer has invited high schoolers to submit their work to be reviewed and selected for the c...

Freshman win Spirit Week dance competition

Freshman win Spirit Week dance competition

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

"P-I-N-K — we can beat you any day," dancers from Class of 2021 shouted. On Friday, March 9, middle schoolers, high schoolers and faculty watched the annual Spirit Week dance competition in the courtyard. Every March, student council hosts Spirit Week — a week filled with daily themed co...

Livestream: Community participates in #Enough National School Walkout

Livestream: Community participates in #Enough National School Walkout

By Oracle Editorial Board

March 14, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

The feed can be viewed here. It will go live on March 14 at 10 a.m. Correction (Mar. 14, 5:08 pm): The original version of this article included an alternate link, which did not work due to technical difficulties. An alternate livestream via Facebook is now linked. ...

“Illumination” highlights experiences of growing up

“Illumination” highlights experiences of growing up

By Nicki Rosenberg, Staff Writer

March 3, 2018


Filed under CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

“All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it,” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote in "The Little Prince." This year's Night of Dance took place at American Jewish University on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25. The show, entitled "Illumination," was inspired by the 1943 novella "The Litt...

Cellist Brian Thornton performs for, ‘inspires’ students

Cellist Brian Thornton performs for, ‘inspires’ students

By Gracie Marx, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

A soft whisper filled the Rose Room as students filed in, awaiting the solo concert performance by cellist Brian Thornton. Thornton, a cellist with the Cleveland Orchestra, performed and gave a master class on Feb. 13.  He performed and discussed the impact of female musicians on the music industry. Thornton discussed sexism and shared h...

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