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Swimmer Saskia Wong-Smith signs National Letter of Intent for Bates College

Swimmer Saskia Wong-Smith signs National Letter of Intent for Bates College

By Cat Oriel, News & Features Editor

February 18, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

On an average Thursday, senior Saskia Wong-Smith leaves her house at 5:15 a.m. Thirty minutes later, she is wide awake, practicing her backstroke in the Palisades High School pool. But Thursday, Feb. 8, was a “special” day for Wong-Smith, as she signed her National Letter of Intent for Bates College...

Video: What do Archer girls love about Archer?

Video: What do Archer girls love about Archer?

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SHOWCASE, WHIMSIES

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, The Oracle interviewed Archer girls and faculty to find out,"What do you love about Archer? Or what do you love most about your life currently?" From the Courtyard to the Class of 2018, watch the video to find out what the Archer community loves.

Varsity basketball, soccer teams celebrate Senior Night, honor years of athletic dedication

Varsity basketball, soccer teams celebrate Senior Night, honor years of athletic dedication

By Nelly Rouzroch and Maya Wernick

February 11, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SPORTS

The song "The Final Countdown" by Europe has never been more relevant for the seniors on the varsity basketball and soccer teams. Senior Night is a tradition that honors senior athletes in their final home game of the regular season. This season, senior basketball players, Joyce Barahona, Cydney Davis, ...

Diversity Conference for ‘Equity & Inclusion’ celebrates differences, fosters community

Diversity Conference for ‘Equity & Inclusion’ celebrates differences, fosters community

By Alexandra Chang and Gracie Marx

January 31, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

Immigration, storytelling and the French language were just a few of the wide range of topics discussed at this year's Diversity Conference for Equity and Inclusion. The theme of this year's annual symposium was "Windows and Mirrors," which was inspired by an article written by Emily Style for the Na...

Walking in a Winter Wonderland: Archer celebrates holiday spirit in January

Walking in a Winter Wonderland: Archer celebrates holiday spirit in January

By Allie Worchell, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

Ugly holiday sweaters, gingerbread houses, hot chocolate, latkes and boba were just a few of the attractions in this year's Winter Wonderland. The event was initially scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 6, but was postponed due to the Skirball Fire. Although the winter holidays have now passed, students gathered in the courtyard on Friday, Jan. 19, to celebrate neverthe...

‘The Krokodiloes’ teach singing workshop to Archer a cappella groups

‘The Krokodiloes’ teach singing workshop to Archer a cappella groups

By Cat Oriel, News & Features Editor

January 20, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

It's not every day that twelve men in tuxedos visit Archer's campus to serenade a librarian and do backflips. After the Harvard Krokodiloes' performance on Friday, Jan. 12, where they sang to Head Librarian Stephanie Daehler on stage, the college students led a vocal workshop and gave a special ...

Breaking: The Arrow reopens in the new location

Breaking: The Arrow reopens in the new location

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By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under FOOD, MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

The Arrow, Archer's student run store, has re-opened after relocating to the former Eastern Star Gallery. Students can now walk into the store and browse through a variety of healthier options. For example, The Arrow has switched out Kraft's Mac & Cheese for Annie's Mac & Cheese, which is...

Exclusive: Harvard a cappella group ‘The Krokodiloes’ performs, shares stories

Exclusive: Harvard a cappella group ‘The Krokodiloes’ performs, shares stories

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By Nelly Rouzroch, Cat Oriel, Cybele Zhang, and Maya Wernick

January 15, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

The music of the Great American Songbook rang through the halls of Archer on Friday, Jan. 12. Harvard University's oldest a cappella group, The Krokodiloes, was performing at lunch for Archer students. The Krokodiloes were founded in 1946 and currently features 12 undergraduate students. The group...

Video: What are Archer girls grateful for?

Video: What are Archer girls grateful for?

By Nicki Rosenberg

December 12, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, WHIMSIES

During the holiday season, gratitude is a common theme at Archer. The above video shows students reflecting on what they are most grateful for, which include everything from dogs to the opportunity to attend Archer.  

Students tour classroom village

Students tour classroom village

By Ella Frey, Sport Editor

December 10, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

As Archer girls finish their last finals and leave for three weeks of winter break, the school will undergo construction to expand facilities.  The Archer Forward Campus Master Plan will provide athletics, arts and classroom facilities. The video above is a tour of the campus village where students will have dance, English, fitn...

Commentary: Everything’s bigger in Texas…especially the football

Commentary: Everything’s bigger in Texas…especially the football

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SPORTS, VOICES

I've seen my fair share of football games, but nothing could have prepared me for entering the cathedral that is Eagle Stadium. While in Dallas, I attended Allen High School's semi-final playoff game against nearby Hebron High School on Nov. 17. Friday night lights deep in the heart of Texas i...

Bat Boy: The Musical concludes as last Blackbox musical production

Bat Boy: The Musical concludes as last Blackbox musical production

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor

November 22, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

After four months, tears and one bat-boy, the final musical in the Blackbox has come to a close. Bat Boy: The Musical, which took place on Nov. 9 to 11, was especially emotional for the seniors, as it was their last chance to perform, sing and contribute to an Archer musical. Seniors Gemma Brand-Wolf...

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