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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

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

"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

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

"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

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

“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

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...

‘Purple Reign’ dominates third annual Color Wars

‘Purple Reign’ dominates third annual Color Wars

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

February 20, 2018

"P-u-r-p-l-e, that's how we spell victory," and "Orange you glad we are going to win," were among the many cheers heard in the courtyard during the third annual Color Wars on Feb. 16. Color Wars was a tradition first created three years ago and has since become an annual Archer event. Every student...

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

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

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

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

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...

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