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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

"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...

Playlist: Jam out to the best tunes this summer

Playlist: Jam out to the best tunes this summer

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017

As the school year comes to a close, and you get ready for vacation, this playlist will get you in the summer mood. Follow the Archer Oracle on Spotify to hear more of our playlists.

‘Writing was my salvation’: InsideOUT Writers brings creative writing to juvenile halls, changes lives

‘Writing was my salvation’: InsideOUT Writers brings creative writing to juvenile halls, changes lives

By Alexandra Chang, Culture Editor

May 5, 2017

Imagine being imprisoned and confined to a single room. Imagine living in an oppressive environment filled with violence and brutality. According to the ACLU, 60,000 children experience these circumstances on any given day in the United States in juvenile detention facilities. InsideOUT Writers...

Varsity softball pitcher Kamryn Bellamy breaks career strikeout record

Varsity softball pitcher Kamryn Bellamy breaks career strikeout record

By Cybele Zhang, Sports Editor

May 5, 2017

The sun beat down and fans cheered wildly, but junior pitcher Kamryn Bellamy did not let the distractions faze her. On Friday, April 28, during a game against Faith Baptist, Bellamy did the unprecedented; she broke Carolyn Zacarro's '14 record for career strikeouts. Zacarro's record of 357 ...

‘There is no Planet B’: Thousands March for Science in L.A.

‘There is no Planet B’: Thousands March for Science in L.A.

By Cat Oriel, Voices Editor

April 27, 2017

On Earth Day 2017, Pershing Square Park was filled with science, not silence. Exactly three months after The Women’s March, over 50,000 scientists and STEM lovers alike gathered in downtown Los Angeles to take a stand for science in politics. Demonstrators chanted slogans such as, “What do we ...

Samantha Coyne-Donnel, Jed Donnel to leave Archer after 15 years

Samantha Coyne-Donnel, Jed Donnel to leave Archer after 15 years

By Anika Bhavnani and Eloise Rollins-Fife

April 26, 2017

After years at Archer, Upper School Director and Assistant Head of School for Research and Strategic Partnerships Samantha Coyne-Donnel and her husband, English teacher and college guidance associate Jed Donnel, are leaving Archer. Coyne-Donnel has been working at Archer for 15 years, while Donnel...

Archer girls ‘follow their passions’ in science honors research class

Archer girls ‘follow their passions’ in science honors research class

By Sara Weitz, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017

Stem cells. Chlamydia. Manure. These are just a few of the topics being studied in Archer's year-long honors research course for upper school students. The students develop and conduct a research project of their choosing in the science and engineering fields. The class is extremely independent,...

Marley Chaney shares passion for photography, how it allows her to ‘creatively express herself’

Marley Chaney shares passion for photography, how it allows her to ‘creatively express herself’

By Liz Haltrecht, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017

Click! For rising photographer, Marley Chaney '19 this sound is music to her ears. Ever since Chaney was a young child, the arts have heavily influenced her. Chaney grew up watching her mother, a photographer, take photos of people and places and became fascinated by cameras and the field of photography...

Not Another Teen Movie: Archer teachers share prom stories, photos

By Alexandra Chang and Nelly Rouzroch

April 24, 2017

Have you ever wondered about what your teachers wore to prom? Or what music they listened to? Or maybe you've never understood what a cassette tape is and feel too embarrassed to ask. Well don't worry. We've answered all of these questions. With Archer's junior-senior prom coming up on April 29,...

Photo Gallery: ‘Dimensions’ Dance Show

Photo Gallery: ‘Dimensions’ Dance Show

By Alice Grainge, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017

In the 2016-2017 dance show, "Dimensions," students were able to explore different aspects of art expressed through dance. The event took place the weekend of Feb. 25 with performances on both Saturday and Sunday. Each dance was inspired by a particular piece of art chosen by the choreographer. In...

March Playlist: Spring Break

March Playlist: Spring Break

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer

March 26, 2017

Whether you're spending spring break somewhere tropical, in the snow or in the comfort of your home, this playlist will help you relax over the break. Check out the Archer Oracle on Spotify to hear more of out playlists!

‘The enemy of my enemy is my friend’: how the rise of hate crimes is bonding Jews, Muslims

‘The enemy of my enemy is my friend’: how the rise of hate crimes is bonding Jews, Muslims

By Maya Wernick, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

Shots fired, cemeteries desecrated, hatred fueled. This has become the reality for thousands of Jewish and Muslim people around the country in recent months, with anti-Semitic and Islamophobic crimes on the rise. But less covered by the media is the unity of minority groups in the midst of all of the...

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