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Humans of Archer Episode 3: Rose Shulman-Litwin ’18

Humans of Archer Episode 3: Rose Shulman-Litwin ’18

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

Welcome to Humans of Archer! This segment from the Archer Oracle highlights students with a unique talent or story that they want to share with the Archer community. The third episode features junior Rose Shulman-Litwin, who is known around campus for her works of art, as well as her photography....

Rachel Pike signs letter of intent to play soccer at Hamilton College

Rachel Pike signs letter of intent to play soccer at Hamilton College

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SPORTS

“Today we get the opportunity to celebrate someone who is beloved here at our school — not just a great athlete and great student, but also great friend to all of us in the room, I’m sure, and those beyond: Rachel Pike," Athletic Director Denny Lennon said at the beginning of senior Rachel Pike's...

Diversity Conference encourages student voices, exploration of cultures

Diversity Conference encourages student voices, exploration of cultures

By Cybele Zhang, Cat Oriel, and Alexandra Chang

January 31, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

"You seem too white-washed. Are you really Latina?" "I wish I were black because it would be so much easier to get into college." "If you're Mexican, how are you so bad at Spanish?" These are a few of the microaggressions that students and faculty have overheard at Archer in recent months, accordi...

Sophie Larbalestier’s ‘fantastic goal’ featured on KNBC

Sophie Larbalestier’s ‘fantastic goal’ featured on KNBC

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SPORTS

Varsity soccer player freshman Sophie Larbalestier was featured on KNBC news on Jan. 19. She appeared on anchor Fred Roggin's segment, 'Roggin's Heroes,' which featured Larbalestier's 33-yard goal from the Panther's 1-0 victory over Pacific Christian on Jan. 18. Roggin is KNBC-TV's sports anchor...

Video: Do Archer teachers know slang words?

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

January 20, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, VOICES, WHIMSIES

The Oracle wanted to kick off second semester with some fun and laughter as Archer girls get back into the groove of school. Naturally, we made a video to see if Archer teachers know current slang words that the teenagers are using today. You can check out our video featuring Archer teachers above....

Something Minor and Major: a cappella at Archer

Something Minor and Major: a cappella at Archer

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief

January 12, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

In most programs at Archer, student participation follows the adage out with the old and in with the new. However, things were different for performing arts teacher Kate Burns when she realized that, following the 2015-2016 year, no one in the Unaccompanied Minors a cappella group was going to graduate...

India through photographer Rose Shulman-Litwin’s eyes

India through photographer Rose Shulman-Litwin’s eyes

By Harley Quinn Smith, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA

Junior Rose Shulman-Litwin says she uses photography to share her unique experiences with the world. She was one of the 12 upper schoolers that went on the Archer abroad trip to India over Thanksgiving break with the program Where There Be Dragons.  "My entire thing, especially when I went to India, is showing people something that they wouldn’t see," Shulman-Litwin s...

Photo gallery: ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’

Photo gallery: ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’

By Alice Grainge, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

On the weekend of Nov. 11-12, 27 Archer students participated in the musical "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." It is the last Upper School musical to take place in the Blackbox. The show was an interactive piece and highly dependent on audience members' engagement and participation — they had to figure o...

Video: How do Archer girls de-stress during Finals week?

Video: How do Archer girls de-stress during Finals week?

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

December 13, 2016


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, VOICES, WHIMSIES

Ah, finals — when December hits, and stress skyrockets. It's the joyous time when you are assessed on everything you have learned over the last four months. Finals may be a very stressful week for high school students, but don't fret. We have you covered. Click the video on the side to watch...

Julie Weitz brings ASMR relaxation to Eastern Star Gallery

Julie Weitz brings ASMR relaxation to Eastern Star Gallery

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer

December 12, 2016


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

Archer's Eastern Star Gallery had its first exhibition of the 2016 school year on Nov. 12. The gallery program is led by senior Sky Edenfield who started taking the Gallery Management and Design class as an independent study this year. The show was titled "Touch Museum 2.0" featuring work from visual...

December Playlist: Getting through finals (festively!)

December Playlist: Getting through finals (festively!)

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, VOICES, WHIMSIES

Are you stressed about finals? Do you want a way to get in the holiday spirit while studying? The Oracle has you covered. This playlist will help you study effectively while getting into the holiday spirit.   https://open.spotify.com/user/archeroracle/playlist/1cQav0CMosVXCVhgHAnrGb Follow...

Video: What are Archer girls thankful for?

Video: What are Archer girls thankful for?

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

November 18, 2016


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, VOICES, WHIMSIES

As Thanksgiving approaches, Archer girls reflect on what they are thankful for.

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