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GSA, GEG, HEC collaborate to plan International Day of the Girl, Coming Out Day celebration

GSA, GEG, HEC collaborate to plan International Day of the Girl, Coming Out Day celebration

By Cat Oriel, News & Features Editor

October 15, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS, SHOWCASE

Archer girls celebrate International Day of the Girl annually, but each year the celebration looks a bit different than the last. This year, leaders of the Girls Empowering Girls Club, Honor Education Council and Gender Sexuality Alliance decided to celebrate the 29th annual National Coming Out Day in...

Club Fair highlights student interests, promotes leadership

Club Fair highlights student interests, promotes leadership

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS, SHOWCASE

Once a year the courtyard fills with colorful posters, filled sign-up lists, tasty treats and joyous cheers. It can only mean one event: the Club Fair. This year, students gathered in the courtyard at lunch on Friday, Sep. 22, to showcase student-run clubs. Many clubs are continuations of previously...

Senior Claire Germano named 2018 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Senior Claire Germano named 2018 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

By Cat Oriel, News & Features Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The Dining Hall erupted with applause and cheers as interim Upper School Director Gretchen Warner announced senior Claire Germano was selected as a National Merit semi-finalist during an upper school assembly on Sep. 15. Germano was already informed of her achievement a few days before, but she was...

11th Grade Arrow Week Photo Competition winner announced

11th Grade Arrow Week Photo Competition winner announced

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

The Class of 2019 traveled to Washington on Sept. 9 for Arrow Week. The Oracle asked the juniors to submit their best photos from the trip for a chance to win a free dress day for their Arrow Week group. Rae Godfredsen '19 won for her photo, pictured both above and below. Her hiking group will be allowe...

Fall Outing Photo Competition winner announced

Fall Outing Photo Competition winner announced

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

The Oracle hosts a tri-annual photo contest to find the best pictures from each Arrow Week, but this year the staff decided to introduce a new photography contest in addition for Fall Outing. The senior's Fall Outing began on Sep. 11, and they returned on Sep. 13. The 10th - 6th grade students' trips st...

Los Angeles replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

Los Angeles replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under NEWS

In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Almost 600 years later, the Los Angeles City Council replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. For the rest of the country Columbus Day falls on Oct. 9, but some cities including Los Angeles have now decided to celebrate Indigenous Peoples...

Extreme temperatures cause largest fire in Los Angeles history

Extreme temperatures cause largest fire in Los Angeles history

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

September 3, 2017


Filed under NEWS

For the past week, temperatures in Los Angeles have consistently hit the high nineties and low hundreds. The hot weather and large regions of dry brush are a recipe for disaster. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, a brush fire broke out Friday, Sept. 1, in the Verdugo Mountains ...

Jenn Babin appointed as Dean of Students

Jenn Babin appointed as Dean of Students

By Cat Oriel, Voices Editor

May 25, 2017


Filed under NEWS

After current Dean of Students Travis Nesbitt decided to transition back into teaching, an opportunity to take on his administrative position opened up. After an application process for current teachers, English teacher and 11th grade dean Jenn Babin was selected as the right woman for the job. A...

Archer announces documentary filmmaking trip to Cambodia

Archer announces documentary filmmaking trip to Cambodia

By Sara Weitz, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Exploring ancient temples, building wheelchairs for landmine victims and learning about documentary filmmaking are just some of the opportunities that students will have access to on the new Archer abroad trip to Cambodia, which will take place during the 2017-2018 school year. The opportunity to apply...

Students present ‘inspiring’ projects at annual STEM Symposium

Students present ‘inspiring’ projects at annual STEM Symposium

By Anna Brodsky, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Inspiring, creative, passionate — this is how sophomore Lola Wolf would describe the annual student STEM Symposium in three words. The event, which took place on Saturday, May 13, was a culmination of months of research, hypotheses, experimental design and testing. Finally, students enrolled in...

Archer hosts annual Humanities Honors Symposium, celebrates ‘hard work and passion’

Archer hosts annual Humanities Honors Symposium, celebrates ‘hard work and passion’

By Nelly Rouzroch and Alexandra Chang

May 18, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Androgyny, consumerism, "Cabaret" and reality television were just a few of the various topics presented by Archer students at this year's Humanities Honors Symposium. The conference was held on campus on Tuesday, May 16, which marked the Class of 2017's last day of classes before senior week and gr...

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


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

"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...

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