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BREAKING: Archer announces virtual graduation for seniors

The Class of 2018 graduates Archer. This year, the ceremony will be held online due to the spread of coronavirus.

By Vaughan Anoa'i, Staff Reporter

May 21, 2020

The Class of 2020's graduation ceremony will be held on Zoom on the evening of Friday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m., administration announced Tuesday afternoon. Due to the amount of COVID-19 cases in California, Head of School Elizabeth English stressed the importance of following public health guidelines...

BREAKING: Francesca Cappello elected 2020-2021 Student Body President

The rising upper school elected Francesca Cappello as next year's Student Body President.

By Oracle Staff

May 8, 2020

Executive Board elections on Wednesday determined that seniors Francesca Cappello, Tove Jegeus, Madis Kennedy and Aniyah Shirehjini will lead the student body next year. The rising senior with the most votes becomes the Student Body President, but Wednesday's elections ended in a tie between two candidates,...

BREAKING: Student Council Executive Board announced, runoff for president scheduled Friday

The Executive Board next year will be comprised entirely of seniors. The position of Student Body President goes to the rising senior with the most votes; in this case, there was a tie for president, and margins between all four candidates were so close that there will be a runoff election during Friday's class meeting.

By Oracle Staff

May 6, 2020

Though Executive Board candidates usually give their speeches in the Dining Hall to cheering crowds of students, this year's aspiring student leaders gave their speeches to over 200 muted faces on Zoom. After hearing from the eight candidates, rising upper schoolers voted by Google form. Next year's...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) live updates: Archer

This image posted by the CDC is a magnified picture of the Covid-19 virus.

By Lola Lamberg, News and Features Editor

April 24, 2020

COVID-19, also known as the novel Coronavirus, is a respiratory illness that originated from the Hubei province in China in 2019 and has spread to over 100 countries including the United States which has over 576,000 confirmed cases. In the promotion of awareness of this outbreak, this is a live news feed of any COVID-1...

Archer to remain closed for remainder of school year

The front of Archer on the last day of on-campus school. Head of School Elizabeth English announced in video sent out earlier today that classes will remain online for the remainder of the school year.

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2020

The Archer campus will be closed for the remainder of the school year, according to a video message by Head of School Elizabeth English sent out Thursday afternoon. English's announcement follows the LA County extension of the shelter-in-place order to May 15, which was announced last week. "It really is not prudent for us to return to campus before the end of the school year," she said in the vid...

College Board announces shortened, online AP tests in response to COVID-19 school closures

On Friday, the College Board announced that AP exams will be shortened to 45 minutes and be conducted online. Students are required to know a reduced scope of content for each course, and online review will be available for free.

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2020

The College Board announced Friday that AP Exams will not happen as normal for the 2020 test administration. Instead, students will take 45-minute versions of each exam online, and the content tested will be limited to what would typically be covered in each course before March, when schools across the...

Ninth grade Arrow Week trip canceled due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ninth graders hike through the Arizona wilderness on the 2018 freshman Arrow Week expedition. This year's trip was cancelled due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus.

By Cadence Callahan, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2020

On March 12, the Archer community received an email from Head of School Elizabeth English regarding the cancellation of many Archer trips, including ninth grade Arrow Week. Many of the students planning on attending the trip were disappointed by the news. "I was really looking forward to experiencing...

Lit &… Conference postponed due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Lit & Conference Logo

By Lizette Gonzalez and Cadence Callahan

March 18, 2020

The Literature &... Conference was supposed to be held on March 12, but English Department Chair Brian Wogensen announced Wednesday that it will be postponed until further notice. Lit &... is an annual daylong conference where students from schools across LA discuss connections between literature...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) declared a pandemic, prompting travel bans

Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-section through the viral genome, seen as black dots.

By Allie Worchell, Voices Editor

March 13, 2020

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 or Coronavirus an official pandemic Wednesday morning. Three months ago, the then-unknown virus was detected, and since then, over 132,000 people from Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas have been infected. The U.S. State Department raise...

BREAKING: School to transition to online learning starting next week

Students will not come to campus starting next Monday due to threats about the spread of COVID-19, according to an email from Head of School Elizabeth English. Until Spring Break, classes will be conducted remotely using platforms like Zoom and PowerSchool Learning. Photo illustration courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

Students will not come to campus starting next week due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, according to an email from Head of School Elizabeth English sent Thursday afternoon. Instead, classes will be conducted remotely using tools like the PowerSchool Learning Hub and Zoom, with an orientation...

Archer Abroad trips to France, Belgium, Mexico cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

Students who were meant to attend the Archer Abroad trips were given detailed itineraries about their courses. On March 11 after the Global Health Travel Advisory was raised to a Level 3, all Archer Abroad courses were cancelled.

By Molly Goldberg and Nicki Rosenberg

March 12, 2020

All Archer abroad trips planned for the upcoming weeks have been canceled due to the outbreak of COVID-19. This includes the trip to France and Belgium, which was intended to take place from March 28 to April 12, and the United States/Mexico border trip, which was intended to take place from March 26 to ...

LA Vibe Day embraces Los Angeles stereotypes

Students played in the courtyard with a bouncy beach ball while the LA vibe themed activities took place. In order to get spirit points students had to guess the ingredients in a Kreation juice drink.

By Allie Worchell, Voices Editor

March 6, 2020

Fishing in the fountain, eating In & Out-inspired fries and getting a photo taken by paparazzi were just a few of the activities that were available to students Thursday in the courtyard at lunch. As part of this year’s Spirit Week, the theme was “LA Vibe Day.” Students came dressed according to different LA stereotypes.  Sophomore Landon Janos said that, before the...

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