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Upper school musical adapts to rehearsal without Black Box theater

Upper school musical adapts to rehearsal without Black Box theater

By Ella Frey and Amelia Stone

October 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

For the past 18 years, the Archer community has gathered in the Black Box theater to watch students perform musicals like “Bat Boy” and “Spring Awakening.” Because the theater is no longer accessible, actors and directors started taping new set measurements to prepare for their off campus show. Upper school...

Administration introduces new uniform pieces

Administration introduces new uniform pieces

By Nicki Rosenberg and Emma London

October 15, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Though Los Angeles has a relatively mild climate, students wearing polos over thermal layers was not an uncommon sight during the winter of 2017. This year, administration has introduced several new uniform pieces to help students stay warm during the cooler months.  Such articles of clothing in...

Clubs present ‘Express Yourself: A Celebration of Identity, Intersectionality’

Clubs present ‘Express Yourself: A Celebration of Identity, Intersectionality’

By Allie Worchell and Rio Hundley

October 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Pride flags, stickers and music abounded in the courtyard in celebration of International Day of the Girl and National Coming Out Day.  The event took place on Friday, Oct. 12 and was hosted by the I Am Club, GEG (Girls Empowering Girls), StuCO (Student Council), GSA (Gay Straight Alliance), and HEC...

Student Store Board puts ‘hard work on display’ at Snack Shack opening

Student Store Board puts ‘hard work on display’ at Snack Shack opening

By Liz Haltrecht and Celeste Ramirez

October 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Middle and upper school students alike lined up to attend the opening of the Snack Shack in the Village at lunch on Thursday, Oct. 11. This year, the Snack Shack is carrying new items including Skinny Pop and dried apples. Yassi Soufer '19, who has a role in Human Resources, said she was excited to...

Congressional candidate Kendra Horn speaks about female political empowerment

Congressional candidate Kendra Horn speaks about female political empowerment

By Ella Frey and Amelia Stone

October 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Students gathered in the Rose Room on Oct. 9 to hear Kendra Horn, the Democratic nominee for the 5th Congressional District in Oklahoma, speak about the role of women in politics and her political journey. Horn is running to be the third woman to be from Oklahoma on the United States Congress. Accor...

Students attend first day of clubs

Students attend first day of clubs

By Nicki Rosenberg and Emma London

October 8, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

As Archer enters its fourth week back at school, new and returning students alike are getting involved within the community.  Friday, Oct. 5 was the annual club fair, an event which allowed students to promote and join more than 40 student-run clubs. Today was the first day students could attend cl...

No NOLS for now: 11th Grade Arrow Week rescheduled due to Pacific Northwest fires

No NOLS for now: 11th Grade Arrow Week rescheduled due to Pacific Northwest fires

By Ella Frey, News & Features Editor

September 30, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

With summer break nearing an end, 11th grade students planned to trade flip flops and towels for hiking boots and warm layers. However, fires in the Pacific Northwest [PNW] prevented students from embarking on their final Archer-affiliated Arrow Week trip. The trip has since been rescheduled for August...

Class of 2018 graduates Archer

Class of 2018 graduates Archer

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

June 1, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Donning white dresses or suits and flower crowns, the Class of 2018 graduated on Saturday, May 26. Though, in past years, both the senior recognition ceremony and the commencement ceremony have been held on Archer's sport court, the Archer Forward construction plan rendered the space unusable this...

Students wrap up research at annual STEM Symposium

Students wrap up research at annual STEM Symposium

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Students from Archer and other Los Angeles area high schools who had completed independent research presented their findings and received various awards at Archer's annual Stem Symposium on Saturday, May 19. Archer alumna and SpaceX engineer Lauren Lyons kicked off the symposium with a talk a...

Archer holds first senior vs. faculty relay race in place of annual kickball game

Archer holds first senior vs. faculty relay race in place of annual kickball game

By Allie Worchell, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Blasting music could be heard from all corners of the courtyard as members of the senior class and faculty prepared to compete in the first-ever Senior vs. Faculty Relay Race. Due to construction in the backfield, there was no longer a space to hold the annual senior vs. faculty kickball game. T...

Exclusive: Q&A with incoming Class Body President Juliet Youssef ’19

Exclusive: Q&A with incoming Class Body President Juliet Youssef ’19

By Ella Frey, Sports Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Senior Juliet Youssef first heard she won the election for 2018-2019 Student Body President as she cheered on her varsity swim teammates at the Liberty League Championship on May 4. The Oracle sat down with Youssef to discuss her journey to being elected president and her plans for next school ...

Anna Brodsky ’20 ends Archer’s speech drought, qualifies for state championship tournament

Anna Brodsky ’20 ends Archer’s speech drought, qualifies for state championship tournament

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2018


Filed under NEWS

In a tense political climate like modern America, is it important to partake in bipartisan political discourse? For Anna Brodsky '20, the answer is an emphatic yes. Brodsky tackled this topic in her original oratory speech, which qualified her for the California High School Speech Association's 61st Sta...

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