The Oracle

  • June 7The Oracle is on hiatus during Archer's summer break. Regular coverage will resume Sept. 3.

2018-2019 school year culminates with skits, dance, celebration

2018-2019 school year culminates with skits, dance, celebration

By Chloe Richards and Rio Hundley

June 8, 2019

  The community celebrated Moving Up Day on Friday, June 7, with advisory and meetings, awards ceremonies, faculty skits, and the customary maypole dance, performed by the sixth grade class. The Oracle documented the final day of the 2018-2019 school year through a series of photos....

Eighth grader Karen Garcia wins California State Science Fair for research on microplastics

Eighth grader Karen Garcia wins California State Science Fair for research on microplastics

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

June 6, 2019

When Karen Garcia '23 joined a middle school science X-block that helped students prepare for the LA County Science Fair, she was "excited." But she did not know that her research on the presence of microplastics in sea salt would qualify her for the state science fair and eventually propel her to a...

Soviet Union exhibit hits its ‘Marx’ with sophomore history class

Soviet Union exhibit hits its ‘Marx’ with sophomore history class

By Rio Hundley, Sports Editor

June 2, 2019

In the 1950s, the only thing most students were told about the Cold War was to "duck and cover." In recent years, Russia's approval ratings in the U.S. have dipped to 36%, the lowest since the USSR was disbanded.  However, sophomore world history teacher Nick Graham sought to include the Cold War into his course, called "Questioning the West," by giving his students a glimpse "behind the Iron Cur...

Archer students complete AP exams

Archer students complete AP exams

By Thea Leimone, Staff Writer

June 2, 2019

Students across the nation enrolled in Advanced Placement [AP] classes began the AP exams at the beginning of May. At Archer, the process began with girls clad in sweatpants and sweatshirts filing into one of the testing locations on campus. The exams took place from May 6 to May 17, and the individu...

‘Women are the future in film’: Archer holds eighth annual film festival

‘Women are the future in film’: Archer holds eighth annual film festival

By Emma London and Nicki Rosenberg

May 30, 2019

In the film elective class, students learn more than cinematographic elements or how to use a camera. Each year, students have the opportunity to curate and showcase student films from around the globe at their very own film festival. On Wednesday, May 22, students, faculty, families and friends flooded...

Speech and debate team wraps up record-breaking season

Speech and debate team wraps up record-breaking season

By Amelia Stone, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

Whether are qualifying for state championships or taking home first place trophies for Lincoln-Douglas debate, the speech and debate team has been breaking records this year. For the first time in Archer history at the La Costa Canyon tournament in November, sophomore Jessica Tuchin advanced to t...

We Day ‘celebration’ of student changemakers

We Day ‘celebration’ of student changemakers

By Liz Haltrecht, Culture Editor

May 29, 2019

Upper school and middle school students traveled to the Forum in Inglewood to participate in WE day on Thursday, April 25. WE Day is an event that celebrates people who are making a difference in today's world. According to we.org, the day is important because "standing in a stadium full of change...

Sophomores research, ‘develop historical interest’ in inquiry project

Sophomores research, ‘develop historical interest’ in inquiry project

By Amelia Stone, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Tenth-grade history teacher Nick Graham said that "developing a broader interest and curiosity" was his goal for the historical inquiry project he assigned to the sophomore class. Graham asked his students to write a paper about any historical concept they were interested in, so long as it took place ou...

Annual STEM Symposium ‘inspiring,’ ‘important’ experience

Annual STEM Symposium ‘inspiring,’ ‘important’ experience

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

May 29, 2019

After a year of experimenting with fruit flies and learning how to code, students from four Los Angeles area high schools presented their research in the fields of molecular biology, chemistry, physics and engineering at Archer’s annual STEM Symposium on May 18. This year, the participants included...

‘I am channeling my inner Archer girl’: Middle School Director, Assistant Head Pavliscak to become Associate Head

‘I am channeling my inner Archer girl’: Middle School Director, Assistant Head Pavliscak to become Associate Head

By Amelia Stone and Celeste Ramirez

May 15, 2019

Fear. Excitement. Dogs. These are three things incoming Associate Head of School and current Middle School Director and Assistant Head Karen Pavliscak said are important to her new role. On March 5, community members received an email that announced Pavliscak's new position and stated that she would...

Breaking News: Executive Board election results

Breaking News: Executive Board election results

By Oracle Editorial Board

May 1, 2019

Cheers filled the Dining Hall as 10 freshmen, sophomores and juniors gave speeches in hopes of being elected to the Student Council Executive Board for the 2019-2020 school year. After hearing from the group candidates, the Archer student body voted via a Google form in advisory. The rising senior with t...

Literature & Conference brings students together for exploration of literature

Literature & Conference brings students together for exploration of literature

By Liz Haltrecht, Culture Editor

April 21, 2019

Once a year, Archer's English department facilitates the Literature & Conference in the library. This conference invites Archer students and students in the greater Los Angeles community to share essays or pieces of artwork that comment on literature with an audience. This year's conference, which...

The student news site of The Archer School for Girls