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Color Clash: Student Council organizes ‘supportive,’ ‘competitive’ new event

Color Clash: Student Council organizes ‘supportive,’ ‘competitive’ new event

By Rio Hundley, Sports Editor

October 16, 2019

As the buses pulled into the school's driveway, students emerged sporting red and black pajama pants, tutus and face paint on Friday, Oct. 5.  A week earlier, Student Council [StuCo] released a video introducing the Color Clash, where the red (grades sixth, eighth, tenth and twelfth) and black (grades...

BREAKING: Upper School Director Gretchen Warner appointed Head of Madeira School

BREAKING: Upper School Director Gretchen Warner appointed Head of Madeira School

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2019

Upper School Director Gretchen Warner will become the Head of The Madeira School, an all-girls school in Maclean, Virginia, starting next year, according to a school-wide email from Head of School Elizabeth English sent Friday morning. The appointment was the culmination of a six to seventh month applic...

Servery works to reduce lines, offers options to community

Servery works to reduce lines, offers options to community

By Rio Hundley, Sports Editor

September 26, 2019

Although students and faculty experienced new classrooms, common areas and work spaces after the opening of the Diana Meehan center last spring, one newly remodeled room remained dormant. Archer’s new servery was launched at the beginning of this year and began providing food to students on the first...

‘Our future matters’: Global Climate Strike calls for governmental action, ’empowers’ youth

‘Our future matters’: Global Climate Strike calls for governmental action, ’empowers’ youth

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2019

If there's a protest, Susan Millman and Steve Clare are probably there. The two retirees, both in their early 70s, have been political activists for 50 years, fighting for causes ranging from civil rights to the Vietnam War to immigration. Friday's Global Climate Strike in Los Angeles was no exception. "This...

Reflecting, reading, hiking: Staff and faculty reflect on back-to-school routines

Reflecting, reading, hiking: Staff and faculty reflect on back-to-school routines

By Allie Worchell and Lola Lamberg

September 18, 2019

The hallways of Archer were no longer silent as students, faculty and staff returned to campus on Tuesday, Sept. 3. While students ordered textbooks and did summer homework in the weeks leading up to the first day of school, faculty and staff had their own back-to-school routines and preparations.  ...

Administration lifts streaming ban, emphasizes harms of television at school

Administration lifts streaming ban, emphasizes harms of television at school

By Anna Brodsky, Lola Lamberg, and Molly Goldberg

September 11, 2019

Upper School Director Gretchen Warner announced Wednesday that the ban on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime has been lifted for computers using the Archer wireless network. One week before, Interim Dean of Students Brianna Coughlan had announced the ban to the upper school, prompting anger from many students. "The...

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...

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