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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, SHOWCASE

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...

7th grade Arrow Week photo competition winner announced

7th grade Arrow Week photo competition winner announced

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

Hidden in the golden slot canyons and cryptobiotic soil of Utah, the Class of 2023 trekked through the southern Utah wilderness from April 20 to 27. Seventh grade students participated in the annual Arrow Week expedition fled by the National Outdoor Leadership School [NOLS]. The grade flew to Salt La...

‘We call B.S.:’ Student organized rally calls for advocacy, gun legislation reform

‘We call B.S.:’ Student organized rally calls for advocacy, gun legislation reform

By Allie Worchell, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under NEWS

“No thoughts, no prayers. More policy, more change.”  These words echoed throughout the student-led rally against gun violence at Santa Monica City Hall on Friday, April 20 — the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. Nearly a thousand students gathered in Santa Monica for the protest and participated in...

Students hang pennants on National College Decision Day

Students hang pennants on National College Decision Day

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under NEWS

At 7:45 a.m. on Tueday, songs from "High School Musical" could be heard blaring throughout the halls. Seniors, wearing their college gear to school for the first time, jumped up and down, singing, dancing and hugging one another. A few hours later, the girls would carry on the tradition of celebrat...

Cydney Davis ’18 wins Hekymara Scholarship

Cydney Davis ’18 wins Hekymara Scholarship

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under NEWS

On an average day, Cydney Davis '18 leaves her house in Torrance around 6:10 a.m. At school, she runs from class to class, leads BSU meetings and gives tours to perspective families as an ambassador. After school, she attends varsity volleyball and basketball practices, then gets home around 8:00 pm....

Breaking: The Arrow moves to Classroom Village

Breaking: The Arrow moves to Classroom Village

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under NEWS

After a year of changes, Archer's student store, The Arrow, will move once again, this time to a "Disneyland-ish" cart in the Temporary Classroom Village, according to Arrow Executive Board President Cat Oriel. The cart will open for business on Wednesday, May 2. The Arrow's original location was...

Middle school STEM students attend LACSEF, win in four categories

Middle school STEM students attend LACSEF, win in four categories

By Alexandra Chang, Managing Editor/Culture Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Ecology, pharmacology and space sciences were a handful of the competition categories at the annual Los Angeles County Science and Engineering Fair [LACSEF] in Pasadena, CA. This year, 10 middle school students participated in the competition under the advisement of science teachers Larisa Carter a...

Exclusive: Middle school students organize Archer’s #NationalSchoolWalkout

Exclusive: Middle school students organize Archer’s #NationalSchoolWalkout

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

April 21, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

Horns honking, girls screaming and passers-by cheering along Sunset Boulevard were some of the noises heard at the #NationalSchoolWalkout on Apr. 20. Eighth grade students Hailey Hubbard, Marley Mills and Presley Sacavitch led organizing Archer's participation in the National School Walkout, a protest that remembers the ...

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