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The mourning after: Clinton supporters at Archer come together following election results

The mourning after: Clinton supporters at Archer come together following election results

By Eloise Rollins-Fife, Managing/News & Features Editor

November 11, 2016


Filed under NEWS

When Donald Trump won the presidency on Nov. 8, few saw it coming. For many Archer girls, who have been described as "extremely liberal" and who attend a school focused on female empowerment, the news was met with shock and tears. In a segment for the "Today Show," senior Audrey Koh called the day — which man...

Archer girls brainstorm, create first Rubik’s Cube mosaic challenge design

Archer girls brainstorm, create first Rubik’s Cube mosaic challenge design

By Anna Brodsky, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Despite the fact that the Rubik's cube has been around for more than forty years, Archer has never had much to do with it – until now. A group of student artists and mathematicians met on Oct. 26 to brainstorm ideas for Archer's entry into the Rubik's Cube Mosaic Challenge, in which students throughou...

Marine Yamada ’17 recognized for Lyme disease research

Marine Yamada ’17 recognized for Lyme disease research

By Eloise Rollins-Fife, Managing/News & Features Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under NEWS

What do "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," Lyme Disease and Ashton Kutcher have in common? They've all contributed to the growth of senior Marine Yamada's scientific research. Yamada began researching Lyme Disease detection as part of her Honors Research class in the 2015-2016 school year. She...

Archer girls weigh in on important issues of the 2016 election

Archer girls weigh in on important issues of the 2016 election

By Eden Motzkin, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under NEWS

With the presidential election quickly approaching, the Oracle sent out an anonymous survey asking all Archer students, grades six through 12, to share their opinions on eight popular political topics. After three days, 222 out of 495 Archer students had completed the survey, answering questions abo...

Students celebrate haunting Halloween festivities

Students celebrate haunting Halloween festivities

By Cybele Zhang, Sports Editor

November 6, 2016


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

Oct. 31 is far from an average day at Archer. Halloween fills quiet hallways with shrieks of fear and joy and turns an average student or faculty member into a character from a movie, a scary monster or even a food. Archer celebrated the frightful holiday with a half day, shortened classes and a...

Same NOLS Arrow Week, fewer teacher chaperones

Same NOLS Arrow Week, fewer teacher chaperones

By Alice Grainge, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under NEWS

The majority of the 11th graders who went on Arrow Week this September had quite a different experience than those of previous years. Stephanie Ferri, Director of Outdoor Education, and two other faculty members Jed Donnel and Marya Alford were the only teachers to chaperone this year's trip to the Pacific...

Student store works towards sustainability, healthiness

Student store works towards sustainability, healthiness

By Ella Frey, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016


Filed under NEWS

In the center of the Archer School for Girls lies the Arrow, Archer's student store, a hub where two of Archer's passions unite— food and entrepreneurship.   According  to Jane Davis, faculty adviser for the Arrow, the student store has been a part of the Archer community for at least fifteen yea...

Honor education council chooses the word of the month for October: advocacy

Honor education council chooses the word of the month for October: advocacy

By Sara Weitz, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Last year, the Archer Honor Education Council decided to pick a different word every month to involve the community and encourage them to voice their opinions. The word for this October is "advocacy." Cameron Thompson, one of the 11th grade representatives, defines advocacy as "standing up for something...

Activist, survivor present about human trafficking

Activist, survivor present about human trafficking

By Cat Oriel, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Over 20 million people in the world are victims of human trafficking, and 100,000 to 300,000 children fall into sex trafficking each year, according to British actress and human rights activist Julia Ormond. On the fourth annual International Day of the Girl, hosted by Girls Educating Girls Club on...

GEG celebrates International Day of the Girl with Archer community

GEG celebrates International Day of the Girl with Archer community

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

In celebration of the International Day of the Girl, Archer girls enjoyed various activities and performances with their peers. The Girls Educating Girls club (GEG) organized the festivities and planned the feminine products drive, which was held on Oct. 14. The club is led by seniors Gabriella Weltman,...

Middle school STEM students develop apps, teach skills

Middle school STEM students develop apps, teach skills

By Anna Brodsky, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under NEWS

At Archer, ambitious, joyful learning doesn't just start when high school does. Middle School students are going beyond the traditional curriculum and exploring their passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in and out of school. Lily Stone '22 is working on developing...

Archer STEM students visit Mayor’s residence

Archer STEM students visit Mayor’s residence

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

October 14, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Mayor Eric Garcetti and the First Lady of Los Angeles, Amy Wakeland, invited Archer STEM students to attend a special reception and panel for women leaders in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) on Monday, September 26. The reception took place in the mayor's residence, al...

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