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Retired Oxford professor Martin Speight presents on biodiversity

Retired Oxford professor Martin Speight presents on biodiversity

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018


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According to Merriam Webster, "biodiversity" is biological diversity in an environment as indicated by numbers of different species of plants and animals. Martin Speight, a retired professor from St. Anne's College at Oxford University, presented to Archer girls about biodiversity at lunch on Monday, Feb. 12....

Freshman win Spirit Week dance competition

Freshman win Spirit Week dance competition

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

March 14, 2018


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"P-I-N-K — we can beat you any day," dancers from Class of 2021 shouted. On Friday, March 9, middle schoolers, high schoolers and faculty watched the annual Spirit Week dance competition in the courtyard. Every March, student council hosts Spirit Week — a week filled with daily themed co...

Livestream: Community participates in #Enough National School Walkout

Livestream: Community participates in #Enough National School Walkout

By Oracle Editorial Board

March 14, 2018


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The feed can be viewed here. It will go live on March 14 at 10 a.m. Correction (Mar. 14, 5:08 pm): The original version of this article included an alternate link, which did not work due to technical difficulties. An alternate livestream via Facebook is now linked. ...

Archer community set to participate in #Enough National School Walkout, advocate for gun control

Archer community set to participate in #Enough National School Walkout, advocate for gun control

By Alexandra Chang, Managing Editor/Culture Editor

March 13, 2018


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For 17 minutes, students across the country will honor the 17 lives lost in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting by walking out of their classes to advocate for stricter gun control measures. Organized by the leaders behind the Women's March, this walkout aims for students to take a...

Spirit Week promotes competition, fosters creativity

Spirit Week promotes competition, fosters creativity

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2018


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Only two weeks after the annual Night of Dance, the Archer community gathered for another dance performance. But unlike the previous, this time was a competition. From Monday, Mar. 5, to Friday, Mar. 9, students and faculty celebrated Spirit Week with daily themed costumes and lunchtime activities....

Archer community celebrates Chinese New Year

Archer community celebrates Chinese New Year

By Emma London, News/Features Correspondent

March 11, 2018


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A big red dragon danced throughout the courtyard, tables displaying calligraphy lined the grass, and popular Chinese music played. These were all parts of Archer's Chinese New Year celebration on Friday, Feb 23, to celebrate the year of the earth dog. Students in each Chinese language class helped to organize th...

UCLA Psychiatrist Tara Peris discusses anxiety with Mental Health Club

UCLA Psychiatrist Tara Peris discusses anxiety with Mental Health Club

By Allie Worchell, Staff Writer

March 3, 2018


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A quarter of teens with struggle with anxiety during their lives. However, mental disorders can be difficult to see. On Monday, Feb. 12, Tara Peris, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute and Program Director of the UCLA ABC Partial Hospitalization Program, visited to educate the Mental...

Breaking: Building Inequity – Discrepancies surface between Archer Forward, Brentwood School Education Master Plan

Breaking: Building Inequity – Discrepancies surface between Archer Forward, Brentwood School Education Master Plan

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor

March 3, 2018


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Although Archer and Brentwood School share a block of Sunset Boulevard, the similarities between their construction plans are anything but close. Archer is currently in the process of building a new academic center, while Brentwood is renovating both their East and West campuses. Shown in this data, Bre...

‘Purple Reign’ dominates third annual Color Wars

‘Purple Reign’ dominates third annual Color Wars

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

February 20, 2018


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"P-u-r-p-l-e, that's how we spell victory," and "Orange you glad we are going to win," were among the many cheers heard in the courtyard during the third annual Color Wars on Feb. 16. Color Wars was a tradition first created three years ago and has since become an annual Archer event. Every student...

600,000 Angelenos March in Downtown’s Women’s March

600,000 Angelenos March in Downtown’s Women’s March

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

February 7, 2018


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Signs reading: "Boys will be boys, then girls will become presidents" and "My p****y grabs back" filled the streets of Downtown Los Angeles during the Women's March protest on Jan. 20. According to the New York Times, this year there were around 600,000 Angelenos, who gathered in Perishing Square to participate in the ann...

Diversity Conference for ‘Equity & Inclusion’ celebrates differences, fosters community

Diversity Conference for ‘Equity & Inclusion’ celebrates differences, fosters community

By Alexandra Chang and Gracie Marx

January 31, 2018


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Immigration, storytelling and the French language were just a few of the wide range of topics discussed at this year's Diversity Conference for Equity and Inclusion. The theme of this year's annual symposium was "Windows and Mirrors," which was inspired by an article written by Emily Style for the Na...

8th grade students go viral, fight for equality at Women’s March

8th grade students go viral, fight for equality at Women’s March

By Emma London, News/Features Correspondent

January 29, 2018


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When eighth grade students Naiobi Benjamin, Glory Chase, Quincy Gordon, Daisy Kaplan, Jacqueline Marks, Ava Rothenberg and Gwyneth Williams arrived at the Women’s March on Sunday, Jan. 21, they had no idea they would go viral. The students went to the march dressed up as Disney princesses, but with...

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