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Op-ed: Decline in bee population causes negative impacts

Op-ed: Decline in bee population causes negative impacts

By Sara Weitz, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE, VOICES

Approximately one third of every bite of food that humans consume has been pollinated by a bee. Bees are the most effective pollinators on earth, but alarmingly populations have been decreasing rapidly. In 2015-2016, farmers saw a 44 percent decrease in the bee population, dropping 3.5 percent greater than pr...

Fun things to do over Memorial Day Weekend

Fun things to do over Memorial Day Weekend

By Alexandra Chang, Culture Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under VOICES, WHIMSIES

Memorial Day is one of the best holidays of the year, filled with going to the beach, celebrating our veterans and spending time with friends and family. However, if you want to avoid crowded beaches, there are countless other activities you can do over the holiday weekend. Friday, May 26 marks the...

Op-Ed: Government budget cuts threaten preservation of federal land, diversity of species

Op-Ed: Government budget cuts threaten preservation of federal land, diversity of species

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief
May 17, 2017
Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Last month, Donald Trump received his first paycheck as President of the United States. Rather than collecting the $78,333 first installment of his salary, Trump pledged to donate the sum — the recipient, The National Park Service. But the action seems contradictory. Simultaneously, Trump is prop...

Op-Ed: Plastic water bottles are destroying our health, planet

Op-Ed: Plastic water bottles are destroying our health, planet

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor
May 17, 2017
Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Last year, it was estimated that the United States consumed 50 billion plastic water bottles. This is a staggering amount, since the United States only makes up about 4.5 percent of the global population. Besides simply being wasteful, there are many negative aspects to using plastic water bottles,...

Column: Thank you, Archer

Column: Thank you, Archer

By Isabel Adler, Columnist
May 16, 2017
Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

Dear Archer, I’m writing this to you because, as much as it hurts to say it, this is my last week of high school. While the rest of the school is buzzing with excitement for summer (the beach! Ice cream! No school!), I am picturing leaving you for the last time as a student. It’s been seven years, A...

Letter from the Editor: Wrapping up the year

Letter from the Editor: Wrapping up the year

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief
May 16, 2017
Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Hi, Archer community! Where has the year gone? It feels like we just started the year yesterday, and here we are at the end. I must admit, as a senior, my time at Archer has gone by within a blink of an eye. I still remember my first day as an awkward seventh grader, to my first day of high school...

Playlist: Jam out to the best tunes this summer

Playlist: Jam out to the best tunes this summer

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer
May 10, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, VOICES, WHIMSIES

As the school year comes to a close, and you get ready for vacation, this playlist will get you in the summer mood. Follow the Archer Oracle on Spotify to hear more of our playlists.

Op-Ed: Native American mascotry creates detrimental atmosphere for all races

Op-Ed: Native American mascotry creates detrimental atmosphere for all races

By Cybele Zhang, Sports Editor
May 6, 2017
Filed under OPINION, VOICES

In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, but little did we know the repercussions that would follow. Explorers like him may have laid the groundwork for new civilizations, but they simultaneously set in place racist oppression, which persists into modern day. Native Americans have ...

Column: My ode to feminism

Column: My ode to feminism

By Stella Gage, Columnist
April 26, 2017
Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

Over the weekend of March 11 and 12, I went to Tijuana, Mexico where I, alongside an incredible group of people, helped finish a branch of an orphanage called Casa Hogar Eben-Ezer. The group consisted of only three women — my friend, Lulu Cerone '17, her mom and me. Going into the weekend, I  prepared...

Not Another Teen Movie: Archer teachers share prom stories, photos

By Alexandra Chang and Nelly Rouzroch
April 24, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, VOICES, WHIMSIES

Have you ever wondered about what your teachers wore to prom? Or what music they listened to? Or maybe you've never understood what a cassette tape is and feel too embarrassed to ask. Well don't worry. We've answered all of these questions. With Archer's junior-senior prom coming up on April 29,...

6 ways to enjoy Coachella 2017: Weekend #2

6 ways to enjoy Coachella 2017: Weekend #2

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief
April 21, 2017
Filed under VOICES, WHIMSIES

Coachella is an annual Music and Arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California located in Coachella Valley. Weekend one took place from April 14-16 — and as weekend two quickly approaches, here are some helpful tips to get you through the next three days. It was my first time going,...

Column: Massively Complicated Pomo-ments

Column: Massively Complicated Pomo-ments

By Audrey Koh
April 21, 2017
Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

Since middle school, I’ve heard whispers of a notorious English class at Archer that is both loved and feared by seniors: Postmodern American Literature, otherwise known as simply “Pomo.” Asking seniors about the class would only prompt them to screech, “Don’t take it!” or to announce with...

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