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The meaning of ‘Archer Girl’ through Archer alumna and teacher Kate Webster

The meaning of ‘Archer Girl’ through Archer alumna and teacher Kate Webster

By Rachel Magnin
April 28, 2015
Filed under FEATURES

A day in the life of Kate Webster starts with a cup of coffee, a gorgeous pair of Louboutin's left over from her time in the fashion industry and a classroom full of high school sophomores. Webster is a “devoted” first year teacher and a “treasured” alumna of the Archer School for G...

Getting in: Understanding the admissions process at Archer

Getting in: Understanding the admissions process at Archer

By Sydney Stone
April 28, 2015
Filed under FEATURES

A young girl’s educational career at Archer begins on the gray couch in the Admissions Waiting Area. She flips through the pamphlets carefully laid out on the table. She looks at the art on the walls and the Archer girls in uniform who pass by. Without being too obvious, she glances around, tryin...

Seales conquers borders, ‘cultural differences’

Seales conquers borders, ‘cultural differences’

By Carina Oriel
March 17, 2015
Filed under FEATURES

When she was 19, La Verne Seales traveled approximately 3,000 miles to California from Panama, where her plans for her future changed forever. Read More »...

Archer juniors create online shoe store

Archer juniors create online shoe store

By Isabelle Kantz
February 18, 2015
Filed under FEATURES

Juniors Sara Seaman '16 and Sonia Miklaucic '16 put their two talents together to create their own online shoe business. Read More »...

Spotlight: Head of School, Elizabeth English

Spotlight: Head of School, Elizabeth English

By Sydney Stone
February 5, 2015
Filed under FEATURES

Head of School Elizabeth English walked into Kristin Taylor’s classroom on Oct. 2 to be interviewed by an eager group of nine journalism students. As she sat down at the head of the long table, she adjusted her chair height and told the class a tip she acquired over the years: when possi...

Archer Group Experiences a ‘Whole New World’ on India Abroad Trip

Archer Group Experiences a ‘Whole New World’ on India Abroad Trip

By Erica Dick
January 26, 2015
Filed under FEATURES

As the smell of burning trash wafted by, Travis Nesbitt, Emily Silver and 12 Archer students got off the plane in New Delhi, India, and already knew they had entered an entirely new world. From Nov. 16-28, the India Archer Abroad trip was an opportunity for students to experience new things and e...

‘Napalm Girl’ Brings Her Story To Archer

‘Napalm Girl’ Brings Her Story To Archer

By Isabelle Kantz
December 15, 2014
Filed under FEATURES

The South Vietnamese Air Force dropped a napalm bomb on the town of Trang Bang, Vietnam on June 8, 1972. Associated Press photographer Nick Ut caught a photo of nine-year-old Kim Phuc, running nude down a road, after the napalm severely burned her clothes and skin. Forty-two years later, Phuc visi...

Senior Chloe Hallinan Writes for Feminist Blog

Senior Chloe Hallinan Writes for Feminist Blog

By Sarah Wagner
October 1, 2014
Filed under FEATURES

Feminism, the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities, is a theme that frequently arises at Archer. Senior Chloe Hallinan '15 is a self proclaimed feminist who writes for "thefbomb," an online community for teen feminists. She is a member of the editorial board and i...

Community Shares ‘Distinctly Archer’ Plans for Renovation

Community Shares ‘Distinctly Archer’ Plans for Renovation

By Sydney Stone
May 31, 2014
Filed under FEATURES

Archer hopes to expand its campus in the coming years. The idea first arose with the Board of Trustees' Strategic Plan in 2008.  This Strategic Plan specifically called for an expansion of facilities in order to compliment the quality of Archer programs. Today, the whole Archer community is in...

Senior Spotlight: Archer Honors Class of 2014

Senior Spotlight: Archer Honors Class of 2014

By Siena Deck
May 30, 2014
Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA

Today, Friday, May 30, marks the  Class of 2014's last day of school. Click an image below to begin the slideshow and see what your teachers, administration, deans and peers have to say about you.  You will be missed, "Dream Team"! Archer community—do you have more to say about any of th...

Class of 2014 Provides Advice, Encouragement for Rising Classes

Class of 2014 Provides Advice, Encouragement for Rising Classes

By Kayry Gonzalez
May 28, 2014
Filed under FEATURES

The Class of 2014 shared some tips and words of encouragement about their final years of high school and the college process. Below is a map displaying the colleges the Archer Class of 2014 will be attending in the fall.   The most popular piece of advice regarding how to tackle the applica...

Opinions Differ on AP Exams

Opinions Differ on AP Exams

By Gaia Richardson
May 22, 2014
Filed under FEATURES

AP examinations have just concluded at Archer. As the culmination of a year’s worth of work in Advanced Placement courses, the exams test students’ skills in specific subject areas. The Archer School for Girls offers many Advanced Placement courses, both offline and online. Read More »...

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