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  • May 10Breaking: Jenn Babin appointed as Dean of Students. Story to follow.

  • April 24Gretchen Warner appointed interim upper school director 2017-2018. Stay tuned for further coverage.

Hacking teens come together to support mental health

Hacking teens come together to support mental health

By Nelly Rouzroch and Anna Brodsky
April 26, 2017
Filed under NEWS

You've heard about running marathons. But what about a Hackathon? Twenty-five teens from various high schools in Los Angeles came together on March 18 at Crossroads School, where they spent 11 hours learning about coding and hacking in order to bring awareness to teen health. "It was really fun,"...

Samantha Coyne-Donnel, Jed Donnel to leave Archer after 15 years

Samantha Coyne-Donnel, Jed Donnel to leave Archer after 15 years

By Anika Bhavnani and Eloise Rollins-Fife
April 26, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

After years at Archer, Upper School Director and Assistant Head of School for Research and Strategic Partnerships Samantha Coyne-Donnel and her husband, English teacher and college guidance associate Jed Donnel, are leaving Archer. Coyne-Donnel has been working at Archer for 15 years, while Donnel...

Dr. Saba Soomekh visits Archer, inspires conversation

Dr. Saba Soomekh visits Archer, inspires conversation

By Maya Wernick, Staff Writer
March 23, 2017
Filed under NEWS

While talk of the Middle East fills our media, conversations, and political rhetoric, there are rarely classes about it in schools. Dr. Saba Soomekh, the Associate Director of Research at UCLA’s Leve Center for Jewish Studies, wants to change this and began by speaking to the Archer community this ...

Photo gallery: Senior service day at Los Angeles Food Bank

Photo gallery: Senior service day at Los Angeles Food Bank

By Alice Grainge, Staff Writer
March 22, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

While the rest of Archer students were doing their Student Led Conferences on March 15, the senior class visited the LA Food Bank in Downtown LA. The grade was tasked with sorting through food donations to give out to families within the Los Angeles County during their annual Senior Service Day. "It ...

Debaters attend Berkeley Invitational in final tournament of the year

Debaters attend Berkeley Invitational in final tournament of the year

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under NEWS

While students spent their President's Day weekend with their friends, 12 Archer debaters traveled up north to the University of California, Berkeley to compete in the 2017  Cal High School Speech and Debate Tournament. The annual Cal Invitational is one of the largest speech and debate tournaments ...

Measure H passes, ‘significant solution’ to homelessness

Measure H passes, ‘significant solution’ to homelessness

By Liz Haltrecht, Staff Writer
March 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS

According to the Los Angeles Almanac, 254,000 men, women and children face homelessness during at least one part of the year. Measure H plans to help the homeless by implementing a quarter-cent sales tax. On March 7,  the primary election occurred — California voters voted yes for Measure H. According to their website, this tax would enable 45,000 people to gain housing and overcome homelessne...

Spirit Week brings excitement, pride to community

Spirit Week brings excitement, pride to community

By Cybele Zhang, Sports Editor
March 11, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

When can someone wear pajamas, meet their favorite tv show characters and celebrate Thanksgiving all in one week? Yes, you guessed it — Archer Spirit Week. This year, Archer students celebrated the annual Spirit Week festivities from March 6 to 10. Monday - Mondazzzzzz (Pajama Day) To kick off t...

Oblivious: Los Angeles voters, students uninformed about local politics

Oblivious: Los Angeles voters, students uninformed about local politics

By Cat Oriel and Anna Brodsky
March 9, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Almost four months after the 2016 presidential election, polling places all around Los Angeles County set up shop again. On Tuesday, March 7, Angelenos cast their ballots in the Los Angeles consolidated municipal and special elections, but voter turnout was extremely low. Additionally, an Oracle s...

Kennedy announced as sixth annual Archer Film Festival keynote speaker

Kennedy announced as sixth annual Archer Film Festival keynote speaker

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief
March 8, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Following last year's keynote speaker, director J.J. Abrams, student organizers returned to the Archer Film Festival's roots by announcing a female keynote speaker at the April 26 gala. The speaker for the sixth annual Archer Film Festival will be eight-time Academy Award nominated producer Kathleen Kennedy...

Archer holds annual ‘Literature & …’ Conference, includes ‘impressive’ presentations

Archer holds annual ‘Literature & …’ Conference, includes ‘impressive’ presentations

By Alexandra Chang, Culture Editor
March 7, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Kanye West. Colonization. Postmodernism. Horror films. These are only a few of the wide range of topics that were discussed at Archer's 11th annual Literature & ... Conference last week, which took place on campus in the Tia Palermo Library. Each year, the conference invites students across...

Archer students give grandparents ‘hope for the future’ in campus tradition

Archer students give grandparents ‘hope for the future’ in campus tradition

By Sara Weitz, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Continuing the Archer tradition of Grandparents and Special Friends Day allows Archer girls to spend time with their grandparents and inform them about their school while strengthening a sense of community on campus. This year's Grandparents and Special Friends Day took place on Feb. 17. “Grandparents...

Americans, immigrants affected by Trump’s travel ban

Americans, immigrants affected by Trump’s travel ban

By Cat Oriel, Voices Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The first hundred days of the President of the United States’ presidency are often seen as an indicator of the overall success or failure of their term. Forty-fifth President Donald J. Trump hit the ground running immediately after swearing into office. Only seven days into his first term, President...

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