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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.

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...

Strikes imagine a ‘Day Without’ immigrants, women

Strikes imagine a ‘Day Without’ immigrants, women

By Eloise Rollins-Fife, Managing Editor/News & Features Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under NEWS

In his 2010 song, Kanye West posed the question: "Who Will Survive in America?" No one, without immigrants and women, answered the organizers of two major strikes occurring in February and March. The Day Without Immigrants boycott and strike took place around the country on Feb. 17 as a response to Pr...

United Nation members visit Archer

United Nation members visit Archer

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief
February 24, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Have you ever seen your parents and thought, "I hope to be like them some day?" That's exactly what Julia Vanian thought growing up watching her parents, Corrine Vanian and Nigol Vinian, work for the United Nations. On Feb. 16, this family of three came to Archer for a Q&A with the Model United...

Residents find anti-semitic notes on homes, synagogue in Oak Park

Residents find anti-semitic notes on homes, synagogue in Oak Park

By Maya Wernick, Staff Writer
February 24, 2017
Filed under NEWS

When Brett Solny, a Jewish sophomore who attends Oak Park High School, arrived to school on Feb. 13, he was shocked to see three police cars lined up outside. Oak Park residents found anti-semitic and hateful notes on the doors of seven homes, one car and Chabad of Oak Park, a religious Jewish ...

Second annual Color Wars illuminates community spirit

Second annual Color Wars illuminates community spirit

By Cybele Zhang, Sports Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

After a storm comes a rainbow. For Archer that rainbow came in the form of Color Wars, which painted the campus red, purple and every shade in between. On Monday, Feb. 13, students gathered to celebrate the second annual Color Wars. Color Wars is an event organized by Student Council as a school-wide a...

Seniors feel ’empowered’ after Women’s March

Seniors feel ’empowered’ after Women’s March

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief
February 3, 2017
Filed under NEWS

It may have been raining on Inauguration day, but it was sunny one day later at Women's Marches around California. In the state alone there were 61 marches, and there was a sister march on every continent in the world. On Jan. 21 many Archer girls and teachers went to the official Los Angeles March in...

Archer prepares for annual ‘Literature &…’ Conference

Archer prepares for annual ‘Literature &…’ Conference

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Archer's annual Literature &... Conference gathers students across Los Angeles to discuss literature and share their ideas. Seniors Isabel Adler and Zoe Webb-Mack are the student heads of the conference this year. Together with the assistance of English teacher and Department Chair Brian Wogensen,...

Archer Debate places second in open tournament

Archer Debate places second in open tournament

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief
January 31, 2017
Filed under NEWS

On Jan. 28 the Archer debate team competed in their third tournament at Culver City High School. This was an "open tournament," meaning that a novice team could compete against a varsity team. Adler and Torres received second place within the entire tournament, while Wilson and Yamada placed third. The rankings were based on how many speaker points each duo received. "I am so proud of how our team did,...

Diversity Conference encourages student voices, exploration of cultures

Diversity Conference encourages student voices, exploration of cultures

By Cybele Zhang, Cat Oriel, and Alexandra Chang
January 31, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

"You seem too white-washed. Are you really Latina?" "I wish I were black because it would be so much easier to get into college." "If you're Mexican, how are you so bad at Spanish?" These are a few of the microaggressions that students and faculty have overheard at Archer in recent months, accordi...

Women’s March Los Angeles draws large crowds, ‘creates change’

Women’s March Los Angeles draws large crowds, ‘creates change’

By Anna Brodsky, Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under NEWS

On Jan. 21, supporters of women's rights marched to promote gender equality around the world. Though the original march was held in Washington D.C., sister marches took place across all seven continents. According to the mission statement of the Women's March, "we will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all." The de...

Archer goes green with Council of Sustainability

Archer goes green with Council of Sustainability

By Eloise Rollins-Fife, Managing/News & Features Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS

According to its website, environmental sustainability is of great importance to Archer's mission. The statement reads, "The Archer School for Girls is committed to meeting its existing needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs...We strive to use our resources...

GSA discusses creating more inclusive community

GSA discusses creating more inclusive community

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
Filed under NEWS

The Gay-Straight Alliance club [GSA] held their weekly lunch meeting on Dec. 7. This meeting had a larger attendance than normal with the Diversity Club also joining. Many students and teachers gathered in the yoga room at lunch to discuss topics of concern within the community. The club is led by...

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