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Students celebrate haunting Halloween festivities

Students celebrate haunting Halloween festivities

By Cybele Zhang, Sports Editor
November 6, 2016
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

Oct. 31 is far from an average day at Archer. Halloween fills quiet hallways with shrieks of fear and joy and turns an average student or faculty member into a character from a movie, a scary monster or even a food. Archer celebrated the frightful holiday with a half day, shortened classes and a...

Same NOLS Arrow Week, fewer teacher chaperones

Same NOLS Arrow Week, fewer teacher chaperones

By Alice Grainge, Staff Writer
November 4, 2016
Filed under NEWS

The majority of the 11th graders who went on Arrow Week this September had quite a different experience than those of previous years. Stephanie Ferri, Director of Outdoor Education, and two other faculty members Jed Donnel and Marya Alford were the only teachers to chaperone this year's trip to the Pacific...

Student store works towards sustainability, healthiness

Student store works towards sustainability, healthiness

By Ella Frey, Staff Writer
November 2, 2016
Filed under NEWS

In the center of the Archer School for Girls lies the Arrow, Archer's student store, a hub where two of Archer's passions unite— food and entrepreneurship.   According  to Jane Davis, faculty adviser for the Arrow, the student store has been a part of the Archer community for at least fifteen yea...

Honor education council chooses the word of the month for October: advocacy

Honor education council chooses the word of the month for October: advocacy

By Sara Weitz, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Last year, the Archer Honor Education Council decided to pick a different word every month to involve the community and encourage them to voice their opinions. The word for this October is "advocacy." Cameron Thompson, one of the 11th grade representatives, defines advocacy as "standing up for something...

Activist, survivor present about human trafficking

Activist, survivor present about human trafficking

By Cat Oriel, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Over 20 million people in the world are victims of human trafficking, and 100,000 to 300,000 children fall into sex trafficking each year, according to British actress and human rights activist Julia Ormond. On the fourth annual International Day of the Girl, hosted by Girls Educating Girls Club on...

GEG celebrates International Day of the Girl with Archer community

GEG celebrates International Day of the Girl with Archer community

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer
October 27, 2016
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

In celebration of the International Day of the Girl, Archer girls enjoyed various activities and performances with their peers. The Girls Educating Girls club (GEG) organized the festivities and planned the feminine products drive, which was held on Oct. 14. The club is led by seniors Gabriella Weltman,...

Middle school STEM students develop apps, teach skills

Middle school STEM students develop apps, teach skills

By Anna Brodsky, Staff Writer
October 27, 2016
Filed under NEWS

At Archer, ambitious, joyful learning doesn't just start when high school does. Middle School students are going beyond the traditional curriculum and exploring their passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in and out of school. Lily Stone '22 is working on developing...

Archer STEM students visit Mayor’s residence

Archer STEM students visit Mayor’s residence

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor
October 14, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Mayor Eric Garcetti and the First Lady of Los Angeles, Amy Wakeland, invited Archer STEM students to attend a special reception and panel for women leaders in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) on Monday, September 26. The reception took place in the mayor's residence, al...

Archer Debate kicks off ‘incredible season’ with first tournament

Archer Debate kicks off ‘incredible season’ with first tournament

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief
October 9, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Archer debaters went to their first league tournament on October 1 at Narbonne High School. Students participated in the novice and varsity divisions of the tournament. Eight students went to the tournament — two students participated in Lincoln-Douglas [LD], a one-on-one debate, and four teams...

Club Fair showcases ‘record’ number of student-led clubs

Club Fair showcases ‘record’ number of student-led clubs

By Eloise Rollins-Fife, Managing/News & Features Editor
October 9, 2016
Filed under NEWS

At Archer's annual Club Fair, student leaders are given the opportunity to advertise, educate and recruit for the clubs they choose to implement and run. On Friday, September 30, over 40 student-led clubs were given a booth and a student body full of potential new members that they then attempted to wi...

#LeanInTogether: Archer collaborates with Sandberg, area girls schools for annual theme

#LeanInTogether: Archer collaborates with Sandberg, area girls schools for annual theme

By Cat Oriel, Staff writer
October 5, 2016
Filed under NEWS

At Archer, each school year has its own unique theme, a specific word that students and faculty incorporate into their daily lives. This year, the theme is more than a word, it’s an international campaign: #LeanInTogether. In 2013, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg founded LeanIn.Org, a non-profit organizati...

Behind the Seams: Archer’s Conversation on Skirt Lengths

Behind the Seams: Archer’s Conversation on Skirt Lengths

By Alexandra Chang, Culture Editor
October 5, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Too short. Too long. Just right. In the Archer community, there has been an ongoing conversation regarding the subject of students’ skirt lengths. This year, students have walked through the hallways donning skirts of various lengths — some above the knee, some below. According to Archer’s Stu...

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