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Hollyn Alpert (’28) runs while tossing blue powder into the air March 22. Students celebrated Holi on the back field and threw colored powder at each other at commemorate the new spring.  
A vibrant Holi-day: Holi celebration marks beginning of spring
By Melinda Wang, Senior Reporter • 44 minutes ago

Bursts of neon color decorated students’ hair and clothing as students threw cups of colored powder  into the air in celebration of Holi,...

Broadcast: GEG hosts International Womens Day event, honors theme of Inspiring Inclusion
Broadcast: GEG hosts International Women's Day event, honors theme of 'Inspiring Inclusion'
By Melinda Wang, Senior Reporter • April 13, 2024

Seniors Lacey Thompson and Laila Charles pour smoothies into cups for the “Guess the Smoothie” activity. The activity took place March 20 for the “Wild West vs. West Coast” Spirit Week theme day.
Spirit Week incorporates new, old themes during major assessment week
By Surya Patil, Sports Editor • April 7, 2024

"Pajama Day." "Rhyme Without Reason." "Wild West vs. West Coast." "Throwback Thursday." "First Letter Friday." This was the theme lineup for...

Various reality TV shows that are available for streaming on Hulu are shown. There are several genres within reality TV, such as makeover and romance, which makes reality TV appealing to different audiences.
From 'The Bachelor' to 'Love is Blind,' reality TV is 'entertaining,' 'comforting' despite inherent artificiality
By Surya Patil, Sports Editor • April 10, 2024

Every Tuesday morning, Francie Wallack ('25) excitedly drives to school in anticipation of her friends' weekly debriefs on the newly released...

Eighth grader Andrea Fuentes pitches for the Archer middle school softball team at a home game against Brentwood School. Fuentes began playing softball when she was 4 and has pitched for the Archer team for the past three years.
Q&A with eighth grade pitcher of middle school softball team
By Shae Killam, Staff Reporter • March 23, 2024

The ball whistles through the air as Andrea Fuentes ('28) throws it towards the waiting bat. Fuentes is the pitcher for the middle school softball...

Players on the varsity softball team gather on a field. Junior Avalon Garland said all of the positions, ranging from the pitcher to basemen, have to work together to create a strong team. Photo by Archer Athletics.
'We have to rely on each other': Players on varsity softball depend on each other to succeed
By Uma Nambiar, Staff Reporter • March 22, 2024

Day in and day out, teams gather in the back of Archer's campus to practice their respective sports. In the corner of the backfield lies a softball...

This collage features a book that showcases many of the Dior collections from 1947-2017. I hand selected a couple looks from collections dating back to the 80s all the way to 2015 that incorporate the trends I discuss in this column.
Column: 2024 in fashion: What to look forward to in this year's style
By Olivia Miro, Columnist • April 13, 2024

Now that we have tackled the first few months of 2024, what does that mean for fashion? Which fads or timeless trends have entered the new year...

These quotes give you a peek into Dolly Aldertons chaotic world and brilliant mind through her memoir, Everything I Know About Parties, Dates, Friends, Jobs, Life, Love. As my first memoir, I enjoyed witnessing the highs and lows of her lifetime, which lead to my subsequent existential crisis.
Column: Everything I didn't know about memoirs
By Madeleine Beaubaire, Columnist • March 22, 2024

Content Warning: This column mentions mature themes such as eating disorders, references to sexual activity and substance usage.  Let's take...

The words Advanced Placement and Advanced Study rest on opposite sides of a scale. In the 2022-2023 school year, Archer removed Advanced Placement courses, replacing them with advanced study. The editorial board reflected on this transition and shared their insights on the new courses.  (Graphic Illustration by Oona Seppala and Francie Wallack) 
Editorial: Advanced study courses benefit student engagement, growth
By 23-24 Editorial Board April 8, 2024

Every year when May rolls around, high school students across the nation grab their No. 2 pencils and prepare to take the long-awaited Advanced...

My sister and I went to the Aquarium of the Pacific when we were younger. Entering an aquarium can feel like entering a new world. With the wondrous sea creatures and the unique habitats, there’s always more to explore. Photo by Lara Burnap.
Fun and fulfilling: 4 places to release your inner child
By Charlotte Burnap, Staff Reporter • March 12, 2024

Whether studying is getting more stressful, tests are near impossible or the world just feels a bit too overwhelming, sometimes we all need to...

This image features four album covers from the highlighted, lesser-known artists I absolutely love. Covers include “Revealer” by Madison Cunningham and “Going Through It” by Eliza McLamb. Photo credits: “Revealer” album cover courtesy of   Verve Label Group. “Going Through It” album cover courtesy of    Royal Mountain Records. “Vienna (In Memoriam)” album cover courtesy of   New Gold Medal. “Drunk on a Flight” album cover courtesy of   AWAL Recordings.
4 favorites: Smaller, alternative musicians I can't stop listening to
By Siena Ferraro, News Editor • February 26, 2024

In everything I do, I am completely and utterly consumed by music. After curating playlists upon playlists apt for even the most esoteric...

Let's Go to the Movies S1E3 - Cheating on the Oscars: What is category fraud and how is it changing?
By Tess Hubbard, Podcaster • 1 hour ago

In episode three, host Tess Hubbard (‘24) breaks down category fraud. From going over the basic definition to why it is so contested to past...

The BLACKCAST S1E4 - And the award goes to: Black creatives and award shows
By Sydney Curry and Kennedy Chow April 10, 2024

Episode four of “The BLACKCAST” was recorded March 4 in the midst of award show season.  Across the world, families tune in annually...

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