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Students and faculty cheer as 12th grade dancers finish their final Spirit Week performance. The senior class placed first in the annual dance competition, which took place on Thursday during Spirit Week.
Spirit Week fosters schoolwide joy, adjusts to rain
By Allie Yang, Senior Reporter • March 19, 2023

With a math synthesis assessment, a video to film for her Spanish class, a summative essay and a source analysis coming due, Maddie Beaubaire...

A group of seventh graders gather together for a picture in the dining hall during the seventh grade social Friday, Jan. 27. The social had an Old Hollywood theme, and students and dance committee members provided pizza, snacks and games for attending students.
7th grade bonds with night of pizza, paparazzi
By Nina Sperling, Senior Reporter • March 17, 2023

Seventh graders were transported to Old Hollywood Jan. 27 when they walked into the dining hall for their dance. Tables with pizza and snacks...

Paramount Global’s Executive Vice President of Entertainment Diversity and Inclusion Tiffany Smith Anoa’i, advocate for justice and equality Sofia Shield and Education Director at the Anti-Defamation League in Southern California Megan Nevels speak on the Anti-Bias Panel in the Zeller Student Center. The panelists gave suggestions for navigating difficult conversations surrounding bias Feb. 24.
EBAD hosts panel on anti-bias, presenters advise on having difficult conversations
By Lola Thomas, Staff Reporter • March 12, 2023

Archer's upper school gathered in the Zeller Student Center Feb. 24 to hear from three women who work to fight against bias in their professional...

Advanced Study dancers pose on stage wearing sparkly mesh tops and baggy pants during their dance, The Great Gatsby, which opened Night of Dance at the Broad Stage. The dance was choreographed by Jezebel Melara and based on the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This year is the first year that Night of Dance has been held at a theater since 2020. The theme of this years show was Timeless, with each dance representing a book and a different stage in the coming of age cycle.
Behind the wings: Dancers, crew reflect on bringing 'Timeless' to life
By Nina Sperling, Senior Reporter • March 22, 2023

Dancers in shimmery black tops and baggy pants stepped into their positions on the dark stage at the Broad Stage and opened the first Night...

The beach volleyball team practices at Edinburgh beach. The team started practicing in the beginning of February and has played Palisades Charter, Notre Dame and Viewpoint.
Beach volleyball reaches midpoint in season, athletes reflect on team enviroment
By Sydney Tilles, Staff Reporter • March 20, 2023

Playing on the beach is a change in environment for the athletes on the varsity beach volleyball team — the majority of whom play on an indoor...

Seventh grader Andrea Fuentes runs through a human tunnel during the pep rally. Students gather in the courtyard on Mar. 3 to celebrate student athletes winter sports accomplishments.
Winter pep rally celebrates sports accomplishments, features performance from dance company
By Meredith Ho, Staff Reporter • March 17, 2023

The courtyard was crowded with students who formed a human tunnel as sports teams ran through March 3, celebrating the completion of the winter...

Snow heavily covers trees in Mammoth Lakes, CA. This winter season has seen an increase in harrowing snow storms around the globe as climate change increases the intensity of weather events. The Willow Project will add to climate change and thus weather patterns are only going to get worse.
Column: The Willow Project is the beginning of the end
By Eliza Tiles, Columnist • March 22, 2023

This past summer, President Biden signed the country's largest climate-focused legislation into law: The Inflation Reduction Act. According to...

A womans silhouette faces the words National Womens History Month. As we roll through the month of March, we celebrate the incredible achievements of women throughout history. This year, the National Women’s History Alliance honors the theme of “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” (Graphic Illustration by Azel Al-Kadiri)
Column: National Women's History Month
By Azel Al-Kadiri, Columnist • March 19, 2023

Can you feel it in the air? The trees are beginning to blossom, and the smell of spring is looming under our noses. I love this time of year,...

My opa and I stand together in front of his childhood home in Dresden, Germany. He and his family moved to this condo after the bombing of Dresden in 1945.
Commentary: Stories live forever
By Siena Ferraro, Staff Reporter • March 10, 2023

"The war is never truly over until you die." This pungent anecdote was one of many valuable morsels my grandfather, or Opa as I call him in...

This image depicts characters Joel Miller (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie Williams (Bella Ramsey) from the live-action The Last of Us series. I am an avid watcher and enjoyer of post-apocalyptic media, and I bonded with my cousin over the genre. 
Zombodie that I used to know
By Cadence Callahan, Voices Editor • March 17, 2023

I remember wrestling with the silver-colored wrapping paper to discover my birthday present four years ago and finding a video game titled "The...

This graphic depicts promotional album covers of the songs that I chose for this rainy day list. These songs range from lo-fi R & B to confidence-boosting and dance-worthy indie pop. I hope these songs get you through these unusually rainy days.
Singing in the rain: Six songs to get you through the rainy, cloudy days
By Nina Sperling, Senior Reporter • February 5, 2023

When you think of L.A., you might imagine palm trees, beaches, constant sun and warm weather. However, January was unusually filled with huge...

The Scoop S3 Ep3 – The Scoop on Growing Up Archer: Alumni Lauren Finkelstein
By Lucy Williams, Senior Reporter • February 16, 2023

On the second episode of Growing Up Archer, we zoomed with alumni Lauren Finkelstein (‘01), a member of Archer’s first graduating class,...

The Scoop S3 Ep2 – The Scoop on Antisemitism in Los Angeles
By Surya Patil, Sports Editor • January 10, 2023

Supporters of Kayne West’s antisemitic tweets hung antisemitic posters Oct. 22 on an overpass of the 405 freeway. As a call to action, Archer’s...