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Panelists Josie Craven (12), Chelsea Thomas (05), Erinn Cawthon (07) and Sabrina Jaglom (10) speak about their journeys in the entertainment industry. They presented to freshmen and sophomore students in the amphitheater Tuesday, Jan. 31.
Alumni in entertainment industry emphasize importance of passion, hard work to freshmen, sophomores
By Audrey Chang, News Editor • 7 hours ago

From participating in Archer's theater and robotics programs to writing and directing film and television, alumni have applied experiences from...

Students from the Chinese 1 class dance around the courtyard in a big red and gold dragon to symbolize good luck for the new year. The Archer community celebrated the Lunar New Year through student-led crafts, songs and dances Jan. 27.
Archer community hops into Lunar New Year with courtyard celebration, fashion show
By Ella Schwartz, Staff Reporter • February 3, 2023

A student-run fashion show, red envelopes, art and a big red dragon filled the courtyard Jan. 27 to celebrate Lunar New Year and an entrance...

A student views his computer which alerts him of the recents mass shootings in the U.S.
Low turnout at Monterey Park reflection spaces worries community members about desensitization to gun violence
By Surya Patil, Sports Editor • January 31, 2023

This year, there have been more mass shootings in the U.S. than there have been days. This sobering statistic is one that has held true since...

Junior Jordanna Boxer Wachler runs an organization that introduces senior citizens to art therapy and creates connection. Her passion for photography and service inspired her service project. Its honestly incredible what weve done with a lot of the seniors, Boxer Wachler said. You can just see their cognitive function has improved drastically, you know. Though we cant measure that, there are several studies about art therapy and the impacts of that.
Art for the ages: Jordanna Boxer-Wachler promotes creativity, connection with senior citizens through service
By Taviana Memoli, Staff Reporter • 7 hours ago

What began as a ninth grade service learning project turned into a passion for connecting with the senior community through art. In September...

Sixth grader Haley Lazarus dribbles down the field at a home game against Brentwood. Archer won 2-1 against Brentwood, continuing their undefeated season.
Through the storm: Middle School soccer adapts to rain, remains undefeated
By Olivia Hallinan-Gan, Staff Reporter • January 25, 2023

Despite the rain, the middle school purple soccer team has beat every team they've played so far with the exception of one tie.   Middle...

Two players on the middle school basketball green team high-five during a game. I like the team very much and Im glad to be on the team with such great people. Alice Rifenbark said
The middle school green basketball team's formula for success: optimism
By Lola Thomas, Staff Reporter • January 25, 2023

Sneakers screeching on the hot pavement, group high-fives, dunks, hoops and positivity radiating across the court are all things the middle school...

This image depicts Lunar New Year festivities in a town, but what has been a peaceful time for celebration in the past has recently become a call to action. Jan. 21., citizens of Monterey Park were killed in a mass shooting following a popular Lunar New Year festival in the neighborhood.
Column: Why the Monterey Park shooting affects all of us
By Sydney Frank , Columnist • February 2, 2023

This is not okay. Just over a week ago, at a Chinese-owned ballroom dance studio in Monterey Park, California, 11 people were killed and nine...

As the senior class bAs the senior class begins their final semester and starts rocking their red, class of 23 t-shirts, we have a responsibility to voice the emotions we feel and welcome the feelings of others, through this incredible chapter of change.
Column: The year of the email
By Azel Al-Kadiri, Columnist • February 2, 2023

The other day I was sitting in class, and on an assignment, I wrote the date as 2022. My classmate quickly corrected me: “it’s 2023,” she...

This image features a vanilla Disney-themed birthday cake I made for a 3-year-old girl during the summer of 2022. Volunteering for the organization For Goodness Cakes for over two years, now, has allowed me to see the immensely positive impact even small actions like baking a cake can have on a persons life.
Op-Ed: You can bake an impact
By Audrey Chang, News Editor • February 1, 2023

Think of the best birthday you’ve ever had. It probably involved doing some of your favorite activities, spending time with people you care...

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...

Gift Guide: Last-minute, winter-themed, for the girls
Gift Guide: Last-minute, winter-themed, for the girls
By Surya Patil, Sports Editor • January 23, 2023

The winter holidays may be over, but winter birthdays and Valentine's Day are approaching. So, I have compiled the perfect list of winter-themed...

The Scoop S3 Ep2 – The Scoop on Antisemitism in Los Angeles
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,...

The Scoop S3 Ep1 –The Scoop on Growing Up Archer: Sydney Curry
By Lucy Williams, Senior Reporter • December 3, 2022

Growing Up Archer is a new series launching The Scoop for the 2022-2023 school year. The series surrounds different Archer perspectives about...