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Wearing flower crowns, sixth graders circle the Maypole in preparation for their performance. Moving Up Day took place Friday, May 31 and featured events such as the Moving Up Ceremony, awards ceremonies and the annual Maypole dance.
School celebrates Moving Up Day, last day of 2023-2024 school year
By Vivianne Arnold and Melinda Wang June 2, 2024

Colorful ribbons. Bright pink balloons. Medals hanging from students' necks. These were some, but not all, of the many celebratory sights the...

Sitting in the sun, seniors Maia Alvarez and Nina Sperling watch the Senior Tea Party. The tea party celebrated the Class of 2024s influence on student groups such as the Robotics team and Invent team.
Senior Tea Party recognizes seniors for accomplishments in student groups
By Shae Killam, Staff Reporter • May 30, 2024

As the sun shone on the courtyard, seniors smiled as they received thanks from their younger Archer sisters. The annual Senior Tea Party took...

Posters hang on the Rose Room window, centering around the transgender flag. Students were able to write an answer to a prompt on the posters about the different aspects of being queer. One of the posters read, I love my queer friends because... they help me just like I help and support them.
Community connects: Pride Month celebration fosters 'acceptance', 'supportive environment'
By Katie Ray McKillop, Staff Reporter • May 20, 2024

With Chappell Roan blasting on the speakerphones and the Rose Room windows adorned with pride flags, the Archer community's early celebration...

Smith demonstrates how she conducts her students in the orchestra room. The Spring Concert in May was Smiths last as orchestra director at Archer. I hope that the joy and the whimsy continues, Smith said. I hope that the program continues to grow. I hope that students still want to be in this space and be together in this space.
Learning alongside them: Orchestra director announces retirement after 23 years with program
By Vivianne Arnold, Staff Reporter • May 30, 2024

The vibrations of bows on strings and air in flutes breathe music into the orchestra room, the halls of Archer and the lives of students. The...

Senior volleyball player reflects on community, learning to collaborate with teammates

By Vivianne Arnold, Staff Reporter | May 30, 2024

Throughout her time as a student, 2024 graduate Micaela Boxer Wachler was involved in various activities and sports, from orchestra to basketball to the Jewish Student Union. One activity, in particular, remained constant: volleyball. Boxer Wachler began playing volleyball in elementary school and started club volleyball in fifth grade, when a friend of hers started playing on a club team and...

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2024 graduate Micaela Boxer Wachler serves at a beach volleyball match. Boxer Wachler has been playing indoor volleyball since fifth grade, but started playing beach volleyball this past year. Photo courtesy of Archer Athletics.
Senior volleyball player reflects on community, learning to collaborate with teammates
By Vivianne Arnold, Staff Reporter • May 30, 2024

Throughout her time as a student, 2024 graduate Micaela Boxer Wachler was involved in various activities and sports, from orchestra to basketball...

Broadcast: Joy and competition—how the middle school tennis team overcomes isolation of tennis
Broadcast: Joy and competition—how the middle school tennis team overcomes isolation of tennis
By Oona Seppala, Senior Reporter • May 22, 2024

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The image above displays three quotes from public figures commencement speeches and a short summary of AI robot Sophias speech from DYouville University. While AI is advancing its presence in the education sphere, human experiences should still be put at the forefront of teaching and learning. (Graphic Illustration by Allie Yang)
Column: The student should always triumph over AI
By Allie Yang, Columnist • May 29, 2024

As spring bleeds into summer to signal the end of the school year, graduation ceremonies across the country are upon us. While the majority of...

A stick figure—representing many American citizens—is questioning “Why TikTok?”, failing to understand why this topic is at the forefront of Congress’s priorities. The reasoning behind this expedited bill has had little justification, especially when considering the other issues the U.S. is facing. (Graphic Illustration by Alexis David)
Column: Seriously, Congress? TikTok?
By Alexis David, Columnist • May 15, 2024

They’ve done it. The members of the United States Congress have finally fulfilled their destinies. They’ve banned the poison infecting...

I hold a handheld mirror, looking at my blurred reflection. Society has conditioned women to feel unsatisfied with their appearance. Photo illustration by Phoebe Measer.
Op-Ed: Women are conditioned to pick themselves apart at the mirror
By Phoebe Measer, Staff Reporter • May 27, 2024

Many people living in modern American culture have seen the classic "Mean Girls" movie scene, where three high school girls take turns criticizing...

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The iconic Hollywood Sign sits atop the hills of Hollywood. The Hollywood Sign is a must-visit tourist attraction in LA that is sure to fulfill all of your expectations. (Photo credit: Mika Drori)
Living in La La Land
By Francie Wallack, Multimedia Editor • May 9, 2024

These are promotional posters of films I want to rewatch before graduation. The films range from introspective, yet humorous, to nostalgic and lighthearted. Photo credits: Lady Bird poster courtesy of  A24. Booksmart poster courtesy of  Annapurna Pictures. 10 Things I Hate About You poster courtesy of
Witty, whimsical, wise: 6 films to watch before graduating
By Nina Sperling, Senior Reporter • April 22, 2024

Content Warning: "Lady Bird" and "Booksmart" contain explicit language and sexual content. Common Sense Media advises both are appropriate for...

The Scoop on Multimedia
The Scoop on Multimedia
By Oona Seppala and Francie Wallack May 21, 2024

In this episode of The Scoop, rising Multimedia Editor Oona Seppala (‘26) discusses the Multimedia section with current Multimedia Editor Francie...

S1E6 - Black & Coming Of Age: Black Prom, Debutante Balls, Sweet Sixteens
S1E6 - Black & Coming Of Age: Black Prom, Debutante Balls, Sweet Sixteens
By Sydney Curry and Kennedy Chow May 20, 2024

Whether it's quinceaneras or bat-mitzvahs, almost every culture has some form of coming of age celebration. Join hosts Kennedy Chow (‘25) and...