Letter from the Editor: Where did first semester go?


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Editor-in-Chief Anika Bhavnani poses with holiday themed decorations. Bhavnani is going into her last semester of her Archer career.

Hello, Archer Community!

It feels like I just sat down to write a letter to you at the beginning of the school year. Now, first semester is coming to a close and we are moving on to second semester. Where has all the time gone?

As we get ready to ring in the new year (shoutout to to my team, the class of 2017), let’s remember what happened this past semester.

First off, we started school and everyone was welcomed with a new schedule. I would say the experiment has been a success.

Student council started new traditions such as “I love Food Day,” but also celebrated the classic student VS Faculty Volleyball game and haunted house.

There was a “record number” of student clubs and Archer athletics created their own records.

We watched the last upper school musical in the blackbox and saw the middle school play turn into an all school play.

Archer girls and alumnae have been recognized for their STEM achievements.

Throughout this semester, we have debated over the controversial skirt policy.

We were able to go through one of the hardest elections together. I’d call that, #LeaningInTogether.

And last but not least, we can not forget about Winter Wonderland. I’d have to say, pretty proud of the Class of 2017 for winning the Gingerbread House competition.

I must admit, this semester has been one for the books. I am extremely grateful to be reporting on this past semester and all the amazing things that have happened.

On a more sentimental note, next semester is my last semester at Archer, ever. I don’t think anyone understands how terrifying that is until they are in this position. Next year will also be one for the books, and I am anxious to see what I will be leaving you all with.

Have a wonderful well-deserved break, and I will see you next year!


Anika Bhavnani