Student council presents third annual Archella

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Student council presents third annual Archella

A group of faculty members sing

A group of faculty members sing "Hey Ya!" by OutKast. This is the first year of Archella that had an all-faculty performance.

Photo credit: Molly Goldberg

A group of faculty members sing "Hey Ya!" by OutKast. This is the first year of Archella that had an all-faculty performance.

Photo credit: Molly Goldberg

Photo credit: Molly Goldberg

A group of faculty members sing "Hey Ya!" by OutKast. This is the first year of Archella that had an all-faculty performance.

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For students that couldn’t make it to the desert last weekend, Archer’s student council brought Coachella to them.

On Friday, Apr. 13, student organizers held the third annual “Archella” in the courtyard during lunch. Student council organized Coachella themed activities including performances, face painting and temporary tattoos.

“Archella is a bit different this year because we included a competition element,” Executive Board member Grace Wilson ‘20 said. “In the past, this event solely included activities and performances. But because we realized there were no more opportunities for spirit points this year, we chose to have a small competition where individuals had to guess the weight of a watermelon and the winner won spirit points for their grade.”

The official Archella 2018 lineup. The event took place in the courtyard on Apr. 13.

There was also a student curated art gallery that was art from Archer’s elective classes. There were also various festival decorations in the courtyard, such as various colorful garlands and banners to create the festival’s ambience.

Additionally, this was the first year there has been an all-faculty performance.

“After realizing how excited the student body was for the faculty performance during Spirit Week, the Executive Board thought it would fun to incorporate the faculty into another event,” Wilson said. “We also contacted [choir teacher] Theresa Bailey to organize a group of faculty performers and reach out to specific faculty members, who we felt were interested in participating for the event.”

In addition to faculty performers, students from each grade took part in the show.

“Another important part of planning was ensuring that there was at least one member from each grade represented in the performances,” Wilson said. “To choose the performers, we asked the class reps to brainstorm two to three individuals in their grade who are talented singers and would be willing to perform.” 

According to Wilson, the Executive Board collaborated to set up the relatively new event.

“Because it is a relatively newer event, there is a lot of freedom and flexibility when it comes to planning,” Wilson said. “It also feels like one of the more laid back events, so for me, Archella is the most fun event to plan.”

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  • Dani Beauguard '18 performs an original song. She wrote the song in her songwriting class.

    Photo credit: Molly Goldberg

  • Sister duo, Omari Benjamin '18 and Naiobi Benjamin '22 sing "Believer" by Imagine Dragons. Both girls sang, but Naiobi also played the ukulele.

    Photo credit: Molly Goldberg

  • Jullie Cach '24 and Stephanie Harrison '24 perform a duet. The pair sang "Titanium" by David Guetta.

    Photo credit: Molly Goldberg

  • Hailey Adams '20 and Kennede Tucker '20 sing together. The pair sang Patience by Shawn Mendes.

    Photo credit: Molly Goldberg

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