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Padlet perspectives: Archer’s Digital Bulletin Board reduces emails, not routinely checked

Padlet perspectives: Archer’s Digital Bulletin Board reduces emails, not routinely checked

By Emma London, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Before administration announced the Digital Bulletin Board at the start of the year, freshman Shaunael Milton had an email inbox “clogged” with lost and found emails and club meeting notifications. The new Digital Bulletin Board limits the number of emails sent and provides one place for announce...

Record-breaking results: Midterms exhibit ‘progress’ for women, LGBTQ+ candidates

Record-breaking results: Midterms exhibit ‘progress’ for women, LGBTQ+ candidates

By Lola Lamberg, Voices Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

An estimated 113 million Americans flocked to the polls on Nov. 6, marking the highest voter turnout for any midterm election in the past 50 years. However, these voter turnout results were not the only record-breaking factor of the 2018 midterms. Women this election season made history as a record number of females were elected to House seats. Thirty-six new fema...

Archer reacts to Kavanaugh confirmation: ‘Disappointed’ by decision

Archer reacts to Kavanaugh confirmation: ‘Disappointed’ by decision

By Ella Frey, News & Features Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

A year after #MeToo movement flooded Twitter screens, America watched as Christine Blasey Ford accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her as a teenager. In July of 2018, President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court seat. Following Trump's endorsement,...

ONE archive exhibit ‘educates’ Archer community on LGBTQ+ civil rights

ONE archive exhibit ‘educates’ Archer community on LGBTQ+ civil rights

By Nicki Rosenberg and Allie Worchell

November 14, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA, SHOWCASE

In honor of National Coming Out Day in October, Archer hosted the ONE Archives LGBTQ+ Civil Rights history panels. According to its website, the ONE Archives Foundation is dedicated to telling the accurate and authentic stories, history and culture of the LGBTQ community through public exhibitions, e...

Sophomore Amanda Greene participates in NSLI-Y study abroad program, ’embraces challenges’

Sophomore Amanda Greene participates in NSLI-Y study abroad program, ’embraces challenges’

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Though 93 percent of U.S. schools offer foreign language classes, less than 1 percent of American adults report being proficient in a language they studied in high school. Sophomore Amanda Greene, however, participated in a six-week National Security Language Initiative for Youth [NSLI-Y] study abroa...

InvenTeam students invent products, ‘make a difference’ in global issues

InvenTeam students invent products, ‘make a difference’ in global issues

By Rio Hundley, Staff Writer

October 27, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Students filled the IdeaLab on Oct. 16, 2018, each of them a part of an organization that aims to alleviate global issues through invention: the InvenTeam. To create an invention, students of all different skills have a place on the team, senior and the InvenTeam club leader Lola Wolf said. "[Y...

Students of Color at Archer panel provides ‘safe space’

Students of Color at Archer panel provides ‘safe space’

By Lola Lamberg, Voices Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

The Students of Color at Archer panel [SoCA] held its first official meeting Tuesday, October 11 at X-block. This discussion-based group, which plans to meet three times a year, attracted an estimated 25 students with different cultural backgrounds to the dining hall.  The purpose of the pan...

Middle schoolers participate, learn in X-block sessions

Middle schoolers participate, learn in X-block sessions

By Ella Frey and Amelia Stone

October 24, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA

Imagine a period in the day where students have an hour to put away homework and design their own website or learn how to make succulents in plastic containers. For middle schoolers, X-block is this period. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, middle schoolers select and participate in two out of 26 X-blo...

Head of School Elizabeth English announces upcoming departure, reflects upon time at Archer

Head of School Elizabeth English announces upcoming departure, reflects upon time at Archer

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

An email arrived in every Archer community member's inbox on August 27 bearing the news that Head of School Elizabeth English will conclude her tenure at Archer and become Head of School at the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C. for the 2019-2020 school year. When asked to explain what promp...

Avani Shah goes from JPL to JPEGs

Avani Shah goes from JPL to JPEGs

By Maya Wernick and Nicki Rosenberg

June 1, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Though Communications and Strategic Marketing Manager Avani Shah can often be found behind the camera at school events, snapping the photos that get featured on all of Archer's social media accounts, her career journey started light-years away. Few people know that when Shah was the age of the stud...

‘I was mortified’: Archer students share sexual assault experiences, hope to continue dialogue

‘I was mortified’: Archer students share sexual assault experiences, hope to continue dialogue

By Nicki Rosenberg, Staff Writer

May 28, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

A survey administered in 2011 by the American Association of University Women revealed that in any given school year, 58 percent of seventh through 12th graders will experience sexual harassment. Since The New York Times published a series of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harv...

‘I’m happy to be here’: Gloria Swasey shares immigration journey from Belize to America

‘I’m happy to be here’: Gloria Swasey shares immigration journey from Belize to America

By Kamryn Bellamy, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

In the interest of full disclosure, Gloria Swasey is the author's grandmother.  When Gloria Swasey travelled to the United States in 1969, she didn't know that she would one day become an immigrant. When she did decide to move to America, the choice impacted not only her own life, but the lives ...

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