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Archer community discusses anti-Semitism, ‘combats hate with love’ in wake of viral Newport Harbor photo

Archer community discusses anti-Semitism, ‘combats hate with love’ in wake of viral Newport Harbor photo

By Ella Frey and Rio Hundley

March 30, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

On March 3, images surfaced across social media platforms of Newport Harbor High School students performing a Nazi salute around red solo cups arranged in the shape of a swastika. The photo was taken at an off-campus party, and the Newport-Mesa Unified School District is investigating the images. This was not the only case of anti-Semitism at Newport Harbor, as junior Josdel Hernandez said students have doodled swastikas on desk...

Philanthropy February ‘educates the community’

Philanthropy February ‘educates the community’

By Thea Leimone, Staff Writer

March 30, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

With events ranging from dog treat-making to a blood drive, the Community Service Leadership Board (CSLB) celebrated Philanthropy February, a month devoted to educating the community on service. CSLB partnered with Archer clubs and outside organizations to create 10 different events, all of which aimed...

Former student Lauren Bahedry teaches English, draws on Archer experience

Former student Lauren Bahedry teaches English, draws on Archer experience

By Chloe Richards, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

Though full bookshelves and literature-themed posters are present in many English classrooms, Lauren Bahedry's room has other decorations that set it apart: photos of her as an Archer student. Bahedry, who graduated in 2005, is the second-ever Archer alumna to return and teach. Bahedry credits her...

Researcher Gail Dines presents about porn culture, sparks controversy

Researcher Gail Dines presents about porn culture, sparks controversy

By Allie Worchell and Anna Brodsky

March 25, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Eleventh and twelfth-grade students filed into the Dining Hall during X-block on Thursday, February 21 to hear Gail Dines, a sociology professor and researcher, speak about porn and hypersexualization of the media in today’s culture. What the students did not expect was that the ideas presented in the...

Gallery show ‘In No Order’ explores ‘legacy and storytelling’

Gallery show ‘In No Order’ explores ‘legacy and storytelling’

By Theadora Leimone, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Students, parents and faculty poured into the Mutmuz Gallery in Chinatown on Saturday, March 9, from 6-9 p.m. and explored the personal and communal histories of four diverse Los Angeles artists. Aviva Intveld and Isabel Kuh co-ran the new gallery show "In No Order" and chose to dive into histori...

‘It’s the farthest we’ve ever gone’: Robotics team competes, fosters ‘community’

‘It’s the farthest we’ve ever gone’: Robotics team competes, fosters ‘community’

By Emma London and Chloe Richards

March 21, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

At the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics tournament on Feb. 9 in Palmdale, California, Archer’s Robotics team faced other robots in matches to test the robot's efficiency. The team received the Connect Award, which is given to teams based on their community outreach. The team also earned second place in...

Schools around America celebrate Scholastic Journalism Week, importance of #StudentVoices

Schools around America celebrate Scholastic Journalism Week, importance of #StudentVoices

By Allie Worchell and Rio Hundley

February 28, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA

From Feb. 18-24, the Journalism Education Association (JEA) hosted Scholastic Journalism Week.  JEA's mission is to "support free and responsible scholastic journalism by providing resources and educational opportunities, by promoting professionalism, by encouraging and rewarding student excellence a...

Rain on: New grey puffy jacket keeps students warm

Rain on: New grey puffy jacket keeps students warm

By Thea Leimone, Staff Writer

February 24, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

At least four rainfall records have been set across Southern California after recent storms, according to abc7. Rain and clouds have been covering the Archer campus for the past few weeks. As a result, students have been layering up. The gray puffy jacket, which was added to the uniform this year, is...

Shutdowns in space: What Mars rovers and NASA scientists have in common

Shutdowns in space: What Mars rovers and NASA scientists have in common

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

After 15 years of exploring the red planet, the Mars Opportunity rover died Feb. 12. After the rover team's attempt to contact it on Tuesday was unanswered, NASA shut down Opportunity's mission. This, however, was not the only shutdown NASA was concerned about this week. The government agency was facing another...

The Big Chill: Members of Archer’s class of 2018 acclimate to Midwest winter, record-breaking temperatures

The Big Chill: Members of Archer’s class of 2018 acclimate to Midwest winter, record-breaking temperatures

By Molly Goldberg, Sports Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Two weeks ago, more than 680 temperature records were broken or tied as a tremendous cold settled in over the American Midwest. In some areas, temperatures dropped below minus-50 degrees and were responsible for several deaths across the nation. Even Midwesterners who are used to the cold were sho...

Admissions supports multilingual families, introduces new programs

Admissions supports multilingual families, introduces new programs

By Emma London and Chloe Richards

February 12, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

When admissions season rolls around and Archer opens its doors to prospective students, tours, interviews and campus previews take place on any given day. As one of Archer’s initiatives to be more inclusive and diverse, these events are increasingly becoming available in Spanish. Junior Angelica ...

Mobile Science Camp strives to make STEM inclusive, accessible

Mobile Science Camp strives to make STEM inclusive, accessible

By Celeste Ramirez, Staff Writer

February 3, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Junior Hannah Kim was cleaning up after a Mobile Science Camp club visit to the Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library when the working librarian approached her. "Please come again, like, all the time, because I overheard a kid saying, 'Oh, I want to come to the library more often,'" the librarian sai...

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