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Asian Americans at a 2014 protest in New York. Anti-Asian violence has surged in the past year, but many Asian and Pacific Islander Americans have felt the effects of anti-Asian rhetoric throughout their lives.

‘I was horrified:’ APSU reflects on the rise in anti-Asian violence

By Rio Hundley, Features Editor April 15, 2021

One month ago, 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long attacked three Asian-owned spas, killing eight people. Among the victims were six Asian women, which to many made this shooting one of the latest in a string...

An ICU unit is separated into two rooms to prepare for the surge of COVID-19 cases. Melissa Sharp's Systems Biology & Disease class researched and studied both vaccines to better inform the greater Archer community through their work.

Vaccine injects ‘eye opening’ experience: Student-scientists research COVID-19 vaccines

By Vaughan Anoa'i and Rio Hundley March 26, 2021

As Los Angeles County enters the red tier, roughly 2,740,000 people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. However, according to a study carried out by The University of Pennsylvania, up...

Ivy Woolenberg '25 works on an order for her business. Woolenberg started her baking business prior to COVID-19 however, she has been able to grow her business even more over the past couple months.

Baking for a cause, ring making and more: Archer students work on growing their small businesses

By Andrea Ramirez and Rose Sarner March 22, 2021

During the last year, many businesses have shut down and people have lost jobs, houses and stable incomes. Despite all the obstacles that the global pandemic has created, four Archer girls began and maintained...

Members of the Speech and Debate team join together on Zoom after a successful league tournament the last weekend in January. Five members collectively placed in six different categories leaving the team

‘Some challenges, some triumphs:’ Speech and Debate team adjust virtually

By Greta Irvine, Staff Reporter March 6, 2021

Memories of suits, trophies and travel emerge in the wake of speech and debate competitions each year. But in this unprecedented time, things are a bit different. In accordance with schools across the...

Virtual sophomore self-defense class, led by IMPACT instructor Danielle Joy, practices kicking an attacker in their homes. Self-defense is a required part of the sophomore physical education curriculum, but classes have been conducted virtually due to COVID restrictions.

Learning to fight back…at home?: Self defense classes adapt to virtual setting

By Thea Leimone, Culture Editor February 21, 2021

Each year, small groups of sophomore Archer students are tackled from behind by a man dressed in black padding standing over six feet tall as a part of the 12-week IMPACT self-defense course. They learn...

The Tehranchi sisters delivered every gift to the many foster kids around Los Angeles. Their organization, Coco's Angels, raised a total of $50,000 this holiday season and are continuing their work with a focus on education around foster children.

Two sisters, one miracle: Delara, Layla Tehranchi start nonprofit ‘Coco’s Angels’

By Rose Sarner, Staff Reporter February 13, 2021

Sophomore sisters Delara and Layla Tehranchi were given the opportunity this October to welcome a newborn baby named Coco into their family. Coco's birth mother had been struggling with various drug addictions...

Senior Ava Salomon reviews her final project for French. Upper school students took final exams as a culmination to the first semester before winter break.

Students reflect on virtual final exams, continued ‘difficulties’ of remote learning

By London Sinclair, Podcast Editor January 10, 2021

Three weeks ago, the fall semester came to a close as students and faculty prepared for final exams. Unlike past years, however, students did not gather in the library or classrooms to take their cumulative...

Sixth-grader Penny Franklin poses for a photo overlooking the Manhattan skyline in New  York City. Franklin said she would describe herself as a

From East to West: Through the eyes of Penny Franklin

By Nyah Fernandez, Multimedia Section Editor December 19, 2020

Sixth grader Penny Franklin moved from New York City to Los Angeles towards the end of July. As it is Franklin's first year at a new school and in a new city, she has aimed to explore Los Angeles but...

Yony Marian, Camden Hodges and Willow Glenn film a scene for senior Kylie Chryss-Connell's Percy Jackson web series.

‘The Lightning Thief’ strikes again: Chryss-Connell creates, produces Percy Jackson web series

By Rio Hundley, Features Editor December 18, 2020

While simultaneously applying to colleges and navigating through a virtual senior year, lifelong Percy Jackson fan Kylie Chryss-Connell has taken on another project. After years of following the hit middle-grade...

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Faculty, staff communicate anti-racist action plans for the future of DEI

By London Sinclair , Podcast Editor December 16, 2020

Two hundred five days have passed since the murder of George Floyd. In Minneapolis on May 25, 46-year-old Floyd was killed after a white police officer kneeled on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds....

Letizia Oetker and her friend, Smylla, watch the sunset on a summer night at a nearby bridge after a bike ride. Bike riding is a common form of transportation for teenagers like Oetker.

Photo Essay: Through the eyes of Letizia Oetker in Germany

By Andrea Ramirez, Staff Reporter December 15, 2020

Although quarantine has changed the way students are taking classes this year, few are starting their day at 5:30 p.m. like sophomore Letizia Oetker, who has been living in Germany for the past eight...

Amy Coney Barrett addresses the crowd after President Donald Trump announced his nomination of her for a Supreme Court Justice. The nomination event took place at the White House.

Students express ‘frustration,’ ‘worry’ at Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court appointment

By Thea Leimone, Culture Editor December 11, 2020

Following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacant supreme court position. Ginsburg (known as RBG)...

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