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Abigale Lischak travels with NSLI-Y to China, explores culture, language

Abigale Lischak travels with NSLI-Y to China, explores culture, language

By Ella Frey, Sports Editor

April 22, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, FOOD, MULTIMEDIA, SHOWCASE

During summer vacation, many high schoolers trade homework for going to the beach and spending time with friends. But unlike most, Abigale Lischak '20 spent her break studying a foreign language. Lischak traveled to China for six weeks from the beginning of June to the end of August in 2017 to lea...

Math Fellow Jessica Mkitarian shares passion for environment

Math Fellow Jessica Mkitarian shares passion for environment

By Allie Worchell, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

It is 7:50 in the morning, and Jessica Mikitarian, a seventh grade math fellow, is in her math classroom ready to teach her students. The walls are filled with red, yellow, and purple posters. Math projects, numbers and assignments fill the space, and students sit at their desks ready for the math class...

Students navigate Classroom Village bathrooms

Students navigate Classroom Village bathrooms

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Imagine going to the bathroom during a busy school day to be greeted by a long line of students, crowding around sinks and changing for fitness. This is an experience students have had in the new Classroom Village. Due to Archer Forward construction, multiple bathrooms, which were located in the...

Administration clarifies scooter policies

Administration clarifies scooter policies

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

March 3, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

When freshmen Shainna Orecklin and Jessica Tuchin got home from school one day, they were "excited" to see their razor scooters had arrived. They purchased the scooters so they would have a fun way to get to school and to classes within the new Classroom Village faster. However, on Wednesday, Jan. 17, an em...

Stay in your lane: Archer students navigate hallway traffic

Stay in your lane: Archer students navigate hallway traffic

By Molly Goldberg, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

A crowd of Archer girls hurry towards the Classroom Village like the rush hour traffic on the neighboring 405 freeway. Girls jostle one another as they speed to class during the five-minute passing period, prompting faculty to remind everyone to stay in their lane. Until Archer Forward construction con...

Leaf Club celebrates individuality and creativity

Leaf Club celebrates individuality and creativity

By Emma London, News/Features Correspondent

January 19, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Eighth-grader Glory Chase stood outside of the meeting for aspiring club leaders trying to gather other students who would “crash” the meeting with her. She wanted to start a club, but she just wasn’t sure what it would be or who she would lead it with. Paola Hoffman ‘22 agreed to start a...

Archer Abroad Cambodia Trip: Students experience culture thousands of miles from home

Archer Abroad Cambodia Trip: Students experience culture thousands of miles from home

By Nicki Rosenberg, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

As 13 Archer students and faculty, Stefanie Daehler and Steven Jacobson, arrived in Cambodia, they were greeted by smiling faces welcoming them into a new place filled with unknown experiences to come. From Nov. 12 to 22, the group traveled through Cambodia with Peace Works Travel. The trip included...

Archer’s garden isn’t going anywhere: Students design new green space

Archer’s garden isn’t going anywhere: Students design new green space

By Kamryn Bellamy, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

With the next phase of Archer Forward construction commencing this month, the back field and garden area will soon become a construction site. Rather than illuminate this green space, the garden has been relocated to the courtyard. Science teacher and Sustainable Living Coordinator Cushman Gillen is working alon...

Class of 2018 creates Eastern Star Infirmary themed haunted house

Class of 2018 creates Eastern Star Infirmary themed haunted house

By Molly Goldberg, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

The Class of 2018 gave the Archer community a glimpse into an alternate past of the Eastern Start Home on Oct. 31, filled with hospital beds, patients and nurses. Screams and grim music echoed throughout the school as the community waited to walk through the basement halls and Blackbox to see what the se...

Nico-teen: Juul, vaping devices violate school drug policy, pose health risks

Nico-teen: Juul, vaping devices violate school drug policy, pose health risks

By Cat Oriel and Nelly Rouzroch

November 7, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Lexie*, an Archer senior, pulls out a small black device that looks like a USB from her backpack. It is decorated with stickers. It is empty; there is no flavor pod inside. “It looks like a flash drive," Lexie said. "Doesn't look like anything out of the ordinary.” But this device isn’t used...

The Arrow Executive Board heads in new direction, shares changes for the year

The Arrow Executive Board heads in new direction, shares changes for the year

By Allie Worchell, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

The Arrow — formerly known as the Archer Student Store — is snack central at Archer, offering treats from granola bars to iced teas. This year, The Arrow Executive Board is revamping with new members, as well as some familiar faces. Cat Oriel ‘18, the president of the Arrow Executive Board, ove...

Honor Education Council works to make Archer safer, more ethical community

Honor Education Council works to make Archer safer, more ethical community

By Nicki Rosenberg, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Twelve students and three faculty on the Honor Education Council [HEC] sit as equals every Tuesday to discuss ethical scenarios and plan events to make Archer a safe and honorable community. HEC is made up of three students from each high school grade, along with three faculty representatives. Thei...

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