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World War III memes prompt discussion about inclusion, coping mechanisms

World War III memes prompt discussion about inclusion, coping mechanisms

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

7 hours ago

Alizeh Davis Jarrahy was scrolling through Instagram at the end winter break when she saw a meme proclaiming that World War III was coming. As she continued looking at her feed, she saw more and more images and graphics related to world war populating her feed. She researched on Google and learned that...

Senior service learning program provides ‘impactful’ opportunities

Senior service learning program provides ‘impactful’ opportunities

By Nyah Fernandez, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Empowering. Passionate. Impactful. These are some of the words service learning coordinator and history teacher Margaret Shirk used to describe Archer's service learning program. From 9th through twelfth grade, students at Archer have the opportunity to participate in service learning projects with the...

Parent conferences prompt communication among parents, students, teachers

Parent conferences prompt communication among parents, students, teachers

By Lizette Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

January 8, 2020

Parents navigated through the halls of Archer from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 15 and Nov. 22, glancing down at schedules their daughters made to locate the proper classrooms. The annual parent-teacher conferences take place so teachers can provide feedback on students' progress to parents in person. Math...

Club leaders learn organizational skills, aim to ‘start conversations’

Club leaders learn organizational skills, aim to ‘start conversations’

By Cadence Callahan, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2019

At the club fair in September, the courtyard was full of club leaders recruiting new members with brightly colored posters and piles of candy. As first semester concludes, several leaders reflected on the skills and insights they have gained from leading clubs, including highlighting their identities...

Up-routed: Ambassador Leadership Team adapts to new tour route

Up-routed: Ambassador Leadership Team adapts to new tour route

By London Sinclair, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

An aspiring young tour guide's training begins on the week of Oct. 1. They roam down the Archer hallways familiarizing themselves with the route, trying not to glance down at the paper. Later in the day, they meet their ALT mentor in the sunlit historic courtyard practicing, asking questions and going...

Photo Essay: Through the eyes of Kimberly Tuxpan

Photo Essay: Through the eyes of Kimberly Tuxpan

By Celeste Ramirez, Multimedia Editor

December 6, 2019

This photo essay is the first of a new series called "Through the eyes of." This series will feature students, faculty and staff at Archer and use photo, audio and video to depict their individual experience at Archer. This essay uses images paired with audio. Senior Kimberly Tuxpan sits at a whe...

‘We’re all in this together,’ Warner says: In response to Getty fire, teachers provide alternative assignments

‘We’re all in this together,’ Warner says: In response to Getty fire, teachers provide alternative assignments

By Nicki Rosenberg, Cydney Johnson, Avery Fox, and Nyah Fernandez

December 3, 2019

The community was awoken by a notification at 3:46 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 28 stating that school would be closed due to “brush fires and mandatory evacuations near the school.” As the fire persisted throughout the week, the school remained closed for four days, impacting the academic week for both stud...

Getty fire ignites ‘panic’ in seniors submitting college applications

Getty fire ignites ‘panic’ in seniors submitting college applications

By Molly Goldberg and London Sinclair

November 18, 2019

College Guidance Counselor Gabrielle Dorsey’s inbox flooded with “concerned” emails when the Archer community was alerted of the school closures due to the Getty fire on the morning of Oct. 28. This news brought many families and their senior daughters “a high sense of panic,” Dorsey said,...

‘We had to live with the unknown’: Students reflect on Getty fire impacts

‘We had to live with the unknown’: Students reflect on Getty fire impacts

By Anna Brodsky, Jessica Jimenez, and Vaughan Anoa'i

November 7, 2019

When senior Stella Gregg's mother shook her awake at 3:00 a.m. on Monday morning, she glimpsed her bedside clock and thought she had slept through the school day. Instead, her mother said she had to evacuate because of the Getty fire. She grabbed some of her favorite clothes and childhood stuffed animals. ...

Beginnings: Back to school with sixth graders

Beginnings: Back to school with sixth graders

By Celeste Ramirez, Multimedia Editor

October 27, 2019

On the opposite side of the courtyard, members of the class of 2026 reconnected with their new peers after Fall Outing. They wore long khaki skirts, purple polos and white cardigans, carrying large backpacks. Sixth grade dean Lauren Sekula shared that as dean she gets to have "different," "really...

Endings: Back to school with seniors

Endings: Back to school with seniors

By Celeste Ramirez, Multimedia Editor

October 27, 2019

Before the welcome and opening remarks on the first day of classes, seniors wearing gray blazers filled the front side of the courtyard at the unofficial "senior section." They wore red accessories, including firefighter hats, beaded necklaces, hats, wigs, and earrings to represent the class' senior...

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