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Sophomore Nadia Charles leads Jeneration J, ‘speaks up’ for victims of domestic violence

Sophomore Nadia Charles leads Jeneration J, ‘speaks up’ for victims of domestic violence

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Archer sophomore Nadia Charles first became involved with Jenesse Center when she was eight years old through her mother, who works for the larger organization, and has been volunteering ever since. But Charles' role in the last year has shifted. Because of her consistent involvement, Angela Parker, Direct...

Spain language immersion trip ‘amazing,’ ‘challenging’ experience

Spain language immersion trip ‘amazing,’ ‘challenging’ experience

By Nicki Rosenberg and Molly Goldberg

May 30, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

While students and teachers typically use their spring break to spend time with their families or relax at home, 14 upper school students and two faculty members traveled to Spain for an 11-day language immersion program in which they practiced their language skills and learned about Spanish culture. ...

Students say goodbye to classroom village, transition into Academic Center

Students say goodbye to classroom village, transition into Academic Center

By Thea Leimone, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

Students filed into the hallways and staircases of the Diana Meehan building on April 29 as the smell of new paint and concrete filled the classrooms. From that day on, the classroom village was no longer in use. Freshman Briana Gonzalez said she does not miss the classroom village. "I really like the new bu...

Record resurgence: Vinyl records offer nostalgia, new experience

Record resurgence: Vinyl records offer nostalgia, new experience

By Amelia Stone, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA

If you find yourself sorting through albums of various music genres as the faded sound of classic rock music plays in the background, you may be at a record shop. While the phonograph, the first version of the vinyl record, was invented in 1877, the style of music listening is making a comeback, ...

‘Grazing gone glamorous’: Junior Grace Wilson caters for This Messy Table LA, gains new work experience

‘Grazing gone glamorous’: Junior Grace Wilson caters for This Messy Table LA, gains new work experience

By Molly Goldberg, Culture Editor

May 29, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Cascades of prosciutto, lemon zest-topped grape leaves tucked between a pile of truffle almonds and a trio of figs. An assortment of rosemary, basil and mint. Raspberry-stuffed and honeycomb cheese. This assortment of hors d'oeuvres is what junior Grace Wilson arranges for her job as a caterer at Th...

Librarian, archivist Jacque Giebel treasure-hunts through Archer history

Librarian, archivist Jacque Giebel treasure-hunts through Archer history

By Rio Hundley and Chloe Richards

May 23, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA

During any given lunch or X-Block, almost every nook and cranny of Archer's library is full. However, there is one space unknown to most of the Archer community. Inside this small closet lies the physical manifestation of Archer's history: the archives. "I've been able to create an archive from the...

‘It’s a 21st century learning skill’: Media literacy education ‘critical’

‘It’s a 21st century learning skill’: Media literacy education ‘critical’

By Emma London, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA

Headlines like, "Spanish man builds 60-foot spaceship to visit planet from his novels," "President Obama Bans the Pledge of Allegiance From Schools" and "Miami-Dade to Create Freeway 'Texting Lane' to Accommodate Millennial Drivers" continue to surface on popular news sources. Only one of these h...

Class of 2019 prepares for life after Archer

Class of 2019 prepares for life after Archer

By Celeste Ramirez, Multimedia Editor

May 23, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA

On May 4, the senior class took a part in National College Decision Day at the senior pennant party at lunch in the Rose Room. Students and teachers conversed, ate pizza and took pictures in front of the Maypole to celebrate the occasion. Each student hung up a pennant for the college they will be attending in the college guidance hallway. Senior Megan Escobar...

Keep calm or stress on? Junior class reflects on school year

Keep calm or stress on? Junior class reflects on school year

By Celeste Ramirez, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

Juniors fill the individual cubbies in the library last period on a regular Monday. Some are doing SAT prep on Khan Academy, some are finishing up an essay and some are sitting around, talking, having a quick break from homework. With only a few weeks left of the school year, junior Anaya Thompson said...

Harmony Project: Music education program ‘changes the lives’ of underserved children

Harmony Project: Music education program ‘changes the lives’ of underserved children

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

May 9, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Margaret Martin had a life-changing experience when a group of Los Angeles gang members approached her 5-year-old son, who was playing his violin at the Hollywood Farmers Market. When the "dangerous-looking" men took a moment to listen and place money in her son's violin case, the Harmony Project found...

Juniors give back to community, create new connections

Juniors give back to community, create new connections

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

May 6, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

Junior year may be full of studying for tests, touring colleges and writing papers, but throughout all the tasks that students must face during their penultimate year of high school, a priority for Archer juniors is giving back to their communities. Students complete service in many different ways, such as...

From Screen to Page: Archer’s Library introduces ‘hot new reads’ to Digital Bulletin Board

From Screen to Page: Archer’s Library introduces ‘hot new reads’ to Digital Bulletin Board

By Rio Hundley, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

Humanity within technology. Domestic abuse. Transgender rights. These are all hot-button issues being tackled in not only in the news media but also in literature. In an attempt to bring the literary component of these discussions to light, Archer's librarians, Stefanie Daehler and Jacque Giebel, have begun to feature books on the Digital Bulletin Board. "The objective for the 'Hot New Reads' is to try to just isolate one book at a time that people are really excited about," Daehler said, "and then remind everyone that we have such an amazing col...

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