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Inaugural Diversity Conference Student Leadership Team reflects on planning process, importance of student voice

The Diversity Conference Student Leadership Team presents at a community connections meeting to preface this year's Diversity Conference. This is the first year a student team has helped plan the event.

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

January 27, 2020

Students, faculty, staff and visitors gather each January for the annual Diversity Conference, which aims to encourage "an ongoing exploration of our commonalities and differences," according to the Archer website. Although the format of this year's conference, which will take place this Wednesday, rema...

Senior Stella Kraus named 2020 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Stella Kraus of the class of 2020 is the only senior to be named as a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. She participates in a multitude of STEM-related clubs and the soccer team, in addition to playing the piano.

By Grace Doyle, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2020

Stella Kraus found out she was a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist by aimlessly searching results for her name on Google. She saw an image with a picture of American flags and was taken to an article with a list of semifinalists. She was later emailed by Associate Director of College Guidance Jee...

World War III memes prompt discussion about inclusion, coping mechanisms

In response to the U.S. killing of Iranian general Qassem Suleimani, teenagers began producing World War III memes on platforms such as Instagram, TikTok and Reddit. Senior Alizeh Jarrahy, an executive board member of Muslim and Middle Eastern Culture Club and Alliance, said the repercussions of the memes extend beyond the apps to daily life. Photo illustration by Anna Brodsky.

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2020

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 Maddie Fenster talked to students about why access to education is important for homeless children in society today and she also gave insight on her organization “School on Wheels” to junior Madis Kennedy.

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

English teacher and journalism adviser speaks with parents along with Admissions Associate, Angela Boulart who was present to be a translator during the conference.

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’

Students gather around the YA Fiction Club booth at the annual club fair. The club fair is held annually in the courtyard in September and spans one lunch period.

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

Tour Guide Vice-Chair Chidimma Nwafor tours a prospective family.

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

Senior Kimberly Tuxpan does homework in the library. This photo essay shows daily life at Archer through the eyes of Tuxpan, who has been at Archer since the sixth grade.

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

The Getty Fire burns over a hill in the early hours of Monday, Oct. 28. Because of the fire, Archer remained closed for four days.

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

Senior Celeste Ramirez logs in to her Common Application account, an advanced college application tool that helps prospective college students apply to multiple institutions at once. The Getty Fire impacted the college process for the class of 2020.

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

The Getty fire burns over a hill. Some families of Archer students were evacuated or faced power outages in addition to school cancellation.

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. ...

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