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Camila Blank wins international violin competition

Camila Blank wins international violin competition

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

June 2, 2019

When seventh-grader Camila Blank's mother first told her that she had won the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition, Blank was "really surprised." "I thought my mom was joking," Blank said. "I didn't think I could do it." American Protégé is an organization that aims to showcas...

The Rainbow Grows: LGBTQ community at Archer ‘supported,’ students say

A collage of photos by Aviva Intveld '19 for her photography project on LGBTQ+ rights in the Archer community. Even though this was three years ago, Intveld said it is still a very meaningful project to her. Photo courtesy of Intveld.

By Ella Frey, News and Features Editor

June 1, 2019

In 2015, gay marriage was legalized in all 50 states. In the same year, the Pentagon said it would reform military policy to include transgender soldiers. However, as LGBTQ individuals rights continue to grow, many members of the LGBTQ community still face discrimination in education and social enviro...

On the HERizon: Yearbook theme ‘celebrates’ change, growth, opening of Diana Meehan Academic Center

Yearbook copy editor Abigale Lischak '20, photo editor Yasi Gohar '20, and sales manager Julia Wanger '20 flip through the pages of this year's yearbook. The theme of the book is

By Molly Goldberg, Culture Editor

May 31, 2019

Students flooded the publications lab on Wednesday, May 29, to pick up their yearbooks on distribution day. Filled with pictures, interviews and features on different parts of the school year, these 232 pages serve as a living time capsule that memorializes the events of the 2018-2019 school year. ...

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

Charles speaks at 'Raise Your Voice 4 Peace.' She coordinated with donors and singers to plan the event. Photo courtesy of Charles.

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2019

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

Aniyah Shirehjini '21, Leslie Ignacio '21, Audrey Irvine '21, Kaiya Jefferson '21 and  Addison Lee '21 visit the Museo de León. Fourteen students and two faculty members journeyed to Spain for a language immersion trip over spring break.

By Nicki Rosenberg and Molly Goldberg

May 30, 2019

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

One wall of the village bridge, filled with extra boxes from the classrooms. Honor Education Council organized an activity where students could write reflections about the village and the new building on the walls of the bridge.

By Thea Leimone, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

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

The Record Surplus store, located on Santa Monica Boulevard between South Centinela Avenue and South Carmelina Avenue, has been in business since 1985. The store sells vinyl records, CDs and other music-related items.

By Amelia Stone, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

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

One of the tables that junior Grace Wilson arranged for her catering job. Wilson works at This Messy Table LA, a catering company known for their bountiful and chaotic hors d'oeuvres tables.

By Molly Goldberg, Culture Editor

May 29, 2019

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

Jacque Giebel looks through a folder of historical documents. This folder is just one of many stored in Archer's archives.

By Rio Hundley and Chloe Richards

May 23, 2019

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’

Sophomore Isa Ionazzi does research for a project in history class. A study published in 2017 by the Stanford Graduate School of Education found that 80% of the students tested couldn't identify biased content from mainstream media.

By Emma London, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

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

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

Junior Anaya Thompson completes homework in the individual library cubbies during her free period. Many juniors described this year as

By Celeste Ramirez, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

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...

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