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

Harmony Project Ventura students perform for an audience at one of their three annual showcases. The Harmony project has eight affiliate locations outside of Los Angeles county.

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

May 9, 2019

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

Arianna Miller '20 volunteers with other students at Cedars Sinai Hospital. Miller said she has created bonds with many of the patients.

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

May 6, 2019

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

Archer's library has introduced a

By Rio Hundley, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

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...

Behind ‘Brave’: Music video promotes new Academic Center

The newly renovated Black Box theater was splattered with brightly colored paint for the 'Brave' promotional video. The piece featured student singers and dancers.

By Allie Worchell, Multimedia Editor

April 26, 2019

"Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out" echoed through the halls of the new Academic Center at the Grand Opening on April 13. Upper School students saw a music video celebrating the opening of the new Academic Center at the Upper School meeting on April 10. The video, made by Archer Comm...

Growing a Greener Archer: Archer Community for Sustainability sets norms for new campus

Juniors Misha Mehta and Chloe Powers came to school during winter break in January to transplant the Archer garden. The garden, along with other projects, aims to encourage sustainability within the new campus.

By Amelia Stone, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

The Archer Community for Sustainability, a group of students working together to implement sustainable initiatives into the school, has been tasked with a project: creating sustainable guidelines for the new campus. As Archer moves forward into the new campus, the ACS is also moving forward with the...

Archer community discusses anti-Semitism, ‘combats hate with love’ in wake of viral Newport Harbor photo

On March 3, a photo surfaced of Newport Harbor teens doing the Nazi Salute behind red cups arranged in a swastika. The viral photo sparked a national conversation about anti-Semitism and the weight of silent symbols. Photo illustration by Leslie Castaneda '20.

By Ella Frey and Rio Hundley

March 30, 2019

On March 3, images surfaced across social media platforms of Newport Harbor High School students performing a Nazi salute around red solo cups arranged in the shape of a swastika. The photo was taken at an off-campus party, and the Newport-Mesa Unified School District is investigating the images. This was not the only case of anti-Semitism at Newport Harbor, as junior Josdel Hernandez said students have doodled swastikas on desk...

Philanthropy February ‘educates the community’

Student Council members sell Diddy Riese cookies in a Galentine's Day sale benefitting Planned Parenthood. This was one of 10 fundraisers during Philanthropy February, which was organized by the Community Service Leadership Board.

By Thea Leimone, Staff Writer

March 30, 2019

With events ranging from dog treat-making to a blood drive, the Community Service Leadership Board (CSLB) celebrated Philanthropy February, a month devoted to educating the community on service. CSLB partnered with Archer clubs and outside organizations to create 10 different events, all of which aimed...

Former student Lauren Bahedry teaches English, draws on Archer experience

Bahedry poses in the courtyard with her history teacher, who had dressed up as an Archer student. Bahedry graduated in the class of 2005 and later returned to teach at Archer.

By Chloe Richards, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

Though full bookshelves and literature-themed posters are present in many English classrooms, Lauren Bahedry's room has other decorations that set it apart: photos of her as an Archer student. Bahedry, who graduated in 2005, is the second-ever Archer alumna to return and teach. Bahedry credits her...

Researcher Gail Dines presents about porn culture, sparks controversy

Eleventh grade students debrief Gail Dines' presentation in Nick Graham's advisory. Dines spoke about pornography and media literacy.

By Allie Worchell and Anna Brodsky

March 25, 2019

Eleventh and twelfth-grade students filed into the Dining Hall during X-block on Thursday, February 21 to hear Gail Dines, a sociology professor and researcher, speak about porn and hypersexualization of the media in today’s culture. What the students did not expect was that the ideas presented in the...

‘It’s the farthest we’ve ever gone’: Robotics team competes, fosters ‘community’

The robotics team robot rests on a table with two awards. The team won the Connect Award and won second place in an alliance during a tournament on February 9.

By Emma London and Chloe Richards

March 21, 2019

At the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics tournament on Feb. 9 in Palmdale, California, Archer’s Robotics team faced other robots in matches to test the robot's efficiency. The team received the Connect Award, which is given to teams based on their community outreach. The team also earned second place in...

Schools around America celebrate Scholastic Journalism Week, importance of #StudentVoices

Schools around America celebrate Scholastic Journalism Week, importance of #StudentVoices

By Allie Worchell and Rio Hundley

February 28, 2019

From Feb. 18-24, the Journalism Education Association (JEA) hosted Scholastic Journalism Week.  JEA's mission is to "support free and responsible scholastic journalism by providing resources and educational opportunities, by promoting professionalism, by encouraging and rewarding student excellence a...

Rain on: New grey puffy jacket keeps students warm

Freshmen London Sinclair and Chloe Fidler sit in the shade in the courtyard during x-block. 'The lavender grey color of the jacket really compliments our uniform colors.' Sinclair said.

By Thea Leimone, Staff Writer

February 24, 2019

At least four rainfall records have been set across Southern California after recent storms, according to abc7. Rain and clouds have been covering the Archer campus for the past few weeks. As a result, students have been layering up. The gray puffy jacket, which was added to the uniform this year, is...

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