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Going beyond statistics: Archer diversity conversations on the rise

Going beyond statistics: Archer diversity conversations on the rise

By Shelby Mumford

May 18, 2016


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 When it comes to diversity on the campus of a private, independent school, The Archer School for Girls is above the national enrollment rate of students of color. Dean of Students Travis Nesbitt says the school takes diversity very seriously. Read More »...

Finding a PAL: connecting middle and upper school students

Finding a PAL: connecting middle and upper school students

By Shelby Mumford

May 18, 2016


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For an Archer middle schooler, the symbolism of changing from a khaki to gray skirt can be a daunting threshold to cross; however, it doesn't have to be with the help of the Peer Advisory Leadership Program (PAL). Read More »...

Becoming bilingual: Archer teachers share tips on language learning

Becoming bilingual: Archer teachers share tips on language learning

By Chloe Davenport

May 17, 2016


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Hola, bonjour, ni hao. These three phrases mean hello in Spanish, French and Chinese respectively.  Read More »...

Socioeconomic status in our community

Socioeconomic status in our community

By Ella Tollman

May 9, 2016


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Shoes, houses, bags, jobs, clothes and cars are just some of the items associated with socioeconomic status. But in the Archer community, the conversation regarding the subject is ongoing. Read More »...

Senior Sarah Wagner listens, TEEN LINE heard

Senior Sarah Wagner listens, TEEN LINE heard

By Carina Oriel, News and Features Editor

May 9, 2016


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As a freshman, Sarah Wagner ‘16 decided to explore the world of extracurricular activities. With the many options to choose from such as sports or the arts, Wagner instead came across TEEN LINE, a confidential telephone helpline for California teenagers. Read More »...

Q&A with 2016-2017 ASB President Talia Goodman

Q&A with 2016-2017 ASB President Talia Goodman

By Carina Oriel

May 9, 2016


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This past week, the upper school gathered to vote on next school year's ASB Executive Board and President. Out of three incoming senior candidates, Talia Goodman '17 received the most votes and was named 2016-2017 ASB President. Alongside Goodman, Alex Sherman '17, April Tate '17 and Maya Winkler '18 w...

PAWS provides helping hand to students

PAWS provides helping hand to students

By Helena Heslov

May 9, 2016


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As the clock hits 3:15 p.m., upper and middle schoolers alike swarm into room 127, eager to finish up studying or doing homework before leaving on the late bus.  Read More »...

Making an Archer teacher: exploring the hiring process

Making an Archer teacher: exploring the hiring process

By Cybele Zhang, Sports Editor

April 13, 2016


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He waits nervously as he submits a resume. Her palms sweat as she awaits an interview. This all builds up to the big moment — getting the job. Read More »...

Technology Committee strives to increase digital access

Technology Committee strives to increase digital access

By Helena Heslov

March 14, 2016


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In 2009, Archer's Technology Committee began a voyage to transform Archer into a one-to-one laptop school. The committee has made numerous technological advancements over the last six years in order to give students an opportunity to supplement their education with personal computers.  Read M...

Middle school receives ‘XPRIZE’ surprise

Middle school receives ‘XPRIZE’ surprise

By Isabelle Kantz

March 11, 2016


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The middle school is currently taking part in a high-stakes competition where they are exploring the seemingly impossible. As they gathered in the Rose Room on Thursday, Jan. 28, guest speakers, middle school administration and faculty members announced the commencement of the XPRIZE challenge. In the audience, the future inv...

Susannah Wellford is giving girls a ’Running Start’ in politics

Susannah Wellford is giving girls a ’Running Start’ in politics

By Carina Oriel

March 4, 2016


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This article was originally published on GenHERation.  Read More »...

What would happen?: Examining Archer’s philosophy on teen pregnancy

What would happen?: Examining Archer’s philosophy on teen pregnancy

By Sarah Wagner

February 12, 2016


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Standing in a bathroom stall, a teenage girl glances down at a pregnancy test that will have a huge impact on the rest of her life. After the longest two minutes of her life, two lines appear on the screen. She is pregnant. She chooses to parent her child, but she is filled with anxiety about...

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