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Shutdowns in space: What Mars rovers and NASA scientists have in common

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and senior military leaders, signs the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018 on Dec. 12, 2017. Due to the Government Shutdown  many United States agencies were without funding for 35 days.

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

February 15, 2019

After 15 years of exploring the red planet, the Mars Opportunity rover died Feb. 12. After the rover team's attempt to contact it on Tuesday was unanswered, NASA shut down Opportunity's mission. This, however, was not the only shutdown NASA was concerned about this week. The government agency was facing another...

The Big Chill: Members of Archer’s class of 2018 acclimate to Midwest winter, record-breaking temperatures

Snow piles up near Bascom Hall at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Classes on many university campuses were canceled two weeks ago due to the extreme weather across the midwest.

By Molly Goldberg, Sports Editor

February 12, 2019

Two weeks ago, more than 680 temperature records were broken or tied as a tremendous cold settled in over the American Midwest. In some areas, temperatures dropped below minus-50 degrees and were responsible for several deaths across the nation. Even Midwesterners who are used to the cold were sho...

Admissions supports multilingual families, introduces new programs

Invitations in Spanish and English for Archer's Spanish-Language Campus Preview rest on a table. The event happens every December for families interested in applying for Archer.

By Emma London and Chloe Richards

February 12, 2019

When admissions season rolls around and Archer opens its doors to prospective students, tours, interviews and campus previews take place on any given day. As one of Archer’s initiatives to be more inclusive and diverse, these events are increasingly becoming available in Spanish. Junior Angelica ...

Mobile Science Camp strives to make STEM inclusive, accessible

Victoria Pinkett '20 teaches kids at Brockton Avenue Elementary about kinetic and potential energy. The Mobile Science Camp club at Archer teaches hour-long science lessons at Brockton Ave. once a month.

By Celeste Ramirez, Staff Writer

February 3, 2019

Junior Hannah Kim was cleaning up after a Mobile Science Camp club visit to the Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library when the working librarian approached her. "Please come again, like, all the time, because I overheard a kid saying, 'Oh, I want to come to the library more often,'" the librarian sai...

New year, new uniform: Fitness and Wellness department creates new uniform through Land’s End

The Fitness and Wellness Department created a new uniform, which comes in purple or green. Department Chair Stephanie Ferri said that the department adapted the uniform based on

By Amelia Stone, Staff Writer

February 2, 2019

The Greek goddess Artemis has been central to Archer's identity since its founding. In her book "Learning Like a Girl," founder Diana Meehan described Artemis as the "Protector of Girls, the Archer." To add to the myriad ways in which Archer's image is associated with the deity, Artemis is now featured...

iPads vs. laptops: Former, current sixth graders give opinions on iPads

Sixth graders use iPads during lunch in the classroom village. Sixth graders started getting iPads during the 2016-2017 school year.

By Chloe Richards, Staff Writer

February 2, 2019

Each year, new sixth graders sling black cases marked with small purple Archer logos over their shoulders. These bags are similar to every other carrying case given to incoming students, but unlike the cases of older students, which hold laptop computers, sixth graders' cases contain iPads. At the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, ...

‘I have never experienced anything like this’: Archer Abroad travels to India

Six Archer students are captured jumping in front of the Taj Mahal at dusk.

By Nicki Rosenberg and Molly Goldberg

January 28, 2019

This Thanksgiving, 13 Archer students and two faculty members swapped their turkey and stuffing for rice and dal as they traveled to India for Archer’s annual Abroad Trip. From Nov. 18 to Nov. 30, the group traveled through India with Where There Be Dragons, a company that offers cultural immersion...

Advisory Revamp: Eighth, ninth grade advisories incorporate Social Emotional Learning, adapt to student feedback

Eighth graders sit in the Rose Room during advisory. This year, the eighth grade has undertaken a new mentorship program, where they originally rotated between advisers.  Now, after recent changes, students will be staying with one adviser.

By Allie Worchell and Rio Hundley

January 18, 2019

When Dean of Students Jenn Babin saw Patty Lancaster, Archer's guidance counselor, holding an advisory binder from the year 2000, she felt that it was time for an advisory 'revamp.' At the start of the 2018-2019 school year, Archer changed the structure of eighth and ninth grade to incorporate So...

Cuisine Queens: Freshlunches employees Shari Dillon, Nancy Eisenberg ‘thankful’ to work with Archer

Nancy Eisenberg and Shari Dillon, two employees of FreshLunches, stand in the village during lunch.  Dillon has been working at FreshLunches for seven years and Eisenberg for four and a half.

By Rio Hundley and Chloe Richards

January 15, 2019

Students swarm the Freshlunches table, grabbing the assortment of brown paper bags. Calm despite the chaos, Freshlunches employees Shari Dillon and Nancy Eisenberg hand out hot meals. Despite the daily hustle and bustle, Eisenberg says she "feel[s] very fortunate to be here." Seven years ago,...

New kitchen to emphasize nutrition, offer variety of dining options

The drawn out plans for the construction of the new kitchen at Archer. The kitchen will be located behind the dining hall and will be divided into a servery and a kitchen.

By Thea Leimone, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018

Archer students integrate food into the typical school day, like advisory snacks, the Snack Shack and the treats that typically accompany any special event, such as the donuts and cookies at the club fair. "I love how people bond over [food] at Archer," freshman Gabby Wolf said. "No matter what ...

Creation of uniform committee gives students voice in uniform policy decisions

Students from grades nine through 12 meet to discuss the Archer uniform. Organized by Dean of Students Jenn Babin, the first uniform committee meeting of the 2018-2019 school year was on Dec. 3.

By Chloe Richards, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018

Last school year, the Archer administration decided to create a uniform committee to allow students, faculty and administration opportunities to discuss opinions about the uniform. The creation led to several uniform changes, including a change to the sweatshirt policy. "[The uniform committee was...

Padlet perspectives: Archer’s Digital Bulletin Board reduces emails, not routinely checked

Hannah Joe ‘21 checking the Digital Bulletin Board. The board contains five different categories of announcements that any Archer student or faculty can post on.

By Emma London, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018

Before administration announced the Digital Bulletin Board at the start of the year, freshman Shaunael Milton had an email inbox “clogged” with lost and found emails and club meeting notifications. The new Digital Bulletin Board limits the number of emails sent and provides one place for announce...

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