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Students, faculty, staff travel to Nashville for NAIS diversity conferences

Students, faculty, staff travel to Nashville for NAIS diversity conferences

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS, SHOWCASE

Validating. Empowering. Eye-opening. Emotional. Brave. Truth. These were the words that junior Hannah Kim and fitness and wellness teacher Amelia Mathis used to describe their experiences at the National Association of Independent Schools' diversity conferences last week. Six students and five facul...

ONE archive exhibit ‘educates’ Archer community on LGBTQ+ civil rights

ONE archive exhibit ‘educates’ Archer community on LGBTQ+ civil rights

By Nicki Rosenberg and Allie Worchell

November 14, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA, SHOWCASE

In honor of National Coming Out Day in October, Archer hosted the ONE Archives LGBTQ+ Civil Rights history panels. According to its website, the ONE Archives Foundation is dedicated to telling the accurate and authentic stories, history and culture of the LGBTQ community through public exhibitions, e...

Archer students head to polls, vote in midterm elections

Archer students head to polls, vote in midterm elections

By Ella Frey and Amelia Stone

November 7, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS, SHOWCASE

The 26th Amendment to the Constitution gives American citizens 18 years and older the right to vote. On Tuesday, November 6 – the date of the 2018 midterm elections — eligible Archer seniors headed to their local polling places to fill out ballots for the first time. They voted on issues ranging fro...

Creeping it real: Community celebrates Halloween, embraces atmosphere of ‘joy’

Creeping it real: Community celebrates Halloween, embraces atmosphere of ‘joy’

By Allie Worchell, Chloe Richards, and Thea Leimone

November 1, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, the Archer community celebrated Halloween with a Student Council-run festival in the courtyard and a haunted house presented by the senior class. Classes were shortened and students had an extended lunch period in which to visit the courtyard celebration, which had activities including...

Middle schoolers participate, learn in X-block sessions

Middle schoolers participate, learn in X-block sessions

By Ella Frey and Amelia Stone

October 24, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA

Imagine a period in the day where students have an hour to put away homework and design their own website or learn how to make succulents in plastic containers. For middle schoolers, X-block is this period. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, middle schoolers select and participate in two out of 26 X-blo...

‘Greetings From’: Lucia Barker, Gaby Lu open senior show

‘Greetings From’: Lucia Barker, Gaby Lu open senior show

By Ella Frey, Sports Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

Imagine a space with a giant gummy bear chair, popsicles and colorful artwork. You might be describing seniors Lucia Barker and Gaby Lu's collaborative senior art show, "Greetings From." The show ran from May 15 to May 23 in the Eastern Star Gallery. As described by Barker and Lu in their joint artist statement, this colorful experience represents "an invitation into our worlds, our ...

Middle school actresses perform ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in new venue

Middle school actresses perform ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in new venue

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

It's a tale as old as time. On May 12 and 13, the middle school production of "Beauty and the Beast" took place at American Jewish University [AJU]. The Archer middle school watched the show Friday, May 11. Due to the construction, this was the first time a middle school production has been ...

Varsity swim continues win streak, splashes into Archer history

Varsity swim continues win streak, splashes into Archer history

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SPORTS

As the clock struck noon, the varsity swim team grabbed their swim bags and departed from Archer. The team was on their way to make school history. The undefeated Archer varsity swim team set a school record on May 4 by winning the high school Liberty League Championship for the fourth consecuti...

Dancers perform in last show of the year, ‘Festival of Dance’

Dancers perform in last show of the year, ‘Festival of Dance’

By Kamryn Bellamy, Staff Writer

May 9, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

After choreographing and rehearsing dances for a little over a month, Archer dancers were ready to show the community what they had been working on. On Friday, April 27, the Dance Company students performed in the annual Festival of Dance in the courtyard. The Festival of Dance previously took place...

7th grade Arrow Week photo competition winner announced

7th grade Arrow Week photo competition winner announced

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

Hidden in the golden slot canyons and cryptobiotic soil of Utah, the Class of 2023 trekked through the southern Utah wilderness from April 20 to 27. Seventh grade students participated in the annual Arrow Week expedition fled by the National Outdoor Leadership School [NOLS]. The grade flew to Salt La...

‘Come Alive’: Musicians, singers perform in Spring Concert, celebrate seniors

‘Come Alive’: Musicians, singers perform in Spring Concert, celebrate seniors

By Cat Oriel, News and Features Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

The Dining Hall came alive with the sound of music during this year's Spring Concert. On Tuesday, Apr. 17 and Wednesday, Apr. 18, the upper and middle school a cappella groups, choirs and orchestras performed in front of a nearly sold-out audience. The middle school orchestra opened the show with...

Abigale Lischak travels with NSLI-Y to China, explores culture, language

Abigale Lischak travels with NSLI-Y to China, explores culture, language

By Ella Frey, Sports Editor

April 21, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, FOOD, MULTIMEDIA

During summer vacation, many high schoolers trade homework for going to the beach and spending time with friends. But unlike most, Abigale Lischak '20 spent her break studying a foreign language. Lischak traveled to China for six weeks from the beginning of June to the end of August in 2017 to lea...

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