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A pig deal: Archer celebrates Chinese New Year

A pig deal: Archer celebrates Chinese New Year

By Allie Worchell and Rio Hundley

February 16, 2019


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Boba, dances, calligraphy and a red dragon filled the courtyard on Friday, Feb. 8 during Archer's celebration of the Chinese New Year.  Sophomore Isa Ionazzi, who takes French, was “excited” to celebrate the event. She said the music was “great” and the atmosphere was “fun.”    ...

Best Buddies Club hosts Valentine’s Day dance party

Best Buddies Club hosts Valentine’s Day dance party

By Nicki Rosenberg and Emma London

February 13, 2019


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Sparkly heart centerpieces and assorted chocolates filled the Dining Hall for a Valentine’s Day dance party hosted by the Best Buddies club during lunch on Feb. 11. Every other Monday during lunch, Archer students have the opportunity to create friendships with other students who have intellectual and/or...

Dancers preview upcoming Night of Dance, ‘highlight unsung heroes’

Dancers preview upcoming Night of Dance, ‘highlight unsung heroes’

By Lola Lamberg, Thea Leimone, and Chloe Richards

February 11, 2019


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Dancers clad in black clothing leaped and spun across the Dining Hall on Feb. 6 during community connections, previewing the upcoming annual dance show, which is titled “The Odyssey." This year's Night of Dance received its name from the poem “The Odyssey,” written by Greek poet Homer. Al...

Black Student Union leaders preview Black History Month

Black Student Union leaders preview Black History Month

By Lola Lamberg, Thea Leimone, and Chloe Richards

February 3, 2019


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Archer's celebration of Black History Month kick-started in Wednesday morning's community connections.  In the assembly, senior-leaders of Archer’s Black Student Union [BSU] Madison Tyler and MaeLea Williams gave a presentation to preview the upcoming Archer events revolving around Black History Mon...

High School Drama: Archer’s theater troupe performs ‘cute,’ ‘satirical’ scenes

High School Drama: Archer’s theater troupe performs ‘cute,’ ‘satirical’ scenes

By Allie Worchell and Rio Hundley

January 31, 2019


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On Friday, Jan. 18, Archer's theater troupe, the Drama Queens, performed their second show of the year. The performance featured three acts: "Are You My Boyfriend?", "The Bunny Who Wanted to Go to Harvard" and "Marlon Bundo." Senior Caroline Ediger has been a member of the Drama Queens for two years. S...

Archer hosts annual Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Conference

Archer hosts annual Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Conference

By Ella Frey and Amelia Stone

January 31, 2019


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Student, faculty and staff alike explored facets of identity during the annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference, which was held in place of classes on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Senior Sidney Velasquez, who was one of the student planners of the conference, said that a major goal was to "push" conversations...

Middle School Director Karen Pavliscak teaches middle school about growth mindset, sloths

Middle School Director Karen Pavliscak teaches middle school about growth mindset, sloths

By Lola Lamberg, Chloe Richards, and Thea Leimone

January 26, 2019


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During middle school community connections on Wednesday, Jan. 16, Middle School Director Karen Pavliscak flicked through projected slides of sloth photographs in the Rose Room as middle schoolers giggled. The presentation, however, was not revolving around sloths, but rather the “importance of a g...

Ninth grade hears from religion panel during unit on religion, culture

Ninth grade hears from religion panel during unit on religion, culture

By Ella Frey, News and Features Editor

January 19, 2019


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On Jan. 15, the entire ninth grade class attended a religious panel hosted by the history department. The panel featured four women from the Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Christian faiths. According to ninth grade student Thea Leimone, the panel comes after an almost three-week unit in which students...

‘Just Add Water’: Yale improv group visits Archer

‘Just Add Water’: Yale improv group visits Archer

By Allie Worchell and Rio Hundley

January 17, 2019


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"Oscar Moment," "World's Fastest Musical," and "Rydell" were just a few of the many unique games played by Yale's improv troupe Just Add Water (JAW) in the Rose Room Friday, Jan. 11. during lunch. According to JAW's Facebook Page, the group "has been satisfying laugh-starved appetites since 1986 ...

Ninth graders prepare for NOLS Arrow Week

Ninth graders prepare for NOLS Arrow Week

By Nicki Rosenberg and Emma London

January 16, 2019


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As spring approaches, the freshman class is preparing for their ninth grade Arrow Week expedition, which will take place from March 15 to March 22. On Monday, Jan. 14, freshmen had a meeting to discuss everything from what gear they will need to how hiking groups will be made. The expedition is r...

Speech and debate team starts off season at ‘successful’ tournament

Speech and debate team starts off season at ‘successful’ tournament

By Theadora Leimone, Staff

January 15, 2019


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Terrified, yet exhilarated. These are the words freshman Lily Kerner used to described how she felt about getting on stage and giving an impromptu speech. Archer's speech and debate team competed in their first tournament of this school year on Saturday, Nov. 10. The tournament, hosted by the We...

Success & ‘Ruckus’: Robotics team places third in competition

Success & ‘Ruckus’: Robotics team places third in competition

By Celeste Ramirez and Liz Haltrecht

January 14, 2019


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Archer's robotics team came in third place at their fourth competition on Sunday, Jan. 6. Captain Marie Chorpita explained that every year, the competition has a different game the teams compete in. This year's game is called 'Rover Ruckus.' "We have to drive over uneven terrain, we have to pick up...

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