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Seniors partake in on-campus caravan for upcoming Senior Recognition Ceremony, Founders Day

Senior Stella Chuck drives through the campus caravan holding her senior flowers. The caravan took place on Oct. 14, 2020.

By London Sinclair, Podcast Editor

October 25, 2020

The senior class participated in an on-campus caravan Oct. 14 as preparation for the Senior Recognition Ceremony and Founders Day, which will be held virtually on Nov. 11. The seniors were greeted by teachers and staff wearing festive costumes, holding up handmade signs and playing music as seniors dr...

Upper School Director Meghan Tally announces altered schedule via email

Upper School Director Meghan Tally announces altered schedule via email

By Lola Lamberg, Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2020

Upper School Director Meghan Tally announced via community email last Wednesday that due to "student-centered" and "data-driven" feedback, the class schedule will be altered to adhere to lessened screen time. Lunch will be lengthened to to an hour-long period instead of the previous 45 minutes, now lasting...

Sophomore, junior class take at-home mock PSAT/NMSQT examination

According to the College Board website, the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10

By London Sinclair, Podcast Editor

October 18, 2020

Sophomores and juniors had the opportunity to take a practice version of the PSAT/NMSQT, a standardized test which was administered through Compass Education Group on Oct. 14. The mock examination took place virtually due to COVID-19 with student's self-scanning their answers and emailing them to Comp...

Let the chaos fly away: Vice presidential debate recognized as more ‘civil,’ ‘professional’ according to students

Senator Kamala Harris speaking during the BBC News coverage of the vice presidential debate. The debate took place at the University of Utah on Oct. 7, 2020.

By Thea Leimone and Vaughan Anoa'i

October 18, 2020

The first presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden which took place on September 29, garnered 73 million viewers and was described as "chaotic" and "off-the-rails" by news sources and viewers. Eight days after the presidential debate, the first and onl...

Zoom fatigue: Combatting the stresses that come with remote learning

Along with walks in the afternoon, senior Jessica Tuchin also said that walks in the evening are a great way to clear your head and relax.

By Chloe Fidler, Voices Editor

October 11, 2020

As the year progresses, students and faculty are beginning to comment on the "Zoom fatigue" that comes with virtual learning. According to junior class representative Langdon Janos, whether it's 8:30 a.m. or 10:30 p.m., there is always something to do. "In all of our class meetings, we have been trying...

Clubs in COVID: Leaders adapt their clubs to a ‘unique’ year

In preparation for the club fair on September 25, a Padlet was created where leaders could promote their offerings. Clubs have had to adapt to the stresses and virtual demands of 2020 when planning their first meetings.

By Rio Hundley, Features Editor

October 11, 2020

As the 2020-2021 school year hits its stride, clubs are just beginning. The club fair, where students browse clubs and sign up for mailing lists, occurred virtually Friday, September 25. Archer clubs are split into two categories: AAA (Alliance, Affinity and Activism) and Interest (Clubs without a...

New students adjust, connect through online learning

Freshman Piper Porter's desk and computer setup for remote learning. Porter and her twin Paige are both new to Archer, and have been adjusting to starting a new school remotely.

By Thea Leimone, Culture Editor

October 3, 2020

Whether it be the induction ceremony, fall outing with grade-building activities or grade lunches in the dining hall, Archer traditionally provides opportunities for new students to spend time with their classmates. Due to COVID-19, which has moved Archer learning online, new students have had to adjust ...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg served on the supreme court from 1993 fighting for progressive votes and laws including gender discrimination and same-sex marriage. Ginsburg died in her home in Washington D.C. on Friday, Sept. 18 due to complications from pancreatic cancer.

By Lola Lamberg, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2020

United States Supreme Court Justice and women's rights activist Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday in her home in Washington D.C. at the age of 87. Her death was due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. Ginsburg had fought five rounds of cancer over two decades. Ginsburg began her caree...

Goal-setting and reflection: Archer club leaders ‘excited’ to explore remote learning space

On December 3 2019, the Black Student Union (BSU) and Hermanas Unidas Club came together for a joint club meeting held in the HD room. This meeting was hosted by both club's student-leaders as well as faculty advisers.

By Vaughan Anoa'i and Thea Leimone

September 15, 2020

As the 2020-2021 academic year continues with remote learning due to COVID-19, student-lead clubs have also had to adapt to the virtual space. While all clubs, both new and old, are currently in the process of receiving the official approval to begin their weekly meetings, returning club leaders are reflect...

COVID-19 restrictions and heatwave burns up Labor Day weekend plans for Angelenos

Seniors Gracey Wyles and Norah Adler socially distance while spending Labor Day at the beach in Santa Monica. Los Angeles County reached a record high temperature of 121 degrees over Labor Day weekend.

By Vaughan Anoa'i and Thea Leimone

September 15, 2020

In the midst of Labor Day weekend, Los Angeles County experienced the hottest temperatures ever recorded with a high of 121 degrees. This record high led to rolling blackouts, overcrowded beaches and "unbearable" heat for Los Angeles citizens, according to sophomore Zoe Epps. "Because of COVID we couldn...

Archer students and faculty continue remote learning plan for 2020-2021 academic year

The front of Archer on March 13, the last day of on-campus school activity. Head of School Elizabeth English announced in an email sent out on July 13 to all students and faculty that due to the novel Coronavirus, on-campus learning will continue to be replaced with virtual learning until further notice.

By Vaughan Anoa'i, News Editor

August 28, 2020

As the surge of COVID-19 cases continued to increase in the Los Angeles area, in-person gatherings such as public events are currently prohibited by government officials. This decision requires schools and businesses to stay closed as public gatherings are not considered to be a part of proper social...

Archer graduate Lena Jones proposes Malcolm X autobiography to “mend the hole” within current curriculum

Archer graduate Lena Jones recently proposed and petitioned to both the Archer student-body, as well as the faculty, for the inclusion of Malcolm X's autobiography in at least one of the humanities courses. Jones, who was admitted to Yale University and is taking a gap year, offered to join in the conversation with junior classes as they discuss the autobiography in the spring.

By Vaughan Anoa'i, News Editor

August 22, 2020

The deaths of unarmed black citizens across America, including Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd have sparked protests throughout the United States. Some protests in Los Angeles and Minneapolis, the place of Floyd’s murder, erupted into violence from both police and protestors, such as the use of rubber bullets and tear gas,,...

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