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College Board announces shortened, online AP tests in response to COVID-19 school closures

College Board announces shortened, online AP tests in response to COVID-19 school closures

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2020

The College Board announced Friday that AP Exams will not happen as normal for the 2020 test administration. Instead, students will take 45-minute versions of each exam online, and the content tested will be limited to what would typically be covered in each course before March, when schools across the...

Ninth grade Arrow Week trip canceled due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ninth grade Arrow Week trip canceled due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

By Cadence Callahan, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2020

On March 12, the Archer community received an email from Head of School Elizabeth English regarding the cancellation of many Archer trips, including ninth grade Arrow Week. Many of the students planning on attending the trip were disappointed by the news. "I was really looking forward to experiencing...

Lit &… Conference postponed due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Lit &… Conference postponed due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

By Lizette Gonzalez and Cadence Callahan

March 18, 2020

The Literature &... Conference was supposed to be held on March 12, but English Department Chair Brian Wogensen announced Wednesday that it will be postponed until further notice. Lit &... is an annual daylong conference where students from schools across LA discuss connections between literature...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) declared a pandemic, prompting travel bans

Coronavirus (COVID-19) declared a pandemic, prompting travel bans

By Allie Worchell, Voices Editor

March 13, 2020

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 or Coronavirus an official pandemic Wednesday morning. Three months ago, the then-unknown virus was detected, and since then, over 132,000 people from Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas have been infected. The U.S. State Department raise...

BREAKING: School to transition to online learning starting next week

BREAKING: School to transition to online learning starting next week

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

Students will not come to campus starting next week due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, according to an email from Head of School Elizabeth English sent Thursday afternoon. Instead, classes will be conducted remotely using tools like the PowerSchool Learning Hub and Zoom, with an orientation...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) live updates: Archer

Coronavirus (COVID-19) live updates: Archer

By Lola Lamberg, News and Features Editor

March 12, 2020

COVID-19, also known as the novel Coronavirus, is a respiratory illness that originated from the Hubei province in China in 2019 and has spread to over 100 countries including the United States which has over 44,000 confirmed cases. In the promotion of awareness of this outbreak, this is a live news feed of any COVID-19...

Archer Abroad trips to France, Belgium, Mexico cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

Archer Abroad trips to France, Belgium, Mexico cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

By Molly Goldberg and Nicki Rosenberg

March 12, 2020

All Archer abroad trips planned for the upcoming weeks have been canceled due to the outbreak of COVID-19. This includes the trip to France and Belgium, which was intended to take place from March 28 to April 12, and the United States/Mexico border trip, which was intended to take place from March 26 to ...

LA Vibe Day embraces Los Angeles stereotypes

LA Vibe Day embraces Los Angeles stereotypes

By Allie Worchell, Voices Editor

March 6, 2020

Fishing in the fountain, eating In & Out-inspired fries and getting a photo taken by paparazzi were just a few of the activities that were available to students Thursday in the courtyard at lunch. As part of this year’s Spirit Week, the theme was “LA Vibe Day.” Students came dressed according to different LA stereotypes.  Sophomore Landon Janos said that, before the...

Getting a head start: Families with young daughters look into Archer

Getting a head start: Families with young daughters look into Archer

By Jessica Jimenez, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Archer broke the record of attendance for their Early Look event as 77 parents flooded onto campus to learn about Archer. The event was held on Jan. 15 and allowed parents with daughters in fourth grade and below to look into Archer and gain insight on the process of applying to middle and high school...

‘School spirit is just miles high’: Students compete in ‘fierce’ Color Wars

‘School spirit is just miles high’: Students compete in ‘fierce’ Color Wars

By Avery Fox, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

From red to green to pink to orange, an abundance of students wearing the colors of the rainbow flooded the courtyard during lunch on Feb. 14 to compete in Archer's fifth Color Wars competition. The annual event serves as a community bonding experience in which each grade is assigned a color to wear...

PJ the day away: Pajama Day exemplifies tradition, incorporates new features, Gonzalez says

PJ the day away: Pajama Day exemplifies tradition, incorporates new features, Gonzalez says

By Anna Brodsky and Celeste Ramirez

March 2, 2020

Pajama-clad students flooded the courtyard during lunch on March 2 for festivities ranging from an intergrade "Guess the Cereal" competition to a friendship-bracelet -making station. The spirit week kickoff incorporated new activities and honored traditions, Executive Board Member Angelica Gonzalez ('20)...

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