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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...

Students prepare for winter break, new finals schedule

Students prepare for winter break, new finals schedule

By Amelia Stone and Ella Frey

December 5, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Disclaimer: This article will be updated after the reporters obtain comment from Upper School Director Gretchen Warner on Dec. 10. On past winter breaks, senior Sarah Traenkle could be seen covered in snow from long days of snowboarding in Mammoth. This year, however, she will also be studying fo...

Dancing the night away: Eighth graders ‘enjoy’ annual social

Dancing the night away: Eighth graders ‘enjoy’ annual social

By Allie Worchell, Molly Goldberg, and Rio Hundley

December 5, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

The Rose Room was filled with black and white decorations on Friday, Dec. 3, including lace-covered tea lights, balloons and a donut wall filled with alternating flavors. The decorations were ordered and the social was planned by a dance committee put together by class reps, including eighth grader...

Self Love Club discusses teenage insecurities in second meeting

Self Love Club discusses teenage insecurities in second meeting

By Celeste Ramirez and Liz Haltrecht

November 30, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Self Love Club met today in the Yoga Room for the second time this year. The monthly club is led by sophomores Francesca Cappello and Keely Nett. Fitness and Wellness teacher Alison Hirshan is the advisor for this club. Hirshan said that Cappello and Nett created this club to help teenagers in...

Seasonal service: Community donates in ‘joyful’ Adopt-A-Family drive

Seasonal service: Community donates in ‘joyful’ Adopt-A-Family drive

By Ella Frey and Amelia Stone

November 28, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

At first glance, the halls of Archer looked the same today as they always do. To the left of the entrance was Nilusha Patel’s room, where Head of School Elizabeth English’s golden retrievers sat waiting for students to pet them, while the Parlor was to the right. However, the hallway was also lined with larg...

Auditors come to Archer, survey compliance with Conditional Use Permit

Auditors come to Archer, survey compliance with Conditional Use Permit

By Allie Worchell, Molly Goldberg, and Rio Hundley

November 26, 2018


Filed under NEWS

On Thursday, Nov. 15, auditors came to survey Archer's compliance with the Conditional Use Permit. An auditor is a person who "review[s] financial documents for accuracy and compliance with laws and regulations," according to Accounting.com. Janet Lyon, director of operations, ensures that all regulations...

Burst pipe dampens mood: Library closed temporarily due to flooding

Burst pipe dampens mood: Library closed temporarily due to flooding

By Liz Haltrecht, Thea Leimone, and Chloe Richards

November 15, 2018


Filed under NEWS

On Sunday morning, a water pipe burst near the main entrance of the library, causing some flooding. Because of this, the space has been closed for students all week. Librarian Jacque Giebel said that the library is currently being dried by industrial fans, which will ensure that it is clean and safe...

Gobble Gobble: Students participate in annual Thanksgiving food drive

Gobble Gobble: Students participate in annual Thanksgiving food drive

By Ella Frey and Amelia Stone

November 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS

While students gear up for Thanksgiving break, the Community Service Leadership Board has organized an annual food drive in accordance with its initiative of the month for November: “Giving Thanks.” According to a flyer, the drive will take place from Nov. 12 to Nov. 16. All food collected will...

Warp Trio performs ‘spin’ on classical music for Archer community

Warp Trio performs ‘spin’ on classical music for Archer community

By Liz Haltrecht and Celeste Ramirez

November 8, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Today during lunch, the Warp Trio gave a musical performance in the Rose Room. The quartet is comprised of three members, Rick Martinez, Mikael Darmanie and Ju-Young Lee, as well as one additional member who did not perform in today's show, Josh Henderson. According to its website, the quartet pl...

Annual Founders Day ceremony ‘put[s] women back in the story’

Annual Founders Day ceremony ‘put[s] women back in the story’

By Lola Lamberg, Chloe Richards, and Thea Leimone

November 7, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Over 495 chairs were set up in a windy courtyard for the Founders Day and Senior recognition ceremony on November 7 at the end of the school day. The celebration was dedicated to honoring the Class of 2019 and Archer's three founders: Dr. Diana Meehan, Victoria Shorr and Megan Callaway. The event was attended by students, faculty and senior ...

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...

Voting 101: Human Rights Watch Student Task Force holds mock election, teaches students how to vote

Voting 101: Human Rights Watch Student Task Force holds mock election, teaches students how to vote

By Nicki Rosenberg and Emma London

November 5, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

In honor of tomorrow's midterm elections, the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force organized a mock election for the Archer community. Students watched a short video on Proposition 10 — which would expand cities' right to impose rent control policies — voted on it in booths and received "I voted" stickers.  Jun...

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