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Students tour classroom village

Students tour classroom village

By Ella Frey, Sport Editor

December 10, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS, SHOWCASE

As Archer girls finish their last finals and leave for three weeks of winter break, the school will undergo construction to expand facilities.  The Archer Forward Campus Master Plan will provide athletics, arts and classroom facilities. The video above is a tour of the campus village where students will have dance, English, fitn...

Archer closes due to Skirball Fire, Winter Wonderland postponed

Archer closes due to Skirball Fire, Winter Wonderland postponed

By Gracie Marx, Staff Writer

December 10, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Wednesday morning began with the Bel Air hillside aflame. The Skirball Fire broke out Dec. 6, forcing Archer to close due to closures on the 405 Freeway and poor air quality. Winter Wonderland, which was planned for that day, was postponed. Winter Wonderland is an annual tradition where students wear...

Freshmen attend panel discussion on religion

Freshmen attend panel discussion on religion

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

December 9, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Since 2014, Archer's ninth grade curriculum has included the history course Understanding the Contemporary World. As part of the course's culture and religion unit, the grade gathered in the Rose Room during X-Block to hear from four female religious leaders on Nov 11. Amy Bernstein, a senior rabbi,...

Kenyan Boys Choir performs, shares passion for global change

Kenyan Boys Choir performs, shares passion for global change

By Allie Worchell, Staff Writer

December 3, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Jambo, Jambo, Jambo! The booming voices of the Kenyan Boys Choir filled the Rose Room. Mesmerized, students looked up, excitement and warmth taking over their faces. In Swahili, Jambo means "Welcome." The Kenyan Boys Choir performed on Nov. 30 during lunch. The choir from Nairobi, Kenya, travels...

Archer celebrates annual Founders’ Day tradition

Archer celebrates annual Founders’ Day tradition

By Allie Worchell and Ella Frey

November 15, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Blazers, class pins and white roses adorned seniors' uniforms as community members celebrated Founders' Day on Nov. 8 in the courtyard. The ceremony is a tradition that honors the school's founders, Megan Callaway, Diana Meehan and Vicky Shorr, but the event also recognizes the senior class that i...

Archer community celebrates annual Halloween festivities despite weather

Archer community celebrates annual Halloween festivities despite weather

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

November 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Despite the overcast sky and light drizzle, ghosts and ghouls of all ages filled the courtyard on Halloween. Students participated in the festivities including a costume fashion show, senior-run haunted house, “Mummify Your Dean” challenge and pumpkin-decorating competition. After a morning of...

AP Human Geography, AP Spanish classes visit Craft and Folk Art Museum

AP Human Geography, AP Spanish classes visit Craft and Folk Art Museum

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Although borders are typically used to separate, they brought together the AP Human Geography and AP Spanish classes. Students in the two classes went on a field trip on Oct. 26 to the Craft and Folk Art Museum to see "The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, Possibility" exhibit. According to the New...

Danette Gorman presents on Syrian refugee crisis, highlights service opportunities

Danette Gorman presents on Syrian refugee crisis, highlights service opportunities

By Gracie Marx, Staff Writer

November 5, 2017


Filed under NEWS

A few days after the Community Service fair, guest speaker Danette Gorman presented Archer girls with another service learning opportunity. Gorman spoke to students on Oct. 23 about her experience volunteering at a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon. Co-presidents of the I Am Club, juniors Livia Blum  ...

Archer students share service passions at third annual Community Service Fair

Archer students share service passions at third annual Community Service Fair

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

Although community service hours are no longer required, the 27 booths at the third annual community service fair highlighted Archer girls' continued passion for service. This year's fair on Friday, Oct. 20 featured booths, each run by at least one Archer student, which revolved around the different...

GSA, GEG, HEC collaborate to plan International Day of the Girl, Coming Out Day celebration

GSA, GEG, HEC collaborate to plan International Day of the Girl, Coming Out Day celebration

By Cat Oriel, News & Features Editor

October 15, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

Archer girls celebrate International Day of the Girl annually, but each year the celebration looks a bit different than the last. This year, leaders of the Girls Empowering Girls Club, Honor Education Council and Gender Sexuality Alliance decided to celebrate the 29th annual National Coming Out Day in...

Club Fair highlights student interests, promotes leadership

Club Fair highlights student interests, promotes leadership

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

Once a year the courtyard fills with colorful posters, filled sign-up lists, tasty treats and joyous cheers. It can only mean one event: the Club Fair. This year, students gathered in the courtyard at lunch on Friday, Sep. 22, to showcase student-run clubs. Many clubs are continuations of previously...

Senior Claire Germano named 2018 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Senior Claire Germano named 2018 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

By Cat Oriel, News & Features Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The Dining Hall erupted with applause and cheers as interim Upper School Director Gretchen Warner announced senior Claire Germano was selected as a National Merit semi-finalist during an upper school assembly on Sep. 15. Germano was already informed of her achievement a few days before, but she was...

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