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Archer celebrates Pi Day with week of math challenges

Archer celebrates Pi Day with week of math challenges

By Thea Leimone, Emma London, and Liz Haltrecht

1 hour ago


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March 14 marks Pi Day, and Archer coordinated math events throughout the week to celebrate. Pi is the mathematical constant whose first three digits are 3, 1 and 4, hence the date of Pi Day. "I really like math, so I feel like it's fun to have a week where we do activities celebrating Pi," sophomore...

Accreditation team evaluates Archer

Accreditation team evaluates Archer

By Lola Lamberg and Allie Worchell

1 hour ago


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

It took dozens of hours, 44 staff members and 71 faculty members to compile the 150 page self-assessment that Archer wrote to preface the accreditation process. Two months later, from Feb. 4 to Feb. 6, department chairs, division heads, teachers and administrators from independent schools all over California...

‘I honestly wasn’t surprised’: Archer reacts to college admissions scheme

‘I honestly wasn’t surprised’: Archer reacts to college admissions scheme

By Emma London and Liz Haltrecht

March 20, 2019


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

In an affidavit released on March 12, 2019, the Federal Bureau of Investigations [FBI] indicted 50 people of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. The FBI titled this case "Operation Varsity Blues." Fraudulent acts ranged from doctoring images of students playing sports to che...

Community celebrates Color Wars, ‘comes together’

Community celebrates Color Wars, ‘comes together’

By Allie Worchell and Rio Hundley

March 11, 2019


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

A sea of colors filled the courtyard on Friday, March 1 during Archer’s fourth annual Color Wars. For the festivities, students dressed up in their respective grade colors and participated in events such as a relay race, tug-of-war, mural making and door decorating. According to freshman Justine Moo...

Three students travel to Fresno for All-State orchestra

Three students travel to Fresno for All-State orchestra

By Allie Worchell, Multimedia Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Instruments in hand, Archer students Camila Blank '24, Audrey Chung '22 and Hannah Kim '20 were among the selected students from all around California who travelled to Fresno from Feb. 14 to Feb. 17 to participate in California's All-State Music Education Conference [CASMEC], hosted by California Orchestra Director Association’s [CODA].  The Archer students joined 94 other s...

International educators ‘impressed’ by Archer’s ‘incredible’ programs

International educators ‘impressed’ by Archer’s ‘incredible’ programs

By Nicki Rosenberg and Emma London

February 25, 2019


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

From Feb. 27 to Mar. 1, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) will hold its annual conference in Long Beach, CA. As the conference approaches and educators gather from around the world, Archer has hosted international visitors who will be attending the conference later this week. ...

Color Wars postponed due to rain

Color Wars postponed due to rain

By Liz Haltrecht and Celeste Ramirez

February 22, 2019


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Cheers, tug-of-war, relay races, and spirit are all elements of Archer's annual Color Wars celebration. Color Wars was initially planned to occur Friday, Feb. 15. However, due to the rain, Color Wars was rescheduled to take place on March 1. Student Council Executive Board member Nia Mosby '20 said...

Archer celebrates Galentine’s Day with cookie sale for Planned Parenthood

Archer celebrates Galentine’s Day with cookie sale for Planned Parenthood

By Lola Lamberg, Theadora Leimone, and Chloe Richards

February 21, 2019


Filed under NEWS

As part of the current Community Service Leadership Board's [CSLB] Philanthropy February celebration, Student Council and the CSLB came together on Feb. 13 to celebrate "Galentine's Day" with a Diddy Riese cookie sale to raise money for Planned Parenthood.  A long table with red and pink decorations was set up by grade representatives on the front veranda with three boxes filled with an assortment of Diddy Riese cookies. In addition to the cookies, the...

Community Service Leadership Board hosts event for Found Animals

Community Service Leadership Board hosts event for Found Animals

By Ella Frey and Amelia Stone

February 20, 2019


Filed under NEWS

Philanthropy February is well on its way, as Community Service Leadership Board is focusing on raising awareness for different organizations to spotlight at Archer. On Feb. 12, the community heard from Found Animal student volunteers, in addition to making peanut butter dog treats. "We have a...

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


Filed under NEWS

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


Filed under NEWS

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...

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