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‘There are no words’: Community members reflect upon Christchurch shootings

‘There are no words’: Community members reflect upon Christchurch shootings

By Molly Goldberg and Lola Lamberg

April 18, 2019


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

“Shock,” “horror” and “disgust” were just a few words used by Archer Student Support Coordinator and Junior Class Dean Jennifer Dohr to describe her reaction to the March 15 mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. The accused shooter, 28-year-old Australia-native Brenton Tarrant, killed and injured over 5...

‘It’s absolutely tragic’: Archer reacts to Notre Dame Cathedral fire

‘It’s absolutely tragic’: Archer reacts to Notre Dame Cathedral fire

By Emma London, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under NEWS

A crowd gathers around the burning remnants of the Notre Dame Cathedral. Some are praying, while others sing hymns such as Ave Maria. However, it's not just Paris that watches the church burn — the world watches too. The fire began at 5:30 p.m. on April 15 and destroyed two-thirds of the cathedral roof, though the towers remained safe. French President Emmanuel Macron spo...

‘A lot of memories are going to be made here’: Archer celebrates opening of Academic Center

‘A lot of memories are going to be made here’: Archer celebrates opening of Academic Center

By Rio Hundley and Anna Brodsky

April 14, 2019


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Though the courtyard is usually empty on hot afternoons, it was full of students, teachers, alumni, parents and trustees on Saturday, April 13. The Archer community came together to celebrate the opening of the Diana Meehan Center — colloquially known as the Academic Center — which includes 33 new...

Youth Climate Protest ’empowering’, ‘student-led’

Youth Climate Protest ’empowering’, ‘student-led’

By Liz Haltrecht and Ella Frey

April 11, 2019


Filed under NEWS

On March 15, among the high-rises of Downtown Los Angeles and many other cities across the world, the youth community gathered together to join in protest for the Youth Climate Strike. The strike was organized by Co-Executive Directors and founders of the march Isra Hirsi and Haven Coleman. Accordi...

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

March 21, 2019


Filed under NEWS

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

March 21, 2019


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

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...

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