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

Students who were meant to attend the Archer Abroad trips were given detailed itineraries about their courses. On March 11 after the Global Health Travel Advisory was raised to a Level 3, all Archer Abroad courses were cancelled.

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

Students played in the courtyard with a bouncy beach ball while the LA vibe themed activities took place. In order to get spirit points students had to guess the ingredients in a Kreation juice drink.

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

Three applicants sit in a couch in the admissions area, waiting to be called in for an interview. They were also given magazines from Archer to browse through as they wait.

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

Sixth graders Alexa Grant and Lily Savage participate in the tug or war competition. Sixth grade wore the color orange.

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)...

Community celebrates Year of the Rat with Chinese New Year celebration

Chinese class 1B participates in a fan dance choreographed by eighth and eleventh grade Chinese students. Along with the fan dance, classes also participated in a skit and song.

By Grace Doyle, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

As students migrated to the courtyard on Feb. 7, they were greeted with free boba and milk tea, Chinese food, red envelopes and kite displays for the annual Chinese New Year celebration. Throughout the lunch period, students had the opportunity to visit different booths to learn about Chinese food...

Juniors attend college kick-off, discover ‘options’ and ‘opportunities’

Various college pennants hang in the admissions hallway. Juniors continue the college process until May 1 of their senior year, National College Decision Day, when they hang a pennant from the college they have chosen to attend.

By Avery Fox, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2020

The Ivy League. Pac-12. The UCs. These are all categories of colleges where past Archer students have decided to attend. On Tuesday, Jan. 21, the class of 2021 gathered at Archer for the College Kick-Off, the event where juniors officially start the college process. "I hope juniors are feeling excited...

KIND attorneys present about children in immigration process

Iris Franco pictured left and Veronica Jeffers discuss the current immigration status for children entering the U.S. They came to Archer in lieu of conversations after Diversity conference on Jan. 29

By Allie Worchell, Voices Editor

February 18, 2020

The upper school came together on Feb. 7 to listen to a presentation from two lawyers, Iris Franco and Veronica Jeffers, who work at Kids in Need of Defense (KIND). According to their website, KIND is the “leading national organization advocating for the rights of unaccompanied migrant and refugee ch...

Narrowing Democratic presidential race in Iowa fosters unity

Drake University's Knapp Center served as Des Moines, Iowa's precinct. Starting at 8 p.m., Des Moines residents began caucusing for their preferred Democratic candidates.

By Grace Doyle

February 12, 2020

The Iowa caucuses, which mark the first nominating contest of the 2020 election cycle, took place the night of Feb. 3. Though the results of the caucus are still unclear due to a flawed app and inconsistent results in about 5% of precincts, the scene at one caucus site was one of determined energy to beat...

Coronavirus outbreak causes ‘panic’ among public

Several people are seen wearing respiratory masks to protect themselves from infection. The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan posted this photo on Jan. 24.

By Cydney Johnson, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2020

On January 26, The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed its first cases of the 2019 coronavirus in Los Angeles County. Today there are six confirmed cases of coronavirus in California. All of those infected have been to China or have been in contact with a recent traveler from China....

Windward’s Meghan Tally appointed next Upper School Director

Meghan Tally will become the Upper School Director starting next fall, according to an email sent Monday. Tally currently serves as the Director of the Prep Division at Windward School. She was chosen by a selection committee comprised of department chairs, Head of School Elizabeth English and Associate Head of School Karen Pavliscak.

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2020

Meghan Tally, the Associate Director of the Prep Division at Windward School, was named next year's Upper School Director in an email sent to the community Monday afternoon. Tally will replace Gretchen Warner, who earlier this year announced that she will assume the headship at the Madeira School in Virginia next fall. Tally, who was chosen by a search committee comprised of departme...

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