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Ninth grade hears from religion panel during unit on religion, culture

Ninth grade hears from religion panel during unit on religion, culture

By Ella Frey, News and Features Editor

January 20, 2019


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

On Jan. 15, the entire ninth grade class attended a religious panel hosted by the history department. The panel featured four women from the Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Christian faiths. According to ninth grade student Thea Leimone, the panel comes after an almost three-week unit in which students...

‘Just Add Water’: Yale improv group visits Archer

‘Just Add Water’: Yale improv group visits Archer

By Allie Worchell and Rio Hundley

January 17, 2019


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

"Oscar Moment," "World's Fastest Musical," and "Rydell" were just a few of the many unique games played by Yale's improv troupe Just Add Water (JAW) in the Rose Room Friday, Jan. 11. during lunch. According to JAW's Facebook Page, the group "has been satisfying laugh-starved appetites since 1986 ...

Ninth graders prepare for NOLS Arrow Week

Ninth graders prepare for NOLS Arrow Week

By Nicki Rosenberg and Emma London

January 16, 2019


Filed under NEWS

As spring approaches, the freshman class is preparing for their ninth grade Arrow Week expedition, which will take place from March 15 to March 22. On Monday, Jan. 14, freshmen had a meeting to discuss everything from what gear they will need to how hiking groups will be made. The expedition is r...

Speech and debate team starts off season at ‘successful’ tournament

Speech and debate team starts off season at ‘successful’ tournament

By Theadora Leimone, Staff

January 15, 2019


Filed under NEWS

Terrified, yet exhilarated. These are the words freshman Lily Kerner used to described how she felt about getting on stage and giving an impromptu speech. Archer's speech and debate team competed in their first tournament of this school year on Saturday, Nov. 10. The tournament, hosted by the We...

Success & ‘Ruckus’: Robotics team places third in competition

Success & ‘Ruckus’: Robotics team places third in competition

By Celeste Ramirez and Liz Haltrecht

January 14, 2019


Filed under NEWS

Archer's robotics team came in third place at their fourth competition on Sunday, Jan. 6. Captain Marie Chorpita explained that every year, the competition has a different game the teams compete in. This year's game is called 'Rover Ruckus.' "We have to drive over uneven terrain, we have to pick up...

Student council holds Archer’s annual Winter Wonderland

Student council holds Archer’s annual Winter Wonderland

By Molly Goldberg, Sports Editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The sun was shining in the Courtyard on Friday, Dec. 22, but the Archer Courtyard was full of holiday sweaters, Ugg boots, and parkas as part of the annual Winter Wonderland celebration. While traditions such as hot chocolate, cookie decorating, and latkes still remained, there were some new addi...

Upper school orchestra, choir, a capella give preview of Winter Concert

Upper school orchestra, choir, a capella give preview of Winter Concert

By Lola Lamberg, Voices Editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Voices, violins, a capella pitches and more filled the dining hall on Dec. 19 as upper school students, staff and faculty gathered to experience a preview of Archer's upcoming annual Winter Concert. Upper school orchestra began the 30-minute preview with a piece entitled "Ice Sculptures" by composer...

Latinx prospective families visit Archer for Spanish Campus Preview

Latinx prospective families visit Archer for Spanish Campus Preview

By Lola Lamberg and Liz Haltrecht

December 21, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Native Spanish-speaking prospective Archer families filled the front parlor on Dec. 6 in order to listen to the experiences of current Latinx Archer students and parents at the school. The families had the opportunity to ask the parent and student panelists questions about their experiences within the Ar...

Archer community celebrates 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Archer community celebrates 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

By Nicki Rosenberg and Emma London

December 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force and Model United Nations worked together to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with the Archer community. In the courtyard, students could pick up a baked good after learning about the purpose of the Universal Declaration of...

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

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

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 for her AP Calculus exam. At the end of each semester, students in select Archer classes take finals exams to test students’ overall kno...

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