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Día de los Muertos celebration ‘commemorates loved ones,’ encourages reflection on gun violence

Día de los Muertos celebration ‘commemorates loved ones,’ encourages reflection on gun violence

By Nicki Rosenberg and Emma London

October 29, 2018


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Día de los Muertos, otherwise known as Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated by the Hispanic community to remember relatives who have passed away. Every year at Archer, Hermanas Unidas creates an ofrenda, or altar, so the entire Archer community can participate in the holiday. “It’s a tra...

Students represent organizations, find volunteer opportunities at Community Service Fair

Students represent organizations, find volunteer opportunities at Community Service Fair

By Ella Frey and Rio Hundley

October 28, 2018


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On October 26, the courtyard was full of students walking around, handing out multi-colored bracelets and talking about service as a part of the fourth annual Community Service Fair. Community Service Coordinator Lauren Sekula said that the school has brought in recruiters for various organizations...

‘Everyone deserves to be heard’: Archer reflects upon World Mental Health Day

‘Everyone deserves to be heard’: Archer reflects upon World Mental Health Day

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

October 28, 2018


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First celebrated in 1992 by The World Federation for Mental Health, World Mental Health Day focuses on global mental health education and advocacy against social stigma. The holiday took place on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. “It’s incredibly important to globally recognize mental health because it...

Club Fair celebrates variety of ‘interests,’ ‘identities’

Club Fair celebrates variety of ‘interests,’ ‘identities’

By Emma London, Staff Writer

October 27, 2018


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Archer girls gathered in the courtyard filled with posters, music and food on Oct. 12 for the annual Club Fair. With over 40 student-run clubs represented, students wandered from table to table, learning about the different options and signing up for clubs. Unlike past years, Dean of Students Jenn Babi...

‘Mistakes are welcome’: Math Team plays games, participates in national exams

‘Mistakes are welcome’: Math Team plays games, participates in national exams

By Liz Haltrecht and Celeste Ramirez

October 26, 2018


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Curiosity, creativity and a desire to learn from your mistakes are words that Math Team leader Lola Wolf '19 uses to describe a great mathematician. In Math Team, activities include playing math games, completing riddles or solving practice problems, but Wolf said that it varies for each meeting....

I Am Club holds first meeting

I Am Club holds first meeting

By Nicki Rosenberg and Emma London

October 22, 2018


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The I Am Club met for the first time this school year on October 22 during lunch. The club focuses on bringing intersectionality to the Archer community, specifically in terms of feminism. The club is led by seniors Sammy Raucher and Livia Blum.   “I Am is an intersectional feminist club, so w...

Juniors take on-campus practice ACT

Juniors take on-campus practice ACT

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2018


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After filing onto campus clad in sweatpants and carrying calculators, juniors took a practice ACT on Saturday, October 20. The test was planned by the College Guidance Department and administered by Compass Education Group. It took place shortly after the PSAT, which 10th and 11th graders took on Oc...

Students pre-register to vote in 2020 election

Students pre-register to vote in 2020 election

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

October 18, 2018


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In hopes of promoting student civic engagement, the Los Angeles Unified School District [LAUSD] Board of Education made September 25 “LA Unified High School Voter Registration Day.” Though Archer is not a part of LAUSD, the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force gave students the same opportunity to pre-...

Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club holds first meeting

Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club holds first meeting

By Lola Lamberg, Chloe Richards, and Thea Leimone

October 17, 2018


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The Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club (GSA) had its first meeting in the HD room today at lunch. GSA is one of the many affinity and alliance clubs Archer has on campus. Led by seniors Marie Chorpita and Zoë Applebaum-Schwartz, GSA welcomes all members who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community ...

Diversity Consultant Rosetta Lee speaks to upper school

Diversity Consultant Rosetta Lee speaks to upper school

By Allie Worchell, Multimedia Editor

October 17, 2018


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"Remember to be A DEAR" was a central message that Diversity Consultant Rosetta Lee presented to the upper school on Friday, Sept. 28. Lee spoke about the importance of engaging in difficult conversations about diversity. This was not Lee's first time at Archer. She was the keynote speaker in 201...

Administration introduces new uniform pieces

Administration introduces new uniform pieces

By Nicki Rosenberg and Emma London

October 15, 2018


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Though Los Angeles has a relatively mild climate, students wearing polos over thermal layers was not an uncommon sight during the winter of 2017. This year, administration has introduced several new uniform pieces to help students stay warm during the cooler months.  Such articles of clothing in...

Clubs present ‘Express Yourself: A Celebration of Identity, Intersectionality’

Clubs present ‘Express Yourself: A Celebration of Identity, Intersectionality’

By Allie Worchell and Rio Hundley

October 13, 2018


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Pride flags, stickers and music abounded in the courtyard in celebration of International Day of the Girl and National Coming Out Day.  The event took place on Friday, Oct. 12 and was hosted by the I Am Club, GEG (Girls Empowering Girls), StuCO (Student Council), GSA (Gay Straight Alliance), and HEC...

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