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Annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference emphasizes student involvement, explores identity

While modeling traditional dress during the fashion show, Kaitlyn Kim ('21) laughs on stage as dancers use fans to decorate the stage with color. The fashion show participants modeled different clothing items from countries within Asia.

By Cydney Johnson, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2020

On the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 29, all members of the Archer community gathered in the courtyard to celebrate the start of the 13th annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference. According to a campus-wide email, the daylong event's mission was to "seek to broaden our awareness and understanding...

Speech and debate team ’rounds out’ 2019 with victories

Archer Speech and Debate Team members pose with their awards after a league tournament on Saturday, Nov. 23. Although the team was only officially formed two years ago, Chryss-Connell (third from left) believes that they are

By Rio Hundley, Sports Editor

January 27, 2020

After most Archer students have departed for the day on the 3:15 p.m buses, a middle school math classroom comes alive with the sounds of presenting voices, typing fingers and uncontrollable laughter. Inside, the 10-member speech and debate team prepares for upcoming tournaments and connects over th...

BREAKING: Archer implements late start for 2020-2021 school year

Archer administration announced that school will start 30 minutes later at 8:20 in the 2020-2021 school year. A pilot program was conducted in October with this same schedule, and the feedback encouraged administration to make the permanent change.

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

January 26, 2020

School start times will be moved from 7:50 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. starting next school year, according to an email sent to parents Saturday morning. Class times will be shortened by 5 minutes, and a week will be added to the beginning of the year to make up for instructional time. In the first week of O...

The gift of giving: Adopt-A-Family program touches over 450 families

Sophomores Lily Miro and Naya Ben-Meir wrap gifts donated by students during an on-campus gift wrapping session in preparation for Dec. 14. Students will be given the opportunity to hand presents to over 450 families across the Los Angeles area.

By Cydney Johnson, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

As the holiday season is in full swing, Archer students focus on the gift of giving through the annual tradition of Adopt-a-Family. A tradition for the past 15 years, the drive is now lead by Service Learning Coordinator Meg Shirk. Shirk, working with Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, assigne...

Up-routed: Ambassador Leadership Team adapts to new tour route

Tour Guide Vice-Chair Chidimma Nwafor tours a prospective family.

By London Sinclair, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

An aspiring young tour guide's training begins on the week of Oct. 1. They roam down the Archer hallways familiarizing themselves with the route, trying not to glance down at the paper. Later in the day, they meet their ALT mentor in the sunlit historic courtyard practicing, asking questions and going...

Student council holds postponed Halloween celebration in response to Getty Fire closure

Sixth grader Riley Boccella plays

By Chloe Fidler and Lola Lamberg

December 4, 2019

Tables full of candy in the courtyard, costume competitions and the senior-planned Haunted House are unique traditions of the annual Halloween celebration organized by the student council. However, due to the Archer campus being in the mandatory evacuation zone of the Getty Fire from Oct. 28 until Oct. 31, no student was on campus on the day ...

‘A force to be reckoned with’: Speech and debate team members take first, second place in tournament

Holding their debate awards, Noa Wallock '22, Rachael Azrialy '21, Kylie Chryss-Connell '21 and Grace Carter '20 pose for a photo after competing in a speech tournament at New Roads School. Azrialy and Chryss-Connell tied for first, Wallock won first in her category and Carter got second.

By Allie Worchell, Voices Editor

November 17, 2019

Huddled in a circle, speech and debate team members watch as Administrative Captain Grace Carter (‘20) runs around them chanting "ride that pony." Carter stops in front of a fellow teammate, who continues the call-and-response chant by saying: "My baby this is how we do it." By the end of the exerc...

PerSISTERS: Archer celebrates 24th year, recognizes seniors

Student Body President and senior Gracie Wilson offers flowers to two of Archer's founders, Vicky Shorr and Diana Meehan. The Archer community gathered in the courtyard on Wednesday, Nov. 6, to recognize the senior class  and celebrate Archer's twenty-fourth year.

By Rio Hundley, Sports Editor

November 17, 2019

Women were granted the right to vote 99 years ago in the year 1920. Seventy-six years later, Diana Meehan, Vicky Shorr and Megan Callaway completed their own journey for female empowerment when they opened The Archer School for Girls. The goal of the school, as written in the mission statement, was t...

Back to School Night replaced by Back to School Day due to change in CUP

Parents came to Archer's campus for the first Back to School Day.

By Avery Fox, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2019

Archer's annual Back to School Night is an "exciting" event for both teachers and parents, Associate Head of School Karen Pavliscak said. On Saturday, Sept. 28, parents participated in Archer’s first Back to School Day, an event that replaced Back to School Night but maintained a similar structure....

HERstory in space: NASA astronauts Jessica Meir, Christina Koch conduct first all-female space walk

Astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch in the International Space Station. Meir is originally from Maine while Koch is from Michigan.

By Lola Lamberg, News and Features Editor

November 10, 2019

NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch entered the crew lock of the International Space Station [ISS] and into space 220 miles away from earth on Oct. 18. As 42-year-old Meir and 40-year-old Koch left the crew lock at 7:38 a.m., the first-ever all-female spacewalk began. The walk lasted fo...

Getty fire prompts evacuations, school closure

The Getty fire burns near Brentwood at 5:30 a.m. on Monday, October 28. The lights of the city are distorted by the heat of the fire, which was clearly visible from a residential hill less than 2 miles from Archer.

By Anna Brodsky and Rio Hundley

November 1, 2019

Head of School Elizabeth English woke up at 3 a.m. on Monday to the sound of sirens and helicopters. The Getty fire, which sparked when the Santa Ana Winds carried a tree branch into a city power line, had started less than two hours before. "It was unlike anything I've experienced before," Englis...

Color Clash: Student Council organizes ‘supportive,’ ‘competitive’ new event

Student council representatives perform a halftime dance. The inaugural event split grades into two teams (red and black) to compete in a number of activities for spirit points.

By Rio Hundley, Sports Editor

October 16, 2019

As the buses pulled into the school's driveway, students emerged sporting red and black pajama pants, tutus and face paint on Friday, Oct. 5.  A week earlier, Student Council [StuCo] released a video introducing the Color Clash, where the red (grades sixth, eighth, tenth and twelfth) and black (grades...

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