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Archer prepares for annual ‘Literature &…’ Conference

Archer prepares for annual ‘Literature &…’ Conference

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Archer's annual Literature &... Conference gathers students across Los Angeles to discuss literature and share their ideas. Seniors Isabel Adler and Zoe Webb-Mack are the student heads of the conference this year. Together with the assistance of English teacher and Department Chair Brian Wogensen,...

Archer Debate places second in open tournament

Archer Debate places second in open tournament

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2017


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On Jan. 28 the Archer debate team competed in their third tournament at Culver City High School. This was an "open tournament," meaning that a novice team could compete against a varsity team. Adler and Torres received second place within the entire tournament, while Wilson and Yamada placed third. The rankings were based on how many speaker points each duo received. "I am so proud of how our team did,...

Diversity Conference encourages student voices, exploration of cultures

Diversity Conference encourages student voices, exploration of cultures

By Cybele Zhang, Cat Oriel, and Alexandra Chang

January 31, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

"You seem too white-washed. Are you really Latina?" "I wish I were black because it would be so much easier to get into college." "If you're Mexican, how are you so bad at Spanish?" These are a few of the microaggressions that students and faculty have overheard at Archer in recent months, accordi...

Women’s March Los Angeles draws large crowds, ‘creates change’

Women’s March Los Angeles draws large crowds, ‘creates change’

By Anna Brodsky, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017


Filed under NEWS

On Jan. 21, supporters of women's rights marched to promote gender equality around the world. Though the original march was held in Washington D.C., sister marches took place across all seven continents. According to the mission statement of the Women's March, "we will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all." The de...

Archer goes green with Council of Sustainability

Archer goes green with Council of Sustainability

By Eloise Rollins-Fife, Managing/News & Features Editor

January 20, 2017


Filed under NEWS

According to its website, environmental sustainability is of great importance to Archer's mission. The statement reads, "The Archer School for Girls is committed to meeting its existing needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs...We strive to use our resources...

GSA discusses creating more inclusive community

GSA discusses creating more inclusive community

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016


Filed under NEWS

The Gay-Straight Alliance club [GSA] held their weekly lunch meeting on Dec. 7. This meeting had a larger attendance than normal with the Diversity Club also joining. Many students and teachers gathered in the yoga room at lunch to discuss topics of concern within the community. The club is led by...

Winter Wonderland celebration brings holiday cheer to Archer

Winter Wonderland celebration brings holiday cheer to Archer

By Anna Brodsky, Staff Writer

December 13, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Filled with the smell of latkes and the sound of holiday carols, Archer's seasonally decorated courtyard was home to the annual Winter Wonderland celebration. The festivities took place on Friday, Dec. 9 and were organized by student council. Activities included cookie decorating, performances...

Sixth grade ‘becomes aware,’ ‘works together’ at annual Hunger Breakfast

Sixth grade ‘becomes aware,’ ‘works together’ at annual Hunger Breakfast

By Sara Weitz, Staff Writer

December 13, 2016


Filed under NEWS

The sixth graders' annual Hunger Breakfast took place on Wednesday Dec. 7, where they dedicated the day to learning about hunger in the real world. "The sixth grade spends a lot of their year learning about hunger," said Kate Burns, the sixth-grade dean and music director. "They learn about it in...

Archer Debate dominates second tournament with ‘impressive performance’

Archer Debate dominates second tournament with ‘impressive performance’

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Nine Archer students attended Narbonne High School on Dec. 3 for the second debate tournament of the season and had "an impressive performance," Dean of Students Travis Nesbitt wrote in an email. Four teams competed in public forum: a two-on-two debate. Seniors Isabel Adler and Ciel Torres went...

Library sleepover creates ‘great bonding experiences’

Library sleepover creates ‘great bonding experiences’

By Liz Haltrecht, Staff Writer

November 29, 2016


Filed under NEWS

From cookie-decorating to relay races, 61 students from grades six through 12 spent one October night enjoying the Archer library and each other. The fifth annual library sleepover started the evening of Oct. 14 and ended the following morning. Miaya South '19 went to the sleepover for the very...

Strengthening girls’ voices: protest rally brings mission to life

Strengthening girls’ voices: protest rally brings mission to life

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Part of Archer's mission is to "strengthen girls' voices in a diverse and culturally rich environment." Attending a recent anti-Trump protest rally was, for one group of seniors, evidence of how that mission comes to life.  Many students were upset about the results of the election on Nov. 9. "I feel ashamed to be part of a country who elected a president that condones racism, homophobia and sexism...

Archer graduate published in the European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience

Archer graduate published in the European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience

By Maya Wernick, Staff Writer

November 11, 2016


Filed under NEWS

The European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience published an article by Archer graduate Sofia Garrick '16 for her research on electromagnetic sensitivity that she completed during her time at Archer. This was the first article by an Archer girl to be submitted to or published in any scientific publication, according to Archer honors research and biology teacher...

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