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Community celebrates Color Wars, ‘comes together’

The sophomores decorated their door with their class color, pink. Class representative Aniyah Shirehjini said that it took

By Allie Worchell and Rio Hundley

March 11, 2019

A sea of colors filled the courtyard on Friday, March 1 during Archer’s fourth annual Color Wars. For the festivities, students dressed up in their respective grade colors and participated in events such as a relay race, tug-of-war, mural making and door decorating. According to freshman Justine Moo...

Three students travel to Fresno for All-State orchestra

Junior Hannah Kim performs at the solo concerto competition with the Wesley Youth Orchestra. Kim was one of the three Archer students who travelled to Fresno to participate in the All-State Honor Orchestra. Photo courtesy of Kim.

By Allie Worchell, Multimedia Editor

March 7, 2019

Instruments in hand, Archer students Camila Blank '24, Audrey Chung '22 and Hannah Kim '20 were among the selected students from all around California who travelled to Fresno from Feb. 14 to Feb. 17 to participate in California's All-State Music Education Conference [CASMEC], hosted by California Orchestra Director Association’s [CODA].  The Archer students joined 94 other s...

International educators ‘impressed’ by Archer’s ‘incredible’ programs

Members of the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa pose with Assistant Head of School and Middle School Director Karen Pavliscak. The group was

By Nicki Rosenberg and Emma London

February 25, 2019

From Feb. 27 to Mar. 1, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) will hold its annual conference in Long Beach, CA. As the conference approaches and educators gather from around the world, Archer has hosted international visitors who will be attending the conference later this week. ...

Color Wars postponed due to rain

Noa Wallock ('22) runs to her team during 2018 Color Wars.

By Liz Haltrecht and Celeste Ramirez

February 22, 2019

Cheers, tug-of-war, relay races, and spirit are all elements of Archer's annual Color Wars celebration. Color Wars was initially planned to occur Friday, Feb. 15. However, due to the rain, Color Wars was rescheduled to take place on March 1. Student Council Executive Board member Nia Mosby '20 said...

Archer celebrates Galentine’s Day with cookie sale for Planned Parenthood

Student Body President Juliet Youssef '19 and Executive Board member Grace Wilson '20 hand out Diddy Riese cookies to Archer students. The phrase

By Lola Lamberg, Theadora Leimone, and Chloe Richards

February 21, 2019

As part of the current Community Service Leadership Board's [CSLB] Philanthropy February celebration, Student Council and the CSLB came together on Feb. 13 to celebrate "Galentine's Day" with a Diddy Riese cookie sale to raise money for Planned Parenthood.  A long table with red and pink decorations was set up by grade representatives on the front veranda with three boxes filled with an assortment of Diddy Riese cookies. In addition to the cookies, the...

Community Service Leadership Board hosts event for Found Animals

Senior Eden Motzkin and junior Grace Carter present about volunteer opportunities for Found Animals. Found Animals is a non-profit organization located in Los Angeles.

By Ella Frey and Amelia Stone

February 20, 2019

Philanthropy February is well on its way, as Community Service Leadership Board is focusing on raising awareness for different organizations to spotlight at Archer. On Feb. 12, the community heard from Found Animal student volunteers, in addition to making peanut butter dog treats. "We have a...

A pig deal: Archer celebrates Chinese New Year

Chinese student Willa Frierson '20 teaches middle schoolers some basic Chinese characters. This booth was one of many at the celebration on Friday, Feb. 8.

By Allie Worchell and Rio Hundley

February 16, 2019

Boba, dances, calligraphy and a red dragon filled the courtyard on Friday, Feb. 8 during Archer's celebration of the Chinese New Year.  Sophomore Isa Ionazzi, who takes French, was “excited” to celebrate the event. She said the music was “great” and the atmosphere was “fun.”    ...

Best Buddies Club hosts Valentine’s Day dance party

Students decorate Valentine's day cards during the Best Buddies dance party.

By Nicki Rosenberg and Emma London

February 13, 2019

Sparkly heart centerpieces and assorted chocolates filled the Dining Hall for a Valentine’s Day dance party hosted by the Best Buddies club during lunch on Feb. 11. Every other Monday during lunch, Archer students have the opportunity to create friendships with other students who have intellectual and/or...

Dancers preview upcoming Night of Dance, ‘highlight unsung heroes’

The sophomore dancers perform fellow sophomore Sydney Banks' choreography. The dance was based off of Medusa, a mythical monster.

By Lola Lamberg, Thea Leimone, and Chloe Richards

February 11, 2019

Dancers clad in black clothing leaped and spun across the Dining Hall on Feb. 6 during community connections, previewing the upcoming annual dance show, which is titled “The Odyssey." This year's Night of Dance received its name from the poem “The Odyssey,” written by Greek poet Homer. Al...

Black Student Union leaders preview Black History Month

Black Student Union senior-leader Madison Tyler reads the poem

By Lola Lamberg, Thea Leimone, and Chloe Richards

February 3, 2019

Archer's celebration of Black History Month kick-started in Wednesday morning's community connections.  In the assembly, senior-leaders of Archer’s Black Student Union [BSU] Madison Tyler and MaeLea Williams gave a presentation to preview the upcoming Archer events revolving around Black History Mon...

High School Drama: Archer’s theater troupe performs ‘cute,’ ‘satirical’ scenes

From boyfriends to bunnies: Archer's Drama Queens provided three skits at lunch on Friday, Jan. 18. Drama Queens is an elective course.

By Allie Worchell and Rio Hundley

January 31, 2019

On Friday, Jan. 18, Archer's theater troupe, the Drama Queens, performed their second show of the year. The performance featured three acts: "Are You My Boyfriend?", "The Bunny Who Wanted to Go to Harvard" and "Marlon Bundo." Senior Caroline Ediger has been a member of the Drama Queens for two years. S...

Archer hosts annual Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Conference

Misha Mehta '20 reads her poem,

By Ella Frey and Amelia Stone

January 31, 2019

Student, faculty and staff alike explored facets of identity during the annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference, which was held in place of classes on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Senior Sidney Velasquez, who was one of the student planners of the conference, said that a major goal was to "push" conversations...

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