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Middle School Director Karen Pavliscak teaches middle school about growth mindset, sloths

Middle School Director Karen Pavliscak speaks to the middle school on the

By Lola Lamberg, Chloe Richards, and Thea Leimone

January 26, 2019

During middle school community connections on Wednesday, Jan. 16, Middle School Director Karen Pavliscak flicked through projected slides of sloth photographs in the Rose Room as middle schoolers giggled. The presentation, however, was not revolving around sloths, but rather the “importance of a g...

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

Ruby Williams '22 takes notes on the religious panel for her 9th grade history course: Understanding the Contemporary World. Their current unit is focused on learning about new religions and cultures.

By Ella Frey, News and Features Editor

January 20, 2019

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

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By Allie Worchell and Rio Hundley

January 17, 2019

"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

Archer Freshman (class of '22) wait for their meeting to begin. The meeting discussed all aspect of their upcoming NOLS trip.

By Nicki Rosenberg and Emma London

January 16, 2019

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. Jessica Tuchin, Aniyah Shirehjini, Anna Brodsky. Back: Maddie Fenster, Lena Jones, Rachel Azrialy, Kylie Chryss-Connel, Grace Carter, Ava Rothenberg.

By Theadora Leimone, Staff

January 15, 2019

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

Emily Delossa '20, Marie Chorpita '19 and Ariel Heimanson '21 pose for a picture at a robotics competition. The team ranked third out of ten teams in the league during the meet.

By Celeste Ramirez and Liz Haltrecht

January 14, 2019

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

Eighth grade class representative Allie Rich adds whipped cream to a student's hot chocolate. This was one of several food stations during the event — others included latkes and sugar cookies.

By Molly Goldberg, Sports Editor

January 7, 2019

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 choir sings

By Lola Lamberg, Voices Editor

December 21, 2018

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

Junior Angelica Gonzalez, eighth grader Karen Garcia, freshman Alejandra Ayala and junior Celeste Ramirez talk to the prospective Latinx Archer families. Both student and parent panels were held.

By Lola Lamberg and Liz Haltrecht

December 21, 2018

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

 Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In honor of the anniversary, Human Rights Watch Student Taskforce and Model United nations held a celebration in the courtyard.

By Nicki Rosenberg and Emma London

December 13, 2018

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

Megan Escobar ('19), Sammy Raucher ('19), Dani Macmillion ('19), Hannah Kim ('20), Kennede Tucker ('20) and Michele Chung ('19) attended the National Student Leadership Conference last week. Five faculty and staff members flew to Nashville with the students and attended the People of Color Conference. Photo courtesy of Kim.

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2018

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...

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