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Walking in a Winter Wonderland: Archer celebrates holiday spirit in January

Walking in a Winter Wonderland: Archer celebrates holiday spirit in January

By Allie Worchell, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

Ugly holiday sweaters, gingerbread houses, hot chocolate, latkes and boba were just a few of the attractions in this year's Winter Wonderland. The event was initially scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 6, but was postponed due to the Skirball Fire. Although the winter holidays have now passed, students gathered in the courtyard on Friday, Jan. 19, to celebrate neverthe...

Sonali Bridges appointed interim Co-Director of College Guidance

Sonali Bridges appointed interim Co-Director of College Guidance

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

January 21, 2018


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In the fall of 2017, Co-Director of College Guidance Sonia Arora left for maternity leave. Instead of returning to Archer in February as planned, Arora will be moving to Colorado with her family. On Jan. 18, the College Guidance Department announced via email that Sonali Bridges, Arora's maternity...

‘The Krokodiloes’ teach singing workshop to Archer a cappella groups

‘The Krokodiloes’ teach singing workshop to Archer a cappella groups

By Cat Oriel, News & Features Editor

January 20, 2018


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

It's not every day that twelve men in tuxedos visit Archer's campus to serenade a librarian and do backflips. After the Harvard Krokodiloes' performance on Friday, Jan. 12, where they sang to Head Librarian Stephanie Daehler on stage, the college students led a vocal workshop and gave a special ...

Breaking: The Arrow reopens in the new location

Breaking: The Arrow reopens in the new location

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By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under FOOD, MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

The Arrow, Archer's student run store, has re-opened after relocating to the former Eastern Star Gallery. Students can now walk into the store and browse through a variety of healthier options. For example, The Arrow has switched out Kraft's Mac & Cheese for Annie's Mac & Cheese, which is...

Exclusive: Harvard a cappella group ‘The Krokodiloes’ performs, shares stories

Exclusive: Harvard a cappella group ‘The Krokodiloes’ performs, shares stories

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By Nelly Rouzroch, Cat Oriel, Cybele Zhang, and Maya Wernick

January 15, 2018


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The music of the Great American Songbook rang through the halls of Archer on Friday, Jan. 12. Harvard University's oldest a cappella group, The Krokodiloes, was performing at lunch for Archer students. The Krokodiloes were founded in 1946 and currently features 12 undergraduate students. The group...

‘Moving Archer Forward’: Community celebrates groundbreaking for Campus Master Plan

‘Moving Archer Forward’: Community celebrates groundbreaking for Campus Master Plan

By Cat Oriel, News & Features Editor

January 15, 2018


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On the first day back from Winter Break, the hallways weren't filled with the usual sea of uniform white polos and black skirts. Instead, students modeled hard hats and light blue and purple shirts with the message: "I am breaking new ground." On Monday, Jan. 8, students, faculty and alumni gathered to ...

Gretchen Warner appointed as new Upper School Director

Gretchen Warner appointed as new Upper School Director

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor

January 13, 2018


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After spending 13 years at Archer and serving one semester as interim Upper School Director, Gretchen Warner has been officially appointed to the position. Warner has held many positions at Archer since she started in 2005, including science and human development teacher, Dean of Students, STEM Coordinator...

‘The Simpsons’ showrunner Al Jean shares passions for math, comedy

‘The Simpsons’ showrunner Al Jean shares passions for math, comedy

By Alexandra Chang, Managing Editor/Culture Editor

January 13, 2018


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While studying complex prime numbers and creating cartoon characters may seem disparate at first, "The Simpsons" showrunner, writer and producer Al Jean has combined these interests into a career. On Jan. 10, Jean, who is also an Archer parent (Violet Jean '23), spoke to the middle and upper school about h...

Students tour classroom village

Students tour classroom village

By Ella Frey, Sport Editor

December 10, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS

As Archer girls finish their last finals and leave for three weeks of winter break, the school will undergo construction to expand facilities.  The Archer Forward Campus Master Plan will provide athletics, arts and classroom facilities. The video above is a tour of the campus village where students will have dance, English, fitn...

Archer closes due to Skirball Fire, Winter Wonderland postponed

Archer closes due to Skirball Fire, Winter Wonderland postponed

By Gracie Marx, Staff Writer

December 10, 2017


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Wednesday morning began with the Bel Air hillside aflame. The Skirball Fire broke out Dec. 6, forcing Archer to close due to closures on the 405 Freeway and poor air quality. Winter Wonderland, which was planned for that day, was postponed. Winter Wonderland is an annual tradition where students wear...

Freshmen attend panel discussion on religion

Freshmen attend panel discussion on religion

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

December 9, 2017


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Since 2014, Archer's ninth grade curriculum has included the history course Understanding the Contemporary World. As part of the course's culture and religion unit, the grade gathered in the Rose Room during X-Block to hear from four female religious leaders on Nov 11. Amy Bernstein, a senior rabbi,...

Kenyan Boys Choir performs, shares passion for global change

Kenyan Boys Choir performs, shares passion for global change

By Allie Worchell, Staff Writer

December 3, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Jambo, Jambo, Jambo! The booming voices of the Kenyan Boys Choir filled the Rose Room. Mesmerized, students looked up, excitement and warmth taking over their faces. In Swahili, Jambo means "Welcome." The Kenyan Boys Choir performed on Nov. 30 during lunch. The choir from Nairobi, Kenya, travels...

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