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Liberation Day May 5, 1945: my great grandma (woman with white circle around her face) and other prisoners were given new boots and clothes after being freed from Mauthausen by the Americans. My great-grandma later moved to the United States, settling in Brooklyn, New York.

Op-Ed: I am tired of my people being the punchline

By Chloe Fidler, Voices Editor May 14, 2021

I am angry. I am fed-up. I am offended. But most of all, I am exhausted. I am tired of being called sensitive when I tell non-Jewish people that Holocaust jokes aren't comical. I am tired of being told...

Senior Lola Lamberg and her father, Evan Lamberg, wear masks inside to maintain caution and mindfulness surrounding Covid. Even though it may be tempting to no longer follow Covid guidelines, we need to uphold the values of empathy and care in regards to our own health and the health of others, specifically in public spaces.

Op-Ed: Maintain your mindfulness

By Lola Lamberg, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2021

Wake up. Brush teeth. Wash Face. Drink water. Zoom. Workout. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. This has been the undisrupted pattern of the past 15 months of my life and mostly, all of our lives. As vaccines are distributed...

From popular movies to classic books fairytales are a staple in many childhoods. However, looking deeper into the stories reveal another side of the lighthearted stories. Jon McBride, a BYU professor wrote for Phsy.org,

Bippity boppity boo: Why we must offset fairytales’ harmful gender norms

By Grace Doyle, Sports Editor May 7, 2021

From "Snow White" to "Sleeping Beauty," fairy tales have been a huge part of many childhoods across the nation. It is typically a shared experience for young children to get lost in the wondrous and magical...

Over the last year, dogs have been able to help their humans more than usual. Dogs have been a great way to cope with stresses brought on by the pandemic.

Op-Ed: The pros and cons of ‘pandemic-pups’

By Liora Ginzburg, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

For most people in big cities or COVID-19 hotspots, it has been over a year since life was relatively Spending time with your dog was “normal” and daily activity; however during the pandemic, it became...

The British royal family stands on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in 2014. The Windsors have undergone a difficult year, in many ways characteristic of the social changes around them.

#TeamSussex: Why the British royal family’s drama is more than a tabloid story

By Rio Hundley, Features Editor April 23, 2021

This spring has been a particularly tumultuous time for England's royal family. A crown jewel of European monarchy, the Windsors, have experienced fallout from Meghan Markle and Harry Mountbatten-Windsor's...

In most forms of writing, exclamation points are used sparingly for emphasis of certain words or phrases. However, exclamation points seem to have taken on another purpose for women when communicating.

Op-Ed: Why do women communicate with so many exclamation points!?

By Greta Irvine, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

“I’m not an exclamation point type of person,” my brother said when I was checking an email he wrote before sending it off. I was puzzled. “Don't you want to appear happy?” I asked him. He replied...

Cover for Taylor Swift's most recent song release: a re-recording of her 2009 song

Op-Ed: What do you mean you ‘don’t like Taylor Swift’?

By Thea Leimone, Culture Editor March 18, 2021

Seventeen years in the music industry. Nine studio albums. Ten Grammy's. Thirty-two American Music Awards. Billboard's Woman of the Decade. American Music Award's Artist of the Decade, and you're telling...

The 2020 Student Diversity Leadership Conference logo celebrated the 25th year of this conference.

Op-Ed: Important conversations regarding race, identity and more at SDLC

By Andrea Ramirez, Staff Reporter February 14, 2021

This past December, five Archer girls and I had the pleasure of attending the online Student Diversity Leadership Conference [SDLC] by the National Association of Independent Schools [NAIS]. Although it...

As the pandemic continues to have devastating impacts, adhering to public safety guidelines remains a necessary task. However, social media posts featuring social engagements that violate  these guidelines cause expansive harm by encouraging risky behavior and spreading misinformation.

Op-Ed: The harmful effects of posting on social media while violating COVID-19 guidelines

By Greta Irvine, Staff Reporter February 6, 2021

Sarah went to a party last night [scroll]. And Claire hung out with her childhood best friend at a dinner last week [scroll]. This is just a regular evening exploring Instagram, right? Well, it shouldn't...

Healthy and nutritious food should be a given right to everyone in the United States. To not ensure that every community has access to healthy and fresh produce is a lasting fault of American society.

Op-Ed: Healthy food is not a solitary issue

By Rose Sarner, Staff Reporter January 31, 2021

Throughout my life, I have always been the friend that orders a side of vegetables instead of french fries when I go out to dinner just because they taste good to me. I remember when I would go to the...

On June 6, 2020, men stand in unity at the Black Lives Matter protest in Washington, D.C.

Op-Ed: Selfie versus shooting: Double-standards emerge surrounding police response at Capitol Hill storming

By Vaughan Anoa'i and Nyah Fernandez January 24, 2021

Well, so much for a new year and a fresh start. Barely a week into 2021, a truly despicable act took place that would change the course of history and presidential elections to come. On Jan. 6 at approximately...

In the college admissions corridor, various pennants hang along the walls representing the past two years where Archer graduates have matriculated. For people of color, the harmful effects of microagressions surrounding the college admissions process has become an area of discomfort and discouragement, as topics such as race, athletics and socioeconomic status arise.

Op-Ed: The harmful effects of microaggressions surrounding the college admissions process

By Vaughan Anoa'i, News Editor December 13, 2020

"What sport do you play?" "Are you the first in your family to ever attend university?" "How does it feel to get a full ride?" "You'll go on a scholarship of some sort, right?" These common...

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