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Can Presidents Debate Better than High-Schoolers? 
Can Presidents Debate Better than High-Schoolers? 
Alexis Rendel, Co-Editor-in-Chief • November 21, 2020

Every year over 200,000 high school students compete in speech and debate tournaments, with only 4% of those students advancing to the intense national competitions. These...

Mental Health Club Mural
Mental Health Club Mural
Niamh Cranny, Staff Reporter • November 20, 2020

Archmere’s  Mental Health Club has been preparing for a new project. During freshman and sophomore health classes, the club has had all students write on notecards their...

From Dolphins to High School Students, Ms. DW Makes an Impact on the Archmere Community
From Dolphins to High School Students, Ms. DW Makes an Impact on the Archmere Community
Niamh Cranny and Chloe Mantakounis • November 20, 2020

Welcoming multiple new teachers to Archmere this year, one highlight is certainly Ms. Leah Davidson-Wolf, the new Biology (and hopefully soon-to-be Marine Biology) teacher....

Promising Vaccine News as Cases Soar
Promising Vaccine News as Cases Soar
Simi Edeki, Web Editor • November 20, 2020

Our fight with COVID-19 may hopefully be approaching an end due to the recent news of successful vaccines. In early November, Pfizer and BioNTech announced that their vaccine...

Archmere Welcomes New Dual Subject Teacher: Mr. Robert Janoski
Grace Koch and Alexis Rendel November 15, 2020

In the 2020-2021 school year, the Archmere faculty welcomed new English-History teacher Mr. Robert Janoski, an experienced humanities teacher from Philadelphia with an unusual...

2020 Nobel Prizes Awarded in Physics, Chemistry
2020 Nobel Prizes Awarded in Physics, Chemistry
Natalie Gildea, Editor-at-Large • November 13, 2020

In October, the Nobel Prize committee awarded its Physics prize to Sir Roger Penrose, a professor at the University of Oxford; Reinhard Genzel, a researcher at the Max Planck...

Student Reactions to the New Schedule
Bella Reeves, Staff Reporter • October 21, 2020

When asking the  grades here at Archmere their thoughts about this year they all had the same answer: “We love this schedule!”  For many students the new async schedule...

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Opinion
Our Fight Against Climate Change
Our Fight Against Climate Change
Allison McColgan, Staff Reporter • November 21, 2020

Our complacency is the largest barrier to climate change. It is much harder to motivate someone to change an aspect of their lifestyle to benefit the environment if it’s...

Black Lives Matter: A History and Reflection 
Black Lives Matter: A History and Reflection 
Jessica Lattanzi, Opinions Editor • October 20, 2020

On October 5th, 2020, another unarmed black man, Jonathan Price, was shot by a police officer in Texas. It is this type of violence that raises the voices of millions, crying...

BLM Masks at Archmere: "Disappointed"
BLM Masks at Archmere: "Disappointed"
Xavier Slaughter October 13, 2020

Goodmorning. Some of you guys know me pretty well, but for those of you who don’t, my name is Xavier Slaughter, and I’m a junior here at Archmere Academy. I’m here because...

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Delaware’s Interscholastic Athletic Association Reversal to Start Fall Sports
Delaware’s Interscholastic Athletic Association Reversal to Start Fall Sports
Emma Fannin and Scott Lucarelli October 21, 2020

On September 8th of this year, the DIAA publicly decided to reverse their decision to push back fall sports to the winter. This is a change from their previous decision made...

Flyers and Sixers Both Hope to Make it Farther in the Playoffs Next Years
Flyers and Sixers Both Hope to Make it Farther in the Playoffs Next Years
Brendan McGuire, Sports Editor • October 21, 2020

The Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers were eliminated from the 2020 playoffs early on. However, the situation is dramatically different when comparing the two franchises.  The...

Patrick Mahomes: Is he really worth 500 million dollars?
Patrick Mahomes: Is he really worth 500 million dollars?
Niall Marley, Staff Reporter • October 21, 2020

After the 2019-2020 season, when Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs won Super LIV, the consensus was that Patrick Mahomes was the best quarterback in the National...

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Upsides of a COVID Thanksgiving
Upsides of a COVID Thanksgiving
Grace Koch, Staff Reporter • November 20, 2020

As we all know, Thanksgiving is the only time where whoever eats the most wins (I am usually the winner). This year may look a little different, but I want to focus on the...

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Is Halloween Happening? 
Grace Koch, Staff Reporter • October 21, 2020

No doubt, 2020 will go down as the strangest year of our generation. Halloween...

Spending time outdoors has been an outlet for many students during COVID-19
How Has Social Distancing Affected Our Auks?
Alexis Rendel, Lifestyle Editor • May 11, 2020

Social distancing is one of the most important steps we can take to fight...

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Grotto
Grotto's vs. MOD Pizza
Niko Omiridis, Staff Reporter • November 20, 2020

According to Archmere students, two of the best places to get a slice of pizza are Grotto’s Pizza, located in Wilmington, DE and Mod Pizza,...

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Review
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Review
Maggie Turner, Staff Reporter • November 11, 2020

Last week, I rewatched the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind dir. Michel Gondry. It details the complex relationship between Joel Barish...

Moonlight Review
Moonlight Review
Grace Lawler, Staff Reporter • October 21, 2020

Best picture winner, Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins, premiered in 2016. The movie follows the story of a young, introverted boy named Chiron...

Hidden Complexities in Everyday Life
Hidden Complexities in Everyday Life
Kusha Malik • September 24, 2020

This drawing is a still life of my faucet, it was a small study that I did last year for Ms. Palmer’s class. Before doing the study I never...

The Beauty of the Impromptu
The Beauty of the Impromptu
Bella Dayrit, Art & Photography Editor • September 22, 2020

I believe the best things are created on a whim: a random thought, an impulsive action, an impromptu gesture.  When you create from thoughts...

Sunny Side Up
Sunny Side Up
Bella Dayrit, Art & Photography Editor • September 16, 2020

In this painting, you may feel a little confused by it no? Actually what you’re seeing is an egg painted on top of an egg! This is actually...

The Student News Site of Archmere Academy
The Student News Site of Archmere Academy