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The Student News Site of Archmere Academy

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The Student News Site of Archmere Academy

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Students perform at the Helena Raskob Arts Institute Concert. Photo Credit: Archmere Academy
Helena Raskob Arts Institute Concert Continues Performances
Sophia Chen '24, Staff Reporter • February 14, 2023

On November 4, the Helena Raskob Arts Institute had its first recital of the year. This exciting occasion marked the beginning of the Institute’s second year at...

A Meditation on "Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver
Maggie Turner '23, Senior Columnist and Features Editor • February 14, 2023

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of...

Participation on the boys’ swim team is down 30% from last year, making it difficult for the team to form relays and compete with larger teams. Photo Credit: Archmere Academy
Sports Credit Gone: A Hit or a Miss?
Elizabeth Maher '24, Asst. News and Managing Editor • February 14, 2023

The sports credit has long been an integral part of Archmere. Because of the lack of a gym class, students were required to accrue four sports credits over four year...

Testing: APs Now Online?
Grace Koch , Junior Editor-In-Chief • February 14, 2023

College Board has announced that May 2023 will offer digital AP testing in seven subjects: AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Lan- guage and Composition, AP...

AP Studio Art & Junior Portfolio visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Archmere Students Participate in Field Trips: A Return to pre-Covid Activities
Natalie Gildea ‘23, Editor-in-Chief • February 14, 2023

As the 2022-2023 school year led Archmere back into its first full year with limited COVID-19 restrictions, students and teachers have been better able to take advantage...

Midterms Move To December
Kathryn Pyne '25, Staff Reporter • February 14, 2023

Archmere’s midterms have traditionally taken place in mid-January. This year, students took exams before Christmas break on December 16th, 19th, and 20th. Considering...

MORP and Homecoming Return to Archmere
MORP and Homecoming Return to Archmere
Natalie Gildea ‘23, Editor In Chief • November 16, 2022

The return of students to the Archmere campus every fall always signals the resurgence of a fan-favor- ite school tradition: MORP. The rules are simple for this “backwards”...

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Opinion: The Problem with Kanye West
Maggie Turner , Features Editor • November 16, 2022

It’s a known fact that Kanye West is no stranger to controversy. From calling out President George W. Bush, interrupting Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs, and even running...

Kicking off the Year With “Fresh” Sage Dining Additions
Amanda Treston ‘22, Opinion's Editor • November 21, 2021

Sage Dining- Amanda Treston  Every year, Archmere students gather excitedly on the first day of school to get a peek at  the new editions to the Archmere cafeteria, run...

Artificial Intelligence’s Existential Threat And What We Can Do About It
Alexander Chen, Staff Reporter • March 6, 2021

In the spring of 2016, DeepMind Technologies, a British artificial intelligence company under Google, shocked the world when its AlphaGo robot beat 18-time world champion...

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The boys indoor track team competes at the Armory in New York. Photo credit: Auks XC&TF Instagram
Winter Sports Season Has Arrived
Maura Read '25, Staff Reporter • February 15, 2023

After the successful end to fall sports, Archmere is feeling the buzz about the future of our winter sports teams. With a new season comes new excitement and en- ergy....

The Auks field hockey team celebrates at the State Championship. Photo Credit: Jim Graham Photography via the Auks Field Hockey Instagram
A Fantastic End to Fall Playoffs
Josie Calder '25, Staff Reporter • February 15, 2023

As always, Archmere’s fall sport teams have not disappointed this year. Our foot- ball, field hockey, volleyball, cross country, and boys soccer teams all had exciting...

English teacher Mr. Brian Manelski snaps a selfie with his wife at Game 6 of the 2022 World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros. Although Philadelphia took this game, the Astros eventually won the Series in Game 7.
The World Series Comes to Philadelphia
Ruby Merenda '24, Reviews Editor • November 16, 2022

Major League Baseball just concluded its regular season and now the playoffs begin. As always, one team from each division willenter the division series, meaning that those...

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An image honoring deceased Black Panther played by Chadwick Boseman who is now succeded by the princess Shuri, played by Letitia Wright.
Credit: Flickr
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Review: Ethereal tribute breathes life into Marvel series
Isabella Lehr '24, Sports Editor • February 15, 2023

“Without the Black Panther, Wakanda will fall.” In the wake of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman’s death due to colon cancer in 2020, many wondered about...

The Joy of Charcoal Pit
Lucy Weinig and Kaitie Hickey November 16, 2022

Although Charcoal Pit is a Delaware classic, some people from out of state...

Archmere seniors celebrate their Senior Night. All photos are courtesy of Archmere Academy
Senior Football Profiles
Henry Weinig '23, Staff Reporter • April 13, 2022

Scott Lucarelli: Linebacker #82 Scott started his football career over...

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Cover of Taylor Swift’s new album seen above. Credit: Wikipedia
Meet Me at Midnight’ Review: A Loyal Swiftie Keeps Listening
Jessica Lattanzi ‘23, Editor-In-Chief • February 15, 2023

“Meet me at midnight”. These are the first words off of Taylor Swift’s tenth studio album, “Midnights”. And meet her we did....

The Joy of Charcoal Pit
Lucy Weinig and Kaitie Hickey November 16, 2022

Although Charcoal Pit is a Delaware classic, some people from out of state have never even heard of it. It is a casual diner with jukeboxes at...

The Resurrection of Kristen Stewart
Maggie Turner , Features Editor • September 27, 2022

Kristen Stewart isn't the timid and awkward Bella Swan we first saw in Twilight in 2008. In this 14 year span, the world has seen her evolve...

Jeff Schaller visits and talks to the Junior 2D art class. Photo credits: Chuck Anerino P23
Jeff Schaller and Junior Portfolio 2D
Abigail Garcia '23, Staff Reporter • March 2, 2022

On November 23rd, Jeff Schaller, a Pennsylvanian artist visited Mrs. Silverman’s Junior Portfolio 2D class for a 3 hour discussion and demonstration. ...

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...

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...

Staff Profile

Isabelle Ferris is a current Junior at Archmere. She plays softball, loves being outdoors, and loves activities like rock climbing and hiking. Her main interests are graphic designs, true crime documentaries,...


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