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Students gear up for finals using Quiet Week resources

Tal Dahan
June 11, 2024

As finals week rolls around for the second time this year, students face numerous obstacles before summer break. Tumultuous amounts of homework preparing for finals tend to not give a large grace period for studying. Students often end up feeling sleep-deprived and overworked after long weeks of intense work, but utilizing resources around campus helps alleviate the...

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The Creative Youth Awards: a local competition for young artists

Betsy Engelhardt, Reporter
June 11, 2024

The Bay Area Creative Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 2019, aims to support and promote artists through award programs. Starting in 2021, the foundation has hosted an annual award program, the Creative Youth Awards (CYAs), which gives high school students in the Bay Area the opportunity to submit art. Winners selected by a panel of judges in a wide range...

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The Peregrine Players’s final production: The Fringe Fest

Ava Alsterlind, Cub Jr. Copy Editor
June 9, 2024

From Thursday, May 29 to Sunday, June 1, the Archie Williams theater department, known as the Peregrine Players, performed their Variety Fringe Festival, their last show of the school year. With the first performance at 6:00 p.m., the following shows began at 7:00 p.m. in the Little Theater, alternating between casts Diaphanous and Elysian. The shows each lasted for...

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Performance Workshop’s End-of-the-Year Concert lights up the stage

Maisie Ferner and Amalya Rajparia
June 5, 2024

On Friday, May 24, Archie Williams Music Performance Workshop (PW) hosted the second night of their End-of-the-Year Concert. The event showcased five bands, each possessing a distinct musical style. Each band performed three songs to display their particular talents and interests, captivating the audience with choreography, powerful vocals, rap breaks, and guitar solos. 

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Archie Williams Aviation Club to host community outreach event

Elsa Hunt, Cub News Editor
May 28, 2024

On Wednesday, May 29, during both tutorial periods, Archie Williams’ Aviation Club is hosting a community outreach event in honor of its updated flight simulator. In Room 217, students will have the opportunity to use the new simulator and get a glimpse into the world of aviation.

For the past year and a half, the Archie Williams...

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ASB builds school spirit leading up to Prom

Zoe Levy and Carina Ridella
May 25, 2024

From Monday, May 13, to Friday, May 17, Archie Williams ASB organized a school-wide spirit week, in an effort to boost student spirit heading into Prom weekend. The spirit week consisted of various opportunities for students to dress up and showcase their creativity, as well as corresponding lunchtime events to celebrate the festive week. 

STAAR highlights AAPI and Desi culture through lunchtime event

Cole Taplin, Reporter
May 24, 2024

On Friday, May 10, Students in the Students Taking Actions Against Racism class (STAAR) at Archie Williams organized a lunchtime event dedicated to celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month and South Asian descent (Desi) culture. Held near the baseball field, the event focused on teaching students about the significance of AAPI and Desi Heritage Month.

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The stars in Peter and the Starcatcher shine bright in last Peregrine Players production of the year

Allison Bredow, Reporter
May 17, 2024

From Thursday, May 2 to Saturday, May 11, The Peregrine Players of Archie Williams High School performed the 2009 play Peter and the Starcatcher, with a total of eight performances. The show prequels the iconic story of Peter Pan, centering around an unnamed orphan boy, and his journey...

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Archie Williams exhibit in Gym lobby unveiled to community

Devin Moss and Tal Dahan
May 16, 2024

On Wednesday, May 1, Archie Williams’ birthday, at 2 p.m., administration unveiled a new exhibit honoring former teacher Archie Williams in the gym lobby. Community members delivered celebratory speeches to the small audience and live-streamed the event for viewers at home. 

The exhibit included a wall-sized image of Archie...

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Archie Williams rings in new school bell system

Charlie Fee, Cub News Editor
May 1, 2024

On Monday, April 22, Archie Williams’ administration replaced the school bell that served the school for the past two years, updating it in favor of a calmer tone. At 8:30 a.m., without prior notification, administration premiered its new sound now serving to usher students to their classes. Unlike the previous bell, the new school bell has a modern and gentle timbre,...

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SEA-DISC inspires eco-consciousness with its annual Earth Day celebration

Riley Liebman and Emma McFerron
April 30, 2024

On Tuesday, April 23, Archie Williams’ SEA-DISC Academy held an Earth Day celebration in the main quad during lunch. The event educated Archie Williams students and staff on environmental issues and promoted climate-friendly actions through student and local organization-run booths. 

At the event, SEA-DISC students operated...

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STAAR hosts lunchtime event celebrating Arab American Heritage Month

Lucas Gallagher, Cub Student Voice Editor
April 30, 2024

On Wednesday, April 24, Students Taking Action for Anti-Racism (STAAR) hosted a lunchtime event celebrating Arab American Heritage Month. The event featured various activities, information tables, music, and other festivities. 

In preparation for the event, STAAR arranged four tables, each with a different theme. The themes...

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