First annual ‘Color Wars’ brightens Archer spirit

Cybele Zhang February 26, 2016 Comments Off on First annual ‘Color Wars’ brightens Archer spirit
First annual ‘Color Wars’ brightens Archer spirit
Alyssa Downer '17 and Anika Bhavnani '17 celebrate Color Wars in the Courtyard. They showed off their blue spirit with sweatshirts, face paint and caps; Bhavnani made hers. Image courtesy of Bhavnani.

The Archer campus is normally covered in evergreen, white and grey, but on Friday, Feb. 19, the campus filled with every color of the rainbow for Color Wars.

Infographic explaining what color each grade is assigned. The grade wore and participated in activities based on their color. Infographic by Cybele Zhang '18.

Infographic explaining what color each grade was assigned. The grade dressed in their color and participated in activities based on their color. Infographic by Cybele Zhang ’18.

Color Wars is an event organized by Student Council as a school-wide activity between Winter Break in January and Spirit Week in March. This year was the first annual Color Wars.

“The idea was inspired by a senior, Kimia Khatibi – a class [representative], who brought the idea to the council,” Student Council Faculty Adviser Meg Shirk said.

Khatibi was inspired by her friends, whose school had a similar event.

“The goal is number one, to have fun. We also want to have fun competition between the grades and build up school spirit. Through those competitions, hopefully the grades will feel united [as a grade], but also as an entire school,” Shirk said.

Lunch events included tug of war, a relay race and a grade logo design contest.

“I really liked tug of war. [The sophomores] beat the juniors — which was sort of our goal — so we felt really accomplished afterwards,” Lucia Barker ’18 said. “Ten out of ten.”

“It definitely made our grade closer,” Ava Rothenberg ’22 said.

Students also decorated an area of the Courtyard based on the grade’s color the afternoon prior to the event.

“Not only is this a way to earn spirit points, but it’s a great way to have fun,” Class of 2018 representative Maya Winkler said.

“It was fun to see all the grades together — normally high school and middle school don’t do the same things,” Arielle Schultz ’22 said.

“I hope we do this every year and include more spirit days at Archer, so the whole school can get involved,” Barker said.

Piktochart showing the distribution of points awarded at Color Wars. The Class of 2019 won the most points. Infographic made by Cybele Zhang '18.

Graphic showing the distribution of points awarded at Color Wars. The Class of 2019 won the most points. Infographic made by Cybele Zhang ’18.

Click on the images below to see more from the events.

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