Hello Amanda Shafer,
Thank you for contacting Telerik Support.
I have tried to reproduce your issue locally but everything worked fine - I'm attaching a sample video to this support ticket for you to review. Can you, please, send me a sample video showing how your problem reproduces?
The basic idea of the Archive widget is to group your content items by certain criteria (in this case PublicationDate). Clicking on the particular date will lead you to the news created on that date and clicking on a news item should lead you to its content. You can also use different grouping filters and set items count for the archived content - please review this article
from the User Guide.
the Telerik team