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More than a play, ‘The Crucible’ explores political issues today

More than a play, ‘The Crucible’ explores political issues today

By Ella Frey, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

It's 1692, and the whispers of witches among the Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts, are causing an uproar in the community.  Archer’s upcoming spring play, "The Crucible", written by Arthur Miller, tells the story of a group of young girls who accuse members of the community of witchcra...

First black Bachelorette announced

First black Bachelorette announced

By Harley Quinn Smith, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

After 15 years, 33 seasons and much turmoil over a lack of diversity in the cast, Bachelor nation makes history by choosing their first black lead for the next season of the Bachelorette. Rachel Lindsay, a 31-year-old lawyer from Dallas and fan-favorite on Nick Viall’s season of the Bachelor, was named the next Bachelorette on Ji...

Archer students have ‘life-changing weekend’ at Los Angeles A Cappella Festival

Archer students have ‘life-changing weekend’ at Los Angeles A Cappella Festival

By Sara Weitz, Staff Writer
February 24, 2017
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

After a busy weekend full of workshops, masterclasses, concerts and a scholastic competition at the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival, Archer's a cappella groups bonded while spending time together at the event.  Members of both the Unaccompanied Minors and Something Major were able to collaborate more at...

Sky Edenfield on her ‘full time job at school’

Sky Edenfield on her ‘full time job at school’

By Alice Grainge, Staff Writer
February 24, 2017
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Amidst organizing The Eastern Star Gallery's show “Touch Museum 2.0” featuring work from visual artist Julie Weitz, the Oracle sat down with senior Sky Edenfield, who runs the Gallery Management and Design class this year. Edenfield discussed the tasks she had to complete in order to open the...

Acai Nation serves delicious bowls, offers unique ingredients

Acai Nation serves delicious bowls, offers unique ingredients

By Eden Motzkin, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under CULTURE, FOOD

If you are looking for the best smoothie bowls in Los Angeles, look no further. Acai Nation, with locations in both Brentwood and the Pacific Palisades, offers the best acai bowls in the city. Not only do their bowls look picture-perfect, but they are also incredibly delicious and energizing....

Student musicians perform at annual Winter Concert

Student musicians perform at annual Winter Concert

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Melodious voices and instrumentals filled the air when Archer choir and orchestra students took the stage for the annual Winter Concert. The event took place on Jan. 19 and 20, and middle and upper schoolers came together to perform for the event. Both nights included performances from the middle...

Bondi Harvest brings Aussie flavor, atmosphere to Los Angeles

Bondi Harvest brings Aussie flavor, atmosphere to Los Angeles

By Alexandra Chang, Culture Editor
February 21, 2017
Filed under CULTURE, FOOD

Do you enjoy eating delicious food or have you always wanted to visit Australia? Well now you can — at the restaurant, Bondi Harvest, an Aussie-inspired cafe that serves healthy salads, sandwiches, desserts, smoothies and juices. The eatery was established in 2016 by chef Guy Turland and desig...

Archer musicians attend CAIS Honor Music Festival

Archer musicians attend CAIS Honor Music Festival

By Eden Motzkin and Anika Bhavnani
February 16, 2017
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Seventeen Archer students. Twelve hours. Three days. Three featured student soloists. On Feb. 3 and 4, Archer musicians attended the California Association of Independent Schools' Honor Music Festival at Viewpoint School. Senior Audrey Koh was a selected violinist, freshman Hannah Kim was a select...

Drama Queens showcase comedic, dramatic abilities

Drama Queens showcase comedic, dramatic abilities

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

The advanced theatre class, more commonly known as The Drama Queens, is Archer's resident theatre troupe that consists of 14 upper schoolers. The Drama Queens have performed numerous shows throughout the year for the Archer community, ranging from comedic scenes to dramatic monologues. On Jan. 30 in...

Paco’s Tacos: The ultimate Mexican comfort food

Paco’s Tacos: The ultimate Mexican comfort food

By Anna Brodsky, Staff Writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under CULTURE, FOOD

When dining in Los Angeles, one thing is certain — there’s no shortage of Mexican food. Maybe it’s the prevalence of immigrants in our city, or maybe we’re just obsessed with burritos. But when it comes to make the call about which spot is best to sit down, relax and enjoy a delicious meal with f...

Antigone is you is me: Q&A with artist Alexandra Grant

Antigone is you is me: Q&A with artist Alexandra Grant

By Eloise Rollins-Fife, Managing/News & Features Editor
February 13, 2017
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Two weeks, one room, over 400 girls and a whole lot of paint: welcome to the Eastern Star Gallery's newest installation, inspired by Greek mythology and featuring hundreds of collaborators. The project, entitled "Antigone is you is me," was brought to Archer by artist Alexandra Grant, but she is far from its only ...

Humans of Archer Episode 3: Rose Shulman-Litwin ’18

Humans of Archer Episode 3: Rose Shulman-Litwin ’18

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

Welcome to Humans of Archer! This segment from the Archer Oracle highlights students with a unique talent or story that they want to share with the Archer community. The third episode features junior Rose Shulman-Litwin, who is known around campus for her works of art, as well as her photography....

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