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‘Manchester by the Sea’ brilliantly sheds light on grief but fails to offer hope

‘Manchester by the Sea’ brilliantly sheds light on grief but fails to offer hope

By Alexandra Chang, Culture Editor
January 22, 2017
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

The Academy Awards are less than eight weeks away, and several films have garnered much critical acclaim, including “Manchester by the Sea.” The movie focuses on a suburban Massachusetts family whose dynamics are defined by tragedy.  Written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, "Manchester by the Sea" stars Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges and Kyle Chand...

Something Minor and Major: a cappella at Archer

Something Minor and Major: a cappella at Archer

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief
January 12, 2017
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

In most programs at Archer, student participation follows the adage out with the old and in with the new. However, things were different for performing arts teacher Kate Burns when she realized that, following the 2015-2016 year, no one in the Unaccompanied Minors a cappella group was going to graduate...

Damien Chazelle creates a love letter to dreamers, creativity through latest film ‘La La Land’

Damien Chazelle creates a love letter to dreamers, creativity through latest film ‘La La Land’

By Alexandra Chang, Culture Editor
January 6, 2017
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

If you think that any movie involving Ryan Gosling or Emma Stone is one worth seeing, you are absolutely right. “La La Land" is by far one of the best films released this year and serves as a reminder of why we love to make and see movies in the first place. Written and directed by Damien Ch...

Photo gallery: ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’

Photo gallery: ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’

By Alice Grainge, Staff Writer
December 14, 2016
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

On the weekend of Nov. 11-12, 27 Archer students participated in the musical "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." It is the last Upper School musical to take place in the Blackbox. The show was an interactive piece and highly dependent on audience members' engagement and participation — they had to figure o...

Julie Weitz brings ASMR relaxation to Eastern Star Gallery

Julie Weitz brings ASMR relaxation to Eastern Star Gallery

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

Archer's Eastern Star Gallery had its first exhibition of the 2016 school year on Nov. 12. The gallery program is led by senior Sky Edenfield who started taking the Gallery Management and Design class as an independent study this year. The show was titled "Touch Museum 2.0" featuring work from visual...

Advanced drama students compete in DTASC Fall Festival

Advanced drama students compete in DTASC Fall Festival

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer
December 4, 2016
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Advanced drama students, led by performing arts teacher Tracy Poverstein, participated in the DTASC [Drama Teachers Association of Southern California] theatre festival competition on Oct. 22. This year, Archer students performed two monologues and two group scenes. Both group performances and ...

‘The Edge of Seventeen’ transcends teen genre, offers honest portrayal

‘The Edge of Seventeen’ transcends teen genre, offers honest portrayal

By Alexandra Chang, Culture Editor
November 29, 2016
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

If you believe that enjoyable coming-of-age dramas have disappeared over the last few years, well, you may be right. Between vampires and werewolves, the genre has not exactly been promising. However, moviegoers now have something to look forward to. Earlier this month, “The Edge of Seventeen”...

Hannah Kim wins Wesley Concerto Competition

Hannah Kim wins Wesley Concerto Competition

By Sara Weitz, Staff Writer
November 18, 2016
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Cellist Hannah Kim '20 competed against other musicians in the Wesley Concerto Competition and won a spot in their orchestra. The Wesley Concerto is an LA Korean Youth orchestra that holds annual concerts.  Kim has been playing the cello since she was in third grade. “The reason I chose the cello ins...

Independent Shakespeare Company presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to Archer community

Independent Shakespeare Company presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to Archer community

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor
October 27, 2016
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

The Independent Shakespeare Company (ISC) visited Archer on Oct. 18 to present their production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The ISC performs annually at Archer for its Shakespeare on the Green event. This is the 12th Archer performance. The roles of Nicholas Bottom and Egeus were played by Faqir Hassan, who commente...

Last US musical in the Blackbox: ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’

Last US musical in the Blackbox: ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief
October 27, 2016
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Twenty-seven Archer girls have been working hard to prepare for the last upper school musical in the Blackbox, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” Last year, Middle School Performing and Visual Arts, Arts Department Chair and Arts Teacher Reed Farley announced the musical for the 2016-2017 school...

Middle school play recruits upper school actresses

Middle school play recruits upper school actresses

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor
October 11, 2016
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

At the beginning of the school year when students started auditioning for plays and musicals, performing and visual arts teacher Tracy Poverstein announced that the middle school play was going to become an all-school play. The play will still be considered the middle school play, but upper school...

Hidden Archer: Intveld’s photographs highlight LGBTQ+ students

Hidden Archer: Intveld’s photographs highlight LGBTQ+ students

By Eloise Rollins-Fife, Managing Editor, News and Features Editor
September 20, 2016
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

For members of the LGBTQ+ community worldwide, coming out can be a difficult hurdle to cross. Even at an environment such as Archer's, situated in the middle of a typically liberal-leaning city like Los Angeles, with a mission statement that promises to, "strengthen girls' voices in a diverse and c...

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