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Instagram Food Trend: Honeymee, worth the hype

Instagram Food Trend: Honeymee, worth the hype

By Alexandra Chang, Culture Editor
September 20, 2016
Filed under CULTURE, FOOD

After seeing numerous posts about the classic dessert and restaurant, “Honeymee Ice Cream,” on Instagram, I knew I had to taste the eatery's famous item to see if it was actually worth the line and money. Although Honeymee has a few different locations, I visited the one on Sawtelle, which o...

Getty’s ‘Cave Temples of Dunhuang’ transports Silk Road to Los Angeles

Getty’s ‘Cave Temples of Dunhuang’ transports Silk Road to Los Angeles

By Cybele Zhang, Sports Editor
September 11, 2016
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Nearly a 7,000-mile journey crossing rough sea, arid desert and towering mountains is what a visit to the Mogao Grottoes would normally require. But “Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road” brought the experience of the temples to Los Angeles. From May 7 to Septembe...

‘Don’t Think Twice’ Captures Drama within Comedy

‘Don’t Think Twice’ Captures Drama within Comedy

By Alexandra Chang, Culture Editor
September 9, 2016
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

People living all over the world are constantly surrounded by aspiring creatives who dream of making it big in Hollywood. We see them waiting tables, writing scripts in coffee shops or even tutoring high school students to pay the bills. Or in the case, all the characters in “Don’t Think Twice,” pa...

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Review

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Review

By Alexandra Chang
May 28, 2016
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," tells the story of Carole King, a once timid girl from Brooklyn, New York, who over time gains confidence and comes into her own, becoming one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters in American music history. Chilina Kennedy excellently portrays King in the...

Unpacking the ‘Layers’ with Seniors Ella Angel and Erika Kort ’16

Unpacking the ‘Layers’ with Seniors Ella Angel and Erika Kort ’16

By Carina Oriel
May 27, 2016
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

In a joint exhibit entitled "Layers" from Thursday, May 5 to Monday, May 9, seniors Ella Angel and Erika Kort featured their portrait photographs in the downstairs gallery. Read More »...

‘Spring Awakening’ wins Best Ensemble at Jerry Herman Awards

‘Spring Awakening’ wins Best Ensemble at Jerry Herman Awards

By Anika Bhavnani
May 27, 2016
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

From Archer's Blackbox to the Pantages Theatre: the cast of Archer's "Spring Awakening" was one of four schools asked to perform at the fifth annual Jerry Herman Awards on Sunday, May 22. Read More »...

Senior Kayry Gonzalez honors Class of 2016 with photography

Senior Kayry Gonzalez honors Class of 2016 with photography

By Isabelle Kantz
May 26, 2016
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Kayry Gonzalez '16 displayed her Senior Photography Exhibition in the upstairs gallery on May 17 as the final Photography Senior Show Exhibition of the 2015-16 school year. Read More »...

Dance Company celebrates dance, tells stories with first annual ‘Festival of Dance’

Dance Company celebrates dance, tells stories with first annual ‘Festival of Dance’

By Logan Connors
May 26, 2016
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Archer's Dance Companies held their first annual Festival of Dance on May 19 to showcase their passion for dance to the Archer community. Read More »...

‘Joseph’ in the round: middle school pushes limits

‘Joseph’ in the round: middle school pushes limits

By Chloe Davenport
May 23, 2016
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

The biblical story "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" was performed by the middle school May 12-14. The Oracle interviewed the director, Reed Farley, and student co-assistant-director, Eloise Rollins–Fife '17. "Joseph has been a favorite show of mine for kids since I was in it...

Ava-Rose Beech’s art displays ‘difficulties and understanding the duality of being a woman’

Ava-Rose Beech’s art displays ‘difficulties and understanding the duality of being a woman’

By Helena Heslov
May 21, 2016
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

On Thursday, May 12, Ava-Rose Beech '16 shared her artwork in the upstairs gallery space. The gallery consisted of handmade sculptures and photos Beech took wearing the sculptures at her favorite childhood park. In her artist statement, Beech explained that she "wanted to explore the notion that women ...

Haley Jamieson ’16 compares human emotion, nature in senior photography exhibition

Haley Jamieson ’16 compares human emotion, nature in senior photography exhibition

By Isabelle Kantz
May 21, 2016
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Haley Jamieson '16 featured her photography in the downstairs gallery from Thursday, May 12, to Monday, May 16. Her photography reveals the parallels found in human emotion and in nature. Read More »...

Cairo Dwek presents artwork to Archer community

Cairo Dwek presents artwork to Archer community

By Sydney Stone
May 15, 2016
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Senior Cairo Dwek showcased her artwork from her AP Art class on May 5 in the upstairs gallery as part of her senior exhibition. Her drawings were inspired by personal experiences. Two pieces of her show were removed because of concerns regarding the content of the pieces at the request of Assis...

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