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Review: ‘To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love you’ didn’t need to happen

Review: ‘To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love you’ didn’t need to happen

By Allie Worchell, Voices Editor

March 22, 2020

After Netflix released what is arguably its most successful romantic comedy to date, "To All the Boys I've Loved Before," its successor "To All the Boys: P.S. I Love You" had big shoes to fill. Let’s put it this way. We didn’t need a sequel.  Released on Feb. 12, 2020, the movie is based on the second book...

Review: Anyone could be watching ‘YOU,’ season 2

Review: Anyone could be watching ‘YOU,’ season 2

By Cadence Callahan, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2020

Netflix released the second season of its original series "You" on Thursday, Dec. 26.  The psychological thriller is centered around serial killer and stalker Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley). Created by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, the show caught my attention because of the many memes posted on TikTok and I...

‘Mirage’ uses dance to change classic fairy tale narratives, promotes feminism

‘Mirage’ uses dance to change classic fairy tale narratives, promotes feminism

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

March 8, 2020

Archer students, parents, faculty, family and friends fill the audience at The Broad Stage. The lights dim, and the words "Once Upon a Time" are projected on the screen, drawing the audience into the tale that is Archer’s annual Night of Dance. This was the scene on Feb. 18 and 19, the nights ...

‘The Tropics’ exhibit in Eastern Star Gallery promotes connection with nature, environment

‘The Tropics’ exhibit in Eastern Star Gallery promotes connection with nature, environment

By London Sinclair, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

Archer girls looking to "relax" and "recenter" could do so in the tropical oasis inside The Eastern Star Gallery from Feb. 13-19. Seniors Charlotte Smith, Riley Adams, Molly Goldberg and Nicki Rosenberg and juniors Olivia Rosen and Sarah Tiles brought a tropical environment to Archer with an imm...

Community shares strategies, opinions regarding Disney’s new streaming service

Community shares strategies, opinions regarding Disney’s new streaming service

By Lizette Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2020

When freshman Maya Kakani first heard that Disney would create its own streaming service, she felt excited to relive childhood memories. She immediately signed up. "I was really excited because I love old Disney shows, and a lot of them got taken off Netflix a couple of years," Kakani said. "I was...

Actor Keith David performs, presents about Macbeth to ninth grade English students

Actor Keith David performs, presents about Macbeth to ninth grade English students

By Lizette Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2020

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, actor Keith David visited the freshman class to talk about understanding Shakespeare's language and performed scenes from the play "Macbeth". David acted in films such as "Platoon," "Crash," "Barbershop" and more. He also performed scenes from Macbeth during college. David gave advice and tips to ...

Faculty, staff, students showcase different cultures during Diversity Conference performances

Faculty, staff, students showcase different cultures during Diversity Conference performances

By Jessica Jimenez

February 18, 2020

From musical numbers to dances to fashion shows, this year's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference was filled with multiple performances meant to showcase aspects of culture. On Jan. 29, the Archer community saw these performances that connected with the theme of this year's conference: Our Complexities,...

Op-Ed: The Oscars (for once) didn’t disappoint

Op-Ed: The Oscars (for once) didn’t disappoint

By Rio Hundley, Sports Editor

February 18, 2020

When I flipped to ABC at 5 p.m. Sunday night, I expected to be disappointed. I braced myself of another year of overpriced glitzy dresses, awkward teleprompter one-liners and makeup artists and costume designers struggling to finish their speeches before being played off stage. Most of all, I was read...

Annual Winter Concert promotes inclusion,’ ’empowerment’ among performers

Annual Winter Concert promotes inclusion,’ ’empowerment’ among performers

By Vaughan Anoa'i, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2020

The lights dim, the audience goes quiet and the middle school choir files onto the risers. Illuminated by bright spotlights, they look to their conductor for the cue. Then they begin singing, and the harmonies of "Lost Boy" echo throughout the dining hall. This was the scene in the Zeller Student...

Review: Harry Styles’ ‘Fine Line’ explores happiness, heartbreak

Review: Harry Styles’ ‘Fine Line’ explores happiness, heartbreak

By Lizette Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2020

Two years after his debut album "Harry Styles" in May 2017, Harry Styles has returned with a new hit album, "Fine Line." Styles and his management team released a video that showed unique pictures from Styles' photoshoot to promote the album. After seeing these images, I was intrigued. Now that I've ...

Sydney Curry performs in Debbie Allen’s ‘Hot Chocolate Nutcracker’

Sydney Curry performs in Debbie Allen’s ‘Hot Chocolate Nutcracker’

By Celeste Ramirez, Multimedia Editor

January 21, 2020

Dancing with the ensemble, seventh grader Sydney Curry wears a white dress with a tiara, fairy wings and light pink pointe shoes on the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center stage. The show seems to be ending, but a new character, the "Fairy King," appears and an unexpected dance section begins. Th...

Review: ‘Last Christmas’ fails as holiday rom-com

Review: ‘Last Christmas’ fails as holiday rom-com

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

December 21, 2019

As the holidays approach, twinkling lights cover buildings, Christmas songs fill the air and, of course, cheesy and overdramatic holiday movies fill theaters. Even as a Jew, Christmas remains my favorite time of the year, so naturally, I try to see all of the holiday movies and listen to as much music as ...

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