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‘Beautiful little connections’: Archer revives faculty, staff art show

‘Beautiful little connections’: Archer revives faculty, staff art show

By Celeste Ramirez, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, SHOWCASE

The Arts Department presented the Archer faculty and staff exhibit at the Eastern Star Gallery from September through October of this year. Mediums ranged from photography and painting to poems and ceramic pieces.  This is not the first faculty and staff show the Eastern Star Gallery has hosted. ...

Buzzing, buzzy, singing bees: Upper school musical cast gives preview of ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

Buzzing, buzzy, singing bees: Upper school musical cast gives preview of ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

By Lola Lamberg, Chloe Richards, and Thea Leimone

November 29, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Instead of the usual announcements and community connections that make up the weekly upper school meetings, this Wednesday morning's meeting was filled with singing and acting. Cast members from the upcoming upper school musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” gave grades nine through 12 a preview of the production. The musical is a com...

Hue-man reaction: Students participate in focus group with artist Meg Cranston

Hue-man reaction: Students participate in focus group with artist Meg Cranston

By Lola Lamberg and Celeste Ramirez

November 15, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, SHOWCASE

This afternoon, artist Meg Cranston held a focus group during X-block in the Eastern Star Gallery. Students discussed their reactions to the various colors included in Cranston's pieces, which debuted last week in the gallery as an exhibition entitled "Hue Saturation Value." Born in Baldwin, New York, Cranston is currently living and working in Los Angeles. Her art has been showcased at numerous LA galleries, in...

Oh my Goddess: Dance Executive Board chooses ‘Odyssey’ as this year’s theme

Oh my Goddess: Dance Executive Board chooses ‘Odyssey’ as this year’s theme

By Liz Haltrecht, Culture Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under CULTURE, SHOWCASE

Athena. Aphrodite. Artemis. Amphitrite. These are just a few names of ancient Greek goddesses, the central theme of this year's Night of Dance production. Senior Executive Board Captain Ruby Ehrlich explained that in her initial brainstorming, she wanted to connect the show back to Archer. She started...

Caffeine scene: middle school students, faculty members voice opinions on Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Caffeine scene: middle school students, faculty members voice opinions on Pumpkin Spice Lattes

By Amelia Stone, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under CULTURE, FOOD, SHOWCASE

Starbucks released its signature fall drink, the Pumpkin Spice Latte, on Aug. 28, 2018. Time Magazine found that the drink grossed 350,000,000 dollars in the last 15 years. Despite its national popularity, members of the Archer community expressed differing opinions about the benefits and harms of the ...

Drama Queens perform ’emotional,’ ‘fun’ scenes for community

Drama Queens perform ’emotional,’ ‘fun’ scenes for community

By Nicki Rosenberg and Emma London

November 13, 2018


Filed under CULTURE

Parents and students filled the Rose Room on Monday during lunch for the Drama Queens' first performance of the year. The group is made up of sophomores, juniors and seniors in the advanced theatre class. The class has been working on multiple scenes since the school year started. The performances tod...

Archer explores color with ‘Hue Saturation Value’

Archer explores color with ‘Hue Saturation Value’

By Allie Worchell and Rio Hundley

November 11, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, SHOWCASE

Swatches of color filled the Eastern Star Gallery on Friday, Nov. 9. Four canvases hung on the walls, painted with rectangles in all different shades. This was the gallery's new show, presented by artist Meg Cranston and titled "Hue Saturation Value." "Cranston is fascinated by the idea that color...

Upper school musical adapts to rehearsal without Black Box theater

Upper school musical adapts to rehearsal without Black Box theater

By Ella Frey and Amelia Stone

October 16, 2018


Filed under CULTURE

For the past 18 years, the Archer community has gathered in the Black Box theater to watch students perform musicals like “Bat Boy” and “Spring Awakening.” Because the theater is no longer accessible, actors and directors started taping new set measurements to prepare for their off campus show. Upper school...

Review: Tocaya Organica serves nutritious Mexican food, showcases Los Angeles culture

Review: Tocaya Organica serves nutritious Mexican food, showcases Los Angeles culture

By Liz Haltrecht, Culture Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under CULTURE, FOOD

After Westfield Century City’s recent re-opening, the mall now offers a wide variety of new restaurants. Liz Haltrecht ’19 will be writing a series of articles reviewing new eateries located at Century City. _______________________________________________________ Health and Mexican food are ext...

Review: King Princess’ ‘Make My Bed’ reveals musical voice for future

Review: King Princess’ ‘Make My Bed’ reveals musical voice for future

By Lola Lamberg, Voices Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

From Elton John coming out as gay in 1988 to George Michael publicly acknowledging his sexuality in the 1980s, musicians have made positive strides in the representation of the LGBTQ+ community for decades. However, the music industry currently craves a fresh, Generation Z icon who unapologetically ...

Review: “To All the Boys I Loved Before” showcases ‘teenage romance’ with modern spin

Review: “To All the Boys I Loved Before” showcases ‘teenage romance’ with modern spin

By Allie Worchell, Multimedia Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Full of fake boyfriends and love letters, "To All the Boys I Loved Before" fulfills the guidelines of a typical comedy and the perfect teenage romance. The Netflix hit is awkward, realistic and funny—just what a rom-com should be.  The movie was released on August 17, 2018, and is directed by Su...

Artists Kisa Rozenbaoum, Elizabeth Endo showcase ‘sick’ art in senior show

Artists Kisa Rozenbaoum, Elizabeth Endo showcase ‘sick’ art in senior show

By Kamryn Bellamy, Staff Writer

May 26, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Students and faculty entered the Eastern Star Gallery, eating cereal out of blue plastic cups while taking in the artwork that lined the walls. “Sick,” a joint art show by Kisa Rozenbaoum ‘18 and Elizabeth Endo ‘18, opened on Wednesday, May 9 at 12 P.M. According to Endo and Rozenbaoum, "sick” i...

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