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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, SHOWCASE

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...

Creative writing class holds end-of-year reading

Creative writing class holds end-of-year reading

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, BOOKS, CULTURE, SHOWCASE

At Book Soup, an independent bookstore in Hollywood, a crowd of friends and parents listened to the creative writing class' work. English teacher James Russo and his creative writing class curate a literary magazine, entitled "Pillars of Salt," which is published twice a year. For the first time, t...

‘Greetings From’: Lucia Barker, Gaby Lu open senior show

‘Greetings From’: Lucia Barker, Gaby Lu open senior show

By Ella Frey, Sports Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA, SHOWCASE

Imagine a space with a giant gummy bear chair, popsicles and colorful artwork. You might be describing seniors Lucia Barker and Gaby Lu's collaborative senior art show, "Greetings From." The show ran from May 15 to May 23 in the Eastern Star Gallery. As described by Barker and Lu in their joint artist statement, this colorful experience represents "an invitation into our worlds, our ...

Rose Shulman-Litwin debuts interactive senior show ‘LABORATORY,’ intends to ‘normalize the female body through art’

Rose Shulman-Litwin debuts interactive senior show ‘LABORATORY,’ intends to ‘normalize the female body through art’

By Nicki Rosenberg, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, SHOWCASE

A laboratory complete with smoke machines, clay body parts and a "Mad Scientist", otherwise known as Rose Shulman-Litwin '18, attracted students, teachers and faculty to the Senior Courtyard On Monday, April 30. Shulman-Litwin explored the female body and presented her art in an interactive show ...

Senior Marlena Lerner creates films, hopes to inspire other female filmmakers

Senior Marlena Lerner creates films, hopes to inspire other female filmmakers

By Gracie Marx, Staff Writer

May 19, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, SHOWCASE

Since Marlena Lerner '18 was four years old, filmmaking has been part of her life. She recalls going to the movies with her dad every weekend and feeling "astonished" by what she saw.  “Every time I would walk out of the theater, I remember being encapsulated in the world I was just in," Lerner said....

Middle school actresses perform ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in new venue

Middle school actresses perform ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in new venue

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA, SHOWCASE

It's a tale as old as time. On May 12 and 13, the middle school production of "Beauty and the Beast" took place at American Jewish University [AJU]. The Archer middle school watched the show Friday, May 11. Due to the construction, this was the first time a middle school production has been ...

Caitlin Mosch displays photography inspired by natural elements in senior show

Caitlin Mosch displays photography inspired by natural elements in senior show

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

When Caitlin Mosch started photography as a freshman at Archer, her teacher Marya Alford said she was "curious" and asked an "endless amount of questions." Four years later, Mosch now showcases what she has learned in her senior show. Mosch's show, entitled "Caitlin Mosch IV," opened at noon on...

Review: Binge-worthy, laugh filled “New Girl” is worth revisiting

Review: Binge-worthy, laugh filled “New Girl” is worth revisiting

By Liz Haltrecht, Culture Correspondent

May 17, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Being the new girl is hard, but being the new roommate is even harder. Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel), nicknamed Jess, is in this position when she moves in with three roommates after breaking up with her longtime boyfriend. Created by Elizabeth Meriwether in 2011, the T.V. show "New Girl" follows ...

Review: Summer is not here yet, but ‘I’ll Give You the Sun’

Review: Summer is not here yet, but ‘I’ll Give You the Sun’

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

As summer quickly approaches, Angelenos anticipate beach and sunny amusement parks days — but for most Archer girls, the summer sun is still a few weeks away. However, in the mean time, you can get your fix through literature. The 2014 novel “I’ll Give You the Sun” by Jandy Nelson will definitely wa...

Review: The King of Teens releases ‘Lil Boat 2,’ wants fans to ‘turn up’ to new album

Review: The King of Teens releases ‘Lil Boat 2,’ wants fans to ‘turn up’ to new album

By Kamryn Bellamy, Staff Writer

May 15, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, SHOWCASE

With all of these up-and-coming rappers with ‘Lil’ in front of their names, it can be hard to keep track of who's who — especially since their music sounds considerably similar unless you listen close enough. However, if you have to know any of them, it should be Lil Yachty — the self proclaimed "King of the Teens." Even though the Atl...

Gemma Brand-Wolf’s senior show, ‘Clay Bodies,’ explores ‘beauty, diversity, strength’ of women

Gemma Brand-Wolf’s senior show, ‘Clay Bodies,’ explores ‘beauty, diversity, strength’ of women

By Molly Goldberg, Staff Writer

May 12, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Gemma Brand-Wolf '18 emerged into the courtyard from a clay coil, as students, teachers and faculty watched, huddled around her. On Wednesday, May 9, Brand-Wolf's senior show, entitled “Clay Bodies,” opened in the upstairs gallery during lunch. The show featured her ceramics, as well as live p...

Archer Film Festival features keynote from Laura Dern, highlights student voices

Archer Film Festival features keynote from Laura Dern, highlights student voices

By Cat Oriel, News & Features Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

"Her Lens, Her Story." This was the slogan of this year's seventh annual Archer Film Festival. On Wednesday, April 25, Archer families, faculty, staff and friends gathered to celebrate and enjoy 18 films created by high school students from across the country at the Writer's Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. Accor...

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