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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, SHOWCASE

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, SHOWCASE

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, SHOWCASE

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...

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

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 23, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

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

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

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

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...

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