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Review: Cleveland’s Soho Chicken and Whiskey serves delicious, modern southern food

Review: Cleveland’s Soho Chicken and Whiskey serves delicious, modern southern food

By Gracie Marx, Staff Writer

February 18, 2018


Filed under CULTURE, FOOD, SHOWCASE

The great state of Ohio may not seem like a prime tourist destination, but, in fact, Ohio has many restaurants that are intriguing. Seven Archer student in the past five years have attended college in the state at universities such as The Ohio State University, Kenyon College and Miami University....

Music students ‘put a spin’ on annual Winter Concert

Music students ‘put a spin’ on annual Winter Concert

By Kamryn Bellamy, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Harmonious tunes were heard within the walls of Archer when choir and orchestra students held their annual Winter Concert. After previewing a segment of their performance during Community Connections last month, the groups were ready to hit the stage for the actual show, which took place on Jan. 19 in...

Review: Lil Uzi Vert performs short, entertaining concert

Review: Lil Uzi Vert performs short, entertaining concert

By Allie Worchell, Staff Writer

February 11, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Huddled together, 5,000 people stood staring up at the stage. Streaks of red, yellow and blue zoomed around the Shrine Expo Hall. Fans waited a long time because Lil Uzi Vert, on his 16*29 tour, arrived to his own concert 45 minutes late.   However, this delay didn’t stop the crowds from leaving, ...

Restaurant Review: Petros – Greek food with a California twist

Restaurant Review: Petros – Greek food with a California twist

By Liz Haltrecht, Culture Correspondent

February 10, 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. Simple and delicious: Petros strives for these goals in their food, but reality f...

Review: “The End of the F***ing World” is F***ing Fantastic

Review: “The End of the F***ing World” is F***ing Fantastic

By Alexandra Chang, Managing Editor/Culture Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

First off, I should say up front that this is not a show for middle school readers. I'd definitely recommend waiting a few years to binge watch it either as a junior or senior.  Two teenagers run away together. One is an aspiring serial killer, and the other, a self-destructive girl. Sounds like...

Blackbox’s final show, ‘The Mysterious Journey of Edward Tulane,’ closes

Blackbox’s final show, ‘The Mysterious Journey of Edward Tulane,’ closes

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under CULTURE

A brick train station with a solitary bench and old-fashioned suitcases transformed the purple lit Blackbox. It was the last show that the space would ever host. The middle school play "The Mysterious Journey of Edward Tulane" ran from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. It is the last production in the space before...

Review: “Wonder” dazzles children, adults with message of empathy and acceptance

Review: “Wonder” dazzles children, adults with message of empathy and acceptance

By Rio Hundley, Culture Correspondent

December 8, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

It is refreshing to find a film that simply asks its audience to “choose kind.” I became familiar with this phrase when reading the R.J. Palacio’s bestselling novel "Wonder." The recent movie,“Wonder,”  based on the book by the same name, tells the story of 10-year-old Auggie (Jacob Tremblay), a boy wit...

Review: Smorgasburg LA highlights diverse cultures, worth the Sunday trip Downtown

Review: Smorgasburg LA highlights diverse cultures, worth the Sunday trip Downtown

By Cat Oriel, News & Features Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under CULTURE, FOOD

When I think of trendy, outdoor food markets, a few things come to mind: terrible, expensive parking, ridiculously long lines and overpriced, overrated food. After hearing about the open-air Smorgasburg LA, I was expecting it to be more of same. But during my excursion Downtown, I found the exac...

Review: Plant Food and Wine – A Vegan Heaven

Review: Plant Food and Wine – A Vegan Heaven

By Ella Frey, Sports Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under CULTURE, FOOD

Imagine a picturesque vegan heaven, filled with vegetables and non-dairy cheeses. Plant Food and Wine fits that image, offering tasty food that even the pickiest eater will dig into. The health-conscious restaurant is located at the end of Abbot Kinney and boasts an all-white dining room and ...

Bat Boy: The Musical concludes as last Blackbox musical production

Bat Boy: The Musical concludes as last Blackbox musical production

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor

November 22, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

After four months, tears and one bat-boy, the final musical in the Blackbox has come to a close. Bat Boy: The Musical, which took place on Nov. 9 to 11, was especially emotional for the seniors, as it was their last chance to perform, sing and contribute to an Archer musical. Seniors Gemma Brand-Wolf...

Archer actresses win at DTASC competition

Archer actresses win at DTASC competition

By Nicki Rosenberg, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Following the Drama Queens' first lunchtime performance on Oct. 26, the Advanced Theatre class and other Archer actresses performed at the DTASC [Drama Teachers Association of Southern California] on Saturday Oct. 28.  The students actresses performed pieces that ranged from group comedies which inclu...

Review: Revenge, Murder and Cote D’Azur – “Riviera” creates captivating mystery, delves into secretive art world

Review: Revenge, Murder and Cote D’Azur – “Riviera” creates captivating mystery, delves into secretive art world

By Alexandra Chang, Managing Editor/Culture Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Art theft. Secret business deals. Yacht explosions. The South of France. Sounds like the perfect soap opera, doesn’t it? Released in 2017, Sky Atlantic’s show “Riviera” stars Julia Stiles as American art curator Georgina Clios, who investigates the mysterious death of her billionaire husba...

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