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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, SHOWCASE

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, SHOWCASE

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...

Drama Queens put on first performance of the year

Drama Queens put on first performance of the year

By Nicki Rosenberg, Staff Writer

November 5, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Archer’s Advanced Theatre class, more commonly known as the Drama Queens, had their first performance of the year last Thursday. During lunch on Oct. 26, students and teachers gathered to see the theatrical group display serious monologues and comical ensemble pieces. This performance showcased some of the piece...

Eastern Star Gallery presents first show of the year, “The Source”

Eastern Star Gallery presents first show of the year, “The Source”

By Molly Goldberg, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Filled with colorful artwork and students visitors, the Archer community welcomed The Eastern Star Gallery’s first exhibit of the year, “The Source,” on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The show displays work from artist Elizabeth Huey. Her paintings are a compilation of her own photographs as well as a collection of Google Snapshots and hist...

Dance Troupe, Company prepare for annual show, reflect on theme

Dance Troupe, Company prepare for annual show, reflect on theme

By Gracie Marx, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under CULTURE

As October rolled around at the Archer School for Girls, dancers were already working in the Dance Studio as they prepare for this year’s annual Night of Dance.  This year’s show,“Illumination,” is themed around children’s fable, “The Little Prince.” "The Little Prince” is about a boy who ...

“Bat Boy” highlights current socio-political issues, bids goodbye to Blackbox

“Bat Boy” highlights current socio-political issues, bids goodbye to Blackbox

By Molly Goldberg, Staff Writer

October 22, 2017


Filed under CULTURE

In the deep, dark cave of Archer’s Blackbox, 22 student cast members prepare for the last upper school musical in the space, “Bat Boy: The Musical”. “Bat Boy: The Musical”, or "Bat Boy" for short, is a musical about a half-bat, half-human boy, who is found in a cave by children and brought ou...

Review: Café Gratitude serves delicious vegan food at new Beverly Hills location

Review: Café Gratitude serves delicious vegan food at new Beverly Hills location

By Liz Haltrecht, Culture Correspondent

October 20, 2017


Filed under CULTURE, FOOD

Lucky, Grateful, Connected and Brilliant are just a few menu options at vegan eatery Cafe Gratitude. According to Cafe Gratitude's website, the restaurant's goal is to “create a menu and environment that supports health and sustainability for both our community and the planet.” The chain has six lo...

Professional dancers teach master classes to Archer Dance Company, Troupe

Professional dancers teach master classes to Archer Dance Company, Troupe

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

Grab your tutu and a bayonet! On Saturday, Sep. 16, Archer hosted two dance master classes, featuring three professionals. Los Angeles cast members Karli Dinardo and Jacob Guzman from the Broadway show "Hamilton" gave the morning master class, teaching Archer students actual choreography from two "...

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