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‘Blue Stockings’ showcases ‘complex’ characters, highlights realities of women in 1896

Junior Shelby Eroen, pictured left, played Maeve Sullivan, a scholarship student at Cambridge University.

By Allie Worchell, Multimedia Editor

May 9, 2019

It is 1896. Very few women are enrolled at Girton College, an all-women's college in London. The suffrage movement is just emerging. And four women are fighting for education and self-determination. From March 8-10, the upper school performed the play "Blue Stockings" at The Miles Playhouse. Acco...

The best performances of Coachella 2019

By Liz Haltrecht

May 6, 2019

Glitter, selfies for Instagram, scorching sun, a plethora of colorful, playful outfits and, of course, music: this is Coachella. I attended the festival during weekend one, which occurred from April 12 to April 14, and went to a variety of concerts. With over 200 unique artists playing the show on we...

Thespians participate in first-ever Young Playwrights in Action

Drama Queens Ava Vinton '20, Livia Blum '19 and Caroline Ediger '19 sit at the Magicoplis theater while performing

By Allie Worchell, Multimedia Editor

April 30, 2019

The lights dimmed, the curtain opened and the Drama Queens entered the stage to perform monologues written by high schoolers around Los Angeles. On the night of April 16, Magicopolis Theater held the first ever Young Playwrights in Action, a showcase created by senior Shira Goldstein. Shira Gold...

Bea Freeman, Sarah Traenkle exhibit portraiture, ceramic work in senior shows

A corner of the Eastern Star Gallery features Bea Freeman's senior show. The gallery walls were filled with

By Celeste Ramirez, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

Students and faculty gathered in The Eastern Star Gallery and the Zimmer Gallery to view the work of seniors Bea Freeman and Sarah Traenkle during lunch on April 18. The two artists celebrated the grand opening of their senior shows with food, laughter and conversation. Freeman's photography exhibit...

Goddess of Versatility: Sophomore Zahra Umoja dances into the lead

Zahra Umoja performing in the

By Celeste Ramirez, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

At this year's annual Night of Dance, sophomore Zahra Umoja opened the Medusa-themed number by strutting down center stage in a snakeskin costume. Umoja performed six dances at this year's show, titled "Odyssey." Umoja, who is trained in various dance styles, has been dancing for six years, both at...

Grace Kerner sculpts her ‘Simple Love’ of ceramics in senior art show

An unnamed sculpture by Archer senior Grace Kerner sits on a white podium in the Eastern Star Gallery. Kerner used different types of clay during the creative process, including speckled buff and b-mix.

By Lola Lamberg and Ella Frey

April 14, 2019

The title of Archer senior Grace Kerner's April 11 senior show, "A Simple Love," was inspired by Kerner's passion for the art of ceramics. She has been working with clay for over 10 years. "I called [the show] 'A Simple Love' because I simply love ceramics," Kerner said. "I've been doing [ceramics]...

Gallery show ‘In No Order’ explores ‘legacy and storytelling’

By Theadora Leimone, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

Students, parents and faculty poured into the Mutmuz Gallery in Chinatown on Saturday, March 9, from 6-9 p.m. and explored the personal and communal histories of four diverse Los Angeles artists. Aviva Intveld and Isabel Kuh co-ran the new gallery show "In No Order" and chose to dive into histori...

Review: Milk Bar creates unique, delicious treats

I ordered the cereal milk ice cream with corn flakes and birthday truffles. This is the perfect late night treat as it reinvents the classic bowl of cereal into a delicious dessert with a sugary twist.

By Liz Haltrecht, Culture Editor

March 17, 2019

Compost cookies, cake truffles, cereal milk ice cream, crack pie. These are just as delicious as they sound and can be found at Milk Bar, an innovative bakery empire that has spread across the continent. Founded by chef Christina Tosi, Milk Bar aims to reinvent the dessert and think outside the box...

Review: Not saying “thank u, next” to this album

By Liz Haltrecht

March 17, 2019

When Ariana Grande released the album "Sweetener" in August of 2018 about her engagement to Pete Davidson, her fans had no idea that only four months later, Davidson and Grande would break off their engagement, and Grande would release "thank u, next, " an exploration of lost love. Grande is a world-famous pop star who began her career on Broadway at 15 years old in the musical "13."  She the...

Odyssey dance show ‘completely different’ from past performances

Freshman Bess Frierson shines a flashlight onto freshman Joanne Zhang as she does the splits. The dance, which was a tribute to

By Liz Haltrecht and Ella Frey

March 16, 2019

The lights dim. On a screen, Greek goddesses like Aphrodite and Nike flash in the background as Archer dancers take to the stage. From Feb. 21-23, students, parents and faculty gathered together at American Jewish University to watch this year's dance show, titled "Odyssey." "Odyssey" focused o...

Review: Maggie Rogers’ ‘Heard it in a Past Life’ explores journey of finding oneself

Singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers released her debut album, 'Heard it in a Past Life' on Jan. 18, 2019. The album discusses the emotions surrounding change, and the journey of figuring out who you are.

By Amelia Stone, Staff Writer

March 3, 2019

Last year, I was sitting in a van on my way back from Arrow Week when my instructor plugged her phone into the auxiliary cord and started playing her expedition playlist. My friends and I were debriefing our trip when I heard the first lines of Maggie Rogers’ “Alaska.” “What is this?” I asked my...

“AFTERMATH” album showcases senior Stella Smyth’s musical, life journey

Senior Stella Smyth produced her own album,

By Liz Haltrecht, Culture Editor

March 3, 2019

Between meeting with Peer Support, working with the Honor Education Council and volunteering at Teen Line, senior Stella Smyth has made time to focus on her passion for music by self-producing a full musical album. Smyth's album, titled "AFTERMATH," is a collection of nine tracks. Her main inspiration came f...

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