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Review: “A Quiet Place” stuns audiences, displays originality

Review: “A Quiet Place” stuns audiences, displays originality

By Allie Worchell, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Sounds kill. One whisper, one cough and you're dead. “A Quiet Place,” released in April 2018, is a harrowing film of a family under siege by blind monsters with impeccable hearing, and the only way to survive is to be completely silent.   John Krasinski, known for his role as Jim in the sitcom ...

Josie Garcia-Euyoque, Dani Roberts hold joint senior art show, “Friends & FamILY”

Josie Garcia-Euyoque, Dani Roberts hold joint senior art show, “Friends & FamILY”

By Allie Worchell, Staff Writer

May 6, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Archer students filled the upstairs gallery holding donuts, looking at the various photographs and film footage around the room. “Friends & FamILY,” ILY being an acronym for "I love you," was a joint senior show that featured the work of Josie Garcia-Euyoque ‘18 and Dani Roberts ‘18. It...

Claire Bardin, Macoy Ohlbaum display functional art in senior show

Claire Bardin, Macoy Ohlbaum display functional art in senior show

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

May 5, 2018


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Unlike everyday, plain dish-ware, seniors Claire Bardin and Macoy Ohlbaum instead created bowls, mugs and plates decorated with sea creatures and gold leaves for their joint senior art show. The exhibit, entitled "Function and Form," opened on Tuesday, Apr. 24, at 10:00 a.m. in the upstairs gallery. Thi...

‘Come Alive’: Musicians, singers perform in Spring Concert, celebrate seniors

‘Come Alive’: Musicians, singers perform in Spring Concert, celebrate seniors

By Cat Oriel, News and Features Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

The Dining Hall came alive with the sound of music during this year's Spring Concert. On Tuesday, Apr. 17 and Wednesday, Apr. 18, the upper and middle school a cappella groups, choirs and orchestras performed in front of a nearly sold-out audience. The middle school orchestra opened the show with...

Review: Erin McKenna’s gluten-free, vegan bakery serves delicious treats

Review: Erin McKenna’s gluten-free, vegan bakery serves delicious treats

By Ella Frey, Sports Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under CULTURE, FOOD

Nestled in the heart of Larchmont, Erin McKenna’s bakery offers Angelenos healthy and delicious gluten-free desserts. While many people many not associate the words vegan and gluten-free with delectable desserts, this small bakery is filled with tasty eats.  Originally founded in New York City in 2005, Er...

Review: Billie Eilish’s energetic concert captivates audience

Review: Billie Eilish’s energetic concert captivates audience

By Liz Haltrecht, Culture Correspondent

April 19, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

“Billie, Billie, Billie,” the audience chants for 16-year-old rising singer Billie Eilish on her first tour, “Where’s My Mind?” And Eilish certainly succeeded in creating an amazing concert. Eilish is a breakout Los Angeles native pop artist. With nearly five million Spotify listeners and one...

Isabella Simanowitz holds senior art show, “Rings & Things”

Isabella Simanowitz holds senior art show, “Rings & Things”

By Alexandra Chang, Managing Editor/Culture Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Unlike previous senior shows, Isabella Simanowitz's '18 gallery opening showcased jewelry on pedestals. Simanowitz's display opened on Tuesday, Apr. 17 at 10:00 a.m. in the upstairs gallery, and was the third senior show of the year. Entitled "Rings & Things," the exhibition consists of various...

Commentary: Country boy, I love you

Commentary: Country boy, I love you

By Cat Oriel, News & Features Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, VOICES

If you haven’t heard about Mason Ramsey — also known as “Yodeling Walmart Kid,” also known as “Lil’ Hank Williams” — you must be living under a rock. Ramsey is the 11-year-old boy that has captured our hearts after a video of him covering Hank Williams Sr.’s “Lovesick Blues” in ...

Drama Queens perform first full-length play, “Almost, Maine,” at Magicopolis Theater

Drama Queens perform first full-length play, “Almost, Maine,” at Magicopolis Theater

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor

April 17, 2018


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Los Angeles is over 3,000 miles from Maine, but on Apr. 12 at the Magicopolis Theater in Santa Monica, the Drama Queens transported their audience to the rural town of Almost, Maine. The Drama Queens, who are all members of the Advanced Study in Theater class, usually perform several unrelated sce...

Review: Dominique Ansel expands to the west coast, offers full-service restaurant

Review: Dominique Ansel expands to the west coast, offers full-service restaurant

By Alexandra Chang, Managing Editor/Culture Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under CULTURE, FOOD

If you’ve heard of a cronut, chances are, you’ve also heard of Dominique Ansel. The famed French pastry chef owns an eponymous bakery in New York City, and he recently opened a second location at The Grove in Los Angeles. Rather than simply being a bakery, however, Dominique Ansel’s location...

Saskia Wong-Smith debuts senior show, “Don’t Be a Chicken”

Saskia Wong-Smith debuts senior show, “Don’t Be a Chicken”

By Ella Frey, Sports Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under CULTURE

"Cuz I'm slim shady, yes I'm the real shady" While Eminem will always be the "real slim shady," Archer senior Saskia Wong-Smith has embraced his bravery and "slim shady" mentality to create her art show. Filled with M&M's and Eminem songs, Wong-Smith '18 opened her exhibit on Apr. 10 in t...

Alexa Kretchmer showcases photography in first senior show of 2018

Alexa Kretchmer showcases photography in first senior show of 2018

By Cybele Zhang, Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Annual senior art shows are one of many springtime traditions that celebrate the end of the year and honor senior achievements before graduation. This year's first show, which ran from Mar. 20 to 23 in the upstairs gallery, showcased the photography of Alexa Kretchmer '18. Kretchmer, who has been...

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