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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 "...

Dark comedy “Ingrid Goes West” satirizes social media, sheds light on mental health

Dark comedy “Ingrid Goes West” satirizes social media, sheds light on mental health

By Alexandra Chang, Managing Editor/Culture Editor

September 4, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Have you ever found yourself 40 weeks deep on a stranger's Instagram account? Oh come on, admit it. Haven't we all done this? Co-written and directed by Matt Spicer, "Ingrid Goes West" tells the story of Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza), an insecure young woman who travels to Los Angeles to befriend her idol, Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen), a self-appointed Instagram influencer who travels the world with her pho...

Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” tells iconic story, falls short of expectations

Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” tells iconic story, falls short of expectations

By Alexandra Chang, Managing Editor/Culture Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Over 700 civilian boats. Over 300,000 lives saved. Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, "Dunkirk" tells the fictional story of a group of British soldiers based on the true historical events that occurred on the beaches of Dunkirk, France during World War II. The movie is set in June 1940; Fr...

Fast Fashion: ‘unsustainable’ for environment, human rights

Fast Fashion: ‘unsustainable’ for environment, human rights

By Liz Haltrecht

May 24, 2017


Filed under CULTURE, FASHION, MULTIMEDIA

What do Zara, Forever 21 and H&M have in common, besides the fact that they are some of the world's most popular fashion brands? Their practices also harm the environment. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, "84 percent of unwanted clothes in the United States in 2012 went into ei...

Middle school performs ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ ‘appeals to all ages,’ director says

Middle school performs ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ ‘appeals to all ages,’ director says

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor

May 22, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Lions, tigers and bears — oh my! This is one of the many famous lines that was performed at the middle school production of "The Wizard of Oz" on May 12 and 13. Reed Farley, the director of the musical, described how the nostalgia of "The Wizard of Oz" gave him and the assistant directors the...

Meghan Marshall captures ‘Goddesses of 2017’ for senior photography exhibit

Meghan Marshall captures ‘Goddesses of 2017’ for senior photography exhibit

By Liz Haltrecht, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Seventy girls, one grade, the Class of 2017 — Meghan Marshall '17 opened her senior art show, entitled "Goddesses of 2017," on Tuesday, May 16, during lunch, For her final project, Marshall chose to showcase photographs of her peers, continuing a tradition began last year by Kayry Gonzalez '16. "I wanted to capture that individual spark within each and every one of my classma...

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