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Lena Jones’ ‘Black Salt’ showcases ‘brilliance’ of people of color

Lena Jones’ ‘Black Salt’ showcases ‘brilliance’ of people of color

By Molly Goldberg, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

"You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world." - Matthew 5:13-16 These are words from The Bible that inspire Lena Jones '20 every day and influenced her to create a social media project called Black Salt.  "Black Salt is an ongoing project of mine that is dedicated to showca...

Archer girls perform ‘Peter and the Starcatcher,’ embrace idea of community

Archer girls perform ‘Peter and the Starcatcher,’ embrace idea of community

By Gracie Marx, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Pirates, mermaids and sailors were just a few of the characters that filled the stage as Archer girls performed their production of "Peter and Starcatcher." On Mar. 10 and 11 at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica, upper school students participated in the production of "Peter and the Starcatcher," which serves...

“Illumination” highlights experiences of growing up

“Illumination” highlights experiences of growing up

By Nicki Rosenberg, Staff Writer

March 3, 2018


Filed under CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

“All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it,” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote in "The Little Prince." This year's Night of Dance took place at American Jewish University on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25. The show, entitled "Illumination," was inspired by the 1943 novella "The Litt...

Review: ‘Do it for the Culture’ — Migos stays on top with new album “Culture II”

Review: ‘Do it for the Culture’ — Migos stays on top with new album “Culture II”

By Kamryn Bellamy, Staff Writer

March 3, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

It’s no secret that Migos has become the rap group to listen to over the course of the past year. The trio, consisting of rappers Offset, Takeoff and Quavo have had multiple singles since their debut in 2013, many of which generated buzz amongst "trap" fans. Some of these songs include “Versace,...

Review: Craig Gillespie’s “I, Tonya” is on anything but thin ice

Review: Craig Gillespie’s “I, Tonya” is on anything but thin ice

By Molly Goldberg, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Based on the real drama that is Tonya Harding's life, the Academy Award nominated "I, Tonya” is a compelling film that tells the story of the now-retired figure skater and her fall from grace after the 1994 attack on her rival, Nancy Kerrigan, which Harding’s ex-husband orchestrated.  Directed ...

Review: Book “Rookie on Love” expertly explores the emotion we’re all curious about

Review: Book “Rookie on Love” expertly explores the emotion we’re all curious about

By Nicki Rosenberg, Staff Writer

February 25, 2018


Filed under BOOKS, CULTURE

Whether it's creating a world-famous fashion blog as a pre-teen or starring in a Broadway musical, Tavi Gevinson has done it all. In her latest venture, Gevinson has edited a book entitled "Rookie on Love," which everyone needs to be reading right now.  Released in 2018, the anthology consists of w...

Review: Clint Eastwood’s “The 15:17 to Paris” casts real-life heroes as themselves, surpasses expectations

Review: Clint Eastwood’s “The 15:17 to Paris” casts real-life heroes as themselves, surpasses expectations

By Alexandra Chang, Managing Editor/Culture Editor

February 25, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Passengers headed from Amsterdam to Paris on Aug. 21, 2015, had no idea that Ayoub el-Khazzani, an alleged ISIS recruit, was planning to kill all of them. What they also didn't know was three selfless travelers would thwart this potentially massive terrorist attack and save everyone aboard. Directed by Clint E...

Cellist Brian Thornton performs for, ‘inspires’ students

Cellist Brian Thornton performs for, ‘inspires’ students

By Gracie Marx, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

A soft whisper filled the Rose Room as students filed in, awaiting the solo concert performance by cellist Brian Thornton. Thornton, a cellist with the Cleveland Orchestra, performed and gave a master class on Feb. 13.  He performed and discussed the impact of female musicians on the music industry. Thornton discussed sexism and shared h...

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

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...

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