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Hue-man reaction: Students participate in focus group with artist Meg Cranston

Students observe different hues of color on canvas by artist Meg Cranston.  The girls talked with Cranston about which colored canvas they most strongly responded to.

By Lola Lamberg and Celeste Ramirez

November 16, 2018

This afternoon, artist Meg Cranston held a focus group during X-block in the Eastern Star Gallery. Students discussed their reactions to the various colors included in Cranston's pieces, which debuted last week in the gallery as an exhibition entitled "Hue Saturation Value." Born in Baldwin, New York, Cranston is currently living and working in Los Angeles. Her art has been showcased at numerous LA galleries, in...

Oh my Goddess: Dance Executive Board chooses ‘Odyssey’ as this year’s theme

Dancers perform a warm-up which consists of stretching and core strengthening. Their practices are completed in preparation for their show

By Liz Haltrecht, Culture Editor

November 14, 2018

Athena. Aphrodite. Artemis. Amphitrite. These are just a few names of ancient Greek goddesses, the central theme of this year's Night of Dance production. Senior Executive Board Captain Ruby Ehrlich explained that in her initial brainstorming, she wanted to connect the show back to Archer. She started...

Caffeine scene: middle school students, faculty members voice opinions on Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Student Carla Martinez '23 said that the Pumpkin Spice Latte is an essential element of fall. The release of the Pumpkin Spice Latte has been a topic of discussion amongst middle schoolers.

By Amelia Stone, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Starbucks released its signature fall drink, the Pumpkin Spice Latte, on Aug. 28, 2018. Time Magazine found that the drink grossed 350,000,000 dollars in the last 15 years. Despite its national popularity, members of the Archer community expressed differing opinions about the benefits and harms of the ...

Drama Queens perform ’emotional,’ ‘fun’ scenes for community

Seniors Olivia Richards and Caroline Ediger perform their scene in the Drama Queens' first performance of the year. Ediger played a bakery owner who refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding.

By Nicki Rosenberg and Emma London

November 13, 2018

Parents and students filled the Rose Room on Monday during lunch for the Drama Queens' first performance of the year. The group is made up of sophomores, juniors and seniors in the advanced theatre class. The class has been working on multiple scenes since the school year started. The performances tod...

Archer explores color with ‘Hue Saturation Value’

One of Meg Cranston's pieces from

By Allie Worchell and Rio Hundley

November 12, 2018

Swatches of color filled the Eastern Star Gallery on Friday, Nov. 9. Four canvases hung on the walls, painted with rectangles in all different shades. This was the gallery's new show, presented by artist Meg Cranston and titled "Hue Saturation Value." "Cranston is fascinated by the idea that color...

Upper school musical adapts to rehearsal without Black Box theater

Upper schoolers practice for

By Ella Frey and Amelia Stone

October 16, 2018

For the past 18 years, the Archer community has gathered in the Black Box theater to watch students perform musicals like “Bat Boy” and “Spring Awakening.” Because the theater is no longer accessible, actors and directors started taping new set measurements to prepare for their off campus show. Upper school...

Review: Tocaya Organica serves nutritious Mexican food, showcases Los Angeles culture

The small details in the interior of Tocaya Organica, such as the white tiles and potted plants, help create an overall aesthetic look for the restaurant.

By Liz Haltrecht, Culture Editor

October 8, 2018

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. _______________________________________________________ Health and Mexican food are ext...

Review: King Princess’ ‘Make My Bed’ reveals musical voice for future

King Princess poses for a picture. The 19-year-old from Brooklyn is changing the music business as we know it by rejecting the status quo and developing her unapologetic lyrics.

By Lola Lamberg, Voices Editor

October 3, 2018

From Elton John coming out as gay in 1988 to George Michael publicly acknowledging his sexuality in the 1980s, musicians have made positive strides in the representation of the LGBTQ+ community for decades. However, the music industry currently craves a fresh, Generation Z icon who unapologetically ...

Review: “To All the Boys I Loved Before” showcases ‘teenage romance’ with modern spin

Lana Condor poses for the Netflix preview of

By Allie Worchell, Multimedia Editor

September 25, 2018

Full of fake boyfriends and love letters, "To All the Boys I Loved Before" fulfills the guidelines of a typical comedy and the perfect teenage romance. The Netflix hit is awkward, realistic and funny—just what a rom-com should be.  The movie was released on August 17, 2018, and is directed by Su...

Artists Kisa Rozenbaoum, Elizabeth Endo showcase ‘sick’ art in senior show

Seniors Kisa Rozenbaoum and Elizabeth Endo sit inside of their art show in the Eastern Star Gallery. Image courtesy of Kisa Rozenbaoum.

By Kamryn Bellamy, Staff Writer

May 26, 2018

Students and faculty entered the Eastern Star Gallery, eating cereal out of blue plastic cups while taking in the artwork that lined the walls. “Sick,” a joint art show by Kisa Rozenbaoum ‘18 and Elizabeth Endo ‘18, opened on Wednesday, May 9 at 12 P.M. According to Endo and Rozenbaoum, "sick” i...

Creative writing class holds end-of-year reading

Creative writing class holds end-of-year reading

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018

At Book Soup, an independent bookstore in Hollywood, a crowd of friends and parents listened to the creative writing class' work. English teacher James Russo and his creative writing class curate a literary magazine, entitled "Pillars of Salt," which is published twice a year. For the first time, t...

‘Greetings From’: Lucia Barker, Gaby Lu open senior show

Seniors Gaby Lu and Lucia Barker pose for their postcard for their senior show, Greetings From. According to their artist statements, their show is an exploration into their minds and lives.

By Ella Frey, Sports Editor

May 23, 2018

Imagine a space with a giant gummy bear chair, popsicles and colorful artwork. You might be describing seniors Lucia Barker and Gaby Lu's collaborative senior art show, "Greetings From." The show ran from May 15 to May 23 in the Eastern Star Gallery. As described by Barker and Lu in their joint artist statement, this colorful experience represents "an invitation into our worlds, our ...

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