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Junior Kelsey Thompson combines passion for baking with work at Cookie Good in Santa Monica

A box of a dozen cookies from Cookie Good, the bakery in Santa Monica where junior Kelsey Thompson works. Thompson

June 7, 2019

From cake to bread to cookies, junior Kelsey Thompson is always baking. She brought her passion from her own kitchen into the real world two years ago, when she began her job at Cookie Good, a small, family-run bakery in Santa Monica, California. When Thompson started working at Cookie Good in October 2017, sh...

Review: Grand Central Market offers delicious food, unique experience

Visitors of Downtown Los Angeles' Grand Central Market check out restaurants. The market is home to more than 30 restaurants and different shops.

By Amelia Stone, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

Crowded space, long lines and loud noises do not seem like the ideal setup for a meal, but these are three of the things I love most about Downtown’s Grand Central Market. When I first went to the market, I was ready to experience something new. Upon arrival, my expectations were blown away. I thoro...

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...

No snow, no problem: Tips on wintertime in Los Angeles

At Santa Monica's Ice, ice skaters skate around a rink. This rink is available during the wintertime, and opened up on Nov. 3, 2018.

By Amelia Stone, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018

As a former New Yorker, I often looked for snow to start my winter season. Living in Los Angeles, however, has challenged me to think outside of the box and create some new winter traditions. Here are some of my suggestions for ways to kick off your winter:   Ice Skating Ever since I was a...

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 ...

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...

LA Neighborhood Guide: Westwood Edition

Diddy Riese is a staple of the Westwood Village. Even on weekdays the line to get an ice cream sandwich can go all the way around the block.

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

June 1, 2018

“LA Neighborhood Guide” is a collection of listicles highlighting unique Los Angeles neighborhoods. It explores places to go, things to do and interesting information about the area in general. Through this spotlight, the Oracle hopes to explore Los Angeles’ diversity and unique attractions. UCLA is ...

Column: What food means to me

I've been making pies ever since I was a kid, but they've really become part of my Archer identity. Here is the preparation for a pie I made for the Pi Day bake sale.

By Anna Allgeyer, Columnist

May 11, 2018

I think most people would agree that they love food.  Most Archer girls, in particular, have an affinity for advisory food, courtyard picnics and going across to pick up a quick bite across the street.  (Hint: your answer to the “what do I get?” question can always be solved by a Belwood Walnut T...

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

The store front of Erin McKenna's Los Angeles bakery. The location opened in Dec. 2010.

By Ella Frey, Sports Editor

April 24, 2018

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...

Abigale Lischak travels with NSLI-Y to China, explores culture, language

Abigale Lischak '20 poses with her host sister Muyi Yu at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom Amusement Park.  Lischak also had a host mom and dad, who she lived with during the trip.

By Ella Frey, Sports Editor

April 22, 2018

During summer vacation, many high schoolers trade homework for going to the beach and spending time with friends. But unlike most, Abigale Lischak '20 spent her break studying a foreign language. Lischak traveled to China for six weeks from the beginning of June to the end of August in 2017 to lea...

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

The interior of Dominique Ansel allows customers to have a peek into the kitchen where their food is being prepared. There is both indoor and outdoor seating at this location.

By Alexandra Chang, Managing Editor/Culture Editor

April 12, 2018

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...

Column: A Date with Caramel

Date caramel sauce that I made. This sauce dips well with apples — especially a crisp variety like Braeburn or Granny Smith, as pictured here.

By Anna Allgeyer, Columnist

April 11, 2018

When’s the last time you caught yourself in a Pinterest rabbit hole?  One second, you’re looking for pretty appetizer plates for your mom’s birthday. And the next it’s 45 minutes later, and you’ve clicked yourself to DIY planting boxes. I detest these rabbit holes, but occasionally, they ...

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