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Review: “Wonder” dazzles children, adults with message of empathy and acceptance

Review: “Wonder” dazzles children, adults with message of empathy and acceptance

By Rio Hundley, Culture Correspondent

December 8, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, SHOWCASE

It is refreshing to find a film that simply asks its audience to “choose kind.” I became familiar with this phrase when reading the R.J. Palacio’s bestselling novel "Wonder." The recent movie,“Wonder,”  based on the book by the same name, tells the story of 10-year-old Auggie (Jacob Tremblay), a boy wit...

Five Netflix shows to binge watch this winter

Five Netflix shows to binge watch this winter

By Molly Goldberg, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, WHIMSIES

Netflix TV shows experiencing a golden age, but there are some drawback to this excess of entertainment. How is it possible to choose just one show to watch? After Netflix removed fan favorites including "How I Met Your Mother" and "One Tree Hill," teenagers all over the country have to ponder ...

Bat Boy: The Musical concludes as last Blackbox musical production

Bat Boy: The Musical concludes as last Blackbox musical production

By Maya Wernick, Voices Editor

November 22, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

After four months, tears and one bat-boy, the final musical in the Blackbox has come to a close. Bat Boy: The Musical, which took place on Nov. 9 to 11, was especially emotional for the seniors, as it was their last chance to perform, sing and contribute to an Archer musical. Seniors Gemma Brand-Wolf...

Archer actresses win at DTASC competition

Archer actresses win at DTASC competition

By Nicki Rosenberg, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Following the Drama Queens' first lunchtime performance on Oct. 26, the Advanced Theatre class and other Archer actresses performed at the DTASC [Drama Teachers Association of Southern California] on Saturday Oct. 28.  The students actresses performed pieces that ranged from group comedies which inclu...

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...

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...

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...

Kristen Mundy, Elizabeth Zinman display senior art showcases

Kristen Mundy, Elizabeth Zinman display senior art showcases

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Fairytale and Spring Break — on Tuesday, May 5, Kristen Mundy '17 displayed her ceramic works in "Forest of Fantastic Shadows," while Elizabeth Zinman '17 showed her artwork in "SPRINGBREAK2005". Kristen Mundy Mundy has been taking ceramics classes at Archer for four years, but took a yearlong hiatus i...

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