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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


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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, ...

Review: “The End of the F***ing World” is F***ing Fantastic

Review: “The End of the F***ing World” is F***ing Fantastic

By Alexandra Chang, Managing Editor/Culture Editor

February 7, 2018


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First off, I should say up front that this is not a show for middle school readers. I'd definitely recommend waiting a few years to binge watch it either as a junior or senior.  Two teenagers run away together. One is an aspiring serial killer, and the other, a self-destructive girl. Sounds like...

Nine Christmas movies to celebrate the holidays

Nine Christmas movies to celebrate the holidays

By Alexandra Chang, Managing Editor/Culture Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, WHIMSIES

If you’re anything like me, Christmas begins the day after Thanksgiving, and the tree goes up on Dec. 1. In order to get into the holiday spirit, I always enjoy watching Christmas movies with my family and friends. If you’re not sure of what to watch, don’t worry: this listicle includes every...

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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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