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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 29, 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...

Seniors display photography, paintings, pottery

Seniors display photography, paintings, pottery

By Harley Quinn Smith, Staff Writer

May 16, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Ingrid Sant and Halle Jacobs The Eastern Star Gallery was recently occupied by seniors Ingrid Sant and Halle Jacobs for their joint showcase. Their exhibit took place on April 26 and featured Sant's illustrations and paintings and Jacobs' pottery. The central idea of Sant's showcase was her relation...

Archer holds annual Spring Concert, each performance ‘new adventure,’ Smith says

Archer holds annual Spring Concert, each performance ‘new adventure,’ Smith says

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer

May 16, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Songs, instruments and over 100 Archer students made up the Spring Concert this year. Eighth grade class dean and orchestra director Susan Smith lead the orchestras in the concert, while the choir and a cappella groups are led by sixth grade dean and music director Kate Burns. This year's concert...

Despite challenges, Children’s Book World, independent bookstores thrive

Despite challenges, Children’s Book World, independent bookstores thrive

By Anna Brodsky, Staff Writer

May 13, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

J.K. Rowling. John Green. Scott Westerfeld. Sarah Dessen. Laurie Halse-Anderson. Jacqueline Woodson. These are just a few of the many authors that have been hosted by Children's Book World, a specialty bookstore located in West Los Angeles. The bookstore, which has been called "the best children's...

Madison Turner and Claire Sulzer showcase senior art shows

Madison Turner and Claire Sulzer showcase senior art shows

By Anika Bhavnani, Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Seniors Madison Turner and Claire Sulzer showcased their artwork from this year in the Eastern Star and upstairs gallery. Turner displayed her photographs, while Sulzer showcased her ceramics. Madison Turner Turner opened her exhibit on Tuesday, May 9 during lunch for Archer students and fac...

The force is female at Archer’s annual film festival

The force is female at Archer’s annual film festival

By Harley Quinn Smith, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

"I ran into resistance, but I never let it stop me," film producer and Archer Film Festival keynote speaker Kathleen Kennedy said. Kennedy, who has been in the film industry for 40 years, began her involvement at age 19, when she worked as a camera operator for NFL games. Since then, she has produ...

Archer theater is ‘special’ to the seniors

Archer theater is ‘special’ to the seniors

By Sara Weitz, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Archer seniors culminated their high school theater careers with the Salem Witch Trials in Arthur Miller’s play, “The Crucible." The graduating seniors emphasized the bittersweet emotions surrounding their final production at Archer. Senior actor Gabby Weltman said the last show made her "want ...

Gallery Update: Briana Johnson, Leyla Namazie display senior exhibits

Gallery Update: Briana Johnson, Leyla Namazie display senior exhibits

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Seniors Briana Johnson and Leyla Namazie showcased their artwork from this year in the Eastern Star Gallery. Johnson displayed her photographs, while Namazie showcased her pieces from advanced ceramics class. Briana Johnson Johnson opened her exhibit on Thursday, April 20 during X-Block for Ar...

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