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‘Beautiful little connections’: Archer revives faculty, staff art show

‘Beautiful little connections’: Archer revives faculty, staff art show

By Celeste Ramirez, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, SHOWCASE

The Arts Department presented the Archer faculty and staff exhibit at the Eastern Star Gallery from September through October of this year. Mediums ranged from photography and painting to poems and ceramic pieces.  This is not the first faculty and staff show the Eastern Star Gallery has hosted. ...

Buzzing, buzzy, singing bees: Upper school musical cast gives preview of ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

Buzzing, buzzy, singing bees: Upper school musical cast gives preview of ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

By Lola Lamberg, Chloe Richards, and Thea Leimone

November 29, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Instead of the usual announcements and community connections that make up the weekly upper school meetings, this Wednesday morning's meeting was filled with singing and acting. Cast members from the upcoming upper school musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” gave grades nine through 12 a preview of the production. The musical is a com...

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

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

By Lola Lamberg and Celeste Ramirez

November 15, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, SHOWCASE

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...

Archer explores color with ‘Hue Saturation Value’

Archer explores color with ‘Hue Saturation Value’

By Allie Worchell and Rio Hundley

November 11, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, SHOWCASE

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...

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

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

By Lola Lamberg, Voices Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

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

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

By Allie Worchell, Multimedia Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

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

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

By Kamryn Bellamy, Staff Writer

May 26, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

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


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, BOOKS, CULTURE

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

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

By Ella Frey, Sports Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

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 ...

Rose Shulman-Litwin debuts interactive senior show ‘LABORATORY,’ intends to ‘normalize the female body through art’

Rose Shulman-Litwin debuts interactive senior show ‘LABORATORY,’ intends to ‘normalize the female body through art’

By Nicki Rosenberg, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

A laboratory complete with smoke machines, clay body parts and a "Mad Scientist", otherwise known as Rose Shulman-Litwin '18, attracted students, teachers and faculty to the Senior Courtyard On Monday, April 30. Shulman-Litwin explored the female body and presented her art in an interactive show ...

Column: Why I Cry at the Movies

Column: Why I Cry at the Movies

By Steven Jacobson, Guest Columnist

May 19, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, COLUMNISTS, VOICES

Yes, I cry at the movies. And a movie theater is an ideal place to cry. Even when surrounded by hundreds of strangers, the comforting blanket of darkness protects against judgment, while the immersive surround sound offers camouflage for sniffles and sobs. While I have been known to shed tears at hom...

Senior Marlena Lerner creates films, hopes to inspire other female filmmakers

Senior Marlena Lerner creates films, hopes to inspire other female filmmakers

By Gracie Marx, Staff Writer

May 19, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Since Marlena Lerner '18 was four years old, filmmaking has been part of her life. She recalls going to the movies with her dad every weekend and feeling "astonished" by what she saw.  “Every time I would walk out of the theater, I remember being encapsulated in the world I was just in," Lerner said....

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