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Review: ‘To Live and Die in L.A.’ is a different kind of true crime podcast

By Rio Hundley, Features Editor 16 hours ago

Disclaimer: "To Live and Die in L.A." is an investigative true crime podcast which may not be appropriate for all readers. This review and the podcast's episodes make reference to violence, domestic abuse...

Lana Del Rey released her seventh studio album

Review: Lana Del Rey’s ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club’ is authentic and enchanting

By Thea Leimone, Culture Editor April 15, 2021

Lana Del Rey's seventh album embraces the intimate moments of life as she incorporates new facets of the Americana theme, and ventures into new vocal choices without fear of criticism. Del Rey puts aside...

In this art piece, Saulnier draws a commissioned dog portrait. She is looking to start a small business on Etsy for dog portraits.

Photo Essay: Through the eyes of Ella Saulnier’s artistic mind

By Nyah Fernandez, Multimedia Editor March 28, 2021

Ella Saulnier ('26) was 2 years old when she started drawing and has had a passion for art ever since. Saulnier credits much of her artistic inspiration to her father, who drew doodles of dragons with...

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Review: ‘Run Lola Run’ is the change of pace you need right now

By Greta Irvine, Staff Reporter February 6, 2021

Dying my hair has never been on my bucket list....not that it would fit the Archer dress code anyways. But after following Lola through the streets of Berlin with a fiery red bob, I may have to rethink...

Sophomore, Isabelle Verdery, performs a song over Zoom during an audition for the upper school musical, 'The Drowsy Chaperone'. The live singing auditions were designed to

Break a leg! …virtually: Upper school musical auditions begin

By Greta Irvine, Staff Reporter January 31, 2021

Archer theatre is taking the pandemic in stride as they begin preparations for this semester's upper school musical. After adjusting to the atypical format of online learning, Director of Arts and Director...

Marley Mills photographed her sister, Archer alumni Siena Mills for her Advanced Photography class.

Premiere virtual arts exhibit displays ‘powerful work’ of photography students

By Andrea Ramirez, Staff Reporter January 19, 2021

Archer's art department has launched the Arts at Archer website in order to showcase student's artwork in this virtual setting. The first exhibit titled, "Portraits in Photography" was shared last month,...

Sophomore Eliza Tiles collects a bucket of mud to later turn into clay. Tiles was able to collect clay for her ceramics class while she was

‘Clay is not compatible with computers:’ Ceramics classes adapt to remote learning

By Rose Sarner, Staff Reporter January 18, 2021

Fifty-nine girls sit down at their desks with a block of clay, each one with a different studio setup, direction and project.  Every student taking an Archer ceramics class this semester has been given...

Juliet, played by eighth-grader Sienna Schlesinger, stabs herself with a Minecraft sword during the performance of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ streamed on Vimeo, Friday, Dec. 11. The choice to use a Minecraft sword as the dagger reflects the decision to not provide props (or costumes),

Unmute, cameras on, action!: Middle school puts on a virtual production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’

By Greta Irvine, Staff Reporter January 8, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continued globally and nationally, the Archer community had to say goodbye to many staple activities and traditions enjoyed each school year. The middle school play was not one...

We hope these joyful holiday songs will get you in the festive mood. Enjoy your winter break and happy holidays!

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree: Six songs to get you in the holiday mood

By Nyah Fernandez, Multimedia Section Editor December 19, 2020

As the holiday season is here and Christmas is fast approaching, I wanted to share my favorite holiday and Christmas tunes. In general, these songs hold a special place in my heart. I will never stop listening...

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Review of ‘The Queen’s Gambit:’ An unusual feminist tale

By Thea Leimone, Culture Editor December 17, 2020

If you weren't one of the 62 million households that streamed "The Queen's Gambit" in its first 28 days on Netflix, make sure to join in and prepare to be entranced by a world of...chess? Yes, chess. The...

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Review: ‘The Great British Bake-Off’ is one thing the world can count on this year

By Rio Hundley, Features Editor December 6, 2020

A transparent tent sits in a bright green, provincial field. Cheerful music plays as the camera zooms into teal the workbenches, refrigerators and KitchenAid mixers. This idyllic scene is so commonplace...

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Review of ‘Cobra Kai Never Dies:’ Netflix’s ‘Karate Kid’ spinoff revives classic story for new generation

By Rio Hundley, Features Editor September 25, 2020

I still remember the first time I saw "The Karate Kid." I always felt a deep connection to the story and what it said about the true purposes of fighting and ideals of honor. It was the first classic 80s...

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