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Review: The King of Teens releases ‘Lil Boat 2,’ wants fans to ‘turn up’ to new album

Review: The King of Teens releases ‘Lil Boat 2,’ wants fans to ‘turn up’ to new album

By Kamryn Bellamy, Staff Writer

May 15, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

With all of these up-and-coming rappers with ‘Lil’ in front of their names, it can be hard to keep track of who's who — especially since their music sounds considerably similar unless you listen close enough. However, if you have to know any of them, it should be Lil Yachty — the self proclaimed "King of the Teens." Even though the Atl...

Gemma Brand-Wolf’s senior show, ‘Clay Bodies,’ explores ‘beauty, diversity, strength’ of women

Gemma Brand-Wolf’s senior show, ‘Clay Bodies,’ explores ‘beauty, diversity, strength’ of women

By Molly Goldberg, Staff Writer

May 12, 2018


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Gemma Brand-Wolf '18 emerged into the courtyard from a clay coil, as students, teachers and faculty watched, huddled around her. On Wednesday, May 9, Brand-Wolf's senior show, entitled “Clay Bodies,” opened in the upstairs gallery during lunch. The show featured her ceramics, as well as live p...

Archer Film Festival features keynote from Laura Dern, highlights student voices

Archer Film Festival features keynote from Laura Dern, highlights student voices

By Cat Oriel, News & Features Editor

May 10, 2018


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"Her Lens, Her Story." This was the slogan of this year's seventh annual Archer Film Festival. On Wednesday, April 25, Archer families, faculty, staff and friends gathered to celebrate and enjoy 18 films created by high school students from across the country at the Writer's Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. Accor...

Review: “Love, Simon” offers new perspective on coming out in high school, marks progress for LGBTQ+ representation

Review: “Love, Simon” offers new perspective on coming out in high school, marks progress for LGBTQ+ representation

By Nicki Rosenberg, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

“Love, Simon”, directed by Greg Berlanti, tells a story as old as time but offers a new perspective. Based upon Becky Albertallis’ young adult novel, “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda," the film “Love, Simon” is a coming-of-age romantic comedy that was released in March 2018. The movie...

Dancers perform in last show of the year, ‘Festival of Dance’

Dancers perform in last show of the year, ‘Festival of Dance’

By Kamryn Bellamy, Staff Writer

May 9, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, MULTIMEDIA

After choreographing and rehearsing dances for a little over a month, Archer dancers were ready to show the community what they had been working on. On Friday, April 27, the Dance Company students performed in the annual Festival of Dance in the courtyard. The Festival of Dance previously took place...

Review: “A Quiet Place” stuns audiences, displays originality

Review: “A Quiet Place” stuns audiences, displays originality

By Allie Worchell, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


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Sounds kill. One whisper, one cough and you're dead. “A Quiet Place,” released in April 2018, is a harrowing film of a family under siege by blind monsters with impeccable hearing, and the only way to survive is to be completely silent.   John Krasinski, known for his role as Jim in the sitcom ...

Josie Garcia-Euyoque, Dani Roberts hold joint senior art show, “Friends & FamILY”

Josie Garcia-Euyoque, Dani Roberts hold joint senior art show, “Friends & FamILY”

By Allie Worchell, Staff Writer

May 6, 2018


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Archer students filled the upstairs gallery holding donuts, looking at the various photographs and film footage around the room. “Friends & FamILY,” ILY being an acronym for "I love you," was a joint senior show that featured the work of Josie Garcia-Euyoque ‘18 and Dani Roberts ‘18. It...

Claire Bardin, Macoy Ohlbaum display functional art in senior show

Claire Bardin, Macoy Ohlbaum display functional art in senior show

By Grace Dieveney, Staff Writer

May 5, 2018


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Unlike everyday, plain dish-ware, seniors Claire Bardin and Macoy Ohlbaum instead created bowls, mugs and plates decorated with sea creatures and gold leaves for their joint senior art show. The exhibit, entitled "Function and Form," opened on Tuesday, Apr. 24, at 10:00 a.m. in the upstairs gallery. Thi...

‘Come Alive’: Musicians, singers perform in Spring Concert, celebrate seniors

‘Come Alive’: Musicians, singers perform in Spring Concert, celebrate seniors

By Cat Oriel, News and Features Editor

April 25, 2018


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The Dining Hall came alive with the sound of music during this year's Spring Concert. On Tuesday, Apr. 17 and Wednesday, Apr. 18, the upper and middle school a cappella groups, choirs and orchestras performed in front of a nearly sold-out audience. The middle school orchestra opened the show with...

Review: Billie Eilish’s energetic concert captivates audience

Review: Billie Eilish’s energetic concert captivates audience

By Liz Haltrecht, Culture Correspondent

April 19, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

“Billie, Billie, Billie,” the audience chants for 16-year-old rising singer Billie Eilish on her first tour, “Where’s My Mind?” And Eilish certainly succeeded in creating an amazing concert. Eilish is a breakout Los Angeles native pop artist. With nearly five million Spotify listeners and one...

Isabella Simanowitz holds senior art show, “Rings & Things”

Isabella Simanowitz holds senior art show, “Rings & Things”

By Alexandra Chang, Managing Editor/Culture Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Unlike previous senior shows, Isabella Simanowitz's '18 gallery opening showcased jewelry on pedestals. Simanowitz's display opened on Tuesday, Apr. 17 at 10:00 a.m. in the upstairs gallery, and was the third senior show of the year. Entitled "Rings & Things," the exhibition consists of various...

Commentary: Country boy, I love you

Commentary: Country boy, I love you

By Cat Oriel, News & Features Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, VOICES

If you haven’t heard about Mason Ramsey — also known as “Yodeling Walmart Kid,” also known as “Lil’ Hank Williams” — you must be living under a rock. Ramsey is the 11-year-old boy that has captured our hearts after a video of him covering Hank Williams Sr.’s “Lovesick Blues” in ...

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