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Senior Jacqui Ambriz exhibits her photography in the Eastern Star Gallery

Senior Jacqui Ambriz exhibits her photography in the Eastern Star Gallery

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Seniors involved in photography or art have the opportunity each year to display their work in either the Eastern Star Gallery or the hallway gallery. This year, Jacqui Ambriz was the first senior to display her work in the Eastern Star Gallery. Her self-titled photography exhibit opened on March...

A Positive Verdict: NBC’s ‘Trial & Error’ is hilarious and brilliant

A Positive Verdict: NBC’s ‘Trial & Error’ is hilarious and brilliant

By Alexandra Chang, Culture Editor

April 11, 2017


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Although most people tend not to associate murder with comedy, NBC's "Trial & Error" seamlessly intertwines the two completely different genres to create a laugh-out-loud, off-beat mockumentary series. The series was created by Jeff Astrof and Matt Miller, and "Trial & Error" is currently in i...

Move over Beyhive — Little Monsters are taking over Coachella

Move over Beyhive — Little Monsters are taking over Coachella

By Ella Frey, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017


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On Feb. 1, Beyoncé's pregnancy photo became the most liked photo on Instagram, receiving over 10 million likes from fans across the globe. However, this caused Coachella Music Festival goers to anxiously await the news if Beyoncé, pregnant with twins, would continue to headline the show. Locat...

More than a play, ‘The Crucible’ explores political issues today

More than a play, ‘The Crucible’ explores political issues today

By Ella Frey, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

It's 1692, and the whispers of witches among the Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts, are causing an uproar in the community.  Archer’s upcoming spring play, "The Crucible", written by Arthur Miller, tells the story of a group of young girls who accuse members of the community of witchcra...

First black Bachelorette announced

First black Bachelorette announced

By Harley Quinn Smith, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


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After 15 years, 33 seasons and much turmoil over a lack of diversity in the cast, Bachelor nation makes history by choosing their first black lead for the next season of the Bachelorette. Rachel Lindsay, a 31-year-old lawyer from Dallas and fan-favorite on Nick Viall’s season of the Bachelor, was named the next Bachelorette on Ji...

Archer students have ‘life-changing weekend’ at Los Angeles A Cappella Festival

Archer students have ‘life-changing weekend’ at Los Angeles A Cappella Festival

By Sara Weitz, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

After a busy weekend full of workshops, masterclasses, concerts and a scholastic competition at the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival, Archer's a cappella groups bonded while spending time together at the event.  Members of both the Unaccompanied Minors and Something Major were able to collaborate more at...

Sky Edenfield on her ‘full time job at school’

Sky Edenfield on her ‘full time job at school’

By Alice Grainge, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Amidst organizing The Eastern Star Gallery's show “Touch Museum 2.0” featuring work from visual artist Julie Weitz, the Oracle sat down with senior Sky Edenfield, who runs the Gallery Management and Design class this year. Edenfield discussed the tasks she had to complete in order to open the...

Student musicians perform at annual Winter Concert

Student musicians perform at annual Winter Concert

By Logan Connors, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Melodious voices and instrumentals filled the air when Archer choir and orchestra students took the stage for the annual Winter Concert. The event took place on Jan. 19 and 20, and middle and upper schoolers came together to perform for the event. Both nights included performances from the middle...

Archer musicians attend CAIS Honor Music Festival

Archer musicians attend CAIS Honor Music Festival

By Eden Motzkin and Anika Bhavnani

February 16, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Seventeen Archer students. Twelve hours. Three days. Three featured student soloists. On Feb. 3 and 4, Archer musicians attended the California Association of Independent Schools' Honor Music Festival at Viewpoint School. Senior Audrey Koh was a selected violinist, freshman Hannah Kim was a select...

Drama Queens showcase comedic, dramatic abilities

Drama Queens showcase comedic, dramatic abilities

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

February 16, 2017


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The advanced theatre class, more commonly known as The Drama Queens, is Archer's resident theatre troupe that consists of 14 upper schoolers. The Drama Queens have performed numerous shows throughout the year for the Archer community, ranging from comedic scenes to dramatic monologues. On Jan. 30 in...

Antigone is you is me: Q&A with artist Alexandra Grant

Antigone is you is me: Q&A with artist Alexandra Grant

By Eloise Rollins-Fife, Managing/News & Features Editor

February 13, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE

Two weeks, one room, over 400 girls and a whole lot of paint: welcome to the Eastern Star Gallery's newest installation, inspired by Greek mythology and featuring hundreds of collaborators. The project, entitled "Antigone is you is me," was brought to Archer by artist Alexandra Grant, but she is far from its only ...

Humans of Archer Episode 3: Rose Shulman-Litwin ’18

Humans of Archer Episode 3: Rose Shulman-Litwin ’18

By Nelly Rouzroch, Multimedia Editor

February 7, 2017


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Welcome to Humans of Archer! This segment from the Archer Oracle highlights students with a unique talent or story that they want to share with the Archer community. The third episode features junior Rose Shulman-Litwin, who is known around campus for her works of art, as well as her photography....

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