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Column: Thank you, Archer

Column: Thank you, Archer

By Isabel Adler, Columnist
May 16, 2017
Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

Dear Archer, I’m writing this to you because, as much as it hurts to say it, this is my last week of high school. While the rest of the school is buzzing with excitement for summer (the beach! Ice cream! No school!), I am picturing leaving you for the last time as a student. It’s been seven years, A...

Column: My ode to feminism

Column: My ode to feminism

By Stella Gage, Columnist
April 26, 2017
Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

Over the weekend of March 11 and 12, I went to Tijuana, Mexico where I, alongside an incredible group of people, helped finish a branch of an orphanage called Casa Hogar Eben-Ezer. The group consisted of only three women — my friend, Lulu Cerone '17, her mom and me. Going into the weekend, I  prepared...

Column: Massively Complicated Pomo-ments

Column: Massively Complicated Pomo-ments

By Audrey Koh
April 21, 2017
Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

Since middle school, I’ve heard whispers of a notorious English class at Archer that is both loved and feared by seniors: Postmodern American Literature, otherwise known as simply “Pomo.” Asking seniors about the class would only prompt them to screech, “Don’t take it!” or to announce with...

Column: The Dish on Pescetarianism

Column: The Dish on Pescetarianism

By Anna Allgeyer, Columnist
April 17, 2017
Filed under COLUMNISTS, FOOD, VOICES

My family eats anything and everything, from giant burgers to steamed kale, and everything in between. So it was only natural when Lent, a Christian period of reflection that asks you to give up something in your life from Ash Wednesday to Easter, came around, to give up one of the best ingredients in...

Column: Coffee Coffee Coffee

Column: Coffee Coffee Coffee

By Anna Allgeyer, Columnist
March 1, 2017
Filed under COLUMNISTS, FOOD, VOICES

Ask any of my friends and they will tell you the same thing: Anna loves coffee. Coffee is a lifestyle, a delicious, wonderful thing filled with the joy and hope of tomorrow in an obtainable-today package. The smell of my mom making her morning cup is sometimes the only thing that can drag me from my...

Column: Good bye, debate; good riddance, February!

Column: Good bye, debate; good riddance, February!

By Isabel Adler, Columnist
February 24, 2017
Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

Let’s be honest here. February can sometimes be a slump. It’s not quite Spring Break, but it's also not close enough to Winter Break for us to be well-rested. No one would ever venture to call February nearly the end of the year, and yet it lacks the excitement of the earlier months. There a...

Treat yourself: Anna’s Red Velvet Pancakes for Valentine’s Day

By Nelly Rouzroch and Anna Allgeyer
February 14, 2017
Filed under COLUMNISTS, FOOD, MULTIMEDIA, VOICES

Happy Valentine's Day Archer! Watch as columnist Anna Allgeyer walks you through the process of making Red Velvet Pancakes. Whether you are celebrating Valentine's Day with your significant other, treating your girl gang to a special Galentine's Day brunch or even holding a solemn, scholarly breakfast to research the true origins of the holiday, these Red V...

Column: Battling Bigotry

Column: Battling Bigotry

By Audrey Koh, Columnist
February 14, 2017
Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

During the Diversity Conference, I had the honor of participating in the Upper School microaggressions panel, where I spoke about my personal experience with racist behaviors and remarks and discussed ways to combat them. Hearing from other panelists, who were mostly girls of color, was especi...

Column: An Exploration of Valentine’s Day

Column: An Exploration of Valentine’s Day

By Stella Gage, Columnist
February 7, 2017
Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

Growing up, Valentine’s Day has meant a number of different thing to me. When I was younger, the holiday was a day for everyone to exchange candy grams, spend time with friends and maybe even finally tell your crush that you liked them with an overly cheesy card. Over the years, however, the inno...

Column: How to Keep Your New Year’s Food Resolutions

Column: How to Keep Your New Year’s Food Resolutions

By Anna Allgeyer, Columnist
January 31, 2017
Filed under COLUMNISTS, FOOD, VOICES

As the end of January approaches, for many, so does regret season. Memories of New Year's Eve flash back, of resolutions written down in notebooks, shared with friends or perhaps drilled into your mind over and over so that all you can think is "I will never drink caffeine again." And now? Your New...

Column: Ode to January

Column: Ode to January

By Isabel Adler, Columnist
January 20, 2017
Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

Centuries ago, I was an eleven year old embarking on my first year at Archer as a sixth grader. Okay. That’s an exaggeration -- it was only seven years ago -- but times have changed! Back then, Obama was our president, Instagram wasn’t popular among Archer students, teens all watched “Glee,” a...

Column: America’s Economy is Hanging on Loose Hinges

Column: America’s Economy is Hanging on Loose Hinges

By Ciel Torres, Columnist
January 20, 2017
Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

There are four departments in a president's cabinet that hold great economic responsibility: the Department of State, the Treasury, Commerce and Labor. The people that President Donald Trump has nominated as the heads of these departments are Rex Tillerson, the CEO of Exxon Mobil, Steven Mnuchin, for...

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