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Column: California’s ‘Sanctuary State’ Status Provides Shelter

Column: California’s ‘Sanctuary State’ Status Provides Shelter

By Lola Lamberg, Columnist

October 11, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

In opposition to Donald Trump's new immigration policies, the California Senate passed Senate Bill 54 [SB54] on Oct. 5. This legislation makes California a “sanctuary state” for undocumented immigrants. The bill prevents law enforcement from having close contact with immigration enforcement or usi...

Column: Fighting for DACA

Column: Fighting for DACA

By Celeste Ramirez, Columnist

October 8, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, SHOWCASE, VOICES

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump’s administration announced the rescindment of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. This administrative relief was enacted under the Obama administration five years ago, and since has protected about 800,000 undocumented immigrants, often des...

Column: Las Vegas Shooting Serves as a Call to Action

Column: Las Vegas Shooting Serves as a Call to Action

By Ana Berman, Columnist

October 6, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

“It was an act of pure evil,” President Donald Trump said about Sunday’s shooting. There are no words to accurately describe what happened on Oct. 1, at 10:05 p.m. It’s said to be the worst massacre in “modern U.S. history;” I cry every time I see a video of it or read an article about it...

Column: Latina Girl in an Archer World

Column: Latina Girl in an Archer World

By Celeste Ramirez, Columnist

September 29, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

Everyday when I step off the Archer 805 bus, I am transported to my other reality. I have left Archer’s beautiful lawns and pristine buildings, and I find myself surrounded by the familiar faces and places I grew up with. It is insane to think about how vastly different my school life is from a...

Column: Dreams of Autumn Muffins

Column: Dreams of Autumn Muffins

By Anna Allgeyer, Columnist

September 23, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, FOOD, VOICES

When August turns to September, am I the only one that envisions short autumn days dusted in amber leaves and coated in apple cider?  Pumpkin pies, sweater season and waking up early just to read for fun?  Muffins with tea and snuggling up with ugly plaid blankets to watch leaves fall through sligh...

Column: Learning from Charlottesville

Column: Learning from Charlottesville

By Lola Lamberg, Columnist

September 18, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

Virginia’s law enforcement is accused of having blood on their hands after Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan recently banned together in Charlottesville, Virginia for an "alt-right" rally. The rally’s goal was to oppose the removal a statue of Robert E. Lee, a confederate gen...

Column: A (Wo)man’s Best Friend

Column: A (Wo)man’s Best Friend

By Scarlet Levin, Columnist

September 17, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

Dogs. Did I fetch your attention? Pets are a huge part of living in the United States, which has hundreds of thousands of pet boutiques and animal instagram accounts. According to Fortune.com, Americans spent an estimated 62.75 billion dollars on their animal friends in 2016 alone, and it is believed that around 44...

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...

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