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Column: Pomegranate and Winter – The Perfect Pear

Column: Pomegranate and Winter – The Perfect Pear

By Anna Allgeyer, Columnist

December 8, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, FOOD, SHOWCASE

December brings to mind images of pies, hot coffee, chocolate and endless Christmas cookies. Even glazed hams and yams have the secret ingredient that makes the food your grandma cooks during the winter months somehow magically delicious. It all comes down to sugar. Sweet candy, cookies and other...

Column: Decolonizing our Minds – a Reflection on American Thanksgiving

Column: Decolonizing our Minds – a Reflection on American Thanksgiving

By Sammy Torres, Guest Columnist

December 3, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

I give thanks to my ancestors today and everyday. Those ancestors who survived and resisted the largest genocidal period in human history. Those ancestors that struggled generationally in the wake of a global defining politics and economy forged out of the legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery - a centuries old papal-initiated declaration morphed into legal cover for theft, wars of conquest and settler colonialism.

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Column: Starbucks has taken over winter, and I’m okay with it

Column: Starbucks has taken over winter, and I’m okay with it

By Scarlet Levin, Columnist

December 2, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, FOOD, SHOWCASE, VOICES

The holidays are fast approaching, ladies. And do you know what that means? It is time to say goodbye to good ol’ 2017. Whether it was an easy-breezy sort of year for you or maybe a little tough, 2017 was undoubtedly eventful. Through all the craziness of this year, I have had the support and lov...

Column: Ending the stigma around of mental health in the Latino community

Column: Ending the stigma around of mental health in the Latino community

By Celeste Ramirez, Columnist

November 15, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS

Last month, Mental Health Club, Honor Education Council and Best Buddies led a Community Connections that drove me to reflect on mental health awareness in our culture. The presentation discussed loosely used derogatory terms regarding mental health conditions and educating ourselves and our communities. ...

Column: Learning from the Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Column: Learning from the Harvey Weinstein Scandal

By Lola Lamberg, Columnist

November 9, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

Over 80 women have now claimed sexual assault and sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein, one of the most successful American film producers and studio executives. Accusations of rape and sexual force against such a highly acclaimed film mogul have brought Americans’ attention to the fact that...

Column: The Most Spooktacular Holiday of Them All

Column: The Most Spooktacular Holiday of Them All

By Scarlet Levin, Columnist

October 26, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, MULTIMEDIA, VOICES

I am a huge fan of holidays, and quite frankly, who isn't? From drinking a cup of ‘nog wrapped in a blanket around Christmas to listening to some Taylor Swift along with fireworks on July Fourth, holidays are a time of celebration, family (and friends!) and some much needed rest. However, one holiday stand...

Column: Butter than Movie Theater Popcorn

Column: Butter than Movie Theater Popcorn

By Anna Allgeyer, Columnist

October 18, 2017


Filed under COLUMNISTS, FOOD, VOICES

I love Archer. Many qualities in this community make me grin, and, more often than not, it’s the little things that make all the difference. Exhibit A: eating in class. I’m nervous to go to college for many reasons, but none are as frightening of the possibility of not being able to eat in class....

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, 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...

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