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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...

Column: Archer, It’s Cold Outside

Column: Archer, It’s Cold Outside

By Isabel Adler, Columnist

December 6, 2016


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

Ah, holidays at Archer! The biggest difference between December and all the other months of the year is that during December, Archer upper schoolers stress-eat even more than their normal snack load.  When I was in middle school, I loved winter. Having Secret Snowflakes in advisory, looking forward to w...

Column: The Life of Pie

Column: The Life of Pie

By Anna Allgeyer, Columnist

December 1, 2016


Filed under COLUMNISTS, FOOD, VOICES

The holidays. Whether you're arguing about politics, wildly searching for grandma’s favorite Frank Sinatra CD or frantically cramming for finals while decorating the Christmas tree, you’re sure to be a little stressed out at some point. Now, I’m not saying that food is the answer to all of your...

Column: State of The Union Address

Column: State of The Union Address

By Ciel Torres, Columnist

November 18, 2016


Filed under COLUMNISTS, VOICES

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Donald J. Trump was elected the President of the United States. The most pertinent question I've heard about this is "How?" As I've come to understand it, all that's required is a bit of historical context. A democracy is, in theory, for the people. I'd argue that the first and last...

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