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Column: How to Throw a Dinner Party 101

Column: How to Throw a Dinner Party 101

By Anna Allgeyer, Columnist

October 27, 2016

At some point in life, you will have to host a dinner party. Or co-host or even just help out. I strongly believe that this is an important life skill and something we should all have in our repertoire. However, the most important part of a dinner party is having fun, which is often something the ho...

Column: Nightmare on Chaparal Street

Column: Nightmare on Chaparal Street

By Isabel Adler, Columnist

October 20, 2016

If you know me at all, you know that I can't stand horror movies. The scariest thing I've ever watched is Indiana Jones. "But Isabel," you say, "Indiana Jones isn't scary at all." Case in point. I just don’t do scary. But it’s October, and you know what that means. It is time for alone-in...

Column: Feminism in the 2016 Elections

Column: Feminism in the 2016 Elections

By Stella Gage, Columnist

October 5, 2016

Being a woman in politics has always been challenging. Unfortunately, even in the progressive age of 2016, this statement rings true. Women have made tremendous strides toward equality in many aspects of society. However, politics is one area in which women have yet to break major ground. For y...

Column: What on earth should I eat for lunch?

Column: What on earth should I eat for lunch?

By Anna Allgeyer, Columnist

September 22, 2016

I have packed my own lunch ever since the fourth grade. It’s taught me a lot of important skills — most importantly, the value of planning ahead. I’d like to say that every single week of the year I plan my lunches for the entire school week and prepare them on Sunday nights, but in rea...

Column: The First Day at Archer

Column: The First Day at Archer

By Isabel Adler, Columnist

September 19, 2016

I always, silly as it sounds, wait eagerly for the first day of school. There is something about starting all new classes, decorating a new locker and seeing everyone again that gives me so much satisfaction. Secretly, I revel in the strong sun that causes everyone to hide under their formal unif...

Column: Democracy’s Second Coming

Column: Democracy’s Second Coming

By Ciel Torres, Columnist

September 11, 2016

Our democracy is failing. It no longer works for the many. It has been spoiled by xenophobia, distrust of the government and economic insecurity. Although, because of these things, it is us who no longer work for democracy. We use ideology as a scapegoat for our behavior. Income inequality is worse than...

Column: Senior Farewell Ceremony embodies spirit of Archer

Column: Senior Farewell Ceremony embodies spirit of Archer

By Isabel Adler

May 27, 2016

What marks the end of the year at Archer? Is it senior graduation, or is it finals week? Or when the yearbook comes out? Or is it the subtler things— disorganized backpacks, lack of pencils, stained uniforms? In my six years at Archer, I have come to find that it is none of these things. ...

Column: The Nuns of Washington

Column: The Nuns of Washington

By Ciel Torres

May 22, 2016

As the Presidential primaries begin to discern who is most likely to win the nomination in November, the time has come to denounce the N.U.N.S of Washington: those whose Nominality Undercuts {their} Nomination. Read More »...

Column: The Newest Face of Feminism

Column: The Newest Face of Feminism

By Stella Gage

May 18, 2016

It seems that the world has found the newest face of the feminist movement, and I couldn’t be happier to say that she is a lot like us Archer Girls — ambitious, outspoken and on her way to changing the world. Amandla Stenberg, known best for her role as Rue in “The Hunger Games,” is a ...

Column: A Culinary Forecast

Column: A Culinary Forecast

By Anna Allgeyer

May 1, 2016

No, it’s not "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" or even the sequel. After pouring over the National Restaurant Association’s "What’s Hot: 2016 Culinary Forecast," I realized that house-made artisan pickles are on a 67 percent rise and 3D printed food comes in at number 16 on the culinary the...

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