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Op-Ed: ‘Catching Fire’ Pushes Beyond the Feminist Appeal

Op-Ed: ‘Catching Fire’ Pushes Beyond the Feminist Appeal

By Yasmeen Namazie

December 10, 2013


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Catching Fire is the second book of Suzanne Collins' trilogy "The Hunger Games." After its release as a major film production on Nov. 22, 2013, it has attracted a wide array of judgments, criticism and praise for its powerful female lead and inverted use of gender roles. Read More »...

Archer Community questions homework load

Archer Community questions homework load

By Sarah Wagner

December 4, 2013


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

There has been a lot of buzz in the faculty about the upper school homework load recently. It seems that so many schools simply give kids “busy work” or homework with no real benefit other than ruining an otherwise enjoyable evening, and the Archer faculty does not want that to happen. Read...

Op-Ed: A Culture of Complaints

Op-Ed: A Culture of Complaints

By Gaia Richardson

November 22, 2013


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Plaintiffs claim discrimination, injury or other injustices. But in some ridiculous cases, their claims seem comic either because of how trivial they are or because of the price they ask in compensation. Has America, as a society, become too finicky? Read More »...

Op-Ed: Don’t Fear the F-Word: Archer’s Feminist Legacy

Op-Ed: Don’t Fear the F-Word: Archer’s Feminist Legacy

By Athena Schlereth

November 11, 2013


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

I have something to tell you that may or may not be news. You are a feminist. Read More »...

Commentary: Fun Community Service Hours Spent at The Gentle Barn

Commentary: Fun Community Service Hours Spent at The Gentle Barn

By Helena Heslov

November 11, 2013


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Have you ever wanted to hug a cow, groom a horse, or rub a pig’s belly? If the answer is yes, then the Gentle Barn may be the place for you.  Read More »...

Op-Ed: The Standard

Op-Ed: The Standard

By Gaia Richardson

November 6, 2013


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Standardized tests today are elevated to a supreme status—colleges consider them to be efficient, accurate measures of a student's academic abilities. But is there truth in that assumption? Read More »...

Op-Ed: Malala Yousafzai Should Have Won the Nobel Peace Prize

Op-Ed: Malala Yousafzai Should Have Won the Nobel Peace Prize

By Sarah Wagner

November 1, 2013


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Despite being shot in the head by the Taliban on Oct. 9, 2012, for standing up for girls' education, Malala Yousafzai did not win the Nobel Peace Prize—but she should have.   Read More »...

Op-Ed: Take Back Halloween Revolutionizes Women’s Costumes

Op-Ed: Take Back Halloween Revolutionizes Women’s Costumes

By Zaire D. Armstrong

October 29, 2013


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

On Oct. 10, Google released a list of the top trending Halloween costume searches of 2013. The list is composed of TV and movie characters, musicians and video game avatars. To most, not a single costume included on this list represents an important or influential historic public figure. Read Mor...

Op-Ed: Columbus Day vs. Indigenous People’s Day

Op-Ed: Columbus Day vs. Indigenous People’s Day

By Sydney Stone

October 18, 2013


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Many know Christopher Columbus as the man who sailed the ocean blue in 1492— but do we really know who he was? Read More »...

Commentary: The View from Center Field

Commentary: The View from Center Field

By Becca Samuelson

May 20, 2013


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

In each play, the center fielder can see the ball, all of the positions, the runner, and the fans. Even more so, the player in this position has a clear view of her teammates and the season. This year in center field, I saw growth, friendship, and support among the varsity softball team. Read More »...

Commentary: Thank You, Title IX

Commentary: Thank You, Title IX

By Becca Samuelson

September 12, 2012


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

Forty years ago, when President Nixon signed Indiana Senator Bayh’s Equal Rights Amendment, Title IX transformed the world of female athletics. Today, women and girls in sports all over the nation benefit from the athletic equality the amendment ensures in sports from elementary schools all the way...

Commentary: Looking forward to sixth grade

Commentary: Looking forward to sixth grade

By Capucine Berney

September 10, 2012


Filed under OPINION, VOICES

As the new year arrives, there are many things to look forward to—especially for a new sixth grader. Here is what Kourtney "Koko" Nash ‘19 has to say about this year and its upcoming events. Read More »...

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