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Andrew Ankersen

Andrew Ankersen, Voices Editor

Andrew is a CAS sophomore majoring in Linguistics and considering adding a second Art History major. Due to being copy chief last semester he currently has asymptotic to no social life and hobbies aside his expensive love of rare teas, but hey, it's never too late to start right? While he only started writing fiction last semester, a professor did say he was a "modern day Sinclair Lewis" so that has to count for something. This semester he hopes to revives the old fashion fiction serial. Proud disbeliever in central Jersey. 

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Illustrated by Rachel Lee.

A 15-minute Break: Chapter 3

This is the third chapter of Under the Arch Voices’ new monthly serial, focusing on a man struggling with angst and secret he's keeping from his wife.
Oct 30, 2019

What does a 15-minute delay mean in a city that runs at 1,000 miles an hour? When a subway grinds to a halt in the middle of a tunnel, four strangers with different backgrounds,...

Claire Kearney-Volpe watches over three participants in her web development workshop for the visually impaired. In this study, she monitors the use of screenreaders to create P5.js sketches. (Courtesy of The Processing Foundation)

Claire Kearney-Volpe Makes Visual Thinking Viable

Kearney-Volpe teams up with various artists and educators, aiming to provide differently-abled individuals with the equal opportunity to learn and explore their passions without restrictions.
Oct 16, 2019

Illustrated by Rachel Lee.

A Hard Summer’s Work

A story about learning to live and adapt to life on a farm over the course of one summer, bringing in lessons about family and self-respect along the way.
Oct 2, 2019

The first thing that hits you when you enter a field of corn is the smell. The corn itself doesn’t have much of a smell but aphids — or more accurately their sh-t — reek....

Illustrated by Sophia Di Iorio.

Comfortably Modern

Sep 2, 2019

“Just remember, once the gas starts flowing, count backward from 10 nice and slowly,” the voice said.   “Ten…” His eyes darted around the room, trying to get...

A Thanksgiving leftover feast.

The Only Way You Should Be Eating Thanksgiving Leftovers

Now you know what to do with the tupperwares of leftover food your parents sent you back to school with.
Nov 26, 2018

Thanksgiving is over, meaning the best part of the holiday season is upon us: leftovers. Obviously, there are the classic pot pies, soups and of course the iconic the turkey sandwich...

Aloo Gobi, Chicken Tikka Masala, chutney and rice on a plate. (Photo by Andrew Ankersen)

How to Cook an Easy Indian Spread

Perfect for small, inconvenient and dated dorm kitchens.
Nov 15, 2018

A quick disclaimer before we get to cooking: these recipes originally come from Mrs. Balbeer, my lovely Indian cooking teacher from my years living in Thailand. So credit where...

Beef tagine is great on its own or served on couscous and with Greek salad. (Photo by Andrew Ankersen)

4 Recipes You Can Make With Just 8 Ingredients

A quick guide to recipes so simple you can make them in Third North.
Oct 31, 2018

I’ve been cooking since I was 11 and it wasn’t long before I was cooking probably 80 percent of the meals in my family — and no, I can’t actually count the number of times...