The (ANCA LSI) Summer of ’17

  By Shant Eulmessekian ANCA Leo Sarkisian Internship (LSI) Participant, 2017 Glendale Community College I apologize in advance if what you are about to read is too sentimental or dramatic, but as I sit in the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Aramian House on the final day of my [more...]

August 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

ATP Leadership Provides Update on Forest Fires in Armenia

  The following is an update penned by Armenia Tree Project (ATP) founder Carolyn Mugar, ATP Executive Director Jeanmarie Papelian, and ATP Armenia Director Lucineh Kassarjian on the forest fires in the Khosrov Forest State Reserve in Armenia. *** We were saddened to witness the forest fires [more...]

August 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Letter to the Editor: Armenia Will Always ‘Feel Like’ Armenia…

Letter to the Editor A view of Yerevan from the Cafesjian Museum of Art (Photo: Serouj) Don’t have expectations of Armenia to make you feel a certain way. She doesn’t owe us any particular experience when we choose to visit… In the article “Why Did Armenia Not Feel Like Armenia?” the [more...]

August 11, 2017 // 18 Comments

Why Did Armenia Not Feel Like Armenia?

  Why did Armenia not feel like Armenia to me this time? That is the question I have been trying to answer for the past few days… Could it be because I did not go sightseeing? Could it be because I did not meet many new Armenians from other regions? Could it be because most our time there [more...]

August 11, 2017 // 27 Comments

‘Where Are You From?’ and the Huge Pile of Complexes

By Rupen Janbazian Translated from Armenian by Tatul Sonentz-Papazian ”Where are you from?’…This was not an existential query directed at us.’ “Where are you from?” “Toronto… from Canada.” “No! Before that…” This was not an existential query directed [more...]

August 10, 2017 // 5 Comments

Washingtonian Vitruvianism

  By Leonardo G. Torosian McGill University, Class of 2018 ANCA Leo Sarkisian Internship Participant, 2017 When I saw Washington for the first time, last month, the first thing that struck me was the omnipresent neoclassical architecture superimposed on the Cartesian layout of the city. [more...]

August 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Armenian Church: Questions and Candles

Special to the Armenian Weekly   “So, do you believe in God these days?” It’s a Wednesday afternoon in January, and my mother asks me this. I’m home from school for winter break. We’re in the car, on our way to the yoga studio across town. We’ve just been talking about grocery [more...]

August 9, 2017 // 3 Comments

‘Tebi’ or Not ‘Tebi’ (Yergir)? That Is the Question…

By Mari Tikoyan University of Maryland, Class of 2018 ANCA Leo Sarkisian Internship Participant, 2017   Should all Armenians go Tebi Yergir*? The idea of Armenians moving back to Armenia has been a heavily discussed topic in the Armenian community. During my time interning for the Armenian [more...]

August 4, 2017 // 9 Comments

We Are All a Part of Camp Javakhk

  Special to the Armenian Weekly Javakhk, a place so close to home and dear to heart, that it is impossible to put our passion for these beautiful lands and generous people into words. As participants of Camp Javakhk, we immediately felt a part of Javakhk—their families, their agoumps, [more...]

August 3, 2017 // 1 Comment

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