Irene Archos

Freelance Journalist, Editor, Scholastic Journalism Teacher

Independent journalist working across the US, Middle East and Europe writing on culture, travel, business, environment, science, technology, education, and issues of concern to women esp women of the Hellenic Diaspora

United States of America


Interviews and In-depth Profiles


Olive wood carvers under siege

Eisa Khalid Gareeb and his two sons, Walid and Mansour, did not seem very busy as they grouped in their small workshop in Beit Shahour. The Gareebs who have been carving wood...

Greek American Girl

Father Moses Berry: From Hippie Bad-Boy Cool-Cat to Humble Rassaphore Orthodox Priest - Greek...

You wouldn't suspect that the jovial Orthodox priest who carries the gold chalise with such reverence from behind the iconostasis of "Mother of Unexpected Joy" church was once a...

Greek American Girl

Eleni Sikelianos: Utopia Via Poetry - Greek American Girl

Is a poet born or made? That was one of the questions posed to the famed poet Eleni Sikelianos, a third-generation Greek-American writer whose ancestry includes Nobel-nominated...

Science Journalism


Take a Walk on the Wild Side to Find Invisible Ecology on Campus

by Irene ArholekasAcross the Kent State campus, there are hundreds of species sprawled across 900 acres, not including the airport and stadium. It is home to a wide variety of...

Vox Magazine

More than Music for Your Ears

report on the use of music therapy in hospital settings in US shown in studies to aid recuperation, lower stress and blood pressure; overview of music therapy across cultures


Nuts roasting

Guys, watch those laptops. They are really frying pans for your juevos, as they say in Spanish. For years, researchers have known that tight boxers, hot tubs and sitting for...

Travel Writing

Ins and Outs

Tel Aviv: City of Promises

one of many travel piece for former lifestyle magazine Ins and Outs of Long Island City


Places & Spaces, Amazing Astoria!

Astoria, consecutively called 'Little Malta', 'Little Athens", 'Little Pakistan", and 'Little Croatia", has always been home to families, striving artists, and lots of friendly...


An Insight into the Greek-Orthodox Community of Jordan

The saying, "Opou geis, kai patris," is a familiar one attesting to the Greek spirit of seeking out fortune and adapting to many foreign soils. But as evidenced by the Greek...


Hermitage of the Holy Cross Monastery / OrthoChristian.Com

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to...

Ins and Outs

Movin' On Up

Updates on the real estate and development industries of Long Island City

Greek American Girl

St. Catherine's and Mount Sinai: The Ungraspable Mystery

Travel essay about the pilgrimage to Mount Sinai and St. Catherine's Monastery recounting history and latest digitizing of the library; included interviews with Bedouin guides,...

Religious Journalism and Spiritual Essays


The Importance of Being

That is the real struggle with the modern man-the struggle to be still, the struggle to pray, the yearning for silence even when he struggles by all means to avoid silence. To...


Morning is a miracle

Morning is such a miracle. I take it for granted on most days. There is no guarantee that I will rise. Or that you will for that matter. It is God's mercy that allows my bones...

Orthodox Christian Network

Bringing Order out of Disorder: The Trials of a Housewife

The root for the Greek word "teleo," meaning "perfect," is "complete," "finished." In other words, for something to be truly perfect, it must be finished, in all its details. If...


It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy - Part 2

The Lord in His mercy has taught me a hard lesson. You see, I'm the type of person who complains-a lot! My entire life I have tried to find that mystical and mythical pot at the...