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Special thanks to Donald Slater, Paige Roberts, Stephanie Curci, and Sherri Hallgren

News

News

Wellness Weekend Brings Mindfulness Workshop to Campus

Continuing the events of Wellness Weekend, former Buddhist monk Alexis Santos led a workshop called “Compassionate Awareness: Knowing Yourself, Knowing Your World” this past Saturday. The workshop was a part of the Tang Institute’s “Mindfulness Speaker Series,” in which speakers come to campus to speak about mindfulness and the importance of it in their own...
News

Randomness Algorithms, Black Hole Models, and More Explored in New Computer Science Course

For the first time, Computer Science Research and Development, or Computer Science-600, is Andover’s first computer science class for independent research projects (IP). The term-contained course was offered for the first time this Winter Term. According to Nicholas Zufelt, Instructor in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, the course was created as a solution to the...

Commentary

Commentary

Commentary: Lab Grown Revolution: Clean Meat

PICTURE THIS:  YOU have been tasked with making beef. One option is to raise a cow. In doing this, you have to feed it, keep it healthy, purchase a pasture for it to live in, and clean up the cow’s smelly and unhygienic manure – which also emits the greenhouse gas methane. You must then...
Commentary

Commentary: Blemishing Barbie’s World

OVER WINTER BREAK, I was greeted by my five-year-old neighbor Clarissa as she crazily waved an unfamiliar looking doll above her head. I quickly learned that this doll was marketed as an “alternative Barbie,” known as the Lammily doll, created by Nickolay Lamm in 2014. It was made to resemble an average 19-year old woman’s...
Commentary

Commentary: The Modern Morality Clause

IT’S RIGHT THERE IN fine print. A clause in the writer’s contract from Conde Nast, a well-known American mass media company with subsidiaries such as Wired Magazine and Reddit, states that if, “in the company’s sole judgment,” the writer­ “becomes the subject of public disrepute, contempt, complaints or scandals,” it has the right to terminate...

Sports

Girls Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

Captain Feature: Girls Hockey Co-Captain Emily Batchelor ’19 Leads with “Bubbly” Attitude

Andover Girls Hockey Co-Captain Emily Batchelor ’19 began figure skating at a young age, then coupled that activity with competitive hockey. Once she reached fifth grade, Batchelor chose to pursue hockey and has played on the Andover Girls Hockey and Field Hockey teams for all four years of her time at Andover. According to Batchelor,...
Girls Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

Captain Feature: Girls Hockey Co-Captain Kelly McCarthy ’19 Began Playing Hockey on Youth Boys’ Team

With her contagious smile and upbeat personality, Co-Captain Kelly McCarthy ’19 helps create a positive team environment and encourages the players to stay focused, according to Anna Bargman ’21. Bargman said, “She always has a big smile on her face. Even when the team is down, when you come into the locker room, she’s always...

Arts

Arts

Ria’s Flick Picks: Night School Directed by Malcolm Lee

Summary: When Teddy Walker (Kevin Hart) loses his job as a barbecue grill salesman, he begins a search to find a high-paying job to keep up with his lavish lifestyle and impress his new fiancée. Forced to go to night school to get his G.E.D., Teddy sets out to finish high school with his classmates...
Arts

The Courant Celebrates “Dream Songs” in Fall Issue

“Ten! Nine! Eight! Seven! Six! Five! Four! Three! Two! One! Happy New Year!” The attendees of The Courant’s Fall 2018 launch party chanted in unison at 9:26 p.m.  Immediately, horns blew, “Year of the Pig” signs floated around, and balloons bobbed between participants, all in accordance with the launch party’s theme of New Year’s Eve....

Editorial

Editorial

Time for Change

Each Monday, the board of The Phillipian meets to discuss and decide a topic on which to write the week’s editorial. Nearly every meeting, climate change is broached as a possibility, and nearly every meeting, it is subsequently turned down. At the surface level, the issue of climate change is often dismissed as not relevant...

The Eighth Page

The Eighth Page

Phillipian Satire: OVERHEARD ON THE PATHS

“The Lord gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers. Wouldn’t you agree, Larissa?” “Sorry but no, Bartholomew. This oatmeal just won’t cut it. Bring me another.” “Did my computer just turn itself off?” “Don’t tell anyone, but I’m like 90 percent sure that there isn’t really a Nordic team.” “Shorts in January? Bad move,...
The Eighth Page

Phillipian Satire: The Week’s Top Headlines

Gelb Lab Showers Really Nice to Just Relax In Student Who Wants Stricter Parietal Rules Also Wants Pasta Monday Back Computer Uprising “Nothing to Worry About” Say Inhabitants of /{User’s_Local_Area};)/ Varsity Power Walking Team To Send Six Recruits To D1 Schools, Says Coach Walksa Lot Commons Worker Reveals Secret Ingredient Inside Stir-Fry Was Love All...