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News

Abbot Grants 2018

Since Abbot Academy and Andover merged in 1973, the Abbot Academy Fund has been preserving its name and tradition by pursuing its goal to fund educational ventures at Andover. Students and faculty members can submit an “Abbot Grant” to apply for funds. Here are this year’s recipients. Jeffrey Pan ’21 and Erik Wang ’21 –...
News

Music Groups Lead Annual ‘Sounds of the Season’ ASM

Donning a red Santa Claus hat and an Andover scarf, Head of School John Palfrey led students in school-wide sing-a-longs of “Deck the Halls” and “Jingle Bells.” The annual “Sounds of the Season” All-School Meeting (ASM) consisted of a 55-minute musical medley performed by students and faculty members, interspersed with punny introductions, and ended with...

Commentary

Commentary

Letter to the Editor

(Trigger warning: self-harm) To the Editor: Last Wednesday I was at the pharmacy getting my Prozac filled — not downtown at CVS, but at home, on my leave of absence. Meanwhile, my friends attended All-School Meeting (which I watched on MediaSpace), led by Jennifer Elliott ’94, Dean of Students and Residential Life. But, I want...
Commentary

Commentary: Held Hostage

The trade war between China and the U.S. has been raging on since July of 2018, when the U.S. first stated that it would be placing tariffs on Chinese goods. In the last few months, the two superpowers have been steadily ramping up the tariffs and affecting over $250 billion of goods. And while last...

Sports

Boys Squash, Sports, Winter Sports

Meet The Coaches: Teaching Fellows Midori Ishizuka ’11 and William Yu PEA ’13 Join Coaching Staff

William Yu PEA ’13 and Midori Ishizuka ’11 joined Andover this year as Teaching Fellows, house counselors, and new Coaches in the squash program. Coach Yu, Instructor in Physics and Mathematics, Statistics, &  Computer Science, assists coaching for the Boys JV1 and JV2 teams. Coach Ishizuka, a Teaching Fellow in the History Department, brings knowledge...

Arts

Arts

Comedy Night Features Wide Range of Jokes

“I got a new wife,” said comic Andrew Mayer as the crowd burst into laughter. Mayer went on to describe how he likes having his wife in on his jokes when he goes around “being a crazy person to strangers.” Mayer continued, “Every time I’m in downtown Boston and someone asks me what time it...
Arts

Book Review: “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate

Synopsis “Before We Were Yours” is based on a true story about the Tennessee Children’s Home Society — a child trafficking circle masquerading as an orphanage for decades in the early 1900s. The novel follows the stories of two women. One is a 12-year-old girl named Rill Foss, a river gypsy living in 1939, who...

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

“Is kombucha a martial art?” “I still don’t know which room my history class meets in.” “I’ve decided in the essence of time that having friends isn’t critical.” “It’s like Mr. Housiaux said, you gotta slow your roll, man” “Morning Basics was SO the move.” “Yeah my dad has to fly commercial sometimes so he can...