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Students Wear Denim to Show Support for Sexual Assault Victims

A crowd of students wearing blue denim took to the steps of Samuel Phillips Hall on Monday, April 30. These students wore denim clothing to protest damaging misconceptions around sexual violence, according to a message sent out by Women’s Forum (WoFo). The protest, called “Denim Day,” was held to bring attention to a 1990s Italian...
Featured Posts, News

Andy Housiaux to Lead Tang Institute as New Director

Andy Housiaux, Instructor and Chair in Philosophy and Religious Studies, has been announced as the second Currie Family Director of the Tang Institute, an ideas lab dedicated to student learning. Succeeding Caroline Nolan, the current director, Housiaux will carry on the Tang Institute’s vision to create meaningful learning and teaching experiences for students and teachers....
Featured Posts, News

Af-Lat-Am Celebrates 50 Years of Community and Culture

Members of the Andover community celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Afro-Latino-American Society (Af-Lat-Am) with several festivities held over the course of this past weekend. Beginning April 27, students and alumni alike connected through an alumni-student basketball game and a formal dinner in the Snyder Center. On campus, Af-Lat-Am is a group that provides a...



Commentary: Congress, Pass On the Torch

Right now, the average American is about 20 years younger than their average representative in Congress. In fact, both congressional parties are currently at their oldest ever, with a median age of 57.8 in the House and 61.8 in the Senate, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service. Old age in D.C. isn’t...

Commentary: Where America’s Gun Culture Comes From

Gun ownership has become embedded in American culture at an early age because media, toys, and games portray guns as “cool.” Video games, such as Fortnite and action films continue to  normalize the usage of guns despite, a recent “Time Magazine” poll which stated 66 percent of respondents supported stricter gun laws. And yet, this...
Commentary, Featured Posts

Commentary: 404: Our Voices Not Found

April 13, Friday, 6:55 a.m.: The administration of Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, announces an information cleanse aimed at comics, short videos, and video games related to violence, pornography, and homosexuality. Prior to this notice, the director of the account “Gay Voices” on Weibo, which regularly posts gay-related content, was phoned by internal officials...


Girls Tennis, Sports, Spring Sports

15-0 Win For Girls Tennis

Andover Girls Tennis swept St. Paul’s School 15-0 on Wednesday in their second match of the season. The team’s record now stands at 2-0. “We had a really strong second match against St. Paul’s and I’m really proud of the team for pulling through despite pretty tricky wind conditions. This match gives us great momentum...
Sports, Spring Sports, Ultimate

Ultimate Suffers Two Losses

In Andover Ultimate’s first week of competition, Andover suffered two losses to Newton North 6-15 on Friday and 9-15 against St. John’s Prep on Wednesday. Its record now stands 0-2. Co-Captain Reuben Philip ’18 said, “I was very proud of our overall performance against Newton North. They are a very experienced team who had already...


Arts, Featured Posts, Look of the Week

Look of the Week: Kelly Xu ’20 Adapts Style With Culture and Advice from Friends

Layering jeans over fishnet tights, Kelly Xu ’20 completed her outfit with a red cropped tank-top with black stripes. After coming to Andover to pursue her education, Xu found that her style evolved with her exposure to different cultures. According to Xu, American society promotes an open-minded attitude toward different styling choices, which motivated Xu...

Ria’s Flick Picks: Love, Simon

Summary: A 17-year-old boy named Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) lives a normal suburban life, except he hasn’t told his family and friends that he’s gay. As he begins to fall for an anonymous gay boy online, he begins a scary yet heartwarming journey of finding self-acceptance and love. Writing: This film was laced with multiple...



About “DAMN.” Time

On Monday, April 16, Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his 2017 album “DAMN.” This was the first time in the award’s 75-year history that the recognition has gone to an artist outside the genres of classical or jazz music. Particularly after losing the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, considered...

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