A/E Weekend Recap

A/E weekend began with the annual pep rally and concluded with a #5peat football win over Exeter. Check out this video for some of the weekend’s highlights!

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Say Ciao! To Remus Sottile ’19 in Italy

Remus Sottile ’19 spends his days roaming the ancient streets of Italy and exploring Etruscan tombs when he is not in class. After two years at Andover, Sottile decided to study in Italy for a year through the Tang Institute’s affiliate program, School Year Abroad (SYA). He and Melanie Tlaseca ’19 are the only two...

ASM: Students Spread Cheer in ‘Sounds of the Season’

Students enjoyed a festive All-School Meeting (ASM) this Wednesday, the last before Winter Vacation. This ASM, dubbed “Sounds of the Season,” gave students an opportunity to showcase their musical talents and to appreciate performances by their peers. Emma Chatson ’18, Marie Latham ’18, and John Moreland ’18 introduced each musical act with jokes and personal...

Author Daniel Sharfstein Questions American Values and Urges Students To Have Their Voices Heard

An illustration of slaves carrying rich landowners on their backs emerges on screen as Daniel Sharfstein, author and Professor in Law and History at Vanderbilt University, explains the hierarchy and government system in the nineteenth century. Last Wednesday night, Sharfstein gave a presentation in the Cochran Chapel on his recent book, “Thunder in the Mountains:...



Bye-Bye Black Friday

BEEP BEEP BEEP…BEEP beep beep… ding ding ding. That’s the sound a chip reader makes when it’s done scanning your credit card. In the future, I predict we’re going to be hearing less of that repetitive sound. Late November into December marks shopping season, and this year, recently released Adobe data shows shoppers’ increasing preference...

Survivors Are Not Your Political Pawns

NINE. THAT’S HOW many women in the state of Alabama have alleged that U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore made inappropriate advances toward them as teenagers and young adults. These advances range from acts of inappropriately flirting to sexual assault. Many women have come forward years later, with stories that seem credible, yet I’m not surprised...
Commentary, Featured Posts

Crisis Without Management

In the midst of the emotionally charged debate between domestic political parties, we are overlooking one of the world’s most pressing issues. Several nations’ current policies and rhetorics on the global refugee crisis have resulted in tens of thousands of deaths. Many nations that pride themselves on maintaining a significant majority of the world’s political...

Another Battle For The Net

After spending a long day at Tokyo DisneySea with my family over Thanksgiving, I sank into bed, phone in hand, ready for my daily dose of memes from the “reddit.com” forum “dankmemes.”As my finger tapped the Reddit icon, the application opened to reveal link after link from different subreddits with the same address: “https://www.battleforthenet.com.” I...


Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball Suffers Four Losses in One Week

Post-graduate (PG) Derrick Herrick ’18 stole the ball and ran down the floor on a fastbreak to throw down a thunderous one-handed dunk against Rivers last Friday. Despite additional strong efforts like this one, Andover Boys Basketball suffered a 75-66 loss in the matchup alongside three more deficits against Holderness last Wednesday, Kimball Union last...
Boys Hockey

Boys Hockey Split Games to Groton and New Hampton

Dawson Arkell ’20 received the puck off of a quick pass from Co-Captain Jack Cusack ’18, skated into the offensive end, and shot the puck right between the pads of Groton’s goalie, scoring Andover’s fourth goal of the night. Andover defeated Groton 5-2, but fell to New Hampton 8-3, shifting the team’s record to 4-2....
Boys Swimming

Boys Swimming Continue Undefeated Record

To begin Andover Boys Swimming & Diving’s meet against Loomis Chaffee on Saturday, Sam Donchi ’20 swam the 50-Meter backstroke leg of the 200-Meter Medley Relay to secure the win for Andover. Donchi also won both the 200-Meter and 400-Meter Freestyle events. Donchi’s successes fortified Andover’s 102-81 win over Loomis. The team’s record now stands...



Under the Bed Inspires Laughter and “Holiday Ha-Ha’s”

The crowd roared with laughter as Ace Ellsweig ’18 mimicked a sexual act, kneeling to the ground and biting the finger of Nick Demetroulakos ’19 through the fly of his jeans. This scene unfolded in the middle of the improvisation game “Pillars.” While provocative, the act falls in line with Under the Bed (UTB)’s style...

Ragtime: A Fight for Social Justice

As cast members dressed in long, old-fashioned clothes and walked in a circle with slow, plodding steps, they made their way across the floor to the edge of the stage while singing “Till We Reach That Day,” a song about injustice and a hope for peace. Their voices projected out to the audience in a...

Ugly Sweater Party Brings Food, Song, and Holiday Spirit

Students mingled while eating gingerbread at this year’s Ugly Holiday Sweater Party hosted by the Student Activities Board last Saturday night. Amidst the crowd of vivid colors, outlandish designs, and flashing sequins, three a cappella groups — Azure, Keynotes, and Yorkies — graced the air with cheerful holiday tunes. Max Rigby-Hall ’18, President of the...



Breaking The Silence

On October 5, 2017, “The New York Times” published an article that brought three decades worth of sexual assault and harassment accusations against film producer Harvey Weinstein to light. Major Hollywood players such as Cara Delevingne, Angelina Jolie, and Gwyneth Paltrow spoke out about their own experiences of sexual misconduct by Weinstein and other powerful...

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The Eighth Page Presents: The Week’s Top Headlines

Introverts Rejoice as Cold Weather Gives Respite from Socializing Termites Infest Upperclassman Dorm After Senior Brings in Personal Christmas Tree Students Realize the Error of Their Ways After Attending Lessons and Carols Canada Goose Jacket in Lost and Found  Simultaneously Claimed by Three Lowers Andover to Allow Students to Buy Seats in Silent