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Dr. Alison Cohen Visits Campus For Mindfulness Leadership Training

Each of the Proctors, Prefects, and other student leaders in Davis Hall took a deep breath and two steps with their feet, grounding themselves on the hardwood floor. This technique, known as “two steps, one breath,” was only one of several mindfulness techniques discussed and demonstrated at leadership training last Sunday. Campus visitor Dr. Alison...

Community After Gas Leak

The towns of Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover are still feeling the effects of last week’s gas leaks. 48 miles of gas lines need to be re-installed in these affected areas, according to “WBUR News.” While the school has responded quickly to these events to ensure necessary alterations in accommodating students, some buildings and dorms...



Commentary: 52 Reasons Why Every Vote Counts

We’ve all heard the phrase “every vote counts.” Many dismiss it as a simple platitude, but there is real truth to this statement. In Andover’s Congressional Democratic primary on September 4, fewer than 200 votes decided the election. While I acknowledge that most Andover students cannot vote yet, elections should still hold value to us....

Commentary: The (Crazy Rich) Asian Experience

“I remember finishing the novel “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan in just three days. I never thought that it would become a motion picture, but I’m glad it did. Contrary to most movies based off of books, this one didn’t ruin it. In fact, the film has been generating buzz in the Asian community....

Commentary: Quietly Loud

Due to the value placed on certain character traits in students in academic settings, including extraversion, confidence, verbal engagement, and gregariousness, it is becoming increasingly difficult for those who do not necessarily possess these character traits to be viewed as equally contributing members of classroom discourse. As introverts tend to think things through more comprehensively, it...


Fall Sports, Football, Sports

Football Loses to BB&N in Competitive Scrimmage

On Saturday, Andover Football competed against a strong BB&N team in an unscored scrimmage in preparation for its first game of the season against Loomis Chaffee this Saturday. Head Coach Leon Modeste said, “BB&N is a tremendous team that will probably win their conference championship, and we have a lot of younger kids. The youngest...
Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, Sports

Andover Girls Volleyball Falls to Taft, Ties Central Catholic in Scrimmages

After a 3-0 success in its opening scrimmage against BB&N, Andover Girls Volleyball played two more scrimmages against Taft and Central Catholic on Saturday and Tuesday, respectively. After facing a 0-3 loss to Taft, Andover rebounded with a split four-set 2-2 game against Central Catholic. There were, however, many positive takeaways from the Saturday scrimmage,...



Ria’s Flick Picks: BlackKklansman

Summary: Based on a true story and set in the early 1970s, “BlacKkKlansman” follows Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first black detective in Colorado Springs, as he conducts a plan to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan (K.K.K.) with the help of his Jewish coworker Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver). Writing: The screenwriting for...

Fall Carnival Features Hayrides And Antique Photo Booth

Lights from the Susie’s patio shone brightly on students struggling to keep their grip on a bucking mechanical bull, one of the many activities available at this year’s Fall Carnival. Half an hour into the event, an impromptu roller skate dance battle broke out between Jeffrey Steele ’20 and Amelia Meyer ’21. A crowd gathered...



Can’t Lib Without It

Every returning Andover student knows exactly how essential the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library (OWHL) was to nearly every facet of student life. It served as both a social space for students to pass time during free periods or after eating lunch as well as a collaborative and silent study space. All of these services were...

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