WATCH: Andover Advances Onward at Henley Royal Regatta

After topping St. George’s College (U.K.), Andover took on King’s School Chester (U.K.) yesterday in the Henley Royal Regatta. Andover took an early lead and never gave it up, eventually winning by over a length. Today, Andover will race Westminster School (U.K.), the National Champions of the U.K. at 9:30 E.T. Watch a recap of yesterday’s race here:

Today’s race can be streamed at

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: We’ve heard the criticism. A disorganized, baseless Memorial Day protest occurred this past week that was fueled largely by those who simply wished to cut class. Hopefully, by the end of this letter, frustrated members of the community can gain some understanding of what we tried to accomplish on Monday, May 25.

Memorial Day is a national holiday in the United States, designed to honor those who died while serving in the armed forces. Andover has lost 244 of its alumni in combat, and a myriad of other current students have family members and friends who are either serving or have served in the Armed Forces.

Frustrated by what we saw as a lack of recognition for this national holiday, multiple members of the Class of 2017 initiated a conversation on Facebook, and after receiving widespread support, decided to transition conversation into action.

We readily acknowledge that this protest was disorganized, and we regret the lack of communication between the student body and the faculty. To suggest that the morals behind this protest were faulty, however, is unempathetic.

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Corinne Singer ’15 Dresses Bicentennial Statue as a Bloody Tampon for Independent Project

On the afternoon of Memorial Day, Corinne Singer ’15 converted the Bicentennial Sculpture outside of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library into an installation resembling a bloody tampon by draping it in a large red sheet. The artwork was a part of her Third-Wave Feminist Independent Project (IP).

“I created this piece not as a scathing criticism of or an attack on Andover but as something that would generate a positive and empowering experience for all those who menstruate. Through my work, I aim to bring about menstrual consciousness and reclaim menstruation as powerful, beautiful and worthy of celebration,” said Singer.

Titled “Raise the Red Flag,” the installation was initially inspired by Judy Chicago’s photograph “Red Flag,” which Singer encountered last term while researching possible topics for her in IP topic.

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Fighting the Good Fight

I published an offensive cartoon last spring, two months into my tenure as Editor in Chief of The Phillipian, vol. CXXXVII.

Just weeks before printing the cartoon, The Phillipian published articles and commentary about race and diversity that were giving voice to beliefs that had far too long been unspoken. Brave, provocative and challenging conversations about diversity took hold of our campus, and significant changes in the way we operated as a community seemed to loom on the horizon. Yet in the process of presenting the variety of opinions in this discussion in our community newspaper, I failed to recognize the historical images of discrimination in a cartoon that accompanied a particularly sensitive article.

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