A look into Coach Mo’s 32-year story at Andover.

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Special thanks to Head Football Coach Leon Modeste




Commentary: Free to Tweet

Social media should be a virtual platform for people from diverse backgrounds and differing viewpoints to effortlessly connect and share their beliefs. Unfortunately, social media companies are limiting free speech by censoring opinions posted on their websites. Twitter, in particular, has been accused countless times of removing and “shadow banning” users for politically motivated reasons....

Commentary: Religion is Not Your Excuse

I have been a Christian for as long as I can remember — it’s an essential part of my identity. However, there have been times when I struggled with what it means to identify as Christian. In sixth grade, I almost lost faith in my religion when I doubted my church’s welcoming environment. I was sitting...

Commentary: The South’s Old Groove

Disappointed, but not surprised. If there were any phrase to accurately sum up how I felt watching midterm results roll in for my home state of Florida, this would be it. “I mean, what did you expect?” one of my friends from home texted me as we watched Ron DeSantis, a controversial figure marred by...


Fall Sports, Sports

Cluster All Stars

Jeffrey Kao ’19 –Luke Boshar On the Cluster Soccer field, Jeffrey “Daddy” Kao ’19 resembles Cristiano Ronaldo, Jamie Vardy, and Per Mertesacker, according to his teammates. A dedicated athlete in Cluster Soccer, Kao believes that his soccer talent is not limited to one area of the field or one specific skill. Kao said, “I’d say...
Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, Sports

Andover Girls Volleyball Sweeps Milton

In the final play of the game, Brooke Fleming ’20 jumped up to block an overpass as middle hitter. This play secured Andover Girls Volleyball’s 3-0 (25-12, 25-9, 25-13) victory over Milton this past Saturday. The team’s season record now stands at 9-3. According to Brooklyn Wirt ’21, Milton presented less of a challenge than...


Arts, Featured Posts

Spirit Week: GO BIG BLUE

Spirit Week allows the student body to express their excitement for A/E Weekend. Monday: Cluster Wars Students wore bright hues in a colorful display of cluster pride: red for West Quad North (WQN), orange for West Quad South (WQS), yellow for Flagstaff (FLG), green for Pine Knoll (PKN), and blue for Abbot (ABB). Tyler Murphy...

iFood Bazaar Brings a World Of Foreign Flavors to the Table

Strips of pork belly sizzled over a small grill as members of Andover Korean Society (AKS) cooked Korean barbeque, served with hot sauce and sticky rice, outside of George Washington Hall. Members of the club cooked continuously to keep up with the demand from students wanting to try the barbeque during International Festival (iFest), hosted...



The College Process at Andover

As the first round of college applications ends and the fall term comes to a close, it seems more timely than ever to address one of the most prevalent and divisive topics on campus: college admissions. At a school filled with students who share different perspectives, personalities, and preferences, there is a wide spectrum of...

The Eighth Page

The Eighth Page

Phillipian Satire: Classifieds for the Lovelorn

Exeter can be a lonely place, and it’s not always easy to meet new people. So every week, we highlight one real, actual student who is on this campus and looking for love (non-sexual only, this isn’t a brothel). Cool Facts About me! Water > Coke Once successfully escaped a pagan cult I own the...