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!

(J.Morrissey/The Phillipian)


Featured Posts, News

VEX Robotics Club Qualifies For State Championship

Members of the Andover VEX Robotics Club will be sending a robot to the VEX Robotics State Championships. Andover’s team, Parallax, advanced one of their two robots, Robot A, to the final round and won the “Excellence Award” for best overall performance, during their first competition of the season over break. Qualifying for States is...

Andover Launches Fourth Year In Technovation Challenge

Andover is joining the annual Technovation challenge for the fourth year in a row. The competition aims to teach girls entrepreneurship, business, and app design skills. Teams of four will create mobile apps that address a problem in their community. Nicole Gilmore, a Harvard professor and creator of Savannah, a startup that aims to pair...
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Intoxicated Driver Arrested On Campus

A 42-year-old female driver was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol on campus this Wednesday night. According to public records from the Andover Police Department, the arrest happened at 10:43 p.m. after Phillips Academy Public Safety (PAPS) reported a possibly intoxicated driver on campus. No one was harmed, although...
Featured Posts, News

25 Faculty Attend People of Color Conference

American civil rights activist Kimberlé Crenshaw opened the thirtieth anniversary of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color Conference (PoCC) in Anaheim, Calif. last week with a moving speech on intersectionality, a term she herself both researched and coined. The PoCC hosted nearly six thousand educators and students from independent schools across...



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 Swimming

Boys Swimming Sweeps Podium in Three Events

Captain Nick Isenhower ’18 and the top Choate swimmer were neck and neck as they headed into the second half of the 100-Yard Freestyle sprint when Isenhower executed a stronger turn and out-touched his opponent in the last second. This victory contributed to Andover’s 102-81 win over Choate in its first meet of the season....
Girls Swimming

Girls Swimming Clinches Close Win in Season Opener

In the last individual event of the evening, 100-Yard Breaststroke, Yifei Wu ’18, Emily Warren ’21, and Graeleigh Jones ’21 claimed the second, third, and fourth places in times of 1:12.41, 1:13.41, and 1:14.89 minutes, respectively, to clinch Andover’s first win of the season. Andover placed swimmers in the top three in multiple events, showcasing...



#SQUADGHOULS; Highlights from the Halloween Dance

his past weekend, students donned costumes to celebrate Halloween at Abbotween and the annual Halloween dance co-hosted by Flagstaff and Pine Knoll in Borden Gym. All proceeds from the dance will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Daisy Tuller ‘20: Cher from “Clueless” I thought of my costume in seventh grade because...



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...

The Eighth Page

The Eighth Page

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