Blue Key Head 2018 Auditions

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Andover Airport Transportation



Andover Students Intern for Dan Koh ’03 Congressional Campaign

Involvement in politics is nothing new for students at Andover. Even so, it is not often that the students are able to experience the process of a political election first-hand. A group of Andover students have now had the opportunity to personally work alongside congressional candidate Dan Koh ’03 as they support his campaign over...

The Rising Storm: Andover Band Garners Cult Following

Living together in Bishop House South, the members of the Rising Storm never could have imagined the enormous success of the band they formed at Andover. But now, 50 years later, they have gained worldwide recognition. Their album “Calm Before” is now considered a prime example of 1960s garage rock, and an original copy can...

Alumni House: A Gender Inclusive Home

Every day, 11 students walk towards Old Abbot Campus and stop at a regal brick building supported by four white pillars. For these students, this building serves as both a living space and a community of closely knit peers. Alumni House in Abbot Cluster has served as Andover’s first all-gender dorm since last fall. The...



Commentary: Congress, Pass On the Torch

Right now, the average American is about 20 years younger than their average representative in Congress. In fact, both congressional parties are currently at their oldest ever, with a median age of 57.8 in the House and 61.8 in the Senate, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service. Old age in D.C. isn’t...

Commentary: Where America’s Gun Culture Comes From

Gun ownership has become embedded in American culture at an early age because media, toys, and games portray guns as “cool.” Video games, such as Fortnite and action films continue to  normalize the usage of guns despite, a recent “Time Magazine” poll which stated 66 percent of respondents supported stricter gun laws. And yet, this...
Commentary, Featured Posts

Commentary: 404: Our Voices Not Found

April 13, Friday, 6:55 a.m.: The administration of Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, announces an information cleanse aimed at comics, short videos, and video games related to violence, pornography, and homosexuality. Prior to this notice, the director of the account “Gay Voices” on Weibo, which regularly posts gay-related content, was phoned by internal officials...


Sports, Spring Sports, Ultimate

Ultimate Suffers Two Losses

In Andover Ultimate’s first week of competition, Andover suffered two losses to Newton North 6-15 on Friday and 9-15 against St. John’s Prep on Wednesday. Its record now stands 0-2. Co-Captain Reuben Philip ’18 said, “I was very proud of our overall performance against Newton North. They are a very experienced team who had already...
Girls Water Polo, Sports, Spring Sports

Girls Water Polo Breaks Losing Streak

Allyson Ty ’18 passed the ball off to Lindi Schroeder ’20 who drove hard to the right, freeing herself from the defender and firing the ball past the Suffield goalie, helping to increase Andover’s lead against Suffield Academy on Wednesday at home. Andover ultimately defeated Suffield 18-5. Coming off of a loss against Phillips Exeter...



Ria’s Flick Picks: Love, Simon

Summary: A 17-year-old boy named Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) lives a normal suburban life, except he hasn’t told his family and friends that he’s gay. As he begins to fall for an anonymous gay boy online, he begins a scary yet heartwarming journey of finding self-acceptance and love. Writing: This film was laced with multiple...



About “DAMN.” Time

On Monday, April 16, Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his 2017 album “DAMN.” This was the first time in the award’s 75-year history that the recognition has gone to an artist outside the genres of classical or jazz music. Particularly after losing the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, considered...

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