Featured Posts, News / Sep 16, 2017 Newsletter for the Week of September 15, 2017

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Featured Posts, News / Sep 15, 2017 ASM to be Simulcasted in Kemper for Portion of Student Body

Beginning this term, Underclassmen and Uppers from each cluster will take turns watching a livestream of All-School Meeting (ASM) in Kemper Auditorium due to lack of space in Cochran Chapel, according Dean of Students and Residential Life Jennifer Elliott ’94.

Featured Posts, News / Sep 15, 2017 Students Organize Blackout and Phone-A-Thon to Protest DACA Repeal

Students and faculty, dressed in all-black, stood on the steps of Samuel Phillips Hall last Friday night to protest against government plans for rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Editorial, Featured Posts / Sep 14, 2017 Andover’s Alphabet

Another year, another autumn, another hoard of Juniors to roam the paths in congested droves.

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Yip began playing chess in kindergarten.

Carissa Yip: Youngest Female Chess Master in the United States

Earning the title of the youngest female chess master in the United States, 11-year-old Carissa Yip ’21, two years ago, sat across from 26-year-old chess master Chris Williams at the Boylston Chess Foundation in Cambridge, Mass., and checkmated his king. As a chess master, Yip is one of the top 99 percentile of chess players...
The chicks will live on Stephanie Cormier’s farm following the experiment.

New Chicks on the Block: Animal Behavior Students Raise Baby Chickens

Dozens of Andover Seniors and Uppers are discovering the joys of parenthood thanks to a newly relaunched program and a brood of fluffy-feathered yellow friends. In Animal Behavior class taught by Andrea Bailey, Instructor in Biology, students have adopted chicks for a week and a half long experiment in imprinting, an intuitive process that has...

Andover Launches 400 Million Dollar Fundraising Campaign

Rows of white tables and chairs scattered the Great Lawn last Saturday as students, faculty, and alumni enjoyed lobster rolls, shrimp and avocado shooters, and house-made whoopie pies under the clear blue skies. Later that night, the Case Memorial Cage was transformed into a stage and dining area for a campus gala that was attended...



Empty the Bucket

F ly in a hot air balloon. Go skydiving. Break a world record. Swim with sharks. Visit every country in the world. These activities all sound pretty amazing, but their appeal is lost when they become nothing more than simple boxes to be checked. Bucket lists are a common way for people to keep track...

Big Blue Bicycles

Imagine if you could hop onto a bicycle in front of Gelb Science Center and ride to Elson Art Center. Imagine if you could do that without having to worry about locks, keys, or a lost bike. Think about it. Wouldn’t these bicycles be Big, Blue, and Nice? Many Andover students use popular sharing services...

Hopes & Fears For the New School Year

To be a Black girl at a predominantly white institution is a to be locked in a constant struggle to find balance. I must not be too loud nor too sassy nor too intimidating. And most importantly, I must remain unfazed by the ignorance in the world. I must pretend to be okay in order...


Boys Water Polo

Boys Waterpolo Sweep Double Header

Starting off its season with a doubleheader last Saturday, Andover Boys Water Polo topped Hopkins School and Loomis Chaffee with scores of 11-5 and 13-3, respectively. On Wednesday, the team fell 10-5 to archrival Phillips Exeter Academy. Andover’s record now stands at 2-1. In the season opener against Hopkins, Andover attacked offensively throughout the game,...
Boys Soccer

Raphael Scores Two of Boys Soccer’s Three Goals

With only two minutes left on the clock, winger and Post-Graduate Andres Marx ’18 zigzagged past three opposing defenders, cut into the box, and fired a  the ball into the top right corner of the goal for Andover Boys Soccer against Milton last Wednesday. Despite its efforts, Andover suffered a 3-2 loss against its opponent....



Taste of Thailand: New Restaurant Gati Replaces One Thong Chai

Tucked away on a side street in downtown Andover, Gati Thai Bistro lies where former restaurant One Thong Chai used to stand. The new restaurant, which is co-owned by Supimol Sririsaksaphaporn, aims to serve authentic Thai cuisine with an emphasis on using locally-produced ingredients from nearby farmer’s markets, grocery stores, and farms, according to the...



Don’t Count Your Chickens

Let’s be honest; if there is one thing that can brighten up the exhaustion of the second week of Fall Term, it’s baby chickens. Did you see the way they dashed after their imprinted students? The way they fell asleep in someone’s cupped palms? They’re up there with the cutest things on the planet. As...

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The Eighth Page

Eighth Page News: Andover Begins New Fundraising Campaign to Pay for Fundraising Luncheon

Visibly excited and eager to share their proposal with Andover students, parents, and alumni, trustees and administration officials jointly unveiled the school’s newest fundraising initiative last weekend to pay off expenses from the Community Fundraising Luncheon, also last weekend. Although the push’s monetary target was undisclosed, those presenting stated that the donations received will be...
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Phillipian Satire: Trustees Answer “What Is the Rarest Game You Have Ever Harpooned While On the Yacht of An International Investor?”

“I’m just an alumni trustee, so I’m only rich enough to hunt on continental land.” — Nigel Placard ’82, CEO. “I only go yachting with American investors.” — Abigail Jonas ’80, Investment Banker. “I remember that day like a dream upon waking. I remember the gulls circling o’er head, the Pacific sun beating down on...