Commentary, Featured Posts / Feb 24, 2017 Conquering the Great Wall of Representation

“The Great Wall,” a Hollywood blockbuster set in ancient China, was released last week, and Asian-Americans rejoiced at finally seeing their representation on the big screen.

Arts, Featured Posts / Feb 24, 2017 Choral Concert Showcases Broadway and Opera Music

As Nicole Mitchell, a guest opera singer, sang in a resonating voice, the Fidelio Society and the Academy Chorus, along with Jesse Nager, a guest singer on Broadway, responded with a unified, “make them hear you.

Arts, Featured Posts, Look of the Week / Feb 24, 2017 Look of the Week: Amadi Lasenberry ’17 Channels Chic Colors Through Style

Layering a royal blue dress on top of a bright yellow turtleneck sweater, Amadi Lasenberry ’17 completes her look with heeled maroon boots and sheer knee-high black socks.

Commentary, Featured Posts / Feb 17, 2017 Ableism Was Never Entertained

Last week, Anna Lopez ’19 and Sarika Rao ’19 published the article “Don’t Be an Audience to Ableism.

Arts, Featured Posts / Feb 17, 2017 The Heidi Chronicles: An Exploration Into Second-Wave Feminism

Playfully tapping their feet, Hannah Berkowitz ’17, who plays Heidi Holland, and Hannah Beaudoin ’17, who plays Heidi’s best friend, Susan Johnston, dance and sing along to the funky tunes of Betty Everett’s “The Shoop Shoop Song” at a high school dance set in 1965.

Featured Posts, News / Feb 10, 2017 New Community T-Shirt Printer Arrives at the OWHL

Within months of arriving on campus as a new Lower, Louis Aaron ’18 already had plans for finding a way to provide students their own industrial-grade t-shirt printer.

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News In Brief: CXL, vol. 4

The Addison hosted Overkill Underground on Friday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.. Students enjoyed the party which showcased art by a pair of new artists in residence, Triple Candie. In addition to the new art, there was a virtual reality room, a photobooth, and a live jazz band. Lee Labs by the Andover Moviemakers...
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Alumni Feature: Ming Tsai ’82, Celebrity Chef

Ming Tsai ’82 has obtained his title of celebrity chef and restaurateur due to his innovations in East-West fusion foods. Tsai played squash at Andover, continuing the sport at Yale University where he studied mechanical engineering. In the summer between his sophomore and junior years at Yale, Tsai attended the culinary school “Le Cordon Bleu”...
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Meet the 2017-2018 Co-Presidential Election Candidates

Click here to view in-depth Q&As with the co-presidential candidates. Sam Bird ’18 and Eastlyn Frankel ’18 Platform: GRADE TO GRADE INTERACTION We believe that there are greater opportunities for interaction between grades. By improving current systems we could make the community closer as a whole. • The Blue Keys to success: improving the Blue...

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The Plight of Pettiness

My Instagram and Snapchat feeds are usually filled with selfies and other harmless posts that keep me updated on my friends’ lives. Yet every once in awhile, I’ll come across a post with a passive-aggressive caption that directly — but discreetly — targets someone. Posts like these never mention the targeted person by name, but...
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A Light on Winter Term

Having barely survived Fall Term in one piece, I was looking forward to receiving a clean slate: Winter Term. I assumed that I would have learned from my mistakes, and that I could glide smoothly through with my newfound experience and knowledge. My plan was perfect, until the onslaught of warnings about the notoriously difficult...
Commentary, Featured Posts

Conquering the Great Wall of Representation

“The Great Wall,” a Hollywood blockbuster set in ancient China, was released last week, and Asian-Americans rejoiced at finally seeing their representation on the big screen. While there was no shortage of strong Chinese warriors charging into battle, it was Matt Damon who emerged as the hero. Apparently, within the fictional universe of “The Great...

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Andover/Exeter Previews

Girls Basketball After a close two-point loss to Phillips Exeter Academy last year, Andover Girls Basketball hopes to restore its winning ways this Saturday. Andover currently holds a 6-8 record, compared to Exeter’s 2-16 record. Earlier this season, Andover beat Exeter 40-37. Andover has been working hard to prepare for the competition, with players planning...
Boys Swimming

Boys Swimming Breaks Seven Records

Breaking four records, two pool records, and two meet records, Andover Boys Swimming & Diving displayed its athleticism on Saturday against Phillips Exeter Academy. The final score of the meet was 113-68, leaving the season record at 8-1. Rick Ono ’19 said, “The meet against Exeter is always really exciting because they are our rival...
Wrestling

Four Wrestlers Qualify for Nationals

Solidifying his undefeated season, Post-Graduate (PG) Haroldo Nesbeth ’17, defeated all four of his opponents by pins, spending a total of just six minutes and 53 seconds on the mat at the New England Prep School Tournament. Andover Wrestling placed seventh out of 46 teams with a score of 72.5 points at New Englands at...

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Chloe Lee ’17 Solo Highlights Academy Chamber Orchestra Concert

Beginning with slow strokes, the Academy Chamber Orchestra played the first movement of Johannes Brahms’ “Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77.” The melody swelled in volume and transformed into a sharp, suspenseful tone, before the orchestra slowly faded and violinist Chloe Lee ’17, a Senior Concerto winner, began her solo. With strong bow strokes,...
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Choral Concert Showcases Broadway and Opera Music

As Nicole Mitchell, a guest opera singer, sang in a resonating voice, the Fidelio Society and the Academy Chorus, along with Jesse Nager, a guest singer on Broadway, responded with a unified, “make them hear you.” As the line was repeated, the entire ensemble descended from the risers onto the stage before closing the song...

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Nothing but a Bandaid Solution

For many students, Winter Term at Andover can be one of the most difficult and dreaded times of the year. For many of us, the term’s shortcomings are not due to earlier sunsets, menacing winds, or heavy snow, but the realization that the flu season has arrived. As the flu and other illnesses run rampant,...

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Phillipian Humor: 7 Life Hacks for Finals Week

Practice writing the letter e: Statistically the letter e appears the most out of any letter in the English language, so it very likely to appear on the final. Underline key terms in your textbook: Not a lot of people know this, but underlining important terms and themes helps you learn and remember them better....