Featured Posts, News / Jan 20, 2017 In Memory of Gina Soutendijk ’15

Gina Soutendijk ’15, described by her friends and close faculty members as compassionate, caring, and wise beyond her years, passed away peacefully of a heart attack in her sleep on January 5, according to her father, Greg Soutendijk.

Featured Posts, News / Jan 20, 2017 MLK Day Speaker Melissa Harris-Perry Offers Perspective on the Absence Of the Narratives of People of Color in the United States

The Academy Chorus and Gospel Choir joined together to sing the hearty refrain of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” during the opening celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

Featured Posts, Winter Track & Field / Jan 20, 2017 Andover Boys Indoor Track and Field Place First in Every Event

On the final lap of the 1,000-Yard Dash, Andover Boys Indoor Track & Field pulled ahead as Giacamo Marino ’18, Nate Goldthwaite ’18, Sam Tobin ’18, and Jacob Buehler ’19 swept the top four spots against the Andover High School and Wilbraham & Monson competitors.

Featured Posts, Girls Hockey / Jan 20, 2017 Andover Girls Hockey Bounces Back from Loss to Secure Sixth Win of the Season

Charlotte Welch ’18 scored an empty net goal for Andover Girls Hockey after Lawrence Academy pulled its goalie in the remaining minutes of the third period.

Commentary, Featured Posts / Jan 20, 2017 On the Legitimacy of Opinions

  Melissa Harris-Perry addressed many prominent social issues during her keynote speech for Andover’s Martin Luther King Jr.

Arts, Featured Posts / Jan 20, 2017 ‘Wanderer’: First Ship Model to Dock At Addison Gallery in 80 Years

Decorated with striking gold swirls and intricate patterns, bold red and blue sails adorn the smooth, mahogany-colored ship model, contrasting against ship models with aging white sails.

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‘With the Door Open’ Seeks to Demystify Sex-Ed

Silence, broken up by students shifting in their chairs, was all that could be heard in Kemper Auditorium after the anonymous question, “How can I help my partner discover his prostate?”, was asked at the “With the Door Open” faculty panel. The event aimed to challenge the awkwardness and secrecy typically associated with sex education...
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Students to Present at TEDx Conference

Exploring the question, “What is our generation’s mission statement?” 13 students will make presentations in the upcoming TEDx Phillips Academy Youth Conference this Saturday. The conference is organized and hosted by Tanvi Kanchinadam ’19 with the help of the Tang Institute and a student-run planning committee. Featuring scheduled student speeches with breaks for discussion in...
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Featured Posts, News

In Memory of Gina Soutendijk ’15

Gina Soutendijk ’15, described by her friends and close faculty members as compassionate, caring, and wise beyond her years, passed away peacefully of a heart attack in her sleep on January 5, according to her father, Greg Soutendijk. Soutendijk, a sophomore at McGill University, came to Andover as a new Lower. She was 20 years...
Featured Posts, News

MLK Day Speaker Melissa Harris-Perry Offers Perspective on the Absence Of the Narratives of People of Color in the United States

The Academy Chorus and Gospel Choir joined together to sing the hearty refrain of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” during the opening celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at All-School Meeting (ASM) last Monday. The keynote speaker this year was Melissa Harris-Perry, a professor at Wake Forest University, political commentator, activist, and award-winning author....

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Commentary, Featured Posts

On the Legitimacy of Opinions

  Melissa Harris-Perry addressed many prominent social issues during her keynote speech for Andover’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on this Monday’s All School Meeting. Although much of her speech dealt with necessary topics, her choice to scold Obama for quoting fictional character Atticus Finch in his farewell address was misplaced. But on a...
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Commentary

Dancing on Thin Ice

This winter, I was fortunate enough to perform in Andover’s production of “The Nutcracker,” taking on a trifecta of roles as a Flower, Mirliton, and Snow Queen. There’s something truly magical about the show, and it’s no surprise that “The Nutcracker” is one of the most popular ballets in the world, generating a large portion...
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The Downsides of Passionate Politics

When I open Facebook each day, I scroll through hundreds of pictures of friends, sports statistics, and birthday wishes, among other things. But in between these harmless posts, articles about breaking political news often flood my screen, offered to me by a panoply of news sources, each one pushing its own agenda. Though the integrity...

Sports

Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball Drop Two Close Games to Milton and Tabor

With Andover Boys Basketball rallying from behind against Tabor Academy, Post-Graduate (PG) James Lewis ’17 caught the ball behind the three-point line, drove down the lane, and threw down a thunderous two-handed dunk. Despite the team’s best efforts, Andover ultimately fell 63-52 to Tabor. Along with a 73-68 loss to Milton Academy just the night,...
Winter Track & Field

Andover Girls Indoor Track and Field Stays Perfect

Josephina Caico ’19 bolted past both of her opponents and strategically veered into the inside lane, successfully cutting off the opposing racers and securing a first place finish in the 300-Yard Dash with a time of 42.37 seconds. Similar strong performances across the board allowed Andover Girls Indoor Track & Field to come out on...
Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball Edge Out Governor’s, Drop Two Games

Raising her arms to block a shot, Janneke Evans ’18 successfully denied her Governor’s opponent from securing an easy bucket. Evans’s stout defensive play throughout the game helped propel Andover Girls Basketball to a 39-34 win on Tuesday. Combined with a 47-32 loss to Milton and a 56-24 loss to Thayer, the team’s record is...
Girls Squash

Andover Girls Squash Squashes Taft and Loomis

After a tough five-­point game against her Taft opponent, fourth ­seed Skyler Spaulding ’20 fired the ball into the backhand corner of the court, successfully securing another win for Andover Girls Squash. Last Saturday, Andover swept the competition at their dual meet with a 5-2 win against Taft, and a 7-0 win against Loomis Chaffee....

Arts

Arts

New Brunch Spot Takes Fresh Spin on Traditional Brunch

Perry’s Plate, a brand new restaurant in the Andover Village Square, lies where the former Lantern Brunch used to stand. The restaurant aims to recreate traditional American brunch items, such as eggs benedict and buttermilk pancakes, with an emphasis on freshness and homemade styles, according to Matt Perry, the owner of Perry’s Plate and lifelong...
Look of the Week

Look of the Week: Jessica Wu ’17 Models Monochrome Styles

Donning a black leather jacket and black jeans, Jessica Wu ’17 adds flair to her monochromatic outfit with a thick, rhinestone-studded choker and statement silver earrings composed of Chinese characters. She completes her outfit with a pair of black slip-on sneakers and a white graphic t-shirt. In an interview with The Phillipian, Wu recalled the...
Arts

A Day With Tony Award Winner Diane Paulus

Directing Hannah Berkowitz ’17 through her monologue in the “Heidi Chronicles,” an upcoming play from the Theatre Department, Diane Paulus, an acclaimed director and producer, advised students in a directing workshop she hosted this Wednesday. The other 24 participants of the workshop improvised around Berkowitz, challenging her to interact with all others in character. “She...

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We’re All Listening

The bells tolled early Monday morning, calling students to the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day) AllSchool Meeting in the Cochran Chapel. Students filed into the pews for Melissa Harris-Perry’s presentation, which began Andover’s 27th commemoration of MLK Day. While Harris-Perry moved through her slides, delivering a presentation on the often-silenced narratives of...

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