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A.Vlasic/The Phillipian

Andover Airport Transportation

News

News

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...
News

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...
News

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

Commentary

Will You Walk Out?

We are poised to be the leaders of tomorrow. Our dedicated teachers encourage our curiosities, push us to explore, and dare us to ask why. Our classes champion the power of the virtuous individual and warn us of the forces of apathy and complicity. Our community forums underline the duty of the powerful to fight...
Commentary

Commentary: Small Steps to a Greener Earth

Ever since visiting Lisbon, Portugal, over Spring Break, I have been reflecting on how the United States can be more environmentally friendly based on Lisbon’s successful systems. Portugal has made small, feasible changes to technology and culture with the goal of reducing their carbon footprint. The first thing I noticed upon arriving in Lisbon was...
Commentary

Commentary: Read More Than 280 Characters

Between Twitter,  Facebook, and YouTube, social networks have undoubtedly taken the center stage of news media. Anonymous posts are referenced on television to reflect public opinion, videos of significant incidents are shared faster on social media than on any news network, and a tweet with no more than 280 characters can spark worldwide conversation. The...

Sports

Sports

Rachel Hyland Secures 4th Place At Boston Marathon

Rachel Hyland, Andover Girls Track & Field and Cross Country Coach, finished fourth out of 25,746 finishers at the Boston Marathon on Monday, with a time of 2:44:29 hours. In an interview with The Phillipian, Hyland said, “There were a lot of emotions. I think the beginning was tough because we were pretty cold. [During]...
Boys Volleyball, Sports, Spring Sports

One Win, One Loss for Boys Volleyball

Andover Boys Volleyball won its game against Wilbraham & Monson 3-0 on Saturday before falling to rival Phillips Exeter Academy 0-3 on Wednesday. The team’s record now stands at 2-1. Saturday’s victory came in large part due to the team’s tenacity, but the team suffered from a lack of quickness on the court, according to...

Arts

Arts

Book Review: “Satin Island” by Tom McCarthy

Synopsis Shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, “Satin Island” is an unconventional novel by Tom McCarthy. The main character U. is a corporate anthropologist tasked with documenting the modern day era. This proves to be a nearly impossible task, and U. finds himself overwhelmed by the amount of information he must organize. U. obsessively puzzles...
Arts

Andover’s Gospel Choir Attends Gospelfest Conference

One by one, singers across an auditorium joined in singing “Imagine” by John Lennon. This performance took place last Saturday at Gospelfest, a conference focused solely on gospel music for independent schools in the Massachusetts area. During the conference, which was held at Brimmer and May School in Newton, Ma., singers learn about the history...

Editorial

Editorial

Take the Cut

Next Thursday, students must make the choice between attending classes as normal or receiving unexcused absences in order to support the National School Walkout. For many, the solution to this dilemma is simple: cuts should not be given to students taking action for a cause that the school openly supports, as demonstrated in the joint...

The Eighth Page

The Eighth Page

Phillipian Satire: Dean Goes Undercover To Catch Students Breaking Rules: Not Hugely Successful

Saturday, after binging several seasons of “Undercover Boss,” Dean of Cruel and Unusual Punishment Deaniel Notakid began a covert sting operation within the student body, claiming his crusade to seek out rule-breakers was a mix between “21 Jump Street,” “Black Swan,” and “Mr. Bean.” Adopting the name Deaniel, Dean Notakid rushed to Susie’s after donning...