Featured Vocalist Shyan Koul '19

Shyan Koul ’19 has been singing for as long as he can remember. He started performing when he first came to Andover as a Junior, and is now a member of Keynotes, a co-ed a cappella group on campus.

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Exeter Principal Announces Departure

Phillips Exeter Academy Principal Instructor Lisa MacFarlane ’66 has announced her departure from the school. At the end of this academic year, MacFarlane will leave Exeter and rejoin the faculty at the University of New Hampshire, where she taught for 28 years before being hired as Exeter’s 15th Principal Instructor in 2015. Tony Downer, President...

Pie the Head of School: Raffle Raises Money for Puerto Rico

Do you want the chance to “pie” Jennifer Elliott ’94, Dean of Students and Residential Life, or Head of School John Palfrey? Students will be able to buy three-dollar raffle tickets at Commons every Monday until the end of this term, and two lucky winners will be able to smash a pie in Elliott and...


Commentary, Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: This newspaper has covered discussion surrounding the planned renovation of Pearson Hall, the Academy’s home to the Classics Department and the Tang Institute, and soon to welcome the Academic Skills Center (ASC). These changes are precipitated by changing needs for space on campus and the renovation of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library...

Commentary: There Is Not Only an “I” in Tennis

On the tennis court, I am almost always alone in a match. During my matches, however, whenever my teammates aren’t on the courts themselves, they are cheering me on, so I never really feel alone on the court. According to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, the three most popular team sports, soccer, baseball, and basketball...

Commentary: Don’t Tune Out SoundCloud

Post Malone, a well-known rapper, recently released the hit song “Rockstar,” which was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks. What many listeners do not know, however, is that his career began on the online audio distribution platform SoundCloud. His song “White Iverson” was posted on SoundCloud and went viral, launching the...


Thanks to a combination of offense and defense, Andover emerged victorious on Saturday.
Girls Hockey

Girls Hockey Defeats New Hampton in Tight Game

New Hampton attackers ripped shot after shot at Sophia Merageas ’20 at the net, ultimately only holding Andover Girls Hockey to one goal. Andover beat New Hampton 2-1 to place their season record at 12-4. Andover played hard from the start of the game, motivated by a devastating loss earlier in the week, according to...
Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball Wins Against Exeter

Andover Girls Varsity Basketball earned its second win this season against Phillips Exeter Academy with a score of 53-39 last Saturday at home. The team’s season record now stands at 3-13. While the game was closely contested in the first half, Andover was able to pull away during a hard-fought second half, according to Victoria...



Ria’s Flick Picks: 2018 Oscar Predictions

It’s Oscar season. And before The Oscars premiere, I’m putting aside my usual reviews to give my own opinion on who I think will win in five different categories: Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress. After thinking long and hard about not only my own opinion on the nominees as...

Af-Lat-Am Launches Black History Month with Homemade Cuisine

Students and faculty filled their plates to the brim with ackee and saltfish, jollof rice, and plantains. Wandering up and down the line of trays, attendees chose from an assortment of traditional West African, Caribbean, and Latinx dishes at the potluck hosted by Andover’s Afro-Latinx-American Society (Af-Lat-Am) in the Underwood Room last Saturday. Af-Lat-Am board...
Andover Airport Transportation



RAMifications of Misuse

Last Sunday, football fans from across the world gathered together to watch the Super Bowl LII. Among the highly anticipated advertisements played between game coverage was an ad promoting Ram Trucks. Dr. Martin Luther King’s powerful voiceover, from his 1968 “Drum Major Instinct” sermon delivered 50 years ago, plays over a montage of scenes that...

The Eighth Page

The Eighth Page

Phillipian Satire: HOSD 2018

How You Spent HOSD 2018 –Made toast. –Jumped out in a bear costume   and scared faculty children. –In layman’s terms, I soiled myself. –Found love in Benner House. –Yelled at the radio. Looking Forward –Graduation (Seniors: 116   days; Uppers: 481 days;   Lowers: 847 days; Freshmen:   1212 days). –Eighth Page line of...