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Commentary: A Step Too Far

The trapeze catch was the first activity in the P.E. ropes course that I was truly daunted by. Even though I do not have acrophobia—extreme fear of heights—the mere thought of launching myself forward to catch a thin bar dangling twenty feet above the ground threatened to turn my knees to water. Standing on the…

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Commentary: Passing for White Privilege

Whenever I Check off ‘Latinx’ on Andover forms, I can’t help but feel undeserving of claiming my culture as my own. My fully Colombian ancestry doesn’t discount the fact that, with blonde hair and blue eyes and light skin, I don’t know what to do with the white privilege melting off my skin. I feel…

Phillipian Commentary: What the Squash Racket Overlooked
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Phillipian Commentary: What the Squash Racket Overlooked

I love Head of School Day (HOSD) just as much as anybody at Andover. It’s a refreshing break from the long, dark winter term that provides students with a day to regroup and prepare for any major assignments coming up in the final weeks of the term. I love the countless debates and speculations that…

Phillipian Commentary: Right Idea, Wrong Approach
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Phillipian Commentary: Right Idea, Wrong Approach

Over the past few months, the Yellow Vest movement has repeatedly drawn media attention with their violent protests against Emmanuel Macron, President of France. When a new law was passed in France on February 1 mandating that food products had to be sold with a profit margin of over 10 percent, the Yellow Jackets, who have…

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