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Letter to the Editor

(Trigger warning: self-harm) To the Editor: Last Wednesday I was at the pharmacy getting my Prozac filled — not downtown at CVS, but at home, on my leave of absence. Meanwhile, my friends attended All-School Meeting (which I watched on MediaSpace), led by Jennifer Elliott ’94, Dean of Students and Residential Life. But, I want…

Commentary: Held Hostage
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Commentary: Held Hostage

The trade war between China and the U.S. has been raging on since July of 2018, when the U.S. first stated that it would be placing tariffs on Chinese goods. In the last few months, the two superpowers have been steadily ramping up the tariffs and affecting over $250 billion of goods. And while last…

Commentary: Negativity Instinct: The Screen’s Overlooked Benefits
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Commentary: Negativity Instinct: The Screen’s Overlooked Benefits

The jet engine muffled to a hum, the plane’s wheels screeched on the runway, and the people seated beside me urgently began reaching for their pockets. As soon as the green seatbelt sign flashed off, everyone around me simultaneously lifted their smartphones to their faces. In a society where smartphone use is becoming increasingly prevalent,…

Commentary: The Human Price of U.S. Military Strategy
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Commentary: The Human Price of U.S. Military Strategy

The drone of helicopters and aircraft blare above the island of Okinawa, Japan at all hours of the day. As American military planes whir over schools and homes, the fear of falling debris looms over the local people. The United States military presence in Okinawa continually and unnecessarily endangers the lives of civilians. Military crashes…

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Commentary: Playing Our Hand

T ELLING PEOPLE with depression to be grateful and happy sends a wrong message. For those who have had to leave the school due to mental health, this really hurts. Too many people at Andover aren’t happy, and the habits we create to get by aren’t good. These are some of the general sentiments I…

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