Commentary

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A Commentary on Commentary

I choose to write for the Commentary section in The Phillipian because it allows me to express my own thoughts, whether or not they are positive or negative. Commentary section editors encourage their writers to follow a structure of identifying problems that currently affect Andover and its community, as well as suggesting solutions to these issues….

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Goodness Without Global Knowledge…

While catching up with old friends, a classmate from home mentioned panicking over an AP world history test. Another was worrying about how she did on her civics quiz the previous Friday. Yet another asked if I could help her recall a certain name from the Renaissance period I had distantly heard of, but was…

Revisiting the Real Andover
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Revisiting the Real Andover

Two years ago, I caught a glimpse of Andover for half a day on Revisit Day. During my brief visit, I was astonished by the academic rigor and sophistication of class lectures. Since matriculating, however, I have learned that there is far more to Andover than our course selection or curriculum. There is a rich…

An Out of this World Idea
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An Out of this World Idea

Last Friday, I trekked over to the Cochran Chapel with a group of friends, simultaneously laughing while still cursing the cold, snowy weather. I felt a strange sort of steely nervousness coursing through my veins — an adrenaline sparked by my anticipation of hearing someone as accomplished as Dr. Mae Jemison, engineer, physician, and the…

Feminism: A Beginner’s View
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Feminism: A Beginner’s View

Blue shirt, red bandana, and a flexed arm that embodies power. Often, the “We Can Do It” poster appears in my mind whenever the term “feminism” is mentioned. The way Rosie the Riveter was oriented in the famous poster made it feel like she was protruding a little, almost breaking the frame. This was my…

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