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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…

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Commentary: China Blocks Twitter For a Reason

As the Dow and S&P plummet, and the threat of a trade war plagues the hearts of citizens on both sides of the battle, President Donald Trump reverts to his phone and attempts to restore hope in the American people by tweeting: “President Xi and I will always be friends, no matter what happens with our dispute…

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Phillipian Satire: Time Capsule Discovered In the Sanctuary: Here’s What We Found

In the depths of Andover’s crowning jewel, the Cochran Bird Sanctuary, a time capsule, dated back to the 1970s, was discovered by enterprising students last Saturday evening. “What were we doing there on a weekend night? Uhh… just appreciating the plants, I guess,” said Tony Adams ’18, Co-Captain of Andover Boys Lacrosse. The capsule garnered…

Commentary: Have We Ever Spoken Before?
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Commentary: Have We Ever Spoken Before?

How many people on this campus do you really know? An Upper in my dorm was filling out an application in which she was asked to define our school community. She didn’t quite know how to, but she insisted on the existence of a “common Andover identity.” This struck me because, honestly, I spend a…

Commentary: Computer Science: Our Missing Requirement
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Commentary: Computer Science: Our Missing Requirement

Andover’s graduation requirements clearly reflect the administration’s aim to graduate well-rounded students and well-informed people. Four-year students are required to take the standard English and history curricula, two years of laboratory sciences, three years worth of language courses, a religion or philosophy class, and math until at least the precalculus level. Students also have to…

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