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Electing a Meaningful Change
Commentary

Electing a Meaningful Change

As this year’s candidates for Student Council Co-Presidents took their places at the podiums, the audience’s spirited cheers resonated throughout the chapel. The enthusiasm showered upon the co-presidential pairs in examples such as the above reflects the level of interest surrounding the election, especially during the final stretch. In these last few weeks, the candidates’…

The World’s In Our Hands
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The World’s In Our Hands

Andover pushes the boundaries of student learning and research each year, from expansion of the Tang Institute to our relatively new Nest. However, environmental science — increasingly significant and even more pertinent under a president who denies the existence of climate change — remains an area of unrealized potential research for both students and faculty…

Handed to You on a Common’s Platter
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Handed to You on a Common’s Platter

This past summer, we participated in the Niswarth Learning in the World program and had the opportunity to visit India. India is home to the largest undernourished population in the world, and we were exposed to the prominence of this issue when we visited undeveloped areas during the program. One of these places was an…

Andover’s Exclusive Extracurriculars
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Andover’s Exclusive Extracurriculars

The sheer variety and volume of clubs at Andover is overwhelming. In theory, students have hundreds of clubs, organizations and associations to join. Unfortunately, the reality is far more limited. Clubs on campus are often discerningly selective. There are certain skills that each club requires as unspoken prerequisites in order to join, severely restrictive opportunities…

The Dichotomy of Confrontation
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The Dichotomy of Confrontation

While reading the Commentary section in The Phillipian just before winter term ended, one particular article caught my attention: “Confidence Does Not Equal Courage” by Sarika Rao. The relatability of this article stood out to me because I, too, have experienced many instances of hearing rude or harmful comments on campus that make me uncomfortable….

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