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Commentary: Small Steps to a Greener Earth

Ever since visiting Lisbon, Portugal, over Spring Break, I have been reflecting on how the United States can be more environmentally friendly based on Lisbon’s successful systems. Portugal has made small, feasible changes to technology and culture with the goal of reducing their carbon footprint. The first thing I noticed upon arriving in Lisbon was…

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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…

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