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Andover: A Blue School

We live in a “reliably blue state”, according to “The New York Times.” Being a “blue state” means that more people voted for the Democratic party than otherwise, and in the United States, Democrats generally hold more socially liberal views. Likewise, our school is “blue.” In the State of the Academy, 48 percent of surveyed…

The Good In Geek Day
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The Good In Geek Day

As students walked the paths on Monday, pajama and slipper clad, there was clear unity on campus. PajaMa-nday marked the first of five spirit days this week in preparation for the Andover/Exeter games on Saturday. Dressing up in costumes every day of the week not only promotes school spirit and supports our student athletes, but…

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Exeter: Youth From Every Quarter

In assemblies, classes, sports teams and clubs, Exeter prides itself as a school that accepts “youth from every quarter.” On the outside, this platitude could not be more true. In classrooms, students sit around a Harkness table and contribute their opinions to the table. After school, students can choose clubs and activities that reflect their…

Approaching Mandarin
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Approaching Mandarin

Two weeks ago, the article “Will You Master Mandarin? Probably Not.” by Andy Zeng caught my eye. The main point made in the article was that Mandarin, given its tonal properties and logographic organization, is extremely difficult to master; therefore the decision to learn Mandarin as a second language should be reconsidered. Like the author,…

What’s Worse Than The SAT?
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What’s Worse Than The SAT?

You find yourself in a crowded classroom, No. 2 pencil in hand, anxiously bubbling “ABCD” onto a scantron as your fatigued eyes dart from one line of text to another, scrutinizing Virginia Woolf’s beliefs and surveying Plato’s ideology. Even after three hours and 50 minutes, exhausted from parabolic equations and trigonometric identities, you are not…

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