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Commentary: Paving Way for Performing Arts
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Commentary: Paving Way for Performing Arts

One of the greatest benefits of attending an institution like Andover is the number of resources it provides for us, academically and beyond. We have over 300 courses and 220 teachers devoting time and importance to every subject. Even outside the classroom, the school claims it strives to help all students develop their extracurricular passions,…

Commentary: Congress, Pass On the Torch
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Commentary: Congress, Pass On the Torch

Right now, the average American is about 20 years younger than their average representative in Congress. In fact, both congressional parties are currently at their oldest ever, with a median age of 57.8 in the House and 61.8 in the Senate, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service. Old age in D.C. isn’t…

Commentary: Where America’s Gun Culture Comes From
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Commentary: Where America’s Gun Culture Comes From

Gun ownership has become embedded in American culture at an early age because media, toys, and games portray guns as “cool.” Video games, such as Fortnite and action films continue to  normalize the usage of guns despite, a recent “Time Magazine” poll which stated 66 percent of respondents supported stricter gun laws. And yet, this…

Commentary: 404: Our Voices Not Found
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Commentary: 404: Our Voices Not Found

April 13, Friday, 6:55 a.m.: The administration of Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, announces an information cleanse aimed at comics, short videos, and video games related to violence, pornography, and homosexuality. Prior to this notice, the director of the account “Gay Voices” on Weibo, which regularly posts gay-related content, was phoned by internal officials…

Commentary: Just Another Indian
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Commentary: Just Another Indian

Growing up, I have been a part of two worlds. Every day I crossed the boundary when I stepped off the driveway of my house. The language, cultural norms, and values behind the driveway and over the fences were very different. My identity in the house was that of a young Bengali-American child who loved…

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