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Splendid Isolationism

Although Phillips Academy students often speak out against the notorious “Andover bubble” even as they retreat into it, the growing political activism of the student body calls into question the notion of the student paralyzed by his own elitism. The recent spate of activism both on and off campus proves that students are beginning to…

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Making It Our Own

As the rain falls outside my window overlooking the Great Lawn, I always get a little sentimental about my time spent at Andover over the course of the past three years. I believe I have developed a small case of senioritis, with the symptoms consisting of bittersweet feelings and mixed emotions about the conclusion of…

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CAMD: A Relic of the Past

When Mr. Edwards told the student body that we “probably have no idea what segregation is like,” I felt a soaking sense of irony. As the director of the office of Community and Multicultural Development (CAMD), Mr. Edwards should know firsthand the presence of segregation at Phillips Academy. As a place where “any member” of…

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Novel Ideas

In the process of churning out yet another variety column (“variety” meaning that I’m not mentally alert enough at the moment to make my thoughts and whines coherent and am instead chucking another bullet list at you, the devoted reader), I decided that I wanted to write something new and different – something that’s never…

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A Grave Injustice

On Saturday, a 17-year old girl died of brain failure at Duke University Hospital in North Carolina. This was a horrendous and awful occurrence, brought on by a simple mistake: the girl needed a heart and lung transplant, but the one she received was from a person with the wrong blood type. The surgeon, hurrying…

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