Commentary

Commentary

Activism is Key

Phillips Academy is a place where, as a student, I can feel comfortable voicing my opinion regarding the present state of world politics to both the faculty and the students. Andover prides itself on being a liberal, forward-thinking institution that accepts differences and understands the diverse backgrounds that make up the student body. With war…

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A Vicious Cycle

What’s playing at the movies nowadays? First, there is “The Hours,” a movie that chronicles the multifaceted lives of three women who face the perils of depression and AIDS. Then, there is “Chicago,” a musical about two flamboyant dancers and singers who murder their husbands. “Gangs of New York” depicts the brutal conflict between Irish…

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New Players, Same Game

I am Dominican: with that, you try to determine my economic class and my cultural preferences. Every time I reveal my ethnicity, I see peoples’ countenances turn a bit sour by the stereotypes they associate with my background. People make assumptions out of whatever they know, and almost everyone at this school think that only…

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Fight Fire with Fire

Arthur Miller once said, “A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.” The Phillipian is no exception. We are fortunate to have The Phillipian, and at this momentous changing of the guard, I am reminded of how grateful I am for its availability as an apparently uncensored forum for debate. But still…

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Letter to The Editor

To the Editor: As a proud graduate of Andover, class of ’60, as a proud parent of two Andover students, and as a generous financial supporter of Andover for many years, I am extremely disturbed and disheartened by the blather that is emanating from the Trustees regarding the large investment losses suffered by the school’s…

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