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Putting The Test to Test

This past Saturday, a number of Seniors and Uppers took the SAT’s. It is no doubt that many experienced extreme pressure, as this test could be the deciding factor in their admission to college. As if that wasn’t enough, the SAT could be a deciding factor in their job placement as well. Over recent years,…

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A Divide That Can’t Remain

“[The Party System] serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one part against another; foments occasionally riot and insurrection.” -A former president of the United States, to be named later A harsh dichotomy between liberal and…

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Our Untapped Resource

As a tour guide, I am constantly bombarded with questions about our school: How is the food? How are the dorms? How are the other students? It is not difficult to respond to these inquiries, because I generally view Andover in a very positive light. However, there is one question surrounding a vital issue for…

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Stop It in Its Tracks

The Supreme Court usually hears approximately 75 out of the 8,000 cases filed each term. In order to decide which are important enough to be heard, the court applies certain limiting criteria to each case. Certain cases must be heard, such as those requiring rulings on issues of race, gender, and equality (such as Gratz…

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“SURVEILLED”

What would you do if your daily activities were continuously monitored and recorded? How would you feel if Andover was inundated with security cameras? Cameras in the classroom. In the dorms. In the stairwells. In Commons. While the notion of constant surveillance might seem absurd to those of us living on Andover Hill, for other…

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