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Attention, Please

Phillips Academy prides itself on its status as an institution of higher learning –one where its students may strive to achieve their goals. And Phillips does allow students an excellent education inside the classroom–nearly all our teachers have Master’s Degrees in their respective disciplines, and some have doctorates. But, outside of the classroom, Andover has…

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Fly the Friendly Skies?

As a consequence of the terrorist attacks of September 11, American pilots now have a new companion when they fly. This past Saturday marked the graduation of the first group of 46 pilots who received special training to allow them to carry guns in their cockpits. Congress granted this privilege in an attempt to protect…

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Renegade Reconstruction

The war in Iraq conjures up many different views and emotions among the people and nations of this world. Many were opposed to all military action whatsoever, and yet others stood as ardent proponents of a full-scale invasion. Regardless of what one’s views might have been, however, the most difficult part of the war is…

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Reform The Media

With the collapse of Baghdad’s defenses and the subsequent fall of Saddam’s regime last week, the media has forced itself to move on to new ground. For weeks, news reporters and columnists had characterized the war plan as vastly flawed. In fact, some even went as far as to say that it had failed. Not…

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The WMD’s, Mr. Bush

“We will find weapons of mass destruction,” drones the Bush administration in an all-too-familiar briefing. It sounds strangely similar to what they’ve been saying since even before UN Resolution 1441. In a war that was justified by nothing else but the existence of these weapons, and has arguably been shaped by the search for them,…

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