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American Escapism: A Hero For Us All

Last week, an article regarding the progression of the American entertainment industry caught my attention. According to the author, the subject and tone of the movies mirror contemporary events. She claimed that the recent Oscar contenders, some with dark themes, parallel the nation’s recent economic recession and international conflict. In other words, the violence and…

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Letters to The Editor

To the Editor: In his February 14 letter to the Editor, Michael Scharf ’60 takes aim at the Trustees of Phillips Academy for what he characterizes as a poor performance of the academy’s endowment relative to other institutions. Mr. Scharf is misinformed, not only about the performance of the Academy’s endowment, but also about how…

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Red Alert

So my mother’s been sending me e-mails all about how I should be especially, especially careful about handling my hate mail this week. Yes, I have actually received hate mail – for being Jewish, not for “pissing-off people,” silly. My mother’s concerned because the country is now on Orange Alert, which the friendly website www.whitehouse.gov…

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White Noise

Representative of a long-term trend, the Phillips Academy administration’s initial reluctance to cancel classes in the midst of Monday’s paralyzing winter storm serves to accentuate the school’s refusal to adjust its academic calendar under mitigating circumstances. Although Mrs. Sykes merits praise for her prudent choice to exempt the community from commitments on Tuesday, the mere…

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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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