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Campus Isms

Something I have never seen here at Andover is a student openly questioning the intrinsic lessons of Andover life. Certainly, Pace of Life, the DC system, and administrative polices have repetitively been hacked to pieces in the gladiator-like arenas of Student Council elections and magazines, but when is the last time someone has thrust the…

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The California Recall: What You Don’t Learn in History 310

This summer, I spent 9 weeks working at a summer camp in upstate New Hampshire. As one could imagine, I soon reached the following realization: that the sheltering of the “Camp Lawrence Bubble” far exceeds that of Andover. Thus, upon returning to the beautiful civilization that is Andover, I had the chance to catch up…

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A Natural Selection?

As summer 2003 rather regrettably draws to a close and we begin our long trek back to the Andover hill, I feel compelled to leave behind my summer-induced calm and tranquil demeanor and once again adopt a more driven and alert mind frame. Furthermore, the notion of returning to my second year at Andover, and…

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Words of Wisdom To New Students

Alas, gone are the wonderful perks of the summer. Gone are summer activities like waking up late and watching excessive amounts of television. No more summer nonsense now: school has begun. It’s time for us to begin to stress ourselves with the academic, social, and athletic commitments that shall become our lives during this nascent…

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Let’s Talk About Sex

Andover is viewed as a liberal school: we have no dress code; no lights out past freshman year; no mandatory chapel; and only the occasional Saturday class. However, on the subject of sexuality, we often come across as overly conservative. How is sexuality discussed at Andover? Certainly it is not addressed in Life Issues class,…

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