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Campaign For Trust

Earlier this month, the Strategic Planning Committee began meeting to discuss how to improve the Andover experience. In short, this team of faculty, administrators and Trustees will decide what path this school will take for the next few years. Anything and everything is on the table at these sessions, and we will know what Andover’s…

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Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I want to thank the editors for reminding the community of the importance and effectiveness of our psychological counseling professionals (Sept. 9 editorial, “Only a Few”). Many students have received and continue to receive essential support from the counseling staff at Graham House. I do wish to point out, however, that the…

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Setting the Pace

I enjoy being here. I enjoy living here. I enjoy working here. I think my independence at Andover has evoked more resourcefulness, self-reliance, and overall self-confidence in me. In some respects, I feel the rush I so regularly derive from independence may be endangered by the new Pace of Life report. In other respects, I…

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Hakuna Matata, RIAA

Every week, each of the cluster deans post a “top ten list” of students within his or her cluster who have the highest bandwidth (typically from the downloading of music files from the likes of KaZaA) for that week. These students then face disciplinary actions of a dean’s rep, censure, or a week without the…

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Conform to the Report, Lose Our Identity

Upon reading the Pace of Life Committee’s daunting report, a few things caught my eye. Most notably, many of its recommendations are so obvious that, in fact, I wonder why it took two years to get on paper such common sense as “our Juniors require a supportive structure in order to develop the study habits…

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