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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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Brand Name Stupidity In Politics

Most Americans, with the exception of a few members of political-intellectual cliques, share an unfortunate distaste for examining the contending ideologies that will shape our political near-future. Two notable exceptions to this distaste for thinking are Howard Dean and Wesley Clark. Neither man belongs to a narrow ideological clique. Further, Dr. Dean and General Clark…

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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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