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It Takes Time

In last week’s “The WMD’s, Mr. Bush,” Ruoxi Chen ’05 classifies the actions of the Bush administration as “dubious” and purports to speak for our Founding Fathers in decrying the “mockery America has become.” Her conclusions and brash assumptions are as follows: Iraq must not have weapons of mass destruction since we haven’t found them…

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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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Honor Roll: Do the Math

At a secondary school renowned for its rigorous academics, it is somewhat disconcerting to hear that almost half the student body qualified for the Honor Roll last term. Although Phillips Academy’s History and Social Science Department Chair Victor Henningsen ’69 assures that grade inflation does not result from a decrease in the expectations of the…

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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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How I Became My Own Man

When I was claiming my assigned aisle seat on the plane back from Florida, the man sitting next to me in the middle queried, “Are you sure you wouldn’t rather have the middle seat?” “No thanks,” I replied. After all, I have seen a man in the aisle sell his seat to a man in…

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