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Honesty Is the Best Policy: The Blue

My sister is learning how to tap dance. A few nights ago, after her second class, she asked me to tell her what I thought of her new moves. After seeing them, I proclaimed that it was the most amazing performance I had ever seen. But even if I had been a world-renowned tap dancing…

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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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Brawns Over Brain?

What is the relationship between the academic curricula and the athletic programs at high schools and universities? Where do you draw the line in admitting accomplished athletes to top-rate schools if the athletes do not meet the schools’ academic standards? How do you treat student-athletes? These questions have percolated at educational institutions across America for…

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Scheduling Conflict

To my utter and complete surprise, no complaint describing in morbid detail the plight of students under the new schedule has graced the pages of The Phillipian. In fact, I have heard of no student publicly avowing his or her discontent in any student publication. Last year I decided that, before complaining about the new…

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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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