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Surveillance in a Time of Terror

I have to admit I’m not particularly enthralled with the 80’s; I was around only to glimpse the last two years, and I was too befuddled by my own existence to observe anything. (Before the 80’s dance, I kept thinking, “I wore the exact same stuff then that I wear now, only about one-tenth the…

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Environmental Extremism

A little more than four months ago, I arrived on this campus as an eager and excited new Lower. I leaped out of the car, breathed deeply, and thought to myself, “What a wonderful opportunity I have to pursue those activities that interest me!” I was eager to enroll in every club and every activity…

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More Trouble in Paradise

Urban Campfire. Our Place at the Table. Seminars on the “truth” about race in rap lyrics. “Mix It Up Day.” Sound like MTV meets race relations? Close enough—it’s another Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Academy Hill. It is no secret that Andover’s sickeningly-hip take on Martin Luther King annoys, angers, and even enrages those…

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Where Did All The Money Go?

Get out your checkbooks. Drain your Fleet accounts. It’s that time of year again. No, I am not talking about the recent holiday season, but about the events that shortly follow after the final Christmas tree ornament, snugly wrapped in tissue paper, has been placed in its storage box, and the last sparkling bulbs have…

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Beauty Before the Athletic Requirement

There are certain natural forces that govern everything that we humans do. We desire to be loved; perhaps that is why we allow ourselves to love others. We desire money, even money from questionable Saudi sources. However, there is one force that reigns high above the rest, significantly affecting human behavior. No, it is not…

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