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In the Dark and Out of the Loop

Over vacation, PA students watched as many global news sources criticized Andover for accepting a $500,000 donation from Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal — the same man whose donation to the September 11th fund was rejected by New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Giuliani rejected the donation because of Bin Talal’s public assertion that Americans…

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Manga, Wolfenstein, and Japan’s America-Envy

The Japanese are coming! The Japanese are coming! Over my fourteen years, I have been inculcated with the idea that the Japanese are encroaching upon America’s cultural turf like a surreptitious owl approaching an unsuspecting mouse. Indeed, Kenneth Horowitz, millionaire and former CEO of Cellular One, has lightly remarked that video games are a nefarious…

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The Mad Year

It seems quite safe to say, with the past year now comfortably over and buried forever in the annals of history, that 2002 truly was the “mad year.” Politically, it is hard to salvage even the smallest silver lining from the year. The Arab world continues to hate us for killing Afghan civilians with seeming…

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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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