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White Noise

Representative of a long-term trend, the Phillips Academy administration’s initial reluctance to cancel classes in the midst of Monday’s paralyzing winter storm serves to accentuate the school’s refusal to adjust its academic calendar under mitigating circumstances. Although Mrs. Sykes merits praise for her prudent choice to exempt the community from commitments on Tuesday, the mere…

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Activism is Key

Phillips Academy is a place where, as a student, I can feel comfortable voicing my opinion regarding the present state of world politics to both the faculty and the students. Andover prides itself on being a liberal, forward-thinking institution that accepts differences and understands the diverse backgrounds that make up the student body. With war…

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A Good Time For Silence

War with Iraq is a controversial issue. Our nation is split over whether or not to oust Saddam Hussein by going to war. This debate has spanned the better part of a year. It has manifested itself in the form of protests, rallies, vigils, and congressional hearings. Here on our own campus, some vigils and…

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American Escapism: A Hero For Us All

Last week, an article regarding the progression of the American entertainment industry caught my attention. According to the author, the subject and tone of the movies mirror contemporary events. She claimed that the recent Oscar contenders, some with dark themes, parallel the nation’s recent economic recession and international conflict. In other words, the violence and…

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Too Much Spending

Ten billion dollars here, $500 million there, a war in Iraq, et cetera. But where exactly does all this money come from? I am no economist, but I can add, and it seems our government cannot. Over the past several months, congressional Democrats, Republicans, and the President have all proposed additions to government spending, vying…

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