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Andover the Factory?

At midterm, I received an FF in Chemistry and Ds in Math and French. Naturally, certain measures were taken in response to my poor academic standing. I found myself on academic restriction and under “no excuse,” was I permitted to leave the town of Andover. Fortunately, in my experience, the adults with whom I have…

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The Beginning of the End

In 1993, Professor Samuel P. Huntington of Harvard University published “The Clash of Civilizations,” an article that described the post-Cold War world as one composed of cultural delineations, rather than political or ideological ones. In a period that represents the peak of Western dominance in the world, he reiterated the “West Versus the Rest” theory….

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Making It Our Own

As the rain falls outside my window overlooking the Great Lawn, I always get a little sentimental about my time spent at Andover over the course of the past three years. I believe I have developed a small case of senioritis, with the symptoms consisting of bittersweet feelings and mixed emotions about the conclusion of…

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CAMD: A Relic of the Past

When Mr. Edwards told the student body that we “probably have no idea what segregation is like,” I felt a soaking sense of irony. As the director of the office of Community and Multicultural Development (CAMD), Mr. Edwards should know firsthand the presence of segregation at Phillips Academy. As a place where “any member” of…

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Red Alert

So my mother’s been sending me e-mails all about how I should be especially, especially careful about handling my hate mail this week. Yes, I have actually received hate mail – for being Jewish, not for “pissing-off people,” silly. My mother’s concerned because the country is now on Orange Alert, which the friendly website www.whitehouse.gov…

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