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Rallying Public Opinion

“Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Bush’s war has got to go!” The clamor of helicopters circling overhead and police sirens screeching along the roads provided a striking contrast to the boisterous chants of the protesters swarming the streets. This past Saturday, men, women, and children congregated in peaceful protest from 49th Street to 75th Street along…

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A Place for Conservatives

The goal of any educational enterprise is to provoke intelligence and to help students strive towards their goals, both as individuals and as scholars. As the best of the best, Phillips Academy is the poster child of the independent school family, giving children from all corners of the globe the opportunity to make a difference….

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New Players, Same Game

I am Dominican: with that, you try to determine my economic class and my cultural preferences. Every time I reveal my ethnicity, I see peoples’ countenances turn a bit sour by the stereotypes they associate with my background. People make assumptions out of whatever they know, and almost everyone at this school think that only…

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Fight Fire with Fire

Arthur Miller once said, “A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.” The Phillipian is no exception. We are fortunate to have The Phillipian, and at this momentous changing of the guard, I am reminded of how grateful I am for its availability as an apparently uncensored forum for debate. But still…

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Pace of Life: Leave it to Us

As we are all aware, the Pace of Life committee is once again looking for ways to relieve our stress. One idea that has been proposed, or at least considered, is moving club meetings to the weekend. The logic seems to be that shifting club meetings to the weekends will leave students with more time…

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