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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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The Morals of the Prince’s Money

A few weeks ago I heard the name “Andover” mentioned on the television in my hotel room. I rushed out into the living room to see the television tuned to CNN showing a clip of Eric Liu, a former advisor to the Clinton administration and a speaker at an All-School Meeting last school year. Mr….

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Oil Rigged

Response to criticism from The Washington Post, Boston Globe, New York Sun Times, CNN, Newsweek, and others: Hey, we asked for it. On December 31, Andover issued an official statement declaring that yes, we have accepted $500,000 from Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal for the George H. W. Bush Scholarship Fund. Never mind that…

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The Scene of Senior Sentimentality

As I sat around my house sick over break I had an episode of senior sentimentality. I was looking for a video to watch and came across my Art-100 video, which I promptly popped into my VCR. As I watched the younger versions of myself and my triad classmates running around, I was struck with…

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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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