Editorial

Editorial

Stay Realer than Your Rinsta

In an age where 52% of teenagers in the United States are on Instagram, according to Pew Research Center, our accounts have become bastions of superficiality, PhotoShopped under-eye circles and cloudless blue skies. Perhaps that’s why the “finsta” — fake instagram— trend is so alluring; it’s an opportunity to bare some awkward, authentic part of…

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Suicide is Not Slang

Andover’s toxic effect on its student’s mental health has been well-documented and thoroughly examined. We often critique the school’s competitive atmosphere, comment on the detrimental habits that it fosters, and look to the school’s administration for change. It is easy to blame the school for the lack of discussion around issues of mental health, but…

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Constructive Conversations

After The Phillipian, vol. CXL’s sixth issue hit kiosks last Friday morning, word quickly spread across campus of our publication of several offensive graphics on The Eighth Page. These graphics perpetuated a culture of grading women based upon their physical appearance and included various other microaggressions. Students took to social media platforms, such as Snapchat…

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Committing to Community

Every student currently at Andover knows the heart-pounding panic of seeing the Non Sibi Day sign-up email land in their inbox. Fingers fumbling, we frantically click the link and scan through the list of engagement opportunities, searching for the event that we set our hearts on a week before. Click. It’s already full. And so…

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More Than A Week

It’s that time of the year again: that certain, peculiar week when Lowers and Uppers just seem a little off. They might be wandering around the library searching for signatures or obsessively practicing their chants to perform before a crowd in Lower Right. They are crafting their political platforms, their applications, their audition dances. Yes,…

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