Editorial

Editorial

Add/Drop It Like It’s Hot

With the start of a new term last week, countless students flocked to the Dean of Studies Office with requests for course switches, section changes, and level shifts. The scene was chaotic, but to veteran students, it was nothing new; the first few days of every term at Andover begin with long waits and fluttering…

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And Still We Rise

An overpowering silence blanketed Andover’s campus on Wednesday morning. The mood was somber; students gathered on the steps of Sam Phil and in Commons, some crying, some expressing rage, fear, and despair. Other students celebrated the election of Donald Trump, who was just elected as the 45th President of the United States in arguably the…

Pencil Us In
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Pencil Us In

A later start to the school day. All-school lunches, everyday. Four classes a term. Sports seasons split between terms. Longer classes. Finals four times a year. These are some of the realities of the “four-term-by-five-class” (4×5) schedule set to be introduced next year. While the Class of 2017 will not be here for the schedule’s…

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Commons Courtesy

Over the course of this Family Weekend, many students will spend time off-campus with family and friends. Countless will eat home-cooked meals around dining room tables with parents or host families. When the meals are over, most students will be expected to clear the table, wash the dishes, or load the dishwasher. These habits are…

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Editorial: Not Clowning Around

Clowns. We all know them, but what do we know about them? They’re big, wear white makeup, and have red noses that squeak. Last week, rumors of a prowling armed shooter dressed as one such clown, a mere two miles away at Merrimack College, rippled across campus and social media. Although the incident turned out…

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