Editorial

Editorial

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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Nothing but a Bandaid Solution

For many students, Winter Term at Andover can be one of the most difficult and dreaded times of the year. For many of us, the term’s shortcomings are not due to earlier sunsets, menacing winds, or heavy snow, but the realization that the flu season has arrived. As the flu and other illnesses run rampant,…

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