Editorial

Editorial

The Phillipian Today

“The compulsion of writing one’s thoughts on paper where, freed from the personality of their author, they may stand on their intrinsic merits, is a most excellent discipline of the mind,” wrote the first editorial board of The Phillipian in 1878. In that first issue of The Phillipian, then a four-page, black-and-white, twice-monthly publication, the…

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A Final Note

About once every three weeks for the last thirty weeks I watched someone cry. They were always easy to recognize. Down in the newsroom, they would stare into the screen of their computer with their eyes swelling or choke-up as they tried to respond to a question. I think I was a better psychiatrist than…

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Correction

In an article about two Uppers who are attending the World Debate and Public Speaking Championships, the date of the competition was incorrect. It is March 15. Also, there will be two debaters from Roxbury Latin, not one. The Phillipian regrets the errors.

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Our Changing Identity

How diverse is Andover, really? We presume that Andover is no longer the rich, white, Northeastern “prep” school that it once was, and we only need to look to our diversity to prove it. We also presume that, given this change, we are prepared to approach a century of outstanding diversity. But Andover is less…

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Editorial

Go Fish The Uncommons managers have “caught on.” Its Fishing for Feedback system has changed; what started as a seemingly silly alliteration and a one-way suggestion box has morphed into a meaningful dialogue. Student input is heard; suggestions are responded to. Dialogue has found its voice in the form of a mystical red pen. Call…

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