Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Faith literacy is the understanding of faiths, religions and their influence. In diverse communities like Andover, it is important to acquire basic knowledge of key beliefs to build empathy between members of Andover’s community. But the reality is that faith is seldom, if ever, part of conversations around campus; it’s often marginalized…

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: According to The Phillipian’s 2015 “State of the Academy,” 23 percent of students do not consider themselves happy at Andover. In 2014, 48 percent of people said they thought Andover students were unhappy at large. 125 students reportedly engaged in self-harm after coming to Andover. Most students get fewer than eight hours…

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: First, I want to say that no one on this campus is stopping anyone from speaking their mind. If you are truly devout in your beliefs, then say it, with no qualms. If you feel like someone shuts your opinion down, then ask them to explain why they were bothered. Recently, a…

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I received an excellent education in history at Andover, studying under such greats as Chris Gurry, Derek Williams, Ed Quattlebaum and Peter Drench. After reading the revisionist, anti-historical letter regarding George H.W. Bush ’42 written by recent Andover alumni and published on October 9, 2015, I can only conclude that they did…

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: On Monday, students were encouraged to engage in the appropriation of Hawaiian culture through a spirit day theme, “Maui Monday.” The suggested attire consisted of Hawaiian shirts, leis, and “touristy things.” To most students, Hawaiian culture is just a costume, yet there are some on this campus who consider Hawaii home. This…

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