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“Gay and Catholic” Series Begins With CSF Speaker Vacek

In conjunction with the Phillips Academy Chaplaincy, the Catholic Student Fellowship (CSF) hosted last Friday night the first forum in its “Being Gay and Being Catholic” guest speaker series in the Ropes Salon in the upstairs of Commons. The list of lecturers included Instructor in Chemistry Paul Cernota, Instructor in Art Peg Harrigan, and Professor…

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Presidential Pool Reduced To Ten Council Hopefuls

Voting last Wednesday at lunch and dinner in Commons in the first round of elections, Phillips Academy students narrowed the pool of candidates in the race for Student Council President from sixteen to ten. After all votes were submitted, members of the current Student Council, including President Kanyi Maqubela ’03, tallied all the ballots and…

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Student Council Presidential Hopefuls Anticipate Upcoming Campaign Process

This week marked the first milestone in the Phillips Academy Student Council presidential elections, as fifteen candidates – nearly twice as many as the previous year – each collected 500 signatures and submitted their platforms to incumbent Council President Kanyi Maqubela ’03 in the hopes of assuming his post next Fall. The group of hopefuls…

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Philo Sponsors Annual Andover Invitational Debate Tournament

Last Sunday, the Phillips Academy Philomathean Society hosted the annual Andover Invitational debate tournament, as Andover faced teams from eight schools, including Phillips Exeter Academy, Groton Academy, Roxbury Latin, Winsor Academy, St. Sebastian’s Academy, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, and Governor Dummer Academy. Teams debated whether or not Congress should pass an Amendment to the United States…

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Black Arts Week Kicks Off With Speaker Bok, Dinner

Sharing his experience with the Andover community this past Wednesday at the Black Arts Week All-School Meeting, former Sudanese slave Francis Bok spoke on the importance of freedom and self-empowerment. Mr. Bok’s visit coincided with Phillips Academy’s February celebration of Black History Month. Mr. Bok also attended History 200 classes on Tuesday. During the All-School…

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