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A purple, starless night near the shipyard, December 3, 1976. Brackish water gently laps against painted wooden beams slick with algae. Machines in warehouses sigh with quiet loss for the day behind and hum with potential energy for the day ahead. Somewhere, a cab honks. Lights flicker in homes. Office buildings have all gone dark,…

Pros and Cons of the Learning in the World Program!
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Pros and Cons of the Learning in the World Program!

Learning in the World trips are some of the best educational experiences Andover has to offer. But are they really for you? Find out with our LITW Pros/Cons list. PROS — Stories about service trips make the best Common App personal statements. — Step out of your comfort zone by spending time in expensive, air-conditioned…

Outside the Box
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Outside the Box

  A few years ago, my mother tried to teach me and my younger sister the art of solving the infamous Rubik’s cube. At first, I was pretty excited, and I put a lot of effort into memorizing numerous algorithms. My spirits dampened as I struggled to solve the cube, but I was still motivated…

Bridging Barriers
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Bridging Barriers

  Before I came to Andover, I went to a Chinese international school that was 80 percent Asian. Later, I transferred to a small Mormon school where my brother and I were the only two Chinese speakers. Like me, many students here come from different cultures and have identities that make it difficult for them…

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