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Head of School John Palfrey to Leave Andover

Head of School John Palfrey will be leaving Andover following the 2018-2019 school year. Palfrey will become the sixth president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, effective September 1st, 2019, according to the MacArthur Foundation’s website. Palfrey has held his position as fifteenth Head of School for seven years, having started his...

Commentary

Commentary

Commentary: Let’s Talk About Sex (Ed)

Sex education: we all know that it can be uncomfortable to think about and maybe an annoying interruption to your day. Nonetheless, it is essential to any high school curriculum, and here at Andover, Juniors have only recently began theirs. Before spring break, students listened to a talk by YES+, the sex positivity group on...
Commentary

Commentary: Questioning Censorship

When news of the Christchurch shootings first broke online, I couldn’t believe it. The New Zealand I lived in had always been peaceful, idyllic, and far away from the violent troubles that seemed to plague so many countries abroad. But as news sites revealed more details, this nightmare turned into undisputable reality. I was fortunate that...
Commentary

Commentary: Operation Fair Admissions

Most of us are aware of the ruthless world of college admissions. When application season rolls around, a plethora of ‘packaging’ companies offer us the chance to build a better resumé and prepare answers to common interview questions. And even before we concern ourselves about actually applying to college, many of our parents have already...

Sports

Sports

Senior Reflections

At the beginning of their final seasons competing for Andover, returning seniors reflect on their time as a part of the Golf and Cycling teams. Golf Captain Harry Choi In general, I’ve had the incredible privilege to be on this team all of my four years at Andover, so that’s been very special to me....
Sports

Sports Opinion: Winning the N.F.L. Offseason

  Beginning on March 11, N.F.L. teams are allowed to negotiate with the agents of unrestricted free agents and agree to contract terms. And because offseason has begun, teams have also been looking to make trades with each other. There has already been a lot of player movement this offseason, and in my opinion, four...

Arts

Editorial

Editorial

IT’S TIME TO CRY OVER SPILLED MILK

It’s the end of winter term, and everyone is exhausted. In the newsroom, we considered using our last editorial of the term to air our frustrations concerning accumulated stress, yet another political issue, or a new internet trend. Instead, though, we decided to turn our attention to a challenge with an easier solution — lack...

The Eighth Page

The Eighth Page

Phillipian Satire: Our Spring Break Adventures

Florida’s so basic… the Eighth Page hit up Atlantis because we always go against the grain. Reminded our parents that transcripts from the Academy don’t always represent how very hard we worked, Dad. Gazed out the window looking at the night sky contemplating what the stars had in mind for our horoscopes tomorrow. Will my...
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Phillipian Satire: Overheard on the Paths

“You give me lots of Cascada vibes.” “Pretty positive shin splints are just for when the trainers have no clue what’s actually wrong.” “Maybe a funny accent could be the change my counselor says I need.” “Yeah, my parents forgot to pick me up so I just stayed here… What’d you do for break?” “My...