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The First Weeks: New Students Reflect on Andover So Far

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Alex Ciccia ’18

_“My favorite part of Andover so far is the connection between the students and teachers. I like being able to have conversations with my teachers about almost anything.”_

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Vicente Riquelme ’18

_“Living in a dorm has been a fun experience. My roommate and I get along well along with the few others that live in [Pemberton Cottage]. I’m not a big fan of doing my own laundry, but I’m sure I’ll get used to it.”_

 

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Adrienne Zhang ’18

_“At first my goal was to get straight ‘6’s, but I have realized that I should instead focus on doing the best that I can, making the most of my first year and finding time to hang out with friends. That mindset is a lot healthier.”_

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Claudia Leopold ’18

_“For me, being on the volleyball team has helped my transition [to] Andover, because upperclassmen have given me advice that I wouldn’t have otherwise had. It’s nice being advised by people who know the ropes around the school.”_

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Darcy Burnham ’18

_“The transition to Andover has been extremely difficult for me — lots of homesickness and much more work than I am used to. This has all gotten so much better already, though… The support of friends, teachers and Prefects balanced everything out.”_

 

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Nurilys Cintron ’15

_“I love that there are always people around me, especially late at night. Whenever I feel like it’s too quiet, I can just find people to do my homework next to — their company honestly makes a difference.”_

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Alexandra Loumidis ’18

_“Before coming to Andover, I thought that Latin was just some ancient language that nobody really payed attention to. Now I have come to appreciate the language. I realized how fun it can be to translate sentences — they can be more complicated like a puzzle or be super organized and easy to translate.”_

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Colin Lata ’17

_“My favorite class is history, because Mrs. Paulson is hilarious, [and] I’m really enjoying my other classes too.  I lucked out with some great teachers this year.”_