Spirit Week: GO BIG BLUE

Spirit Week allows the student body to express their excitement for A/E Weekend.

Monday: Cluster Wars

Students wore bright hues in a colorful display of cluster pride: red for West Quad North (WQN), orange for West Quad South (WQS), yellow for Flagstaff (FLG), green for Pine Knoll (PKN), and blue for Abbot (ABB).

Courtesy of Neil Evans

Courtesy of neil evans

Tyler Murphy ’19:

I got the green suit because I am in PKN and I really don’t own any green. So I wanted to just buy a solid green outfit that was also funny. I went on Amazon, and the first thing I thought of was a morph suit, which kind of got me thinking about the fat suit. It was pretty cheap, so I ordered it. I think Spirit Week has been tons of fun for myself, and I have heard a lot of other people say the same.



Tuesday: Generations.

Each class dressed up as a certain age group: Juniors as babies, Lowers as middle schoolers, Uppers as parents, and Seniors as senior citizens.

O.Tung/The Phillipian

A.Phillips/The Phillipian

Josephina Caico ’19:

My great-aunts that live in Florida dress like this, so I thought I’d literally just look like them. I’ve got the pearls. I was really looking for that look. My friend that goes to Pingree actually just had an old people psych, [or] a senior citizen psych, so I just borrowed her stuff. I’m not sure where she got it — maybe Party City or something.This is my own sweater, though.



Wednesday: ‘80s Disco

Students wore neon shirts, holographic pants, sequined jackets, endless amounts of denim, and other disco-themed clothes to evoke the ’80s.

S.Bahnasy/The Phillipian

S.Bahnasy/The Phillipian

Emily Ho ’20:

My costume was made overnight, and I basically sourced clothing from a friends closet because I didn’t have neon of my own. I conveniently had scrunchies, so I just added that and wanted leg warmers but that didn’t work out. Dressing up is super fun but low-key stressful.






Thursday: Exeter Geek Day

Andover students took on the role of “geeky” Phillips Exeter Academy students, carrying calculators and donning all red, suspenders, knee-high stockings, sweater vests, and the occasional bowtie.

S.Bahnasy/The Phillipian

S.Bahnasy/The Phillipian


Stephen Hendarta ‘21

I had borrowed my friend’s bow tie, and I just put on a button down. I had these glasses already from Halloween, so I just put them on, and I’m like, ‘I look like a geek.’ Me and my friends have matching glasses but different colors, so it was a group effort.”





Show off your Andover pride and bleed blue!