News in Brief

This Week:

The Brace Center for Gender Studies hosted an open house on Wednesday, September 29. The Brace Board offered snacks such as brownies, cookies, and juice. Brace Board members provided attendees with posters, on which students wrote various anti-sexism, anti-racism, and anti-capitalism slogans.

On Friday, October 1, the Phillips Academy Sustainability Coalition (PASC) invited students to its first Climate Cafe of the 2021-2022 school year. At 7:00 p.m., Dr. Zach Brown, Co-Executive Director of the Tidelines Institute, discussed his study on the Arctic and the relationship between sea ice change and the marine biology of the area.

Alianza Latina, Andover’s Latinx Affinity Space, screened “In the Heights’ on Friday” at 7:00 p.m. in Kemper Auditorium. The film was a screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical of the same name. The showing was open to all Andover community members.

Mentors in Violence Prevention held its first meeting on October 3. The programming was and will continue to be, geared to train Lowers in the Andover community on how to deal with and recognize gender-based violence, racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, nationalism, and sexism.

Considering a move to the green (no risk) zone as early as next week and in anticipation of family weekend in a little over two week’s time, the Rebecca M. Sykes Wellness Center will test all students five times between October 11 and November 1, according to the most recent public health update from Medical Director Dr. Amy Patel.

Last Friday, October 1, Christopher Carter, better known as “The Mentalist,” performed two shows for Andover students. The first was an all-grades show, excluding Seniors, at 8:00 p.m. The second show was exclusive to Seniors, starting at 10:00 p.m. Carter advertises his show as one of illusions and mind readings.

Looking Forward:

For Latin Arts Weekend, on Friday, October 8, Alianza Latina will host an instructional salsa class for all Andover students. To follow the event, on Saturday, October 9, there will be a Latin Arts dance that will feature Latin music and a DJ. As in the salsa lesson, all students are welcome to attend.