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Commentary: The Incomplete Truth
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Commentary: The Incomplete Truth

We live in a time when all the news and information we crave are instantly available at our fingertips—as a consequence, flashy headlines and clickbait titles make it all too easy to get caught up and angry about a current event in the news. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened following an event on Friday, January…

Commentary: Anxiety All Around AndOver
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Commentary: Anxiety All Around AndOver

Anxiety haunted my every move and filled my head with a crippling self-doubt that overflowed into my every thought. I dreaded every subject, I was incapable of raising my hand, and participating to the slightest degree in discussions became a nightmarish prospect because, before even a word could escape my mouth, I began to anticipate a…

Commentary: More Than a Score
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Commentary: More Than a Score

Getting  a 1600 on the SAT is something that ranks highly on an Andover student’s bucket list. The superficial importance and prestige of the SAT lingers to this day, deeply rooted in our perception of the college application culture. Recently, however, this trend has begun to shift. It seems to me that this type of…

Commentary: Blank Pages, Free Spaces
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Commentary: Blank Pages, Free Spaces

As a child, there was nothing I loved to do more than write. Everywhere I went, I carried a pink polka-dotted Target notebook that ensconced the inner workings of my mind. In it, I scribbled down my thoughts, my observations, and my wonderment. I couldn’t wait to write in it every day. But as I…

Commentary: Making the Cut
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Commentary: Making the Cut

During my Junior year on JV1 soccer, practice was peppered with mumbled grievances about the cuts that had been made from the Varsity roster. While many of my teammates were upset that they hadn’t made the team, and although not all of the complaints aired were necessarily valid or productive, I found one recurring comment…

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