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The Morals of the Prince’s Money

A few weeks ago I heard the name “Andover” mentioned on the television in my hotel room. I rushed out into the living room to see the television tuned to CNN showing a clip of Eric Liu, a former advisor to the Clinton administration and a speaker at an All-School Meeting last school year. Mr….

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The Scene of Senior Sentimentality

As I sat around my house sick over break I had an episode of senior sentimentality. I was looking for a video to watch and came across my Art-100 video, which I promptly popped into my VCR. As I watched the younger versions of myself and my triad classmates running around, I was struck with…

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In the Dark and Out of the Loop

Over vacation, PA students watched as many global news sources criticized Andover for accepting a $500,000 donation from Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal — the same man whose donation to the September 11th fund was rejected by New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Giuliani rejected the donation because of Bin Talal’s public assertion that Americans…

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Manga, Wolfenstein, and Japan’s America-Envy

The Japanese are coming! The Japanese are coming! Over my fourteen years, I have been inculcated with the idea that the Japanese are encroaching upon America’s cultural turf like a surreptitious owl approaching an unsuspecting mouse. Indeed, Kenneth Horowitz, millionaire and former CEO of Cellular One, has lightly remarked that video games are a nefarious…

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The Mad Year

It seems quite safe to say, with the past year now comfortably over and buried forever in the annals of history, that 2002 truly was the “mad year.” Politically, it is hard to salvage even the smallest silver lining from the year. The Arab world continues to hate us for killing Afghan civilians with seeming…

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