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Vol. CXL, No. 5

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Sam Bird '18 and Eastlyn Frankel '18 celebrate their win in the school-wide co-presidential elections.  The polls opened before class Thursday morning and closed at 9:30 p.m. Thursday evening.

Staff Report
Last Updated: Friday, March 24, 2017

FROM THE PAPER:

Sam Bird '18 and Eastlyn Frankel '18 Elected Student Body Co-Presidents
The two emerged victorious following the student vote on Thursday.
Watch a video to understand their platform, and visit phillipian.net/news to see all our coverage related to the co-presidential campaign.

Andover Accepts 240th Incoming Class
With over 3,000 completed applications, Andover accepted only 13 percent of applicants for the 2017-2018 school year, marking the lowest acceptance rate in the school's history.
View the #sayyestoandover social media campaign to see hundreds of student posts encouraging admitted students to enroll.

Tour de Iceland: Jazz and Concert Bands Tour in Icelandic Cities
The Jazz Band and Concert Band of Phillips Academy went to Iceland where they played in various cities while interacting with the local population and seeing famous attractions.

Seven NEPSAC Class A Records Broken in Boy's Swimming Back to Back Championship
Coming off a nearly undefeated season, the Boys Varsity Swim and Dive team placed first at the New England Prep School Athletic Council (Nepsac) Championships bringing home their second consecutive trophy. Andover’s final record for the season was 9-1.

Commentary: A Broken System
Aiden McAuliffe '20 argues for reform within the American judicial system.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:

This Week in Andover History: "Buffalo" Jones Visits Campus

The Andover community has had the opportunity to listen to a variety of notable speakers during All School Meetings over the past several years. And while many things have changed over the past one hundred years, Andover's penchant for attracting interesting guests has not.

In March 1911, Charles "Buffalo" Jones visited campus to give a lecture on "Lassoing Wild Animals in Africa." Jones was best known as a conservationist, and The Phillipian reports that the lecture he gave was "most interesting and exciting."

"The lecturer was a most clever speaker and his dry humor made the lecture the more pleasing," the article continues.

In addition to demonstrating his wit, Jones used pictures to show the audience "cowboys in the act of taking deer, mountain goat and lions" to accompany the variety of exotic stories he told.

View the PDF version of the 1911 paper to read the entire article.


To satisfy your hunger for more Andover history recorded as it happened, visit The Phillipian Archives to access, for free, thousands of past issues.

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