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Andrew Pandemic

Students named Andrew discuss thoughts on their name
Andrew Pandemic

BV has a high number of attendants. With a wide variety of students, there comes a chance for the same name or two. A common name that can come up often is “Andrew”. Sophomores Andrew Monahan, Andrew Birnbaum and freshman Andrew Thompson are interviewed on this. 

This is Monahan’s 16th year being named Andrew, and he appears to be handling it well. He claims to be happy with the name he was given, saying that he would not prefer to be named anything else.

“Being an Andrew isn’t just a lifestyle. It’s a dedication, a promise that every minute you live your life, you’re there to win, to show others that what you bring to the table is more important than what everyone else brings,” Monahan said. “Because Andrews [are] strong.” 

Birnbaum however, while still named Andrew, hardly goes by Andrew. From what he can remember, people close to Birnbaum have called him by his last name for the longest time.

“Most people that I actually know don’t call me Andrew, they call me Birnbaum,” he said. “But I mean, it’s fine I guess.” 

Birnbaum feels that the name Andrew is appropriate for him. Claiming that since he already has had his name for the entirety of his life, it’s a part of his personality that shouldn’t be changed. 

Freshman Andrew Thompson gives his thoughts on what it’s like to be named Andrew, offering a perspective that has not been seen yet.

“It’s pretty nice [being named Andrew],” Thompson said. “You have a special connection with all the Andrews and [you have] that Andrew power.” 

In contrast to both Birnbaum and Monahan, when asked if he would rather be named something else, Thompson said he did not care.

Being just a freshman, Thompson has already connected with the other Andrews of the school, taking a special liking to Andrew Monahan. The two students claim to be best friends, displaying their special Andrew power.

About the Contributor
Michael Leach
Michael Leach, Staff Writer
Michael Leach is a sophomore starting his first year on the newspaper staff. He is excited to write about events in the school, and even more excited to take photos. He plans to run track this year. Outside of school, he is big on music and has devoted all his achievements to his one true idol: Kendrick Lamar.