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Kim Kardashian: At Risk in Pakistan?

August 3, 2016 8:48pm | Ava Ratcliff, Helen Mak & Zachary Manzanares

Should we kill Kim Kardashian? This idea is often laughed at without any seriousness of course. But in Pakistan, it’s not just a punchline- it’s a harsh reality. Qandeel Baloch, the beloved  Pakistani celebrity fondly named “The Kim Kardashian of Pakistan,” was found brutally murdered in her family home on July 15th. The culprit? Her brother. Waseem Baloch cruelly drugged then strangled his sister. After the murder, he told the press he was “proud” to preserve the Baloch family …

$tudents Raise $cholarship $$$

August 3, 2016 8:47pm | Luisa Slump

For the past seven years, the Hamm Leadership Program has been raising money to provide financial aid to students. Phillips Exeter believes that the amount of money your family earns should not stand in the way of a better education, and that is why Exonians are encouraged to donate. Donations are being collected in the Student’s Activities Office. Exonians must inform the deans of the amount of money they would like to donate, between $3-$50, and their dorm name. The dorm that gives the m…

Struggling with Harkness

August 3, 2016 8:45pm | Sierra Simpson

First off, I’m going to talk a little bit about the Harkness process even though most of you know how the whole thing works. Harkness is a way of learning in which students take the lead in the conversations instead of the teacher. Instead of one person teaching the class we all work and teach together through discussion and conversations around the table. There is no head of the table because were all considered equal in every class. This is a brand new way of learning for me. I like how i…

Driving Yourself Crazy

August 3, 2016 8:44pm | Ana Muchacho Panti, Gabriella Bellido

Google has been working on a self driving car for the past two years. Google’s self-driving cars process map and sensor information at the same time to navigate itself. The map sensors work like a GPS system, as it figures out where you are from satellites and leads you to your destination. The sensors detect moving objects such as cars or trucks, as well as pedestrians and cyclists. With that information combined, the car can tell what street it’s on and when it needs to turn and can sense …

Knowledge Useless Without Goodness

August 3, 2016 8:44pm | Charlie Zong

When we came to Exeter five weeks ago, we came with different hopes, dreams, and experiences. But something we all have in common is a desire to improve the communities and cultures that help define who we are. Those familiar with Exeter may be reminded of the concept of “non sibi”, or the importance of striving to benefit others. Yet equally important are the principles of “knowledge and goodness”, and how they determine the nature of our experiences here—and for the rest of our lives…

To Donald Trump: Read the Constitution

August 3, 2016 8:43pm | Salman Abdullah

In June 2004, 27-year-old Captain Humayun Khan, the best of America according to Hillary Clinton, was serving in Iraq. One day when his infantry unit was guarding the gates of his unit, a suspicious vehicle appeared. Captain Khan told his unit to “hit the dirt” while he went towards the car. He took ten steps towards the car before it exploded. None of the soldiers was injured, but Captain Khan died. He, a Muslim, sacrificed his life to save his unit. He was awarded with the Bronze Star and …

The Coup in Turkey

August 3, 2016 8:39pm | Alexander Davis, Baran Isin

A military coup or a  coup d'état is an attempt by the military to overthrow a presidency. The most recent example was Turkey where the armed forces attempted to overthrow  President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan The coup  attempt failed because the people did not support it and tried to stop the coup at every turn, with 173 civilians killed and 1540 injured. This brings up the question whether coups are ethical particularly if the people do not support them. When the people do not support a …

U.S. Drone Strikes: Terror vs. Terror

August 3, 2016 8:38pm | Elmer Castillo, Ryan Sheehan, Lucas C. Ho

The White House has released its drone reports for the season in order to maintain its strict policy of drone transparency. Not only is the United States government fighting terror with terror, but the reports also reveal to the public that President Obama’s recent drone campaign is extremely inaccurate. Throughout the recent summer, the campaign has killed 36 civilians and has yielded an almost ninety percent failure rate as the strikes kill only ten percent intended targets and ninety percen…

The Sound of Silence

August 3, 2016 8:34pm | Kaya Colakoglu

The bus stopped just outside the building. Concrete, grey, and seemingly new, the monastery was more of a school than it was a religious institution. I come from a totally different culture. Although secular, Turkey has quite a lot of Islamic influence and it is a part of everyday life. And when you talk to me about a Christian, especially Catholic church, or any religious complex, under the influence of Hollywood imagery, I dream of something that is relatively huge, gothic, fanciful and anc…

Smell the Coffee

August 3, 2016 8:33pm | Ioanna Tzima

  If you are addicted to coffee you will understand this article about coffee appreciation. Coffee some days is my only motivation to get out of bed and start the day or get ready and get out in order to buy a well-brewed cup of coffee. Coffee is a big helper in our daily lives, it is the “pusher” of our bodies and brains to study, to work or generally to do chores. Coffee is the reason that people meet each other, as the saying goes: “Let’s go grab a cup of coffee sometime.…