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From North Dakota With Love

August 2, 2017 9:53pm | Julie Alsweilem

"A teacher is one who helps others and influences lives forever.” Rachel Baughman, an inspiring  and powerful teacher for refugees in Fargo, North Dakota, shared her story and experiences on teaching refugees from Somalia, Nepal, Rwanda, and a variety of other locations that have all come and resettled in North Dakota. “I’ll be going into my 6th year of teaching, so still I'm pretty early in my career,”she said. “And this is my first year working with refugees. Part of that I work…

Dorm Clean-up: Things They Leave Behind

August 2, 2017 9:50pm | KAITLYN GE

Exeter Summer is having its yearly dorm clean-out on Thursday, between 1:30 to 4:30. Things that students decide not to take back home will be either donated, or recycled. “Basically, it’s a dorm clean out, and we want the items people throw out, like fans, clothes, bedding, and toiletries to be donated to organizations that need them, instead of [being] thrown out.” said Lorena Cano, one of the team members who run the dorm clean out project, “Also for the trash to be thrown out to the…

Kazakh Tenge’s dramatic depreciation: the cause and the aftermath of the currency crises

July 27, 2017 9:19am | Smaiyl Makyshov

Until 2015, the Kazakh national currency Tenge (KZT) has been stable over the past 10 years, except for the two devaluations of 2008 and 2014. According to Xe.com, the Tenge to US Dollar rate fluctuated around 180–190 until August of 2015, when it suddenly fell by 40 percent to 255 KZT/USD. This was when the government announced that it will make Tenge a “floating currency”, meaning that the currency will not be set by the Central Bank and will be determined by the market instead. The Teng…

The Real Wonder Women of Today

July 26, 2017 8:28pm | Isabel Sieh

I am sure many of you have seen the box-office breaking movie called “Wonder Woman.” Although this was a huge step for women’s equality, there is still a lack of acknowledgment towards women leaders today. Take the field of technology: Steve Jobs, Tim Cook, and Bill Gates are very well known, but you probably don't recognize the name Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube. So I've decided to help you, the reader, out by listing the wonder women of today whom I have found through research and …

From Star Island to Art Mystery

July 26, 2017 8:26pm | Lucy Watson

The Exeter Summer 2017 CSI cluster trip was definitely full of laughs and good times for all involved. We began our day on a small ferry headed to Star Island (one of a cluster of small islands known as the Isles of Shoals), just off the New Hampshire coast. As we got to the island, the fog began to clear, revealing the kind of landscape that you would imagine an indie teenage love story to be set on. White houses, a clear blue sky, stony beaches, and long grass that swayed in the wind. The en…

Love Me, Love Me, Love Me, I’m A Liberal

July 26, 2017 8:25pm | Dimitris Beis

People don’t like to be told what to say and what not to say. Every time I make an awful pun or joke, my friends ask that I show them some mercy and shut up. Needless to say, I never do. I just enjoy observing their contorted faces as I describe how my coach resembles an angry baby hippopotamus. It’s a huge part of why I have a very limited number of friends, but also happens to be partly why Donald Trump is currently US President. When slavery ended in the U.S. and it became perpetually le…

I Am Robot, Hear Me Roar

July 26, 2017 8:24pm | Malcolm Johns & William Owens

Month after month, year after year, we rave at the mention of the electronic assistants Watson, Siri, and Alexa, marvel whenever their electronic voices become just a little bit more comforting, and cheer when they start doing voice-commanded jobs that we should be able to do ourselves.  Our digital friends help with all sorts of things throughout the day, making our lives easier with every new upgrade created by companies like Apple, Intel, and AMD.  Yet, continued advancement of the creatio…

Tis Better to Give

July 26, 2017 8:18pm | Ayleen Cameron

While many of you Exeter students are having the times of your lives, we in the Charles Hamm Leadership Program are extending an offer to increase the fun! Students in the Leadership Program spend our class time learning how to be better leaders and hone our abilities. For our class, a couple of classmates and I are organizing a supply drive for a local shelter. We’re donating to Seacoast Family Promise, a local shelter that serves homeless families and battered women. Here’s where you can…

Global Warming Threatens Doom

July 26, 2017 8:13pm | AMELIA STEVENS, ELLIE VASSILIOU & KYLIE TOEHE

One of the major global issues nowadays which is threatening to us and our environment is global warming. Global warming is the increase of earth’s average atmospheric temperature. This increase is caused by greenhouse gases being emitted in vast amounts into our planet’s atmosphere because of human activities. The two main greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide and methane. Did you know that the sea level rises by 1.7 millimeters a year and that slowly our homes are being buried underwater…

Transgender: A Plea for Acceptance

July 26, 2017 8:11pm | Syl Gibson

This is my second year at Exeter Summer. Both sessions, I have found it to be a place of tolerance and acceptance- most of the time. When I first applied to Exeter Summer a year and a half ago, I was struck with the realization that I would have to be in a girls' dorm because I was born female. Although I identify as nonbinary- neither a boy or a girl- I would be forced into a binary dorm. When I was accepted, my happiness overrode that feeling, and I didn't think about it until I showed up on …