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A Picture-Perfect Summer

August 2, 2018 4:01pm | Lucas Schroeder

The 100th year of Exeter Summer has come to a close. Five weeks went by quickly! Here's a quick recap video from this summer. Video Produced by Lucas Schroeder. Photos by Ralph Blumenthal. [embed]https://youtu.be/O52RfZ3fefw[/embed]…

A Rubik’s Master: Would You Believe 40 Seconds?

August 1, 2018 7:40pm | Mayu Alten

Instead of mindlessly fiddling with fidget cubes, Manuel Santiago from Puerto Rico spends his time learning to navigate a far more difficult cube: the Rubik’s Cube. When solved, the puzzle shows 9 sides of one solid color. And, though the Rubik’s Cube requires strategy and memorization, it does not deter Manuel from pursuing his goal of solving the puzzle in 30 seconds. “They’re confusing, but I like them,” said Manuel. “They’re cool. I just like solving it.” Manuel has come a …

Exeter: A Town Steeped in Stirring History

July 18, 2018 7:33pm | Ellen Wu

Exeter is special, historically speaking. It does not celebrate the Fourth of July with the rest of the Americans. In fact, the celebration is on the second Saturday after the Fourth since that was when the news of Independence arrived in Exeter by horseback. Every year, people dress up in costumes from the 1770s and gather on Water Street which is filled with various stands, selling things that remind people of history. The unique Exeter Independence Festival truly brings people back to the ol…

From Alice to Alex – A Writer’s Epic Journey

July 18, 2018 7:21pm | Tiya Bhatia

Many people say that the open environment of Phillips Exeter Academy helps people be themselves. This concept has transcended time, all the way back to 1996, when Alex Myers (previously known as Alice), was welcomed back to the Academy as a boy for his senior year after coming out as transgender. Twenty-two years later, Mr. Myers is an English teacher at PEA and has impacted thousands of students's lives with his incredible journey. His first steps began in his childhood, growing up in rural …

Unsung Hero of the Dining Hall

July 18, 2018 6:07pm | Emma Donnelly

Most Exeter Summer School students and faculty visit the winding conveyor belt and utensil disposal bins on their way out of the Elm Street Dining Hall. What they don’t commonly see, however, is the team of employees that cooks each meal, cleans each table, and scrubs each dish, making sure every meal at Exeter is an enjoyable one. Michael Goudreault, an employee of Elm Street for eight years, is one of the fifteen to eighteen kitchen employees active during the Exeter Summer Session. “I …

Summer Love

July 18, 2018 5:56pm | Mayu Alten, Ana Velazco

Despite its mere 5 week duration, the the 100th summer of Exeter has already sprouted several romantic relationships. Among them are two couples who met in the first week of camp. Juan Jose Attias and Manuel Garcia, a pair of 16-year-old best friends from the Dominican Republic, respectively met 16-year-old Amelia Tsopela from Greece and 15-year-old Marguerite Thomas from France. They spend most of their free-time enveloped in swinging hammocks or within the lively clamour of the Grill.  The…

A Century of PEA Summers

July 11, 2018 7:42pm | Jessie Liu

Happy birthday, Exeter Summer! How does it feel to be 100 years old? As you walk down through the different quads through campus and engage in heated Harkness discussions, have you ever wondered how this program came to be? Rewind 100 years. In 1919, Exeter Summer welcomed its first group of students, consisting of 65 boys from the 13 states and Mexico. The initial intention of the summer program was to keep the school "alive" during the dormant summer months as it used the facilities it would …

Exeter Summer Session Celebrates Centennial

June 27, 2018 12:16pm | Lucas Schroeder

For many students across the globe, summertime means a welcome change in routine. Some students search for new ways to quench their thirst for knowledge and new experiences, like the 763 motivated students who have registered for the 100th year of Exeter Summer. The Academy’s campus is abuzz with anticipation and excitement as students roll into Exeter from 51 countries and 39 states. The 362 Access Exeter students and 401 Upper School students bring the campus pathways, quads and dormitories …

And Seacoast Soccer…SCORES!!

August 2, 2017 9:59pm | Isabela Gonzalez, Jimena Alamo

Summer is over, and the Seacoast Soccer Team and their fans had a blast. With seven games and two wins in total, the games were filled with excitement from fans who had high hopes and came to support the team no matter what. At first, most people went to support their country mates, but as summer progressed, everyone came together, and the fans, as well as the players, became a team. Lots of friendships and relationships, were made during the games. The people who went to the games and the…

I’ll Never Forget My Favorite Memory

August 2, 2017 9:57pm | Kait Martinez

The 2017 Exeter Summer session is coming to an end. It’s a crazy feeling to really think that every student on campus has been here for five weeks. Five weeks to bond and make new friends with international students from all over the world. Five weeks to create new memories. In the time we were all given here at Exeter, we all have a favorite memory that will always stay with us. So I asked students a question: “What is your favorite memory of Exeter?” “My favorite memory here at Ex…