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Hampton Clean Up: Students Hit the Beach

July 31, 2019 4:26pm |

By Elena Blanco, Summer Times Staff Writer On Friday July 26th, I along with 37 Exeter Summer students visited Hampton Beach to participate in a Beach Cleanup to help our environment. The activity was organized by five students of the Hamm Leadership Program, who donated all the waste and recyclable items collected that day to the Blue Ocean Society, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to protect marine life in the Gulf of Maine. With the help of volunteers like us, they…

A Native American Salutes His Navajo Culture

July 31, 2019 4:09pm |

By Eunice Lai, Summer Times Staff Writer Disclaimer: The following interview speaks only for Colby Yazzy, and not for all natives or tribes.) “We don’t live in T-pees, we don’t still hunt for our own food, and we can’t tell time with the sun. We are a whole lot more than that.” So said Colby Yazzie, 17, from the Navajo Nations.  “I still try to bring traditions into everyday life, I think that's the way it's supposed to be.” You might have already seen Colby …

Like Father, Like Son

July 31, 2019 3:01pm |

By Ruth Ogechi Udeh, Summer Times Staff Writer Life is truly full of surprises. Imagine being in a room your father was in when he attended school 21 years ago. This seems to be the case of Hisham Alireza. Abbot room 205 is a room shared by Hisham and his father 21 years apart. Imagine that! Hisham Alireza, 14, from Saudi Arabia in Access Exeter is in the room his father, Badr Alireza, was in when he was a regular student at Exeter in 1998. Would we call this coincidence or fate? …

Chess? Check, Mate!

July 31, 2019 2:56pm |

By Isabel Povey, Summer Times Staff Writer Dozens of students from both the Access and Upper School programs united over their love of chess for their last time on Wednesday before Exeter Summer comes to its end. Chess club came to be after a friendly game in the Wetherell Dining Hall. The club quickly became a big hit, but advisors Peter Rachofsky and Davidson Joseph still have higher hopes. “My goal is to fill up this entire quad with chess players,” said Mr. Joseph. “At least by …

Beating the Heat the Wet Way

July 24, 2019 7:18pm |

By Eunice Lai, Summer Times Staff Writer Splish, splosh, splash, the students of Exeter Summer wade through the wave pool, awaiting the rush of big waves to cool them off from the excruciating summer heat. Their noses are filled with a surge of chlorine scented air mixed with sunscreen. This past Sunday, approximately 150 students from both Access Exeter and Upper School participated in the trip to Water Country, organized by the Deans of Fun. Water Country is a water park in Portsmou…

Letters From the Hamm Leadership Program

July 24, 2019 5:39pm |

Sending a Student to Exeter Summer Hey, it’s Moby from the Hamm Leadership Program! So my group and I just wanted to let you know about what we’re doing for our Capstone project and to ask that you participate. Trust me; it’s for a good cause. Sooo... We are actually doing a fundraiser to raise money to send a student, who may not have the financial means to come here, to Exeter Summer! Yeah I know, it’s going to take a whole lot of money to do that. That’s why WE need YOUR supp…

Nurturing Students for 16 Years: Bertha Cassatt

July 24, 2019 5:31pm |

By Lauren Khine, Summer Times Staff Writer Everyone has a story, though not all choose to tell it. People often disregard this candid, albeit cliched, aphorism. Assumptions are made, actions are ignored, and the behind-the-scenes work goes unacknowledged. People who are of minute significance to one person have just as complex of a life as that one person. So, while it’s impossible to understand everyone’s lives, it’s good practice to at least try.  The Exeter Summer sta…

Spotlight On… Director Russell Weatherspoon

July 24, 2019 5:16pm |

By Lauren Khine and Charlotte Francoli, Summer Times Staff Writer On Monday, July 22, 2019, Exeter Summer Journalism students interviewed Russell Weatherspoon, the Director of Exeter Summer. Mr. Weatherspoon has been a member of the Exeter community for thirty years and is serving his first year as Director of Exeter Summer. The interview is as follows [responses have been condensed for brevity]: Question: Being a faculty member at Exeter for over 30 years, can you discuss …

What Would Honest Abe Say?

July 24, 2019 4:11pm |

By Carolina Carneiro, Summer Times Staff Writer For more than a century, Exonians have been confidently boasting that there town was where Amos Tuck, a 19th century politician, founded the Republican Party. However, a longtime curator of the Exeter Historical Society, Barbara Rimkunas, and volunteer researcher, Mark Willis, have discovered evidence proving that the Republican Party may have not originated in Exeter. These doubts stem from the lack of evidence to prove Tuck’s and …

Travels in Trump’s America

July 17, 2019 5:27pm |

By Charlotte G. Francoli, Summer Times Staff Writer Have you ever asked yourself how people from different countries view America and especially after the governmental change following the 2016 election? Here are some of their opinions: Martina Campangnoli Age: 16 Milan, Italy  Have you noticed any cultural differences when you came to the U.S. ? “Yes, many. For example in Italy we are pretty open-minded and here in America, it depends on in which state y…