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Exeter D-Hall Spells Death to Diets

August 3, 2016 8:52pm | Casey Ocasal

“I was a healthy person, and summer school has ruined me”, Maria Tegopoulou, a Greek Student from Dunbar Hall, said jokingly. Five weeks ago, students moved into Summer School bringing suitcases, textbooks, and healthy eating goals. But now, as summer school comes to an end, students admit that the temptation of being surrounded by French fries, pizza, and ice cream at Exeter has lead them to forfeit their diets of salad and vegetables for more delicious and guilt-ridden diets of pizza an…

What We’ll Do First When We Get Home

August 3, 2016 8:52pm | Luisa Slomp

As Exeter Summer School comes to a close, Exonians begin to wonder about life afterwards. What will they do once they no longer have to attend classes at 8:30 or check in at 9 p.m.? “What will I do after camp? That’s tough” said Chloe Lozan, who lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, “Well… I’m going to sleep and then I will probably spend time with my family and friends. Even though I am loving Exeter, I miss my friends back home and am happy to spend time with them again.” Ju…

This Is Classic: Latin and Greek at PEA

August 3, 2016 8:52pm | Emma Jones

Huc venite pueri ut viri sitis, reads the marble inscription above the front door of the Academy Building. This phrase is Latin, a language which most people are generally familiar with. What most people don’t realize is that one can make a lifetime career out of studying the classics. Although summer session students certainly aren’t dedicating their life to it,  Aimee Birnbaum teaches a class that allows Exonians to study this hallowed, dusty language—plus its linguistic neighbor, A…

Memories Sweet Enough to Give Cavities

August 3, 2016 8:49pm | Annie Tan

When we first came here, the days seemed so long. We could never seem to find the dining hall, the heat was unbearable without a fan, and we were constantly feeling anxious to make a friend since you feel everyone else around you has already been walking in pairs. Now, summer has ended. You look back and the beginning feels so far yet so near. Strolling down memory lane, this piece is going to help you revisit some of the students’ favorite places and change summer into infinity. Do you sti…

You’re From NY? So Then You Must Be (Stereotype)

August 3, 2016 8:49pm | Kyra Halliday

All teenagers are rebels, that’s why Exeter Summer School is a 5-week experience -- for these rebels to rebel against everything in a new environment, because we teens are all rebels. That was an example of a stereotype, a commonly known belief regarding an individual or group. As July 3rd approached, students from 43 states and 47 countries headed off to the same location, Phillips Exeter Academy. They brought their personalities, academic talent and their story along with them to this cam…

Tips From Teachers: ‘Stay Curious’

August 3, 2016 8:43pm |

“Why did I choose Exeter Summer School?” said Chloe Lozan, “My teacher from home, Mr. Moss, teaches here in the summer and he speaks highly of the program and I wanted to learn more about it. I also know a few people who have come here before and they have all told me that Exeter made learning more fun. The way they learn improved their school experience. It changed the way they do work.” Students count on their teachers's help and advice in order to learn new things. Teachers are wh…

A Prayer for Exeter

August 3, 2016 8:42pm | Ishan Bhalla

Every Tuesday and Thursday, an oasis emerges in the heart of Exeter. From 7:30-8:55 the magnificent wood doors of Philip's Church are open to all. A place free from judgment, intolerance and discord, the church holds weekly “Evening Prayer” sessions. This sessions long predate the chaos that has occurred recently around the world. The building offers a safe place for students to speak their minds on the issues that are currently happening in their own countries and in the world. Starting …

Dome on the Range

July 27, 2016 10:42pm | Chema Ballesteros

As has been noticed, two domes made out of PVC pipes seem to have mysteriously popped up onto campus out of nowhere. With one dome in front of the library and one in the Academic Quad in front of the Academy Center, The Process of Creativity cluster, a cluster of three science classes (all containing the same people), is responsible for the creation of both. This cluster is made up of three classes: Visual Thinking, The Creativity Experience, and Architecture (all taught by professors straig…

Spotlight On: Safety Director Paul Gravel

July 27, 2016 10:37pm | Hui Wen Lim and Salman Abdullah

Q: Tell me about the incidents where a car passes by and they shout some rude words to the students. How many incidents have there been? A: We have had a total of 3 incidents. What usually happens in those situations is campus safety responds and takes a statement from the student, or any of the people that have witnessed the incident, we then document it in our report, campus safety report and send it off to Exeter Police department, and then I follow with what they call the OIC, the officer…

The Rapper in D-Hall

July 27, 2016 10:32pm | Uniqua Jones, Ashley Thomas

Exeter has an undercover musical artist. You can find him in the dining hall washing dishes. His name is Ian Ellis.He is a spiritual dancer, an aspiring chef as well as a former businessman for landscaping. Mr. Ellis was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and has been dedicated to music since he was 7 years old. When performing music Mr.Ellis says he feels satisfaction. “My music is about reality,” he says, “...poor people,freedom, and other suffering people to help them get through it…