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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…

Going for a Ride at Canobie Lake Park

July 17, 2019 5:17pm |

By Elena Blanco, Summer Times Staff Writer On July 13th, 225  Exeter Summer students packed into multiple buses seeking a Saturday afternoon full of fun at Canobie Lake Park. This amusement park in Salem, NH, has something for everyone, making it a popular destination for families in the New England area. It has more than 85 attractions including family rides, water rides and thrill rides. Canobie also offers live shows, fireworks, a ferris wheel, games, arcades, and…

From Soccer to Track, Summer Sports Run Wild

July 17, 2019 4:46pm |

By Ann Young, Summer Times Staff Writer For many Exeter Summer students, sports play a big role in their lives at home. During their time at Phillips Exeter, they are given the opportunity to try a new sport or continue their work in preparation for their next athletic season. There are fifteen physical education courses available between the Access Exeter and Upper School programs.  Anthony Woo, an Access Exeter student from Abbott Hall, said he hadn’t played much s…

A Child’s Drawing of Politics

July 17, 2019 4:11pm |

By George LeMieux, Guest Contributor  …

Beantown, From Fenway to Gucci

July 17, 2019 3:10pm |

By Faisal Alessa, Summer Times Staff Writer Although the Deans of Fun offered several different trips to many locations, the trip to Boston was one of the most crowded trips. Many Access Exeter and Upper School students took the time to venture to this fun-filled location, where they spent the whole day. As the students roamed around Boston for eight hours, they engaged in multiple activities. Mainly, they went shopping and visited tourist attractions. Some took a pictur…

How to Succeed In Business: Try, Try Again

July 17, 2019 3:06pm |

By Ann Young, Summer Times Staff Writer Access Exeter students have the opportunity this summer to learn many skills necessary to begin their own startups in the future. Through the class, “Entrepreneurship: Moral Money Making,” Mr. Thomas Guthrie aims to teach his students “the skills and perspective necessary to develop their own startup ideas and start building a company while being mindful of the impact of their organizations on customers, employees, investors, compe…

Call Me Alex

July 10, 2019 8:54pm |

By Ralph Blumenthal, Summer Times Faculty Advisor Alice Myers always knew what she wanted to be when she grew up—a boy. As a senior at Phillips Exeter Academy, they achieved their dream. How Alice became Alex was the subject of a riveting talk in Monday’s Assembly by Alex, now a member of Phillips Exeter Academy’s English faculty and a noted transgender advocate and gender identity educator. An author as well, Alex told the story of an illustrious ancestor, Deborah Samson, who disg…

Imagine

July 10, 2019 8:25pm |

By Marco Zhao, Contributing Writer Imagine Imagine this, You are the lord of darkness Demons surrounding you Sitting on the grand throne None dares to challenge Then, suddenly, up above you A hole in the ceiling appears And all chaos turns loose As you are blinded by the sharp daggers of light As you slowly recover You find yourself binded by chains Tons of heavy metal weighs you down Your fall from grace A high king of a realm to a lowly prisoner …

Iris

July 10, 2019 8:23pm |

By Maya Isabella Alva, Contributing Writer Iris.  The delicate petals Dyed bright indigo Make me wonder When did everything get so beautiful? Dark  But not drab Light But not joyous.  Something in between. Something different. Painted with amazing colors Drops of yellow Play in the middle Almost like the sun In empty space.  A blast of color In quilts of green. Stuck in a beautiful bliss A bliss simply called Iri…

Rolling Black, Rolling White

July 10, 2019 8:17pm |

By Saanie S. Moodie, Contributing Writer Rolling black, rolling white  A newspaper but instead of focusing on the white part of the paper  They focus on the black  The bold  The reason behind the season Black and white are the two colors  Oops, I meant “shades” but black stands for “colored”  Am I right or am I wrong  I am black, I am proud  Black lives matter  All lives matter  Wait.....  Are you undermining my statement by ma…