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A Passion for Art

July 24, 2021 1:34pm | By Ayden Carreon, Staff Writer

Art is a crucial part of the learning process and benefits students across the globe in more ways than one. It builds essential skills and enhances students’ creativity. Art is something that all students need and deserve, but many schools don’t have the money and size to expand Art programs, which hurts students tremendously. Here at Phillips Exeter Academy, students immerse themselves in new experiences and learning opportunities. They learn things in a unique classroom environment tha…

On Being Human

July 24, 2021 1:19pm | Rafaela M. Pieres, Guest Contributer

What does it take to be human? With everything that makes up a human, there is a subjective and an objective side. The objective part considers that all human beings are biologically classified as homo sapien primates of the animal kingdom with genes composed of 46 chromosomes in each cell. But that’s not the total picture. Humans have developed to a point where simply surviving as reproducing organisms would not be enough - living as a human is more complex than just being born huma…

The British Are Coming! Oh Wait, They Already Left

July 13, 2021 11:31pm | Mairin Burgess, Ayden Carreon, Shuhei Matsutoya, and Nozo Nemoto, Staff Writers

On July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed. Thirteen days later, news broke in Exeter, the Revolutionary capital of New Hampshire. The Dunlap Broadside printed the news of that fateful day, and it was later carried from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Exeter, New Hampshire. Which is why Independence Day is traditionally celebrated almost two weeks later in Exeter. Sabrina Ion, the content and marketing manager of the Exeter Independence Festival, began spoke last Saturday, …

Three Random Things I Love About Campus

July 13, 2021 11:21pm | Anika M. Nagle, Guest Contributor

This is a collection of small, random things that I enjoy about the campus here at Exeter. It ranges from the type of buildings this campus houses, from the big white tents found scattered around, yet each of these things, however inconsequential they may seem, are still appreciable. When I first walked onto the campus here at Exeter the first thing I noticed was the variety of buildings. There were the big, squat, brick dormitories and then there were the glass and metal buildings such as t…

A Brush With Greatness

July 13, 2021 11:13pm | Claire Dinh, Guest Contributor

Pens (笔), ink (墨), paper (纸), and inkstones (砚) are the four treasures of a Chinese scholar, and have been for over 1,400 years. The Intermediate Conversational Chinese class got to try out these treasures during a Chinese calligraphy lesson on Saturday, July 10th.  The class, taught by Mrs. Fontaine, wrote their Chinese names and some phrases with Chinese brushes and ink on pieces of paper. Chinese ink, which comes in the form of a stick, must be dipped in water. Then, the end that…

Exeter Sports: Having a Ball

July 31, 2019 5:36pm |

By Faisal Al Essa, Summer Times Staff Writer Extracurricular activities keep the students of Exeter Summer very busy! Most activities range from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., four times each week. Students were able to take their pick from a variety of options when applying, although some sports weren’t available because they had reached maximum capacity or lack of student interest. Lacrosse in the second session suffered from this latter problem. Some students participated in two differe…

Soccer Team Wins 2! (Loses 4)

July 31, 2019 5:31pm |

By Enno Behrens, Summer Times Staff Writer Exeter Summer Team suffers two 3:1 defeats in the last week. The Exeter Summer Soccer Team played two more games last week and this, against the Exeter Regular Session Team on July 25 and against the High School Team on July 29. The first game was against the Regular Session Team, against which the Summer Team lost 7:1 the week before. In nice weather and with a decent amount of spectators, the game started at Phelps Stadium at 6:30 pm. Ag…

Mindfulness: You are Reading This Now

July 24, 2019 7:25pm |

By Lucy Warburg, Outside Contributor  “The Science of Happiness” is a fascinating and truly enjoyable class which focuses on achieving happiness through life management skills and self-awareness. Naturally a happy person, by enrolling in this class I have found even more ways of achieving happiness in life, particularly at a time when many teens experience peak stress and anxiety due to college admissions and other major life decisions. Several key concepts have been revoluti…

Life Goes Swimmingly for Junior Olympian

July 24, 2019 7:15pm |

By Enno Behrens, Summer Times Staff Writer         As every year, there are great athletes of many sports at Exeter Summer. One of them this year is Berfin Erdogan, an Exeter Summer student, who is a Junior Olympic swimmer from Istanbul, Turkey. She's been swimming since she was three years old.         “When I was little, I was swimming and I had so much fun”, said Berfin, “so I wanted to swim in a club and become a swimmer.” So…

We’re Far From the Shallow Now

July 24, 2019 7:12pm |

By Charlotte Francoli, Summer Times Staff Writer Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for kids under the age of five and still a common killer for adults. Here at Phillips Exeter Academy, many kids learn a lifesaving skill that may prevent them from drowning: swimming. Kate D’Ambrosio, the aquatic manager at PEA, has been teaching students, young and old, how to swim for 38 years. Recalling the experience of teaching a six month old, Ms. D'Ambrosio noted, “The earli…