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All You Need Is Love…

August 2, 2017 8:42pm | Kline Dickens, Marc Ma

Summer romance has been blooming at Exeter since…since – well, duh, since the first day, of course. Now with the end of summer session, the question is inevitable: “Is it all over? Is romance dead at Exeter Summer?” Don’t believe it. Andy Chang, who is in a committed relationship with a girl he met at Exeter, is optimistic. “The relationship may not last forever but I will always cherish these five weeks with her and hopefully one day we will be able to meet again,” he said. O…

Our Favorite Things: Updated

August 2, 2017 8:39pm | Alice Cai

Exeter summer has reached its last week. Unlike the first week, the campus is now filled with people walking in groups talking and laughing with each other. Unfortunately, it is almost time to say goodbye. The unwillingness to leave can be seen through each student’s eyes. Undoubtedly, Exeter Summer was a great experience for all the students. We did a survey on a group of people in the first week about how they felt about the session and now we are going back to the same group of people aski…

From Gelato to Sushi: A Downtown Odyssey

July 26, 2017 9:12pm | Blane Zhu

Students have been having a blast at Exeter Summer, whether it’s during Harkness Discussions, sport sessions or fun activities. The vast campus of Phillips Exeter Academy allows plenty of space for students to explore, but the summer experience isn’t just limited to what’s on-campus. Being in close proximity to the downtown area of Exeter, NH, which is filled with shops, restaurants and points of interest, the Academy allows students to fully embrace the beauty of this small but intricat…

Dancing the Night Away

July 26, 2017 8:20pm | Kaitlyn Gosakti & Marc Ma

The annual Exeter Summer Upper School dance took place in Grainger Auditorium last Saturday. Most of the gentlemen were dressed up in collared shirts and long pants. Meanwhile, the ladies wore flowy summer dresses and adorned themselves in simple jewelry. Passionate students, however, were decked out in formal attire; the young men complete with ties and jackets, hand in hand with their glamorous dates in detailed gowns. The preparation for the dance was very vigorous, especially for the fem…

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

July 12, 2017 9:04pm | Alice Cai

Exeter summer camp has been recalled as one of the most exciting and memorable experiences for those who attended. It contains a community filled with people of differences, whether if it’s nationality, cultural background, age, or gender. The time spent at Exeter summer camp is not only a growth in knowledge, but also in confidence, maturity, and happiness. This brings us into questions: How do people feel after their first week at Exeter summer? Would this feeling change over time? How doe…

Students List Goals for Summer Growth

July 12, 2017 9:01pm | Anna Morales

The first week of Exeter Summer has passed and everyone in the campus is adapting to their schedules day after day, but a great question to ask yourself is: Why did you come here? This summer the campus of Phillips Exeter Academy is full of teachers, Access and Upper School students from all around the world. People come all the way here with a main goal, something they want to achieve before leaving Exeter. The truth is, everybody has a different reason to be here -- for example, many people …

Help! Where Am I?

July 12, 2017 6:45pm | Ralph Blumenthal

Get lost! Go on, you heard me. Get lost! Sorry, I’m not being rude. I’m just passing on some of the best advice I ever got. I was nine years old in New York City. I had finished third grade at Public School 52 and was just starting fourth grade in a new school, P.S. 98, in another neighborhood. It was only about half a mile way but it could have been across the world, that’s how far away and foreign it seemed. In the new school, we wandered around in a daze. Everything was strange, …

Exeter: Where Tradition is Traditional

July 12, 2017 6:43pm | Najla K. Alsweilem

Exeter's diversity unifies people from all over the world. Every year, people from more than 50 countries join in this small yet magical town to simply meet other interesting people, or to fulfill intellectual curiosity. As I walk down the halls of Cilley, or run in the quad in front of Phillips Hall to get to my Journalism class, I realize that each person I face has fascinating traditions and compelling beliefs. I came to Exeter summer to fulfill my own intellectual curiosity and to hear othe…

Eat, Love, Pray

July 12, 2017 6:34pm | Cole Otley

Many students from across the world come to Exeter Summer for the same reasons, but also for different reasons as well. Exeter Summer offers many ways for these students to connect with one another, and one of these is Evening Prayer which is conducted by Mr. Weatherspoon, and takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Phillips Church at 8:30 pm. Evening Prayer, also known as Open Mike, is one of the best environments on campus. It is welcoming, full of excitement and enthusiasm, and bursting w…

Upper School Dance? Meh.

July 27, 2016 10:23pm | Didi Stokes

The idea of the Exeter upper school dance sounds like big fun! Well, depending on whom you talk to, the dance was simply average. When asked what he didn’t like about the dance, Ali Altan replied, “There’s no drinks! Not even fizzy ones!” Asked what he would change, Ali simply said “DRINKS!!” To the same question of what didn’t she like about the dance, Renata Lin said “too crowded,” which seemed to be a common thought among people when asked, even on Monday, two days a…