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Stepping Out for A Bite Downtown

July 18, 2018 7:10pm | Diane Sarkis, Justin Burks

We have spent about three weeks here at Exeter Summer and many students love the food at the cafeteria. Now if you do have a bit of extra spending cash there are several places around town that have amazing service and platters. We would advise to all students to try a new type of food here before they go back home.  A great local restaurant is Szechuan Taste a near-by Chinese food establishment about .3 miles away from campus. This restaurant offers a plethora of different fried rice and no…

Canobie Lake Park Untamed: Are… You.. Ready?

July 18, 2018 6:59pm | Ashley Tang

Taking the school bus for almost one hour from Exeter,  we finally arrived at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire. Founded as a trolley park on the shore of Canobie Lake on 1902, the park most prominently featured botanical gardens, with few amusement rides. It is one of only thirteen trolley parks  still operating in the United States. Also, it  continues to attract visitors from New England with its more than 50 entertainment facilities, including four roller coasters and four water r…

La France est Championne!

July 18, 2018 6:39pm | Dilan Cordoba Mosquera

It’s no surprise. France has overcome all adversity to be crowned champions of the world. This summer in the 2018 Fifa World Cup, 32 nations were involved. The tournament ran for a month, starting on June 14th and ending on July 15th. France began its World Cup campaign with a rocky start, with a tight last minute win against Australia and a slight victory over Peru defeating them 1-0. Yet despite all this France went on to win all three games in its group stage winning a reserved spot in th…

Futbol Fever

July 18, 2018 6:31pm | Tiya Bhatia, Lauren Isaacson

Are a futbol fan? Or a football fan? How about rugby? After the hype of the World Cup spreading through Phillips Exeter Academy, the question on everyone’s mind is which football is more popular amongt the student population: American Football or International Football. However, it is imperative to consider that Phillips Exeter is a melting pot of different cultures and customs, which definitely has an impact on people’s opinions. After all, when many international students were asked abo…

Meat Eaters Do Well Here, Vegetarians… Not So Much

July 18, 2018 6:11pm | Nicole Chang

When most students describe “cafeteria food” they usually use the words “bland”, “gross”, and “overly greasy” to describe it. However, that does not seem to be the case here at Phillips Exeter Academy. The Elm Street Dining Hall is opened every single day, serving a variety of different food. Food is served buffet-style, giving students more freedom, and thus allowing them to make their own healthy food choices. “People can choose how much they want to eat and what they want…

Dorms Gear Up for Combat

July 11, 2018 8:58pm | Diane Sarkis, Leonie Graimann

Field Day -- a day during Exeter Summer lot of students look forward to. One competes in teams according to dorm in in games such as the sack race, the three-legged race, and the izzy dizzy bat relay.  Each dorm prepares differently, although most of them start by decorating some T-shirts so other people can recognize their dorm. Some used spray paint and markers, others puffy paint and one dorm even got premade ones. Some shirts just had the dorm names on it and others whole slogans. Beside…

The Heat is On – And Off

July 11, 2018 7:40pm | Emma Donnelly

Brrrrr, it's hot! Whew! It's cold! Wait -- now it's hot again! Once again, Exeter Summer School marks the opening of some of the largest saunas on campus; namely, the top floors atop many of the campus’s dormitories. Carina Huang, an incoming Junior, resides on the third floor of Dunbar Hall, one of the largest dorms on campus, housing over sixty girls. “The heat causes me to wake up at night," she said. "It has messed up my sleep schedule since I arrived at Exeter for the summer…

Seeing Double? You Can Say That Again!

July 11, 2018 7:37pm | Melissa Chang

The temperature rises as hundreds of students fill the Assembly Hall. I'm feeling as though I’m about to pass out, I start seeing double -- or is it...twins? Out of 760 students here at Exeter, 14 happen to be pairs of twins. Plus there is one set of...triplets! So, you may ask, why are there so many twins here this year? Ms. Gosalvez-Blanco believes that it may have just been a coincidence, and as the Exeter summer program grows, more people, twins included, will want to come here for the e…

World Tensions Melt Under Exeter’s Summer Sun

July 11, 2018 7:34pm | Nicole C. Chan

Shuffling against the wooden chair, Teresa Gruber peered at the next seat over. Beside her sat Lauren Isaacson, a student of the Phillips Exeter Summer Academy. “I didn’t know much about Russia before this," said Lauren.  "Not unless you count the generic stereotypes you see online about hackers and spies!” Despite being tired from the two-hour drive from Boston to Exeter, Lauren beamed at the prospect of meeting new people. More specifically, the bridging of different cultures. “T…

Don’t Let Them Get Under Your Skin

June 27, 2018 12:28pm | Lucas Schroeder

We are not the only ones enjoying the Exeter weather outside right now. Below our feet, crawling between blades of grass, lurk many black-legged arachnids known as ticks. Deer ticks are the most prevalent ticks here in New England and are most prevalent along the Seacoast. These ticks do not fly or jump, but have traveled long and far, hitching rides and sucking blood from deer and then field mice, eventually winding up in our quads and fields. These creatures may be small, but the disease that …