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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…

Halftime in Sports Program

July 21, 2016 1:12am | Annabel Lyons

Exeter offers many sports to help keep students active during their five weeks of Summer School. There are many diverse sports that allow the students to build friendships, use teamwork, and try new things. Some Exonians come to Exeter signed up for a sport that they already love and play back at home, while others try a sport that is completely new. Lily Schneider, 15, has been running ever since she was a little girl. She runs cross-country for her school in Florida, and ran at Exeter for …

Picture This: Friendships That Span the Globe

July 21, 2016 1:00am | Ionna Tzima

Maya E. Shrestha, Summer School boarding student from Minnesota has an ambitious goal for the summer -- to meet at least one person from each country and each state that are being represented here. Wow! So what pushed her into doing this? Michaela Boller, an advisor from Dunbar Hall—her dormitory— inspired the idea of “country bingo” so instead of just checking people off a list and saying she met them just to forget them a few hours later, Maya decided to make it more personal by…

LGBT Reading List

July 21, 2016 12:33am | Emma Jones

Fiction can be a great medium for understanding and empathy. Below is a list of  books for students who want to educate themselves about LGBT experiences. Simon vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva I Am J by Cris Beam Fun Home by Alison Bechdel The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden The Price of Salt (Carol) by Patricia Highsmith Will Grayso…

Glory on the Playing Field

August 5, 2015 8:53pm | Taylor Weeks

Exeter Summer School offers a wide variety of sports in its 5 weeks in session, where many decide whether to try a new sport, or continue on with the sport they play in their home state or country.      Now, with the summer session ending, many look back on  sports as one of their biggest highlights in school. Some made new friends, and experienced new sports that they never tried, while some strove to perfect a sport while still making friends along the way.       The sports range fr…

Yikes! Germ Attack!

August 5, 2015 8:52pm | DIVYA SETH

As our wonderful time together at Exeter ends, we must protect ourselves from the real threat. Flight Germs. Studies from the American Society of Microbiology conclude that certain bacteria can live up to seven days on a plane. It is estimated that luggage comes in contact with over 80 million different bacterial microbes during a single flight. E. coli is found on the surface of the restroom counters in planes and besides bacteria there is radiation. Exposure to radioactivity is measured in mi…

The Few. The Proud. The Merrill.

August 5, 2015 8:50pm | Kanat Yavuz

Merrill Hall, the oldest building on campus, is known as a girl dorm but for this summer, Merrill is a boy dorm for the first time, and has 38 boys (including me). We all know those boys for their victories on Field Day and dodge ball. “They’re just a very strong group of guys, both physically and mentally which makes them undefeatable,” said Can Yağan, from Main Street. It really makes everyone wonder; “How do they manage to do it?” Boys at Merrill Hall are very good friends. Everyo…

Exeter’s Own United Nations

August 5, 2015 8:37pm | Joy (Zhichun) Zhang

Have you ever imagined discussing international problems, human rights, nuclear control and similar interesting issues in a class where four totally different languages can be heard? Have you ever tried doing model U.N. around a Harkness table? But this is only the tip of the iceberg of what we do in the United Nations class. Multi-cultural diversity leads to a wide range of different experiences. We share our memories of participating in protests, witnessing the problems and changes in the pl…

Fashion Trend: Confidence

August 5, 2015 8:26pm | Angelica L. Martini

With summer coming to a close, what is called “trendy” is changing. Many students at Exeter embrace the trend transformation and convey this through things they wear every day or plan to wear in upcoming events such as the end-of-summer Dance. “I like that we have so much vintage fashion,” said Hannah Scheithauer. Seventeen-year-old Hannah noticed that many of the clothes she found in her mother’s closet are similar to what could be found in popular clothing stores such as Top Shop a…

I See…I See…Sea Lions!

August 5, 2015 8:25pm | Maria Clara Cobo

I could feel myself melting as we bounced on the waves, but the whistling wind blew the heat away. The water rocked us back and forth, and I could no longer distinguish the sea from the sky. It took some time for me to realize that the boat had finally stopped; we were in the middle of the ocean. The water reflected the loneliest cloud in the sky, and it whispered welcoming words. My eyes met Rafaela’s, as if we could somehow read each other’s minds. We hurried to put on the snorkeling fins…