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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…

He Does Polo, the Game, Not Logo

July 24, 2019 5:49pm |

By Eunice Lai, Summer Times Staff Writer Challenge. Responsibility. Perseverance. These are the three words Pablo Fernández De Córdova, 15, from Main Street dorm used to describe the exciting, but dangerous game of polo that is his passion. “Polo is a very interesting sport.” Pablo said. “It’s dangerous so I like it.” If you don’t know what polo is, it’s a horseback-mounted team sport which requires focus and discipline. Each team consists of fo…

Have No Fear: Stage Fright, By Design

July 24, 2019 5:42pm |

By Isabel Povey, Summer Times Staff Writer Next week, on Friday, July 26th at 7 p.m. in the Actor’s Lab Theater in the Goel building, the Exeter Summer Theater Company will be sharing an original play the students wrote themselves, called ”No Fear”.  The show is a series of improv scenes all connecting back to the overarching theme of fear. The students in the theater program worked tirelessly to create the entire show in a way that would effectively address a multitude of d…

What We’re Reading

July 24, 2019 5:36pm |

By Ann Young, Summer Times Staff Writer During their free time this summer, many students like to take advantage of a chance to catch up on their reading. Walking into the library or bookstore to find a new book to read can be a daunting task if you’re not sure what you’re looking for. Luckily, some Exeter Summer students were able to recommend books they have been enjoying. Recommendations for middle and high schoolers were also offered by an employee at Water Street Bookstore. …

PEA Soccer: On a Roll

July 24, 2019 5:34pm |

By Enno Behrens, Summer Times Staff Writer Two games, one great comeback and one great defeat for the Exeter Summer Soccer Team last week and this.  The first match was on Monday, July 15, against the Exeter Regular Session Soccer Team. Already in the first minute it became clear that this opponent was way stronger than the Exeter High School Team, against whom the Summer Team had played the last two matches. As they are having daily training sessions during regular session they w…

Around the World, on Stage and Plate

July 24, 2019 4:06pm |