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Phony-Vaccine Scandal Roils China

August 1, 2018 8:05pm | Ellen Wu

“There is water added to the vaccine so it did not have any effects.” Xiaojian’s mom gazed at the laboratory test report of the rabies vaccine and cried. Her son was bitten by a dog 15 days ago and they chose the best rabies vaccine for their son: 700 RMB for 7 shots which is already a huge expense for this rural poor family. Xiaojian died even before the 7 shots were finished. It happened 8 years ago and all the penalty that the company got was several million dollars of fine and 8 years…

Suzhou Gardens, Earthly Paradises

August 1, 2018 8:04pm | Linda Gu

Suzhou is an ancient city situated in eastern China. It is city that has experienced historical changes, the revival of Jiangnan (the area of the southern Yangtze River) and a splendid development for over 2,500 years. It is the city that has cultivated so many distinctive poets and architects. It is the city that my heart always belongs to. The well-known Summer Palace in Beijing is the Chinese garden for the royal family, while Suzhou gardens are for civilians. The earliest garden—Canglang …

Education Faceoff: U.S. vs. China

August 1, 2018 8:04pm | Emma Donnelly, Ashley Tang

Five weeks at Exeter Summer have taught us that whether from New York or the Netherlands, people all over the world have much in common. Just like language, though, the education systems students follow are vastly dissimilar. ~ Emma ~ I am part of my 800-student class of sophomores at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, New York City. With an acceptance rate of under three percent, my high school is not known as an easy institution. Commute: Each morning, I depart my house at 7:50 a.m. and …

‘Almost, Maine’ – Perfection (Not Almost)

August 1, 2018 8:01pm | Dilan Cordoba Mosquera

A ridiculously clever play about love in its many ways, shapes, forms, and sizes. Everything takes place at 9:00 on a cold winter night in Northern Maine. The small town is called “Almost, Maine” because it was at the verge of becoming organized yet it never got to full development, so it’s just “Almost, Maine”. The play was a series of eleven short scenes, divided into two acts. The first act contained the prologue, acted by Mert Albeyoglu and Jeanne Cavil as Pete and Ginette corresp…

Break A Leg

August 1, 2018 8:00pm | Nicole Chang

On Monday night July 30, the annual Access Exeter play was held at the Fisher Theater. The play, “Selected Shorts,” was a collection of comedic stories, written by various authors. From 7 to 8:20 p.m. the audievnce enjoyed the company of more than 30 Access actors, and they covered a wide range of topics from Santa Claus to chocolate to superheroes and much more. The play attracted many parents and faculty members, as well as Upper and Access students. “The play was very interesting and …

Love Spreads Across Campus

August 1, 2018 8:00pm | Ana Velazco, Jessie Liu

Katie Mitchell, a 16-year old girl from a small town near Derry, New Hampshire, never expected she would meet Jon Scrivens, a boy her same age from Concord, New Hampshire. All Katie wanted was to make a few good friends this summer and learn new things -- never did she imagine she would end up sitting on a soft blue hammock surrounded by freshly watered grass, under a bright sunny sky lying next to a boy with deep blue eyes who cared for her and made her laugh. The Summer Times interviewed the…

Here Come The Waterworks

August 1, 2018 7:54pm | Katherine Fernandez

As Antonia Lofink was interviewed, her sadness kept increasing because she realized we were nearing the end of camp. She said she didn't like the beginning of camp, and felt homesick. Now she doesn't want to leave and she thinks she will cry the last day being the sentimental person she said she was. She described her Exeter experience as “super funny”, and doesn't want it to end. Antonia said “I will feel nostalgic once I leave this place, but happy to go home.” She doesn't want to lea…

What Did We Learn? Lots!

August 1, 2018 7:53pm | Justin Burks

It has been a long five weeks at Exeter Summer, filled with joy and laughter as well as injuries (um, my ankle!) and heartbreaks. Exeter Summer has been around for a hundred years and have been teaching kids not only lessons but how to interact with others. Coming to the small town of Exeter you don’t really expect to have an exciting time. But the students here have proved that statement totally wrong. From students learning Spanish in Phillips Hall to playing basketball in the Thompson-Love…

What Will You Take? Memories!

August 1, 2018 7:52pm | Diane Sarkis

Exeter has been an amazing experience filled with friends, knowledge and fun. Unfortunately, it is now time to say goodbye. But don’t worry, this isn’t farewell forever! Even for those not coming back to Exeter, New Hampshire, we will all have a part of Exeter with us at all times. Indeed, Exeter Summer is a life-changing experience. When asked what they enjoyed most about being here at Exeter Summer, many students talked about the social life. “I went on a lot of trips and had tons of f…

Stillwells… Hanging Out… What Will You Miss?

August 1, 2018 7:50pm | Leonie Graimann

Diversity- that's one thing that Exeter Summer stands for. You get to meet a lot of new people from different countries and even different continents. Therefore you also get to know new cultures and with that maybe even their rituals. During the five weeks, the students here were able to get to know all of that like meeting new friends and hanging out with them in the afternoon. But at the end of those five weeks, you will have to say goodbye and you might not be able to see the newly made frien…