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Political Storm Shakes Puerto Rico

July 17, 2019 5:25pm |

By Elena Blanco, Summer Times Staff Writer Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Roselló has faced several crisis since he took office in January  2017, such as the economic crisis of the island, Hurricanes Irma and María and accusations of corruption and fraud within his cabinet. The most recent event is proving to be the biggest threat yet to Roselló: leaked private chats with his inner circle.  Last Thursday, July 11th, the non-profit journalism group Center of I…

Week 2 Problem: Student Lockouts

July 17, 2019 5:19pm |

By Lauren Khine, Summer Times Staff Writer The news from Campus Safety this week was good: No news. No incidents of harassment, theft, or heckling. Only one issue has arisen, and according to Paul Gravel, the head of Campus Safety, it is much more noticeably present this year than last year. Mr. Gravel was referring to lock outs.  “Fifteen to twenty kids are calling in about lockouts every day,” Mr. Gravel said. “A lot of calls are in the night or early in the morning.”&nb…

Team Work Makes the Dream Work: Exeter Record at 1-1

July 17, 2019 4:49pm |

By Enno Behrens, Summer Times Staff Writer Exeter Summer Upper School's Soccer Team racked up one victory and one defeat in their first two games. Upper School students had the opportunity to participate in two “Soccer Tryouts” on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 to show their skills in two matches to qualify for the Exeter Summer Soccer Team. Coach Nolan C. Lincoln then selected the best players, who made it to the team. About 25-30 students participated in the…

Spotlight On… Safety Director Paul Gravel

July 17, 2019 4:36pm |

By Fred Fink and Lucas Chiang, Summer Times Staff Writers Last Friday, Journalism students got the chance to interview Paul Gravel, the Director of Campus Safety here at Exeter. Mr. Gravel has been working at Exeter for both the regular and summer sessions for 5 years. The interview went as follows: Question: What is your main job as the head of campus security? Answer: Campus Safety and Risk Management is actually my title. My main responsibility is to provide a saf…

PEA: It’s Revolutionary!

July 17, 2019 4:33pm | PEA History

By Cassidy Shi, Summer Times Staff Writer The history of Phillips Exeter Academy is bound up with America's -- the Declaration of Independence was only five years old when PEA was founded in 1781.  The Academy is an independent boarding school that houses students from grades 9 to 12. The school is located in the city of Exeter, NH, and is one of the oldest secondary schools in the United States. It was founded by John Phillips and his wife Elizabeth Phillips as an all…

Finally, A Good-News Story. Honest!

July 17, 2019 3:58pm |

By Enno Behrens, Summer Times Staff Writer Did you hear the joke about the lost wallet?No?OK, here it is:A lost wallet was found on the Exeter Summer campus. Inside was $1,458. If it's yours, please form a double line outside the Exeter Summer office.Except...it's no joke. A wallet with $1,458 was found on campus on Sunday, July 11. What's more, it was turned it the same day by an honest student and returned to the rightful owner. Both students are from Webster Hall but school o…

Foes Abroad, Friends Here

July 17, 2019 3:56pm |

By Mansoor Alakkas and Lauren Khine, Summer Times Staff Writers Many students walk into Exeter Summer expecting to befriend dozens of people, if not hundreds. Some even anticipate meeting other individuals from around the world, excited to celebrate different cultures, habits, and opinions. But, as Exeter Summer hosts a diverse student body, students from rival countries are bound to meet. Result: friendships. Greece and Germany have a complicated relationship…

Hamm Program Hears From Leader Himself

July 17, 2019 3:45pm |

By Isabel J. Povey, Summer Times Staff Writer Charles Hamm, an alumnus of Phillips Exeter Academy, and founder of the Hamm Leadership Program, visited the program students Tuesday morning to tell them about his experiences in leadership, business, and life in general. This is the Hamm Leadership Program’s eleventh year of Exeter Summer. In the double-session course, students explore leadership traits, followership, situational leadership, power and influence, and the role…

The Exuberant Life of “Dead” Languages

July 17, 2019 3:38pm |

By Ruth Ogechi Udeh, Summer Times Staff Writer “Latin was originally spoken in Italy,” said William Steere, who teaches it at Exeter Summer. “Greek was also spoken nearby. What is really cool about studying both Latin and Greek together is if you look at the things that the Romans wrote after they conquered the Greek world. They interacted with the Eastern Mediterranean where Greek was spoken. In the ancient Mediterranean, anyone that was sophisticated used Greek…

Let Freedom Ring! Exeter Hails 1776

July 17, 2019 3:34pm |

By Isabel J. Povey, Summer Times Staff Writer Founded in 1638, Exeter goes back in history nearly 130 years before the American Revolution. This town is laced with stories, and everywhere you look holds secrets of this New Hampshire community’s past. It is no surprise that the annual celebration of Exeter’s long and intricate history is always a hit.  On Saturday, the town came together as one to celebrate all that it stands for, and its heavy influence on the …