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Field Day Glory – Bancroft, Peabody Take the Laurels

July 24, 2021 2:26pm | Shuhei Matsutoya and Nozo Nemoto, Staff Writers

The final score was Exeter 1, Covid 0. On a Field Day to remember -- the normal-est activity yet in the anything-but-normal Exeter Summer of 2021 -- the weather on Saturday July 17 cooperated for a perfect athletic competition between the dorms. The big Upper School winners: Bancroft for girls and Webster for boys; in Access, McConnell for girls and Peabody for boys. In the glaring sun, excited students gathered in front of the Academy Building in their customized t-shirts to compete t…

Cry for Me Venezuela

July 24, 2021 2:19pm | Mairin Burgess, Staff Writer

“People are dying and there are people traveling, coming to campus like this one,” says Phillips Exeter Summer student Alessia, from the capital of Venezuela, Caracas. (We’re using her middle name to spare her and her family any difficulties at home.) She says that there are many things to enjoy about her home country of Venezuela, but most especially the people. She says that they’re close as a community: nice, cozy, friendly, loud, and happy. She goes on to say that Venezuela has ever…

Academy Eases Covid Rules, As All Cheer

July 24, 2021 2:13pm | Nozo Nemoto and Emily Brenden, Staff Writers

Cue the trumpets: Ta-DUM! Covid restrictions at Exeter Summer have been lifted!Partially.But what a difference!Consider where we began.On July 5th, as Phillips Exeter Academy’s Summer Session of 2021 began, the atmosphere was electric with excitement. Covid-19 had ravaged the United States and stalked its way to nations the world over. Students around the globe were made to follow varying degrees of restrictions, and the promise of an actual in-person Summer Session was enticing for students …

Women Star at Exeter

July 24, 2021 2:03pm | Prisha Shivani, Guest Contributer

Over the years, numerous successful and intelligent women have played a pivotal role in the history of this ancient and esteemed institution. Some have influenced gender equality and creative expression, displaying leadership and ingenuity. Kendra Stearns O’Donnell is cherished as the 12th principal of the Phillips Exeter Academy, serving from 1987 to 1997. Being the first female principal of any all-boys school led to more diversity of students and faculty, the change progressing slowly b…

Pandemic’s Plus = More Safety

July 24, 2021 1:59pm | Shuhei Matsutoya, Staff Writer

This year at Exeter Summer, in contrast to the usual nearly 800, there have been far fewer students enrolled -- under 400. “It has been more manageable”, said Paul Gravel, the director of Campus Safety, noting that the lower number has made his job easier. Also, he said, “This is a good group of students.” Although Covid has presented new challenges for Campus Safety, it has also been the reason that other issues have become less common. A smaller population of students means a small…

A Passion for Art

July 24, 2021 1:34pm | By Ayden Carreon, Staff Writer

Art is a crucial part of the learning process and benefits students across the globe in more ways than one. It builds essential skills and enhances students’ creativity. Art is something that all students need and deserve, but many schools don’t have the money and size to expand Art programs, which hurts students tremendously. Here at Phillips Exeter Academy, students immerse themselves in new experiences and learning opportunities. They learn things in a unique classroom environment tha…

As U.S Leaves Afghanistan, What Next?

July 24, 2021 1:14pm | John Paul Felmlee, Guest Contributer

Since 9/11, America has dedicated its funding, resources, military personnel, and intelligence to fighting terror organizations – predominately al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and later ISIS – in the Middle East. For twenty years, the US and its NATO allies have engaged in a constant campaign of street fighting, training, targeting, and special operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and other neighboring nations. However, with new orders for a complete military withdrawal from the region, many w…

Victory Needs No Translation

July 24, 2021 12:24pm | Jackson Deutch, Guest Contributer

There is no person who better represents sports media in America than analyst and talk-show host Stephen A. Smith, the outspoken, boisterous personality on “Stephen A’s World” and ESPN’s “First Take.” However this last week, the generally well-regarded Smith came under intense scrutiny after claiming Japanese-born baseball sensation Shohei Ohtani was unfit to be the face of the MLB and was “harmful to the sport” because of his use of an interpreter. Ohtani, who has taken t…

Dining Delights and Displeasures

July 13, 2021 11:39pm | Ayden Carreon, Staff Writer

As the world is gripped by the Covid-19 pandemic, schools, places of work, and day-to-day activities have had to adjust protocols and protect everyone from this deadly virus. Phillips Exeter Academy and its regular and summer sessions have had to deal with the crippling effects of this deadly pandemic. Through mask mandates, campus lockdowns, and countless Covid tests, the students have dealt with it all; however, a rather peculiar and engaging way that Exeter has chosen to combat the virus is …

The British Are Coming! Oh Wait, They Already Left

July 13, 2021 11:31pm | Mairin Burgess, Ayden Carreon, Shuhei Matsutoya, and Nozo Nemoto, Staff Writers

On July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed. Thirteen days later, news broke in Exeter, the Revolutionary capital of New Hampshire. The Dunlap Broadside printed the news of that fateful day, and it was later carried from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Exeter, New Hampshire. Which is why Independence Day is traditionally celebrated almost two weeks later in Exeter. Sabrina Ion, the content and marketing manager of the Exeter Independence Festival, began spoke last Saturday, …