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Oh No! Time’s Up! Summer Ends, But Memories Linger

July 31, 2019 2:45pm |

By Lucas Chiang, Summer Times Staff Writer Well, here we are. Five whole weeks have come and gone, and as our time at Exeter Summer starts dwindling down to its final hours, it’s time to reflect on our amazing experience. Not only as students, but as athletes, friends, teammates, peers, and as people, we have all learned so much—inside and outside of the classroom. For many students here at Exeter, this summer taught them many amazing things. I asked students what their takeaways were…

Slurs! Thefts! Ugh!

July 24, 2019 7:22pm |

By Lauren Khine, Summer Times Staff Writer Despite last week’s worst reported incidents being dorm lock-outs, Exeter Summer has recently suffered several egregious incidents of racism and theft. According to Paul Gravel, the head of Campus Safety, four racially charged incidents were officially recorded on Tuesday, all occurring in the past two weeks. Five Exeter Summer students, both Access and Upper School students, were affected. Of the four incidents, three are believed t…

Hot? Wet? Cold!

July 24, 2019 4:22pm |

Lucas Chiang, Summer Times Staff Writer Mother Nature showed no mercy last week, hitting us with a devastating heat wave and immediately following up with a rainstorm. First came the heat, with the entire east coast being hit by the large heat wave that had swept over most of the US over the course of last week. With temperatures on Saturday and Sunday hitting as high as 95 °F (35 °C), Exeter soon turned into a giant microwave, trapping everyone inside in a colossal storm of heat. …

Love? We Can’t Describe It

July 24, 2019 4:17pm |

By Ruth Ogechi Udeh, Summer Times Staff Writer Humans are driven by emotions. Having been here for more than 3 weeks, we have friends and foes. Some have decided to take their friendship to another level. This is expected. As teenagers, we are mostly controlled by our emotions. You do not expect to put a group of teenagers, whose hormones are on the verge, together in a place without expecting sparks. As we know, some of us have already formed attachments with others because, as An…

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…