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There’s No Debate About Debate

August 1, 2018 7:44pm | Joyce Y. Jiang

A debate tournament allows individuals to experience thrilling moments of the debate, develop in skill and analytical thinking, and most importantly, seek their passions. I have fortunately participated in a debate tournament - Association for Global Debate - when I was in 6th grade. It was our first time to attend a debate competition. Even though we were amateurs and novices, we could sense the progression of strategy and rebuttal after each round of debate. The tournament empowered me to refl…

What’s New? All The Things You Did At Exeter!

August 1, 2018 7:42pm | Nicole C. Chan

When given the opportunity to be away from the comfortable confines of home, many students at Phillips Exeter Academy Summer have been driven to act beyond their comfort zone. Surrounded by new, friendly faces in a welcoming atmosphere, it is common for pupils to take advantage of the avant-garde facilities, which range from the monumental Phelps Science Center to the state-of-the-art Forrestal-Bowld Music Centre. However, Amelie Wilkers was able to try something new without the use of the faci…

A Rubik’s Master: Would You Believe 40 Seconds?

August 1, 2018 7:40pm | Mayu Alten

Instead of mindlessly fiddling with fidget cubes, Manuel Santiago from Puerto Rico spends his time learning to navigate a far more difficult cube: the Rubik’s Cube. When solved, the puzzle shows 9 sides of one solid color. And, though the Rubik’s Cube requires strategy and memorization, it does not deter Manuel from pursuing his goal of solving the puzzle in 30 seconds. “They’re confusing, but I like them,” said Manuel. “They’re cool. I just like solving it.” Manuel has come a …

Forever is Over!

August 1, 2018 7:39pm | Derin Kutlay

"Queen, Queen, I've got something to say, Your majesty, you must fly far away, Run even if you can't escape being their prey!" "I know, Little One, Though my kingdom shines like the sun My vision will soon be gone." "Oh, Majesty! Forever is over, And you couldn't be any merrier!" "But my child, All the Celts and Franks have seen it all! And I am like another worthless soul." "But highness should it be you Who thinks, surely not At least until our rope is cut." "My dear f…

Leaving? Don’t Forget Your Money!

August 1, 2018 7:37pm | Emily Donnelly, Ashley Tang

    Many Exeter Summer students struggle to satisfy the weight requirements for their suitcases on their airplane flight home. Often times, students choose to leave a myriad of weighty-and-unusual-items behind in their dorms.       Even, sometimes, if you can believe it, American money, particularly coins.     Benjamin Putnam, a faculty member who lives in Wheelwright Hall, has found a wide variety of items over the last few years working at Exeter Summer. Some of Mr. Putnam’s discov…

Last Time For First Time

August 1, 2018 7:36pm | Melissa Chang

    Over the past four weeks, there have been many firsts, where people have tried and experienced new things. In the upcoming days, there will be many more firsts -- of the first thing people will do when they get back home. For now, it’s time to talk about the last. The last time we will get to eat certain foods or the last time we will ever see some of our friends. Here are some of the things that students at Exeter Summer are going to do one last time before the end: Starting o…

Centennial Summer Ends On Mostly High Note

August 1, 2018 7:34pm | Lauren Isaacson

“We got a good group of students,” said Paul Gravel, head of Campus Safety, reflecting on the summer from a safety perspective. However there were some serious last minute disciplinary cases adjudicated by the deans and Summer director Elena Gosalvez-Blanco.             The lockdown drill went well, according to Mr. Gravel. Two students were found on campus during the lockdown. One of the students got the notification and the other one did not know what to do.  The lockdown dri…

Students Try Grassroots Politics

July 25, 2018 7:49pm | Tiya Bhatia

A group of students from Phillips Exeter Academy participated Monday in a Phone Bank for promoting members of the Democratic Party in New Hampshire. The event was co-ordinated by Jackie Weatherspoon, Access Exeter advisor and a former aide to Hillary Clinton, and Julia Derby, an organizer for the New Hampshire Democratic Party.  “What I do daily mostly comprises of talking to volunteers and getting them on board with my field programs” said Ms. Derby. “I studied environmental science i…

Straw Poll – Vote ‘No’

July 25, 2018 7:42pm | Dexter Schneider

The topic my group and I chose for our project was, should we stop using plastic straws? We asked 32 people if we should and the answer might surprise you. We got 26 we should and six no we shouldn’t. We were surprised that we got six people who said we should keep using plastic straws. We told these facts to the six people who said we should keep using them: they contribute a lot to the landfills, plastic takes a long time to breakdown, they’re bad for the environment, it’s a waste of …

We’re America’s Only Non-Immigrants

July 25, 2018 7:39pm | Nicole C. Chan

“My name is Lakota Stronghearted Eagle Woman,” said Josephine Menard, an Access student. “My English name is Josephine Menard, and I shake your hand with good feelings of my heart.” Leaning back against her chair, Josie introduced herself in Lakota, a Siouan language, before following with an English translation. From the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, Josie came to Phillips Exeter Academy Summer with a group of Native American students. Far from home and in an unfamiliar situat…