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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 …

Yikes! Gross! Don’t Mess with the Cilley Ladies

July 10, 2019 8:57pm |

By Ruth Ogechi Udeh “Holy Lord!” I exclaimed as I walked into the 4th floor bathroom in Cilley Hall. “This is such a mess.” The bathroom was such an eyesore and my eyes just beheld the evil of the century. It started with splattered toothpaste all over the sink, to a tissue paper party and then having a mini red sea in the bathroom. This boorish behaviour was provocative to many. The girls were so enraged by this disturbing situation. It led to an uproar. Maria Potamianaki too…

U.S. vs. Iran: A Long History

July 10, 2019 8:55pm |

By Fred Fink, Summer Times Staff Writer Concerning most of us, the current tensions between the United States and Iran are just a recent conflict that could trigger a clash of both military fronts. However, these tensions between both countries remained for decades. If there is a day where the enmity between Washington and Tehran born, then it was August 19, 1953. The American and British intelligence had hired Iranian officers, politicians, clerics, and criminals to overthrow the famous pri…

Thunderstorm: 1, Students: 0

July 10, 2019 8:49pm |

By Ann Young, Summer Times Staff Writer For many people, Field Day was an event to look forward to. The idea of having time to bond with dorm-mates and compete with their friends was an exciting one. Other students, however, were not so enthusiastic. Regardless of their opinions on the event, Exeter Summer students found themselves with some extra free time on the evening of Saturday, July 6, after receiving word that the event was cancelled due to severe thunder, lightning, and heavy rain. …

The Field Day That Wasn’t

July 10, 2019 8:48pm |

By Isabel Povey, Summer Times Staff Writer The Exeter Summer community was left feeling very disappointed when the greatly anticipated Field Day on July 6 was cancelled. After severe weather reports of dangerous thunder and lightning on Saturday, the afternoon of fun activities that are deemed great, integral bonding experiences was rightly called off to assure the safety of everyone on our campus.  There were many fun things planned for the entire Exeter Summer community. I…

Climate Change Coming: Ready or Not

July 10, 2019 8:42pm |

By Lauren Khine, Summer Times Staff Writer With glaciers shrinking, sea levels rising, and hurricane severity increasing, climate change has become a topic of conversation around the world. According to The New York Times, Greenland’s ice sheets are melting, but despite the occurrence's seeming bleak, the resulting sediment pouring out with the water could actually help meet a growing need for sand. In a similar comparison, people around the world view climate change in different lights, a…

Citizenship Question Off and On and Off Ballot

July 10, 2019 8:41pm |

By Lauren Khine, Summer Times Staff Writer The arduous process to immigrate to the United States ends with an oath. Individuals give up parts of their identity, renouncing any royal titles and allegiances to other groups. They pledge to “bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by law”, and to support the Constitution. It is their final step toward becoming a U.S. citizen. Some people do not have the opportunity of an oath, leaving many in America undocumented or illegal…