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Abortion: Stay Informed

July 17, 2019 5:29pm |

By Arlette Carino and Jolie Lenga, Guest Contributors  In the last decade, barriers to women’s reproductive health care access, most notably but certainly not limited to resources regarding termination of pregnancies, have been increasing at the local, regional, and national levels. Two years ago, 19 states adopted 63 restrictions on reproductive care access. This year, four states have passed what are known as “heartbeat bills”, named as such because it bans abortion as earl…

Song for Myself

July 17, 2019 5:22pm |

By Carolina Carneiro, Summer Times Staff Writer In the midst of stress and homesickness, as well as anxiety, there is one event in Exeter where I have felt safe and calm enough to speak my mind, and that is at Open Mic. Every Tuesdays and Thursdays, at exactly 8:28 pm, I walk eagerly to the Phillips Church next to the music center on Tan Lane, anticipating a session where performers would evoke deep questions, thoughts, and emotions through their presentations of song…

The 1969 Voyage of Apollo 11

July 17, 2019 5:21pm |

By Shankar Chennattu, Summer Times Staff Writer “Three, Two, One, Liftoff!” We are taking a blast to the past. 50 years ago, on July 16, 1969, the legendary spaceflight Apollo 11 was launched into space with humans on a risky mission to reach the moon and land on it. Three astronauts from the United States (Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins), who flew the Saturn V rocket ship, successfully landed on the moon and returned safely back to earth.  Af…

Protests Roil Hong Kong

July 17, 2019 4:48pm |

By Eunice Lai, Summer Times Staff Writer “I won’t be around anymore,” Claudia Mo, a pro-democracy legistator in Hong Kong said. “It's their future, it's their Hong Kong, they have every right to fight it” If you have been keeping up with the world news recently, you would most likely know about the protests in Hong Kong. However, you probably don’t know what it’s about and how it all started (except for the 20 other Hong Kongers here at Exeter).  It’…

Fight Your Loneliness in the Crowd

July 17, 2019 4:08pm |

By Yizhou Zhao, Guest Contributor  Two weeks ago, when I first came to the summer school, I hardly knew anyone. The first few days felt quite lonely with all the new people and environment. As an international student, I don’t know the pop culture about America and the jokes told by others. But now I have lots of friends from different countries, which makes this summer even more amazing. I saw many international students who were struggling with loneliness so I decided to offer some hel…

Hey! Guess What Trash Bins are For?

July 17, 2019 3:31pm |

By Carolina Carneiro, Summer Times Staff Writer I was sitting down at the Grill one night, when I witnessed the daily struggles of  a Grill employee: picking up trash. Scattered on the tables and floor were empty pizza boxes & bottles, dirty, crumpled napkins, and candy bar wrappers.  One of the employees threw all of this trash away with anger and judgement towards those who left it there (I could tell this by his stern, hostile facial expression). I do not blam…

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…

Dreams of PEA Summer: High Expectations

July 10, 2019 8:50pm |

By Fred Fink, Summer Times Staff Writer By the time you read this, ten days of our thirty-three-day short Summer session will be already over. To get inside how students from all over the world experienced their first week, six students were interviewed. Why did they enroll in this summer program? Alex Hoyt responded, "I thought it would be a good experience because I want to do something career-wise related to computer science, so I think this course would be a good idea to test and …

Review: ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3

July 10, 2019 8:45pm |

By Eunice Lai, Summer Times Staff Writer The long anticipated "Stranger Things" season 3 finally came out on July 4th, and I finished it on the same day. It left me with lots of emotions and questions, but overall, I thought that season 3 was pretty average; I was extremely disappointed as it did not live up to its expectations. If you don’t know what "Stranger Things" is, it’s a Sci-fi Netflix Original that first came out on the Halloween of 2016. It was a huge hit because of its nos…

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…