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Open Letter to Exeter

August 3, 2016 8:54pm | Uniqua Jones

Dear Exeter, Most people like to sugar coat things and hide how they actually feel. I am not one of those people. I will tell you, Exeter, exactly how I feel. I will not miss the late nights typing up my articles for The Summer Times while wishing I had done them earlier. However, instead, I decided that I would spend my days chatting it up with friends. I will not miss the bugs. I will not miss running all the way to my dorm on a Saturday night at 10:50 p.m. praying to the mighty heavens…

Sursum (Yo, Listen Up!)

August 3, 2016 8:50pm | Jake Rohde

Salvete discipuli ac discipulae! Vos nunc scripta Latine legitis, quae lingua praeclara antiqua augusta plenaque pulchritudine sit, cuius cognitione multa eruditio demonstratur. Haec etiam adiuvit ad intellegendas permultas linguas, Anglicorum, Italianorum, Gallicorum, Hispanicorum, descenas ab singula lingua quae tamen omnes alias exsuperat. Nec vere est aliquis Scientia ab qua illa lingua omnino aliena est; nam sine hac non sit Dantius, Aquinas, Chaucer, nec Bruno, Galileo, Newton, nec, profec…

America: Stop Playing Global Cop to the World

August 3, 2016 8:48pm | Selena Sun, Shawn Goyal, Emma Dreispiel

The United States of America is one of the most influential powers in the world. Its extremely active foreign policy affects every country around it, for better or for worse. The U.S. must stop playing global cop and instead adopt isolationism. If it continues to interfere, then the countries will become dependent on the U.S for security, which will only lead to more disaster and hatred towards the U.S. It has become clear that many countries that are facing constant conflicts have become dep…

Fighting Terror: A Long, Costly War

August 3, 2016 8:46pm | Matthew Ngai, Max Kemper, Jordan Berninghau

The use of violence to achieve political goals, in short, terrorism, has always been one of the most prominent global issues. In recent years, it has captured more attention from our modern community than it ever had, and as the situation worsens, more and more innocent lives are lost in the fight against terrorism. The most notable terrorist attack that shook the world would be the 9/11 attack, with an astonishing death toll of approximately 2,969 victims. Recent strikes in Europe have also …

A Plea for Transgender Rights

August 3, 2016 8:28pm | Abigail Garey

It seems like every other day that I see news of prejudice and discrimination against transgender people. So every other day, I have to hope that maybe, possibly, my best friend will be safe and that maybe, possibly, he’ll never have to make headlines because of a bullet in his heart, or a suicide. The truth is, I can’t give myself that hope, because I know that it would be misplaced. Because just a month ago, fifty people died in Orlando, Florida. Fifty people died, and I’m scared bec…

No Freedom in Freedom Bill

July 27, 2016 10:18pm | Jonathan Yun, Xiaoyu Wang, Juliet homes

Today, our world spans eight billion people and counting, and as the world is getting smaller (where countries are just a text message away) we are beginning to see the diversity of it. After Mississippi’s Governor Phil Bryant signed the so-called Freedom of Conscience bill, outrage ensued. The Bill, formally known as the, “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act,” or “Religious Liberty Accommodations act” is actually gravely violating the rights of the …

What? No More Dawn Plunge?

July 27, 2016 10:17pm | Chema Ballesteros

It has been confirmed that polar bears have finally become extinct -- at least for the duration of the Summer Session. In spite of recent uproar on the cancellation of the Polar Bear swims for the rest of the session, one question seems to be raising eyebrows: If the Polar Bear swims were cancelled because of an understaffing by lifeguards, then how was the previous swim we did able to go on? Somebody call Campus Safety, we’ve got some rebels in here. Maybe, but it benefits us either way…

What the Bigots Can Teach Us

July 27, 2016 10:14pm | Brooke Tredwell

Recently there have been shameful insults to students at Exeter. They have been called racist names by people in passing pickup up trucks and an SUV. These incidents are  under investigation and it is a huge issue, but people can learn from this experience. Exeter is such a small and protected town yet ugly things happen even in this location. No matter where you are things will happen and that is unfortunate but it is the situation in the world today and it is occasionally unavoidable in c…

Carbon Tax? Not the Solution

July 21, 2016 12:36am | Annie Tan

Now that we’ve stepped into the twenty-first century, environmental problems have become the top priority of every country. In the democracy we live in, living healthily is a part of every individual’s basic rights, which cannot happen without a green low-carbon environment. Recently, many countries are proposing, while many other countries already possess, a carbon tax. A carbon tax is a tax levied on the carbon content of fuels. Carbon taxes offer a potentially cost-effective means of r…

Stay Cool and Carrier On

July 21, 2016 12:35am | Casey Ocasal

It’s two weeks into summer school, and campus is freezing. It’s a chilly 90 degrees outside. The snowstorm is so big that plows can’t even find it. Our faces are red with frostbite, and we don’t have coats to keep ourselves warm. In other words, it’s two weeks into summer school, and we’re shivering--or wish we were. According to The Weather Channel, the average temperature in Exeter was about 90 degrees this week. The heat has left campus abuzz with complaints. “Why is it s…