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Phony-Vaccine Scandal Roils China

August 1, 2018 8:05pm | Ellen Wu

“There is water added to the vaccine so it did not have any effects.” Xiaojian’s mom gazed at the laboratory test report of the rabies vaccine and cried. Her son was bitten by a dog 15 days ago and they chose the best rabies vaccine for their son: 700 RMB for 7 shots which is already a huge expense for this rural poor family. Xiaojian died even before the 7 shots were finished. It happened 8 years ago and all the penalty that the company got was several million dollars of fine and 8 years…

I’m Proud of My Country, Greece, Now Scarred by Wildfires

July 25, 2018 7:52pm | Andreas Andriopoulos

Being proud of your country used to have a distinct meaning for me. It was the first time I was so far away from home and I never really considered the beauty and positive elements inside my home nation. Coming from Greece all I thought of my country when I was in it was about the dysfunctional economy, the discombobulated and lying politicians taking for granted what was around me. It was a new phenomenon for me, to see that every American residence inside (and outside) the U.S. had a flag hang…

You -& Oil- Are the Problem

July 25, 2018 7:49pm | Ailanni Quander

In recent years New Hampshire has been known as the swing state of the north. With one election going red and the other blue, New Hampshire is considered purple a purple state in the political field. Knowing this, I found that interviewing people of all different opinions (red, blue, purple), was very interesting. I was able to get opinions of 30 different people between the ages of 13-81. I am eager to share my results. Beginning with the question “Do you think burning fossil fuels, is con…

Native Protests Spread

July 25, 2018 7:47pm | Brooke Bad Hand

The Dakota Access Pipeline is a underground oil pipeline in North Dakota. The pipeline has been controversial because of its impact on the environment. Native Americans from many different tribes in Iowa and the Dakotas have opposed the pipeline. It could destroy sacred burial grounds as well as the quality of water in the area.  When I researched the topic, I found that many people from different tribes went to the area and protested. They set up camps to stay in; cars and people blocked th…

Dakota Pipeline Pollutes Indian Lands

July 25, 2018 7:45pm | Sav Bartkovich

The Dakota Access Pipeline (more commonly known DAPL) is a 1,886 km (1,172 miles) long pipeline that stretches from the oil pumps in North Dakota through South Dakota and Iowa to Illinois, where it connects with the Energy Transfer Crude Oil Pipeline to carry crude oil to the oil refineries along the Gulf of Mexico. The most controversial part of the Dakota Access Pipeline crosses under Missouri river just a half mile upstream from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. Just the construction would…

Raindrops Fallin’ on Our Heads

July 25, 2018 7:44pm | Magda Lockemann

Is Exeter is turning into Water Country? It seems so with the amount of rain we've been having recently. Summer students only experience the extremes of the American weather since it is either extremely hot or pouring rain. But how does this weather affect our daily life at Exeter ? Students are running around with umbrellas and dashing into their classes to stay as dry as possible. That was the situation in the last few days. It feels like it can't decide "weather" it should be raining…

A World of Exiles

July 25, 2018 7:40pm | Harry Nie

The world stage is everchanging, and certain events can cause a cascade of effects. Many people migrate to escape problems in their country like civil war or lack of opportunities. These migrations, en masse, can cause issues within the host country, or even bring the problems from the original country to the migration destination. Some think of providing space for immigrants or refugees is a responsibility of the host country and, as many countries are “providing that space,” is not really …

12 + 1 = Harkness? Do the Math

July 25, 2018 7:37pm | Leonie Graimann

Math—a subject some students hate and other students love. In most schools, it's taught with a book and you just work through it and compare the answers. But how does it work with Harkness during Exeter summer school?  Students are supposed to sit around the table and discuss the math problems you are working with to find out how to solve it. Which sounds good and comprehensible when you hear of it, because you think that every student has the chance to understand the tasks and if not it w…

Mexico: Nothing Dead About Día de Los Muertos

July 25, 2018 6:32pm | Lola Lemke

Mexico is a country rich in culture and traditions. An authentic expression of this culture is the Day of the Dead, or “Día de los Muertos” (as we call it in Spanish), which is a day that characterizes our country and reflects part of our identity. On November 2, when you walk down the streets you see can see skeletons, brightly colored sugar skulls and pan de muerto (bread of the dead) whose parts resemble bones, everywhere. Festivities start the night of November 1st when families gat…

‘Excuse Me, Sir…’ ‘…No Comment’

July 25, 2018 6:31pm | Haochen Liu

During the time that we had to scour the town and campus of Exeter to find people who were willing to answer our questions, I noticed many interesting things. First of all, there are two types of people. The first type are the people who don’t really care about what you are saying, and share the bare minimum before politely excusing themselves from the conversation. The second type are the people who seem even more enthusiastic than the interviewers. For example, while surveying people in the …