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A View From the Other Side of D-Hall

August 2, 2017 10:05pm | Isabela Gonzalez

A journalist with a bright future. Connor Kwiecien, currently working as a member of the Elm Street Dining Hall staff, is a 21-year-old journalism student at the University of Oregon, who is going into his senior year of college this fall. He first worked here at Exeter Summer two summers ago, back in 2015, starting with a part-time job, and later moving on to work about 40 hours a week. Nowadays he is working full-time, and by the second week of the summer, he had already worked for 55 hours, …

Thou Shalt Not Kill. No to Death Penalty

August 2, 2017 10:04pm | CASEY M. BAKARANI, ELANOR ANDREASSAN

The death penalty. A kind of punishment that dates back to even the earliest of civilizations.  In the modern era, this cruel and outdated punishment has no place, for reasons we will present in this editorial. One of the leading legal arguments against the death penalty is that it constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, putting it in violation of not only the Constitution but also The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. According to the Constitution, Amendment VIII, “Excessive bail sh…

Man’s Best Friend? So Why The Cruelty?

August 2, 2017 10:02pm | Avery Fratto

When you think of dogs, would you associate them with “adorable” and “best friend”, or “dinner” and worse? In a utopia, everyone would choose the first option. Yet in our current world, a demographic greater than expected would opt for the latter. In many Asian countries, dog meat is considered as a delicacy, and in many North, Central, and South American countries, dogs are forced to fight each other to the death in order to provide entertainment. It’s absolutely true that we are …

Don’t Just Save The Cutest Critters

August 2, 2017 10:01pm | Kaylee Shen, Stella Mulvihill, Clarine Winarta

At least 10,000 species go extinct each year, according to the World Wildlife Fund. The question is, how do we decide who to save first? The first few animals that might come to mind are pandas, tigers, manatees, or any other charismatic creature you might know of. However, many conservation projects today have taken a much less rational approach to saving the ‘right’ species. We tend to lean towards the more captivating and lovable creatures rather than ones that are more endangered, cheape…

From North Dakota With Love

August 2, 2017 9:53pm | Julie Alsweilem

"A teacher is one who helps others and influences lives forever.” Rachel Baughman, an inspiring  and powerful teacher for refugees in Fargo, North Dakota, shared her story and experiences on teaching refugees from Somalia, Nepal, Rwanda, and a variety of other locations that have all come and resettled in North Dakota. “I’ll be going into my 6th year of teaching, so still I'm pretty early in my career,”she said. “And this is my first year working with refugees. Part of that I work…

Climate Woes

August 2, 2017 9:52pm | Francis Powell, Ethan Chang, Minseo Kim

On June 1, 2017, President Donald J. Trump announced the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. This is an agreement made in 2015 by almost 200 nations, which includes every fully recognized country. This agreement said that countries should reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in order to fight climate change. Except for Nicaragua and Syria, all countries were united by this agreement, but this list of countries is now one country short -- the United States. It was not a good idea for Presid…

Dorm Clean-up: Things They Leave Behind

August 2, 2017 9:50pm | KAITLYN GE

Exeter Summer is having its yearly dorm clean-out on Thursday, between 1:30 to 4:30. Things that students decide not to take back home will be either donated, or recycled. “Basically, it’s a dorm clean out, and we want the items people throw out, like fans, clothes, bedding, and toiletries to be donated to organizations that need them, instead of [being] thrown out.” said Lorena Cano, one of the team members who run the dorm clean out project, “Also for the trash to be thrown out to the…

Second Summer

August 2, 2017 8:52pm | Lucy Watson

This is my second summer here at Exeter, and this year blew me away no less than the last. Last summer truly changed my life, in that it inspired me to look for educational options away from my local high school. I was an Access student in 2016, and am an Access student this year as well.   My Summer ‘16 global community classes challenged my beliefs about the world that I live in, introduced me to exciting pieces of literature, and inspired me to pursue a new language. This year, …

How Our Fears Shape Us

August 2, 2017 8:51pm | Erin Mahar, Maddie Pettis, Francesca Williams

    Fear.  A reaction to be processed by a brain region known as the amygdala. Usually we think of monsters under the bed, but to be honest, you can be truly afraid of anything in your life. Some people’s fears can consist of anything from rodents to people who look different, act different, or have different views. These fears can vary from small stereotypes that we just have to learn to break, to discriminating against people who have different beliefs than you. Some peo…

North Korean Dispute

August 2, 2017 8:49pm | Jinny Chung, Dishti Gopalani

The Korean division is now approaching its eighth decade. North Korea has been one of the world’s most secretive societies and is still under nominally communist rule. The country emerged in 1948 amid the chaos of WWII. Its past is dominated by its “Supreme Leader” Kim Il Sung, who shaped political affairs for almost half a century. Now we need to re-shape everything again. North Korea's nuclear ambitions have exacerbated its rigidly maintained isolation from the rest of the world. Deca…