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A Night of Drama: Apples to Zombies

August 2, 2017 10:05pm | Jimena Alamo

Last Thursday and Friday, students took to Fisher Theater to perform two nights of one-act plays and monologues. A project from the Invitation to the Theater course, the plays began at 7 pm , each lasting for about 1 hour 50 minutes — and definitely left the audience wanting more. The cast consisted of 19 upper school students. Half of them were from the class, and the other half was consisted of students who wanted to explore the mysterious art of theater and the marvelous feeling of standin…

Kissing Exeter Adieu: A Summer Flown By

August 2, 2017 10:03pm | Cole Otley, Julian Palencia

Everybody grab a tissue — the 2017 Exeter Summer session is rapidly coming to an end. Over the past five weeks, students have made inseparable and unlikely friendships with one another. Now, the time has come for them to say goodbye. “I’m gonna miss the friendships that I’ve made here in a short amount of time,” said Jules Taylor, an upper school student from Fayetteville, North Carolina. “Even though we have only been here for five weeks, I feel like I have met some of my best frie…

Master Storyteller Spins a Tale – His Own

August 2, 2017 10:02pm | Nirvana Khan

When he came to speak to the students of Exeter Summer, Alex Meyers talked about one thing: stories. Heaven knows he has many to tell. As an English teacher, author, speaker, and the first openly transgender student of both Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard University — and is also a former student of Brown University — it would have been hard to choose just one experience to listen to. So he shared them all. When asked what he hopes Exeter Summer students will get out of his experience…

Exeter Fashion Shows New Styles Afoot

August 2, 2017 9:54pm | Anna Morales

How would you define your style this summer? These five weeks were all about fashion trends, as a result of the number of cultures and different personalities. Some of the popular clothing and shoe brands we could see in campus were AntiSocial Social Club, Sam Edelman (with the famous colorful pompoms shoes worn by Latinas), Vineyard Vines, Stan Smith, Psyco Bunny, and many more. Nevertheless we were also able to see very particular styles, like the colorful and super comfortable pants of the …

International Day: Feeding the Soul

July 26, 2017 9:20pm | Kaitlyn Ge & Kait Martinez

Yesterday was International day. At the Assembly, starting at 11:10, students from 7 groups performed dances, sang songs, read poems and gave lectures regarding their unique cultural backgrounds.     “I especially like the amount of talent these students show,” said the show’s director, Viviana Santos. “With only three days of practice, they can present such amazing talents.” The main purpose of International Day is to let people learn other cultures that they haven’t really tho…

Students Work Phones and Eureka! A Winner!

July 26, 2017 9:19pm | Kaitlyn Gosakti

If you end up conversing with an affable woman and find yourself being constantly called “sweetie-pie”, despite however short the conversation was, you would most likely be talking to Jackie Weatherspoon, one of the most captivating, intelligent and politically active faculty members at Phillips Exeter Academy. That is how three dozen Access Exeter and Upper School students received an unforgettable lesson in grassroots American politics last weekend. Mrs. Weatherspoon first got involved in…

A Summer Alum Relives 1964, Paving Way for Granddaughter

July 26, 2017 9:17pm | Alice Cai

Truth be told, Assembly is one of the hardest events to keep track of. People often go blank during the meeting, especially after two heavy-loaded classes with five minutes break in between. However, the students from both Access Exeter and Upper school seemed to be considerably engaged in our last Friday’s assembly. The speaker this time was an Exeter Summer “graduate” from 53 years ago, which can be traced back to 1964 when the citizens were still fighting for civil rights in the nation…

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane–no it’s…

July 26, 2017 9:10pm | Erika Petersen

...It’s the communication department’s Drone! This high-tech piece of equipment can be seen drifting through the sky, seemingly of its own volition. Do not be fooled, however: this white, soaring beast is well-tamed by Christian Harrison, a member of the department at Phillips Exeter Academy. The Phantom 4 DGI is a $1,500 drone released in 2016, and has helped the communications department grow their marketing strategies. “[The Phantom four DGI] Opens up a whole new realm for us to see…

Dancing the Night Away

July 26, 2017 8:20pm | Kaitlyn Gosakti & Marc Ma

The annual Exeter Summer Upper School dance took place in Grainger Auditorium last Saturday. Most of the gentlemen were dressed up in collared shirts and long pants. Meanwhile, the ladies wore flowy summer dresses and adorned themselves in simple jewelry. Passionate students, however, were decked out in formal attire; the young men complete with ties and jackets, hand in hand with their glamorous dates in detailed gowns. The preparation for the dance was very vigorous, especially for the fem…

By George–It’s 1776 Again!

July 19, 2017 6:57pm | Julian Palencia, Ana Khan

The air was thick with apprehension on the morning of July 15. Students had been anticipating Exeter’s Independence Festival ever since the uneasiness of letting the Fourth of July pass uncelebrated. Arizonian Aiselyn Anaya rose early to get dressed in all red, white, and blue, the outfit she had prepared for the one day a year Americans set aside their differences in favor of national pride. It was eleven days since the 4th of July, the 16-year-old said solemnly. “It’s time.” There was…