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Field Day Glory – Bancroft, Peabody Take the Laurels

July 24, 2021 2:26pm | Shuhei Matsutoya and Nozo Nemoto, Staff Writers

The final score was Exeter 1, Covid 0. On a Field Day to remember -- the normal-est activity yet in the anything-but-normal Exeter Summer of 2021 -- the weather on Saturday July 17 cooperated for a perfect athletic competition between the dorms. The big Upper School winners: Bancroft for girls and Webster for boys; in Access, McConnell for girls and Peabody for boys. In the glaring sun, excited students gathered in front of the Academy Building in their customized t-shirts to compete t…

Academy Eases Covid Rules, As All Cheer

July 24, 2021 2:13pm | Nozo Nemoto and Emily Brenden, Staff Writers

Cue the trumpets: Ta-DUM! Covid restrictions at Exeter Summer have been lifted!Partially.But what a difference!Consider where we began.On July 5th, as Phillips Exeter Academy’s Summer Session of 2021 began, the atmosphere was electric with excitement. Covid-19 had ravaged the United States and stalked its way to nations the world over. Students around the globe were made to follow varying degrees of restrictions, and the promise of an actual in-person Summer Session was enticing for students …

Soccer Team Wins 2! (Loses 4)

July 31, 2019 5:31pm |

By Enno Behrens, Summer Times Staff Writer Exeter Summer Team suffers two 3:1 defeats in the last week. The Exeter Summer Soccer Team played two more games last week and this, against the Exeter Regular Session Team on July 25 and against the High School Team on July 29. The first game was against the Regular Session Team, against which the Summer Team lost 7:1 the week before. In nice weather and with a decent amount of spectators, the game started at Phelps Stadium at 6:30 pm. Ag…

Hampton Clean Up: Students Hit the Beach

July 31, 2019 4:26pm |

By Elena Blanco, Summer Times Staff Writer On Friday July 26th, I along with 37 Exeter Summer students visited Hampton Beach to participate in a Beach Cleanup to help our environment. The activity was organized by five students of the Hamm Leadership Program, who donated all the waste and recyclable items collected that day to the Blue Ocean Society, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to protect marine life in the Gulf of Maine. With the help of volunteers like us, they…

Africa: I Call It Home

July 31, 2019 4:18pm |

By Ruth Ogechi Udeh, Summer Times Staff Writer Africa happens to be one of the continents most people have misconceptions about. Surprisingly, Africa is just like every other continent with people from different countries with their distinct cultures, accents, languages, food and dressing style. “Africa is not what the media portrays it to be,” said Michael Mitchell, 17, from Tema, Ghana in Soule Hall. “It is a region filled with happy people, not people suffering all…

A Native American Salutes His Navajo Culture

July 31, 2019 4:09pm |

By Eunice Lai, Summer Times Staff Writer Disclaimer: The following interview speaks only for Colby Yazzy, and not for all natives or tribes.) “We don’t live in T-pees, we don’t still hunt for our own food, and we can’t tell time with the sun. We are a whole lot more than that.” So said Colby Yazzie, 17, from the Navajo Nations.  “I still try to bring traditions into everyday life, I think that's the way it's supposed to be.” You might have already seen Colby …

Like Father, Like Son

July 31, 2019 3:01pm |

By Ruth Ogechi Udeh, Summer Times Staff Writer Life is truly full of surprises. Imagine being in a room your father was in when he attended school 21 years ago. This seems to be the case of Hisham Alireza. Abbot room 205 is a room shared by Hisham and his father 21 years apart. Imagine that! Hisham Alireza, 14, from Saudi Arabia in Access Exeter is in the room his father, Badr Alireza, was in when he was a regular student at Exeter in 1998. Would we call this coincidence or fate? …

Chess? Check, Mate!

July 31, 2019 2:56pm |

By Isabel Povey, Summer Times Staff Writer Dozens of students from both the Access and Upper School programs united over their love of chess for their last time on Wednesday before Exeter Summer comes to its end. Chess club came to be after a friendly game in the Wetherell Dining Hall. The club quickly became a big hit, but advisors Peter Rachofsky and Davidson Joseph still have higher hopes. “My goal is to fill up this entire quad with chess players,” said Mr. Joseph. “At least by …

Nurturing Students for 16 Years: Bertha Cassatt

July 24, 2019 5:31pm |

By Lauren Khine, Summer Times Staff Writer Everyone has a story, though not all choose to tell it. People often disregard this candid, albeit cliched, aphorism. Assumptions are made, actions are ignored, and the behind-the-scenes work goes unacknowledged. People who are of minute significance to one person have just as complex of a life as that one person. So, while it’s impossible to understand everyone’s lives, it’s good practice to at least try.  The Exeter Summer sta…

Hurry to Catch Saturn’s Rings– Only 100,000,000 Years to Go

July 24, 2019 5:01pm |

By Shankar Chennattu, Summer Times Staff Writer When you think of Saturn, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? The fact that it is the second largest planet in the solar system? Or that the planet is a gas giant? Probably not. You would most likely think of its large and magnificent rings. Evidently, those unique rings that you recognize Saturn by are going to vanish, but fortunately for us earthlings of the 21st century, the rings will go away in about a hundred million years…