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‘Almost, Maine’ – Perfection (Not Almost)

August 1, 2018 8:01pm | Dilan Cordoba Mosquera

A ridiculously clever play about love in its many ways, shapes, forms, and sizes. Everything takes place at 9:00 on a cold winter night in Northern Maine. The small town is called “Almost, Maine” because it was at the verge of becoming organized yet it never got to full development, so it’s just “Almost, Maine”. The play was a series of eleven short scenes, divided into two acts. The first act contained the prologue, acted by Mert Albeyoglu and Jeanne Cavil as Pete and Ginette corresp…

Time’s Up! Just Do It!

July 25, 2018 5:36pm | Ana Velazco

Exeter Summer session 2018 is coming to a close and with it, the opportunity for new experiences. Although the last four weeks have been filled with fun and different activities, the summer is almost over, so we asked students what were things that they hadn’t done - but still wanted to do before camp ended. Keily Hernandez, a 15 year-old girl from Puerto Rico, went blank. She wasn’t sure what to say. “I don’t know… to have fun? Make the most of my time here before I have to go back…

Diversity Day Saluted With Food & Culture

July 25, 2018 5:34pm | Diane Sarkis

A part of International Day that a lot of students look forward to is the food: indeed, the regular Dining Hall lunch is replaced by numerous stands offering foods from many different countries. The stands are usually outside, but this year because of uncertain weather they were indoors; no worries, the food was just as good! Students who poured in after the international talent show Assembly had a wide range of options: Latin American, Mediterranean, Greek, Asian, a dessert buffet, a drinks b…

To Arms! Exeter Relives 1776

July 18, 2018 6:06pm | Melissa Chang, Leonie Graimann

Exeter—a city where citizens celebrate Independence Day differently. Unlike other parts of the US, where they celebrate on the fourth of July, here, they celebrate it on the Saturday closest to the 16th of July.  (Can you guess why? Hint: think how long it took the news to travel in those days) The citizens come together in the center of the city to celebrate this holiday, to walk around to different venders that sell food, drinks and little artifacts. The festival started at around …

A Century of PEA Summers

July 11, 2018 7:42pm | Jessie Liu

Happy birthday, Exeter Summer! How does it feel to be 100 years old? As you walk down through the different quads through campus and engage in heated Harkness discussions, have you ever wondered how this program came to be? Rewind 100 years. In 1919, Exeter Summer welcomed its first group of students, consisting of 65 boys from the 13 states and Mexico. The initial intention of the summer program was to keep the school "alive" during the dormant summer months as it used the facilities it would …

Glory Earned On Field of Dreams

July 11, 2018 7:31pm | Mayu Alten, Nicole Chang

On Saturday June 7, 760 students gathered at the Academy Lawn to participate in the annual and historic Field Day competition. For the first time in 5 years of Exeter Summer Field Days, Cilley Hall girls’ dormitory won in the Upper Girls category. Wentworth took top honors for the Upper Boys. Langdell prevailed in Access Girls and Wheelwright in Access Boys. From 4 to 6 p.m., dormitories competed in the potato sack, three-legged, and izzy-dizzy relay races. Amidst an extreme heat wave, Field…

Exeter Summer Session Celebrates Centennial

June 27, 2018 12:16pm | Lucas Schroeder

For many students across the globe, summertime means a welcome change in routine. Some students search for new ways to quench their thirst for knowledge and new experiences, like the 763 motivated students who have registered for the 100th year of Exeter Summer. The Academy’s campus is abuzz with anticipation and excitement as students roll into Exeter from 51 countries and 39 states. The 362 Access Exeter students and 401 Upper School students bring the campus pathways, quads and dormitories …

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…