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Love? We Can’t Describe It

July 24, 2019 4:17pm |

By Ruth Ogechi Udeh, Summer Times Staff Writer Humans are driven by emotions. Having been here for more than 3 weeks, we have friends and foes. Some have decided to take their friendship to another level. This is expected. As teenagers, we are mostly controlled by our emotions. You do not expect to put a group of teenagers, whose hormones are on the verge, together in a place without expecting sparks. As we know, some of us have already formed attachments with others because, as An…

What Would Honest Abe Say?

July 24, 2019 4:11pm |

By Carolina Carneiro, Summer Times Staff Writer For more than a century, Exonians have been confidently boasting that there town was where Amos Tuck, a 19th century politician, founded the Republican Party. However, a longtime curator of the Exeter Historical Society, Barbara Rimkunas, and volunteer researcher, Mark Willis, have discovered evidence proving that the Republican Party may have not originated in Exeter. These doubts stem from the lack of evidence to prove Tuck’s and …

Team Work Makes the Dream Work: Exeter Record at 1-1

July 17, 2019 4:49pm |

By Enno Behrens, Summer Times Staff Writer Exeter Summer Upper School's Soccer Team racked up one victory and one defeat in their first two games. Upper School students had the opportunity to participate in two “Soccer Tryouts” on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 to show their skills in two matches to qualify for the Exeter Summer Soccer Team. Coach Nolan C. Lincoln then selected the best players, who made it to the team. About 25-30 students participated in the…

PEA: It’s Revolutionary!

July 17, 2019 4:33pm | PEA History

By Cassidy Shi, Summer Times Staff Writer The history of Phillips Exeter Academy is bound up with America's -- the Declaration of Independence was only five years old when PEA was founded in 1781.  The Academy is an independent boarding school that houses students from grades 9 to 12. The school is located in the city of Exeter, NH, and is one of the oldest secondary schools in the United States. It was founded by John Phillips and his wife Elizabeth Phillips as an all…

Foes Abroad, Friends Here

July 17, 2019 3:56pm |

By Mansoor Alakkas and Lauren Khine, Summer Times Staff Writers Many students walk into Exeter Summer expecting to befriend dozens of people, if not hundreds. Some even anticipate meeting other individuals from around the world, excited to celebrate different cultures, habits, and opinions. But, as Exeter Summer hosts a diverse student body, students from rival countries are bound to meet. Result: friendships. Greece and Germany have a complicated relationship…

Hamm Program Hears From Leader Himself

July 17, 2019 3:45pm |

By Isabel J. Povey, Summer Times Staff Writer Charles Hamm, an alumnus of Phillips Exeter Academy, and founder of the Hamm Leadership Program, visited the program students Tuesday morning to tell them about his experiences in leadership, business, and life in general. This is the Hamm Leadership Program’s eleventh year of Exeter Summer. In the double-session course, students explore leadership traits, followership, situational leadership, power and influence, and the role…

The Exuberant Life of “Dead” Languages

July 17, 2019 3:38pm |

By Ruth Ogechi Udeh, Summer Times Staff Writer “Latin was originally spoken in Italy,” said William Steere, who teaches it at Exeter Summer. “Greek was also spoken nearby. What is really cool about studying both Latin and Greek together is if you look at the things that the Romans wrote after they conquered the Greek world. They interacted with the Eastern Mediterranean where Greek was spoken. In the ancient Mediterranean, anyone that was sophisticated used Greek…

Let Freedom Ring! Exeter Hails 1776

July 17, 2019 3:34pm |

By Isabel J. Povey, Summer Times Staff Writer Founded in 1638, Exeter goes back in history nearly 130 years before the American Revolution. This town is laced with stories, and everywhere you look holds secrets of this New Hampshire community’s past. It is no surprise that the annual celebration of Exeter’s long and intricate history is always a hit.  On Saturday, the town came together as one to celebrate all that it stands for, and its heavy influence on the …

Yikes! Gross! Don’t Mess with the Cilley Ladies

July 10, 2019 8:57pm |

By Ruth Ogechi Udeh “Holy Lord!” I exclaimed as I walked into the 4th floor bathroom in Cilley Hall. “This is such a mess.” The bathroom was such an eyesore and my eyes just beheld the evil of the century. It started with splattered toothpaste all over the sink, to a tissue paper party and then having a mini red sea in the bathroom. This boorish behaviour was provocative to many. The girls were so enraged by this disturbing situation. It led to an uproar. Maria Potamianaki too…

Dreams of PEA Summer: High Expectations

July 10, 2019 8:50pm |

By Fred Fink, Summer Times Staff Writer By the time you read this, ten days of our thirty-three-day short Summer session will be already over. To get inside how students from all over the world experienced their first week, six students were interviewed. Why did they enroll in this summer program? Alex Hoyt responded, "I thought it would be a good experience because I want to do something career-wise related to computer science, so I think this course would be a good idea to test and …