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The Field Day That Wasn’t

July 10, 2019 8:48pm |

By Isabel Povey, Summer Times Staff Writer The Exeter Summer community was left feeling very disappointed when the greatly anticipated Field Day on July 6 was cancelled. After severe weather reports of dangerous thunder and lightning on Saturday, the afternoon of fun activities that are deemed great, integral bonding experiences was rightly called off to assure the safety of everyone on our campus.  There were many fun things planned for the entire Exeter Summer community. I…

Food for Thought: Students Rate D-Hall

July 10, 2019 8:39pm |

By Cassidy Shi, Summer Times Staff Writer It has reached that time of the year where students gather from around the world onto the campus of Phillip Exeter. Put aside the library and museums, Exeter provides an excellent facility that satisfies our cravings -- the dining hall. Students get to fully utilize their privileges and enjoy their three meals within Exeter’s two large dining-halls: the Wetherell Dining Hall and Grainger Hall in the Phelps Science Center. Unfortunately, Elm …

The Harkness Revolution

July 10, 2019 8:05pm |

By Jack Kugler, Contributing Writer A 7 x 11 foot oval piece of wood, outfitted with twelve cutouts and circumscribed by twelve chairs, serves as a uniform aspect of classrooms across Phillips Exeter Academy. An onlooker from the corridor would likely not glean much more than observing a generously sized table situated in a modest classroom. It is not until one has the opportunity to take a seat at this simple structure and engage amongst peers, that one can truly experience the magic of…

Humans of Exeter

July 10, 2019 7:54pm |

By Carolina Carniero, Summer Times Staff Writer Phillips Exeter Summer is embroidered with different cultures and identities. It is as if a crimson thread was stretching across the world, sewing multiple countries together and eading their young citizens to the thread’s endpoint, Exeter, New Hampshire.This connection is the reason PEA is a unique, enjoyable program.   Inspired by the prominent and evocative photoblog, Humans of New York by photographer Brandon Stanton, Humans…

‘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…