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We’re All Booked Up

August 8, 2022 6:59pm | Marela Cortés

Although the session is coming to an end, reading doesn’t stop for some students here at Exeter summer. Thanks to the different locations in town that provide a space for readers to buy, select, and read books such as the Exeter Bookstore, the Water Street Bookstore, Exeter town’spublic library, and the Phillips Exeter Library, among other places, avid readers were able to quench their bookish thirsts. Raina Mathews, a girl who was holding “Salem’s Lot” by Stephen King in her ha…

College Tour: Me and Tom Jefferson

August 8, 2022 6:51pm | Pedro Cavelier

During PEA summer, while some students like to stay on campus, others love to make trips into the surrounding towns and cities. I took it to a whole new level and last weekend went to the University of Virginia. My love for this university started way before high school; as both of my brothers graduated from this college, I have had the opportunity to visit the campus many times. When reaching my junior year and starting the process, UVA quickly became my number one interest and priority as …

He’s a Chess Master, Mate

August 6, 2022 10:14pm | Alis Fruehstorfer

Exeter Summer 2022 would be incomplete if Eduardo Fernandez had chosen to leave his chess set inthe corner of his room to collect dust. The student from Miami, Florida -- better known as the “chess master” or the “chess legend” -- can usually be found parked at a picnic table with his latest opponent. Eduardo was introduced to the game of chess by his brother around the age of 10. He watched hisbrother play matches against the math teacher and had to know more. At the time chess was …

Gender Equality: Come as You Are

July 30, 2022 2:03pm | Gregory R. Schwitzgebel

Gender Inequality has always been an issue in the United States. In the 19th century, many women began to protest for women’s rights. Some of the most notable are Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and many more. This movement picked up steam in the 20th century, and in 1920, women’s right to vote was passed into law by Congress. This lets them have all citizenship rights, but this was not the end of the movement. We have had many events that women’s rights activists have had to stand up …

Hamm Program Nurtures Leaders of the Future

July 30, 2022 1:54pm | Luis Sabater

The Hamm Leadership Program is one of the factors responsible for the fact that hundreds of students want to spend the summer in PEA. All this due to one couple's evolution and the good work that was done and is being done to teach such an important topic in life and much more in a teenager.  First of all, it is important to travel back in time to meet the person who makes all of this possible. Of course this program bears his last name. This refers to Charlie Hamm, an example of someone in…

Our Star Pianist’s Triumphal Return

July 29, 2022 12:57am | Alis Fruehstorfer

Her fingers skipped and danced across the keys, creating a euphony of sweet and short notes that ended with a final pound and a swipe through the air. She looked out to the audience, gave a bow, and walked off the stage of Carnegie Hall.   Claire Charanachitta, an Access Exeter Student, started her excursion from Phillips Exeter Academy to New York City the morning of Tuesday, July 19. She climbed into the car, temporarily said farewell to the school, and…

Not All Jews Are Alike But All Antisemitism Is

July 29, 2022 12:48am | Amanda Katz

It was my first sleepaway camp--a ballet intensive program, 5 weeks long. I was thirteen years old, and the butterflies in my stomach were a confirmation of both my fear of not being a talented dancer and my excitement to prove myself in this competitive world. The camp was located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and about ⅞ of the girls there fit the skinny, white, blond dancer aesthetic.  I met my roommate about 1 hour after checking in. She was medium height with gentle dirty blond locks…

Hey, Claire, How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

July 21, 2022 7:16pm | Alis Fruehstorfer

From Thailand, to Exeter -- and now to Carnegie Hall. Claire Charanachitta has done it all. After spending two weeks at Exeter, Claire is off to play piano at Carnegie Hall -- and for the second time.   The city was to welcome Claire for a solo performance on Tuesday. She was selected to play along with about fifty other musicians after entering an extremely selective application process.   This will not be the first time that Cl…

THE FIRST WIN AS A TEAM

July 21, 2022 7:16pm | Luis Sabater

The PEA Soccer Team won a very difficult and tight game against some very good rivals like the Exeter Blue Hawks. It was a victory worked by each of the players and would result in a 1-0 score. Tuesday’s afternoon match developed slightly slow perhaps, but that scheme would be broken when the desired PEA goal arrived in a fantastic play and definition by the left winger, Lucas. The team showed commitment and union despite not having such a colorful game.  In a few words from…

For the Class of ‘22, The Play’s the Thing

July 21, 2022 6:35pm | Giada Leone

Due to last year's terrible Covid situation, Exeter Summer students were not able to participate in the annual end of summer production. Thankfully, this year, around twenty students are back and working hard as they prepare for this year's musical! It includes a mix of "Annie", "Matilda", "High School Musical", "Six Ex Wives", "The Greatest Showman", "Les Miserables", and many more! The rehearsals run in the Goel Center Theater & Dance, and on July 18, students had their first official …