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Oh No! Say it Ain’t So!

August 8, 2022 3:50pm | Selim Affes, Gavin Lie

This is it. The end is near. It is time for you to say your goodbyes. You sure read that right. Exeter Summer is coming to an end. Students have been here for almost five weeks and many have grown attached, not only to this place Exeter and the Academy, but also to the people who inhabit this wonderful campus. Exeter has allowed us to create lifelong friends, and the experiences here have all been unforgettable. When students realize the summer program is coming to a close, many of the…

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…

Get Involved, For a Better World

July 29, 2022 1:43am | Mirae Do, Garima Biyani, Caitlin Morrow, Tim Kulmanochwong

Civic engagement, by definition, is “individual and collective actions designed toidentify and address issues of public concern.” Whether it is through voting, activism, orvolunteer work, it is a significant factor in today’s society and has always beenthroughout history.  Out of the countless historical events involving civic engagement,the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the US serves as an exemplar. Simply stated, thegoal of the Women’s Suffrage Movement was to gain the right to v…

Environmental Justice: Don’t Dump on Equality

July 29, 2022 1:24am | Vivian Dang, Theodore Reicher, Amy Ma, and Tathiana Joseph

All city-owned garbage dumps in Houston were housed in black neighborhoods, a studyin 1983 found. A report released in 1987 revealed that three out of five Black and HispanicAmericans lived near uncontrolled toxic waste sites. These are all examples of environmentalinjustice in the United States. Environmental justice is a movement that stands to combat environmental injustice -- thatis, to enforce policies about the environment that benefit everyone. Environmental justice fightsissues such …

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…

Behind Bars for No Reason

July 29, 2022 12:10am | Regan Coco, Aadya Raja, and Mercedes Sanz

They are the people who spend years in jail, or theirlives in jail, for a crime they never committed. They are wronglyconvicted criminals. We are Access Exeter Leadership students who areworking on spreading awareness for wrongful convictions. Have you ever heard of criminal justice? It is givingjustice to people found guilty of committing crimes. Wrongfulconvictions are a part of criminal justice, and they happen whena person is found guilty of a crime he or she did not commit.According …

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…