Weekend at Exeter

Bagel and lox - PaigeEven though we’ve only been back on campus for two weeks, it amazes me how much has happened in that time. Yesterday was Martin Luther King Day here at the Academy. We host workshops and speakers on the Friday before the actual holiday. It was a day to provoke discussion about societal pressures, especially those of conforming to the societal norm. I had a great dinner at EJC-Exeter Jewish Community. While noshing on bagels and lox and latkes, a group of us, students and faculty children, discussed the Middle East, religion, and politics. While discussions there aren’t always quite so politically oriented, it was a great way to continue the dialogue on privilege, equality and rights started earlier that day. Although we had Saturday classes today, during the last two classes, snow started to fall on the Academy. Everyone became children again as fat snowflakes blanketed the quads. And with an a capella group from St. Andrew’s having preformed earlier tonight, this weekend has been packed and exciting already.

snow - paige

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About Paige

My name is Paige. I’m a Four-Year Senior at Exeter. I’m a boarder from the City of Champions, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I was born into a family that cherishes their ancestry and how it can continue to impact you and strange and unexpected ways. I developed an immense appreciation for the connections between culture, language, and religion. In the way children often do, I set a goal: to learn German. I stuck with it, not knowing how that would lead me to attend an amazing language immersion camp in middle school, a camp I am still involved with to this day. I decided after that first summer I was interested in a boarding school. Some family friends said I should look into Exeter, for both its student body diversity and in its academic diversity. I applied and love the diversity of both classes and people here. Although I finished my German studies last Spring, I have taken up Russian. This summer, I had the chance to travel to St. Petersburg, Russia through Exeter and hope to pursue Russian in Exeter. Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Class of 2015 Favorite Restaurant in Town: Green Bean Favorite Assembly: Pep Assembly Favorite D-Hall: Wetherell Favorite D-Hall Food: Matzo Granola