Parents’ Weekend

Hi All,

I just got back from Parents’ weekend. This is a really fun weekend when your parents come to classes on Friday and Saturday, and if you’re on a sports team, they get to watch your game too.

My mom came up and so did my aunt. They followed me around to class, and they had other things that they could go to as well. For example, my mom went to the meeting for parents if their child is interested in traveling abroad (I am, I want to go to China next winter), she went to the college counseling office, and she had a meeting with my adviser. On Saturday, I had a home field hockey game against Northfield Mount Hermon, and we won! The final score was 3-1. Afterwards, I finally got to go home.

I had been getting a cold, so it was really nice to go home and sleep all hours. I didn’t exactly do anything interesting except sleep, get some things I needed for school, and do homework. Although it doesn’t sound exciting, parents’ weekend is great because I get a three day weekend (we had Monday off), and I get to go off campus. I missed my room too. It was a great break from school. Especially with midterm grades coming out tomorrow, and I have to take the PSATs on Saturday. Although I’m stressed, Upper year has been pretty swell. To keep with my consistent 11:30pm bedtime, I will wish you all a goodnight. Talk to you soon!

Kimberly

Weekends and Weather

Hope everyone’s had a great first month back at school! As I mentioned in my last post, things here have settled down into a routine after a few weeks of “welcome-backs,” orientations, and arguably one too many name games. And, with the temperatures dipping a bit lower each week and the sun going down sooner, the outside campus seems to be quieting down too; students are retreating indoors sooner, some to do work in the library, or hang out with friends in the dorm.

Of course, that’s not to say that life at Exeter is boring or uneventful! In fact, Fall is my favorite season at Exeter; the red and yellow leaves and clear New England skies frame the campus in the most beautiful way.

And, there’s never a shortage of things to do on the weekend here. As Zach mentioned in his last post, two weekends ago was Academy Life Day. My dorm, Amen, took a bus to Portsmouth (a cute historic town, about 20 minutes away) for a scavenger hunt and lunch.

The same weekend was Fishfest, an 80s themed dance. It’s always fun to see the crazy outfits people put together: leg warmers, leotards, and head bands, all in bright neon colors.

I guess that’s about it for now… Next weekend is Family Weekend, where parents or other relatives can come sit in on classes, and there are no classes on the following Monday. A lot of students get permission to go out of town; the majority either go home or to visit Boston. I’ll be sure to tell you all about it!

Rachel