Winter is Here

Once I have to dig out my boots and jacket from the back of my closet, I realize the inevitable: winter is here. Exeter just had its first snow, only a couple of inches, but as usual, it will likely have a lot more! Winter is one of the most interesting terms at Exeter. I have found that, while it is almost always dark out and you cannot play around outside as much, it is a term where I get to know my friends well and my grades skyrocket!

I guess since it’s so cold out, we don’t have as much to do as Exonians, so we hang out in the dorms, in grill, get our work done, and in general have a rather laid-back term. The Student Activities Office also does a great job of scheduling a lot of fun events for winter weekends, so that students don’t get bored.

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Winter also means squash season! I first learned squash at Exeter, and this year I am playing around the mid-rankings of varsity- it is really exciting. Even though I have played tennis for much longer, I like the two sports equally, since squash is so fun. Below you can see a photo of me gearing up to hit a serve. This was in a match against Milton this Saturday. I luckily won my match, but we were narrowly defeated 4-3.

Squashing Winter

Hey Everybody!

Winter term is always a very difficult time for Exonians, and this week has been especially rough, after another snowstorm blew in eight more inches. Luckily, the days are getting longer and spring is approaching!

One of the main things that gets me threw the term is my winter sport, squash. It is always nice to leave the frigid outdoors for a couple of hours and focus on playing as best I can on the courts. Whenever I have a bad day, or a test did not turn out well, or I have a large amount of work due the next day, I take comfort in squash as a way to let everything off the mind.

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When I came to Exeter last year I had never touched a squash racket, but being a tennis player, I gave it a try, and now it is a huge passion of mine. We are currently near the end of the season, and here you can see photos of the first match against our rival, Andover. Varsity and Junior Varsity both crushed our opponent, but we are preparing to face them once more for the final Exeter/ Andover match.

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Until then, the team is training hard and looking forward to the event!

–Rex