Fall Term comes to a close….. Weekends at Exeter

Fall term flew by fast! And now as we’re counting the days and hours left until we get to go home next Saturday. So in turn, my friends and I decided to have some fun for this last weekend.

Las Olas

Las Olas

Yesterday we went to Las Olas for dinner; highly recommend their nachos, they are amazing! It is great that we have an open campus; we are free to roam around and explore the town of Exeter whenever we choose to, as long as we keep best judgement to be safe.

hristian Fellowship Midnight Breakfast

Christian Fellowship Midnight Breakfast

Later on that night, I had Christian Fellowship, which hosted a special “Bacon and Pancake Breakfast” meeting toward midnight. You’ll have so much fun with the extracurriculars we offer on campus; everyone grows to be so close when engaging in the most fun of events.

Frankenstein - The Creature

Frankenstein – The Creature

The next day, we woke up bright and early at 1PM to watch the last showing of Frankenstein. I have so much respect for all the drama cast; countless weeks of preparations went into their spectacular show. I applaud them for a wonderful performance!

Frankenstein in the lab

Frankenstein in the lab

At Exeter, you’ll be sure that none of your weekends will be boring. Engage in on-campus and in-town activities, and your time will be packed with so much fun!

*Apologies in advance for the quality of the pictures; I took most of them with my phone.

Fall Mainstage Production

Over the weekend I went to see the Exeter Theater Department’s fall drama. This year it was a new take on Frankenstein, adapted by Austin Tichenor P’15. I actually hadn’t been to a mainstage before this one, and now I understand why everyone was telling me I was missing out. I had to wait an hour for tickets, and it was completely worth it. Everything – the acting, the writing, the set, the costumes – was seemingly flawless. There was an incredible attention to detail. The play was some parts chilling and others funny, illuminating Frankenstein’s struggles with questions of mortality. Lowerclassmen and uperclassmen alike participated and had major roles. To anyone thinking about their possible involvement with the arts at Exeter, I would strongly encourage it – this production was proof that Exeter has phenomenal arts programs that are worth taking advantage of.

The picture attached, of the monster, is from the Lion’s Eye article about the show. Click on the picture to see the full gallery from the dress rehearsal.

From Lion's Eye article about the Frankenstein production in Fisher Theater

From Lion’s Eye article about the Frankenstein production in Fisher Theater

Arts and Music at PEA

Academics are certainly a big part of Big Red, but arts and music are just as important or are sometimes even more important. I have played piano for nine years and I’m happy to say that I continue to play at Exeter. Our music program and building is great because of the talented musicians and teachers that make it. We have orchestras, bands, soloists, and music groups that you can join if you want. In addition to musicians who play instruments, we have tons of great vocalists and a cappella groups for singers like the Exceteras, the PEADS and Fermatas.

Our dance program and acting program both work extremely hard as well. Sometimes, I go and watch the dance concerts or the plays that they put on and I’m always impressed. Not to mention our visual arts, like photography, ceramics and painting. I took ceramics last term and even though I knew nothing, it was still a lot of fun and a great experience. I learned how to work on the wheel and I made a couple of bowls and mugs too. While Exeter is well known for its academics, our arts and music are phenomenal too!