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Youth and Government 2016 Mock Legislature

April 12, 2016 7:37pm | Shereen Elaidi

This weekend, Exeter High School’s Youth and Government Club participated in the YMCA’s annual mock legislature. Exeter’s delegation performed exceptionally well this weekend, adding substantive insight to debate and taking home several awards. Senior Eric Joy won the best lobbyist award and Senior Shereen Elaidi […]

No, California, You Can’t Ban Math!

April 5, 2016 2:49am | RJ Sawyer

In California and New York, state legislators have introduced bills that are aimed at banning full-disk encryption on smartphones.  In California, a “manufacturer or operating system provider,” such as Apple or Google would face a $2,500 fine each time a smartphone couldn’t be opened by […]

2016 Merrill Writing Contest

April 1, 2016 5:11am | Ava Comeau

Submissions are currently being collected for the annual Merrill Writing Contest. Original pieces of student writing are being collected in three categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry. Each entry must include the title of the piece, be double spaced and word processed, and have a cover […]

This Week in History: My Lai Massacre

March 21, 2016 2:27pm | Noah Thomas

This Week In history: My Lai Massacre On Thursday March 10th, 1970, Captain Ernest Medina and four soldiers under his  command were charged with a list of crimes related to the My Lai Massacre. The My Lai Massacre occurred on March 13, 1968 when a […]

A Weekend in the Life of a Model U.N. Delegate

March 21, 2016 2:48am | Shereen Elaidi

Read Part I: UMass Model U.N. 2016  I’m a senior, and this was my last Model United Nations Conference. I, along with Junior Julia Williams represented the Russian Federation on the United Nations Security Council, which was charged with solving water scarcity. For those of […]

UMass Model United Nations 2016

March 20, 2016 10:52pm | Shereen Elaidi

Read A Weekend in the Life of a Model U.N. Delegate, a first person narrative written by Talon reporter Shereen Elaidi detailing the weekend’s activities. Every year, the Exeter High School Model UN delegation attends UMass’ annual Model United Nations conference. Model United Nations (also called Model […]

This Week in History: Zimmermann Telegram

February 26, 2016 3:14pm | Shereen Elaidi

On March 1st, 1917, the U.S. government released the Zimmermann Telegram unencrypted text to the public.  According to Archives.gov, the Zimmermann Telegram was a telegram sent from the German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann to the German ambassador in Mexico, Count Johann Von Bernstorff. The telegram […]

Today in History: Thomas Edison

February 21, 2016 3:42pm | Noah Thomas

This week marks what would have been Thomas Edison’s 169th birthday. Thomas Edison was an American inventor, credited with inventing the “phonograph, the electric light bulb, and the alkaline storage battery.” Edison came from humble beginnings. He grew up in a small town in Ohio, […]

Special Review Edition: Valentine's Day Books

February 13, 2016 11:48am | Ava Comeau

With Valentine’s Day coming up, it seems like the perfect time to recommend a few sweet, somewhat fluffy YA love stories. While some of these books aren’t quite as thought provoking as others, and one or two may even verge on guilty pleasure status, they […]

Today in History: Cuban Trade Embargo

February 9, 2016 11:04pm | Shereen Elaidi

Today in History — February 8th, 1962 – John F. Kennedy, by executive order, places a trade embargo on Cuba. On February 8th, 1962, president John F. Kennedy placed a trade embargo on Cuba through “Proclamation No. 3447: Embargo on All Trade with Cuba” to “…promote […]