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Letter From the Editor

Dear Reader,

The time has arrived when we can finally count on two hands the number of days till summer vacation. Now more than ever, it is imperative that we take a beat and reflect back on the past school year.

Sometimes we find ourselves rushing in an all out sprint towards a point in the future, only to discover upon our arrival that we forget not only how we got there but why we wanted it so badly in the first place.

Like it or not, our days here are numbered, as the looming graduation of the Class of 2013 this Sunday no doubt reminds many of us.

The summer months provide simultaneously a much-needed relief from the stress of the Deerfield microcosm and a time for students to pursue their own interests outside the classroom. But as you all enjoy some sun and well-deserved freedom, I cannot emphasize more the importance of developing ideas to bring back to school in the fall.

Every returning student will be stepping up to a position of higher leadership, and with this comes the responsibility of both preserving the legacy of those who will leave the school in a few short days and creating our own.

As you read the following opinions of students and teachers on tradition and technological innovation, I urge you to formulate your own opinions and share them with us as well as the school.

Memories are made when you take charge of your time here, and as long as four years might sound in the beginning, I promise they will fly by faster than you can believe.

Charlotte Allen,

Editor-in-Chief

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