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Revamping the SAT

The College Board recently announced that, come spring 2016, the SAT will be redesigned—full details to be released later this month. The goal of this dreaded test’s new version will be to evaluate students on problem-solving skills judged to be most important for college success. Here at the ...

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Beefing Up Campus Security

As of March 2014, there have been seven school shootings in the United States this year. With such a shocking number of school shootings in three months, perhaps it is not surprising that the recent security presentation at school meeting left more people concerned than reassured about safety on ...

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Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader, This marks the end of a wild ride for the 2013-2014 Scroll board. As we prepare to hand off the reins to Henry Cobbs and his team of editors, I want to wish them the best of luck in both furthering goals we set out for ourselves a year ago and, even more importantly bringing their own ...

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CVS Turns its Back on Tobacco

On February 5, 2014, CVS Caremark announced that CVS will stop selling tobacco products before October 1, 2014. The chain, which has more than 7,600 stores across the U.S., will become the first national pharmacy not to sell tobacco. According to CVS, the company’s projected loss will be ...

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What’s in a Name?

“What’s in a name?” This famous question should be the first one posed by any college advisor worth his or her master’s. How much should the reputation of the university we attend matter to us? Are we superficial, vain even, if we crave that elite Ivy League status as much as, or more than, ...

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Racism: Still A Thing

If I could let the Deerfield community in on a secret, it would be that we all have a false sense of security in the idea that there is no more racism. It’s a hard concept for some to wrap their heads around. The idea that “if you don’t see it, it’s not there” should not be applied to ...

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Do We Really “Like” Facebook?

The concept of “liking” things on Facebook is something I’ve never really understood. It’s a mysterious signal that can mean a number of things, from “No one else has liked this, so I got your (*cough* mildly unpopular) back” to “Hello, I am a boy who wants to un-aggressively hint at ...

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For The Girls

My sophomore year, Mr. Silipo asked my class to raise our hands if we considered ourselves feminists. I refrained from raising my hand (as did the rest of the class) because my instinctive response is to be blasé about everything. At that time, I elected not to be a “feminist.” Well, my ...

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The Deerfield Bro Cult

What does it mean to be a Deerfield boy? Much more than at previous schools I have attended, boys at Deerfield stick together and almost always have each other’s backs. Because Deerfield is not just our school, but also our home, there is an innate bond tying us to one another from the day we ...

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Reflecting on Turbulence in Thailand

Thailand has experienced much political unrest in the last few years. In 2006, the Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was overthrown by Thailand’s military on charges including corruption, human rights violations and plans to provoke violence. Mr. Thaksin was exiled and is now in self- imposed ...

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