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Chamber Singers Shift Key

This winter the music-co- curricular run by Music Director Daniel Roihl has expanded its repertoire and has many more students involved. The group now includes 14 students: 10 girls and 4 boys, with representation from every grade level. “Last year it was all seniors, so that gave the group a ...

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Looking After Norman Headed For The Edinburgh Fringe Festival

This winter, the Deerfield Academy Theater program will present a production of the play Looking After Norman by Scottish writer Stewart Brown. Looking After Norman is a children’s musical about a friendship between an eight-year-old girl, Georgia, and an 82-year-old woman, Mrs. Scott. “This ...

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Browne Brings Down the House

This year, when the boys varsity basketball team has needed to put up some points, they have often looked to Jesse Browne ’14 to knock down a couple threes. Browne, a postgraduate, began his career by playing games like knockout and P-I-G in the streets of Barrington, Rhode Island: a place he ...

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Squash Players Face Balancing Act

Squash is one of several sports at Deerfield that require extensive outside commitment, even while the season is in full swing. For some players, balancing tournaments with regular practices and games, as well as Deerfield’s demanding workload, can be quite a challenge. “People play in ...

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Schaus ’06 Seeks Gold at Sochi

For Molly Schaus ’06, goaltender for the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team, a gold medal is “the ultimate dream.” The Deerfield alumna, who played on the national team in 2010, will have a second chance to pursue the first-place title at the Sochi Olympics, which begin February 7. After ...

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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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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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Break Out the Happy Lamps

In the frigid months of October through April, it sometimes seems like the cold weather is sent to Deerfield simply to give us something to gripe and moan about. But the resultant aura of depression can become a reality for adolescents already high-strung and overworked. Deerfield, a traditionalist ...

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Wanna Have A Sleepover?

Established gender roles, in tandem with the peculiar hook- up culture specific to Deerfield, work to create convoluted gender relations at our school, both inside and outside of the classroom. When asked to identify the culprit behind it all, some point to student culture, while others instead ...

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