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Q&A with Basketball Phenom Jess Hom

Scroll: When and why did you start playing basketball? JH: I tried out for my first AAU team in fourth grade and played with the same team until I graduated high school. AAU— Amateur Athletic Union—is a travel basketball team that consists of players from all over the state, and competes ...


Archery Club: Shooting Stars

This past fall, the Archery Club hosted Deerfield’s first-ever school-wide archery competition. During the event, nine entrants shot at different-sized targets placed at varying distances from the ...


Spotlight on Hulburd and Anderson-Salo

Seniors Sidney Hulburd ’14 and Cody Anderson-Salo ’14 were both part of the cast for the fall production Almost, Maine, and attended the Boston University Summer Theater Institute (BUSTI) together this past summer. BUSTI is a five-week program that mirrors a bachelor of fine arts experience and ...


Looking from Abroad: Typhoon Haiyan Strikes the Phillipines

On Friday, November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan crossed over the Philippines, leaving horror in its aftermath. The city of Tacloban, located in Leyte province, received most of the storm’s force. Associate Director of Admissions Jose Briones, who grew up in the Philippines, said of his reaction upon ...


Kalebe Reflects on Mandela

Boitshoko Kalebe, an exchange student to Deerfield Academy from South Africa in 2012-2013, spoke with The Scroll about the recent passing of Nelson Mandela. Scroll: What impact has Nelson Mandela had on South Africa? BK: Nelson Mandela, also known as Madiba [a polite and intimate name from ...


An Education of The Heart

We at Deerfield are often reminded, by both the administration and by student leaders, of how sheltered we are. This criticism, however, is too often exclusively applied to our lack of knowledge of current events. Sometimes we forget that we can be just as blind to those things that are happening ...


From Greer to Beer

Beer foams up and over the glass, cascading onto my hands and arms before dripping to the floor for the hundredth time. It’s fair to say that life has changed a bit since graduating from Deerfield. I began work as a bartender on my gap year expecting the job to be easy, but after my first week ...


Is Deerfield “Big Brother”?

As students, we acknowledge the need for certain rules to ensure the safety and well-being of the student body. It is clear that the Academy’s policies on drinking and drug use exist to serve this purpose. Furthermore, the use of drugs and alcohol on campus would detract from the Academy’s ...


Gender Dynamics in the Classroom

Boys and girls are different. You need not be a geneticist, biochemist or anatomist to observe and qualify that fundamental fact. Indeed, the sexes are an exception to the rule that all members of a species have the same genes (just different alleles, or versions of genes). For example, the ...


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