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Articles by John Funk

Be Worthy of Your Arteries

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn ’52, who was honored with the 2013 Heritage Award, spoke to students and faculty at School Meeting on October 2. The Heritage Award is presented annually to a Deerfield alumnus or alumna whose professional and personal achievements represent a special contribution to the ...

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Jamie Bucci Leaves Legal World for Deerfield

After pursuing a career in law, Jamie Bucci, a new member of Deerfield Academy’s faculty, decided to switch her career track and go into college advising. Ms. Bucci graduated from Duke University with a major in psychology and a certificate in education, then continued on to Harvard Law School, ...

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Nuthals Takes the Waves by Waterski

Hailey Nuthals ’14 competes in a sport that some consider to be merely a leisurely summertime activity: waterskiing. Her talent can be easily overlooked because the sport is not offered as a co-curricular at Deerfield, but she and her team have been competitively ranked in statewide competitions ...

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Both Students and Faculty Think DCs are Dicey

With three Disciplinary Committee (DC) cases in the course of four weeks this fall, there has been much controversy over changes in current policy as well as discussion on developments that could improve the current ...

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Things Your Green Key Didn’t Tell You: Be Snappy

Dear Margo, Rita, and Curtis,  I’m really into Snapchat, but lately I feel like I’ve been sending way more than I’ve been receiving. Am I doing something wrong? If I am, what more should I know about the world of ...

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Break Down The “Wall” of Parietals

The word “parietal” derives from the Latin word “paries,” which literally translates as a “wall.” This makes sense, because the only thing parietals accomplish is the creation of a wall dividing the two ...

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Hale ’84 Pledges $25 Million

In early October, Deerfield alumnus and parent Mr. Rob Hale ’84 and his wife Karen pledged $25 million to the school’s financial aid, the largest donation ever to this ...

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Interview with Sam Khalifa: Turmoil in Egypt

On January 25, 2011, the world watched as Egyptians demanded the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in Tahrir Square. On June 30, 2012, the first democratically elected Egyptian head of state, Mohamed Morsi, was sworn into ...

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Conor Sullivan: Red Hot

A participant in the 2013 Junior Olympics in Orange County, California, and an aspiring Division I athlete, Conor Sullivan ’15 has contributed significantly to the Deerfield varsity water polo team’s success. He made the varsity squad as a freshman, the same squad that went on to win the 2011 ...

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Noh Uncovers Sexism Behind Dress Code

Dress code has been a point of dispute for countless years, so much so that it’s becoming a trite conversation. It is time for a fresh new voice. Enter ...

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