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Letter from the Editor

PHOTO FROM THE SCROLL ‘52 Hi All, The first month of a school can somehow feel like both a whirlwind of excitement and an interminable grind. It always takes a few weeks to get into the swing of things, although much of life here becomes fairly routine right off the bat. It is so easy, especially ...

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Wagner Would Chuck Wood

Upon arriving on campus earlier this fall, I immediately noticed the wooden utensils in the Greer and the Louis Café. How cool, I thought, how modern! The silverware made from wood seemed so stylish, and Deerfield seemed so progressive. However, the novelty quickly wore off, turning to ...

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How To Survive the Fifth Year of High School

PHOTO FROM THE SCROLL '64 From the moment a Deerfield post-grad steps on campus, he or she is simultaneously admired and feared. Post-graduates possess a certain aura of mystery, world experience and maturity that comes with a high school diploma. Freshman know them as the intimidating ...

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When Do We Really Bleed Green?

The term “school spirit” is tossed around a lot at Deerfield. This expression is unsurprisingly overused because school spirit is something we care about and pride ourselves on as a community. It is one of the fundamental elements of our school that has flourished throughout our history. School ...

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Kaelin Urges End of APs and More Student Responsibility

Good evening everyone. I would like to take this opportunity to speak about a topic that has been recently nagging at both students and faculty alike. Every year, I feel as if I hear the same story about a different prep school. It usually involves 20 or more students getting kicked out, and ...

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Moves Like Maegen

As a four-year senior, Maegen Killeen ’14 has contributed much of her time here to Deerfield’s dance program. This past summer, Killeen participated in the highly selective Joffrey Ballet School Jazz and Contemporary Summer Intensive in New York City. When she was four, Killeen began her ...

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Almost Showtime!

The cast of Almost, Maine rehearses in the White Church. This fall, Deerfield’s theater program will be putting on a production of the romantic comedy Almost, Maine by John Cariani. Set in a mythical town in northern Maine, the play is an ensemble piece that features a group of people and how ...

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Mr. Hynds Auditions New Talent in Admissions Office

Peter Hynds joined the admission staff full-time this year after working part-time the previous year. He has an extensive background in the arts and is a member of both the American Guild of Musical Artists and Actors Equity. He has worked for over twenty years throughout the country in various ...

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Specialization: End of an Era

As Deerfield’s varsity rosters fill with more and more serious athletes, specialization has become a popular option for an after-school co-curricular. This fall the school has implemented a new policy which allows students a co-curricular exemption one season per year to train for their main ...

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New Assistant ADs Are Star Athletes

Both Drew Philie ‘09 and Caroline Stedman have joined the Academy as Deerfield’s new Assistant Athletic Directors. While they play different sports, they both bring a new enthusiasm to the Athletic Department. Philie returns to the Deerfield Valley after graduating from the University of ...

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