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From Power to Powder

  Starting this fall, the Dining Hall will be providing powdered Gatorade packets in lieu of Powerade bottles for travelling teams in an attempt to cut down on Deerfield’s plastic consumption. The unanticipated consequences of this change, however, threaten to undermine the goal of this new ...

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Petrus is Paleo-Fit

Photo by Valerie Ma A new arrival on Deerfield’s campus, Claire Petrus ’16 brings with her both an enthusiasm for CrossFit and a strong dedication to leading a healthful ...

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Return of the Flaska

  Jan Flaska, Dean of Spiritual and Ethical Life at Deerfield Academy, is returning this fall after a year’s leave, during which he worked towards a doctoral degree from Catholic Theological Union in Hyde Park. The year away from DA has allowed Dean Flaska to form new ideas to explore at ...

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A Summer at The Island School is No Vacation

At the Island School in the Bahamas: Catherine Fleming '15, Ken park '15, Juliette Lee '14 Located on the southern tip of the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, The Island School has recently become a popular semester program for Deerfield students. Founded in 1998, the school set ...

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Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers, For some of you this is a welcome-back message, and for the rest a straight-up welcome. I’ll keep it short, but we at The Scroll really want to encourage everyone in the community to take this unique time at the beginning of the school year to try new activities and keep your minds ...

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Opinion Editor Slams Syrian Attack

On August 21st, 2013, the Syrian government shocked the world with a heinous attack on its own civilians. I reacted, as many did, in horror, for although any abuse of power is disgraceful, a government betraying the trust of its people falls under a category of contempt all its own. This particular ...

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Welcome, New Faculty!

  Left to right (top): Peter Hynds, Marjorie Young, Jael Hernandez-Vasquez, Mark Spencer, Jamie Bucci, Charlotte Patriquin, Drew Philie, Jaime Correa, Left to right (bottom): Nicholas Hall, Asvelt Nduwumwami, Lauren Brozovich, Caroline Stedman, Anna Steim, Neil Jacobs, Haley O'Neil, Not ...

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The Irwins Reflect

On April 15th, 2013, Patriots’ Day, the unexpected happened. At the finish line of the Boston Marathon, two bombs went off, leading to a manhunt for the suspects across the city. The chase lasted four days, as the nation watched, ending with one suspect dead and the other captured. Deerfield ...

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Aye, Aye or bye, bye Captain Deerfield?

For years, Captain Deerfield has been a hallmark of Deerfield Athletics. He can be found on the sidelines of most big sports contests, dressed in a white sports coat, lime green pants and majestic cape. A spray-painted broom shaft rests in his right hand, an embellished megaphone in the other. But ...

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