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Boston Marathon

On the morning of April 21, 2014, a group of 36,000 individuals from across the world gathered together in Hopkinton, Massachusetts to begin the 26.2 mile race to the city of Boston known as the Boston Marathon. The race this year was bigger than it had ever been before. Crowds of supporters ...

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The No-AP Trial: What Happened?

In April, the Deerfield community implemented a No-Accountability-Points trial, during which APs were not given to students for missing commitments. The Student Council devised this plan to see if students could be held accountable without the force of Accountability Points. This meant that if a ...

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Did We Ride the Yak or the Did the Yak Ride Us?

Last Monday night, I witnessed about 80 concerned students meet in the Greer to discuss recent breaches of respect on campus. Rachel Yao Just to get everyone up to speed: this was primarily prompted by a recent DC, which involved a student who distributed posters around school that said ...

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Irwin’s Last Inning

As the 2013-2014 school year comes to a close, Deerfield prepares to say goodbye to a valued coach, admissions officer and role model. David Irwin, head varsity baseball coach and head junior varsity boys water polo coach, will be leaving Deerfield to become Director of Admissions at Cardigan ...

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Pro: Mastery Learning

The idea of a self-paced class probably sounds like a dream come true for many Deerfield students. Setting your own test dates, not having to do chemistry homework every night, and never having due dates might make the new Chemistry I curriculum look like a walk-in-the-park class where nothing ...

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Young Team Serves Up Winning Season

With six strong wins and two close losses, the girls varsity tennis team has proven itself in the New England prep school league this season. The casual observer might not even notice the fact that the team was rocked by the loss of seven graduating seniors last year. At the beginning of an ...

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Who Searches for Sunken Ships Under the Sea? 

Dr. Robert Ballard, the noted oceanographer, came to Deerfield on April 30 to talk about his work, his findings and his love of the ocean. Known chiefly for locating the Titanic, Dr. Ballard has also discovered numerous other ships, artifacts and biological phenomena. “Where I grew up there was ...

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Goodbye to Dan Roihl and Susan LaScala

Click Here to read about this year’s other departing and retiring faculty. DA Info Dan Roihl Mr. Roihl, who has contributed to the Deerfield community from its traditions to its musical talents, will be leaving Deerfield with his wife after four fabulous years. Click Here to read the whole ...

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A New Rhythm: Maaja Roos

This coming fall, the Deerfield community will welcome a new music director: Ms. Maaja Roos. While interviewing candidates for the position of music director, Dean of Faculty Mr. Taylor said, “We were looking for somebody who is primarily a choral director, and someone who can connect well with ...

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Departing Faculty Members Chart a New Course

All of the faculty members below will be moving on to a new stage in their life, whether that is retirement, a new school or a new career. Click Here to read about Dan Roihl and Susan LaScala. RETIRING Robert Moorhead (Visual Arts) Robert Moorhead began his Deerfield career as a visual arts and ...

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