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Greenfield’s Heroin Epidemic

Recently in the Emmy Award-winning CNN series Parts Unknown, the town of Greenfield stepped into the limelight. East of the Deerfield River and west of the Connecticut River, Greenfield—the county seat of Franklin County—is nestled in a bucolic setting with historic villages, artistic enclaves ...

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Trusting The Trustees: What The Board Does

When students think of the role of the Board of Trustees at Deerfield Academy, many might picture a behind-the-scenes force that controls Deerfield’s management and actions. Many students are not informed about the true nature of the Board of Trustees and its role in student life. The Board of ...

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Hernandez Addresses Problematic Dress Code

Late last autumn, a pod of pink whales socialized with a herd of golden sheep around the cardboard recycling on every floor of Field. Outside, the leaves fell and the campus dulled to a bleak color. Boys decorated their dress with bright bow ties. Girls wore waxed olive coats and high brown boots ...

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Margo, Rita & Curtis

Dear Margo, Rita & Curtis, My mom picked the worst picture ever of me for our holiday card, what do I do? Sincerely, Mad at Mom   Dear Mad, Holiday cards have been a source of stress in my household for as long as I can remember. Selecting a picture when we were younger was difficult ...

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Making A Change

Sunday, December 7, at 3 p.m, in the Greer marked an initiation of change for students here at Deerfield. Matt Morrow ‘15 and Tarek Deida ‘15 organized a meeting solely for students to share stories and insights on student culture. Inspiration for the idea first came after Thanksgiving Break ...

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A Noteworthy Co-Curricular

For many, afternoon practices at Deerfield have involved fields, rinks and courts; but for a group of dedicated musicians, it now calls for instruments, scales and arpeggios. It can be difficult for musicians to find the time to practice their instruments while keeping up with the many demands of ...

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Balls Of Fury

Almost every dorm on campus seems to have a ping-pong table stored in the basement or common room since the beginning of time. In many dorms, the tables aren’t put to use very often, but this fall, Barton and DeNunzio changed that. Early last month Danny Finnegan ’17 challenged DeNunzio to a ...

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An Inadequate Sexual Intimacy Policy

Deerfield’s sexual intimacy policy states: “Students are asked to exercise thoughtful and appropriate discretion in all their relationships. Consensual sexual intimacy is not permitted for students at Deerfield.” (DA-Z). I am appalled that this policy, which claims to guide students ...

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Geocache ‘em All

It all started with a family hiking trip to Grafton, Vermont, where math teacher Marc Dancer was introduced to the treasure-hunting game geocaching by another family inquiring about his handheld GPS system. Immediately intrigued, Mr. Dancer recollected, “When I got back to campus, I looked up ...

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Big Green Aims For The Silver Screen

Over 25 Deerfield students have begun filming Novacane {sic}, with the ambitious goals of screening it at film festivals. Written and directed by Dane Scott ’16, the movie centers on teenager Charlie and her spiral into a life of crime as she searches for answers concerning her mother and ...

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