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The Amish Project Comes to DA

This week, the Deerfield Academy Theater Program will present The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey, a play widely regarded by reviewers as “shocking,” “sublime,” and “unexpected.” The play, inspired by the killing of five girls at an Amish school in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, ...

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Artist Of The Issue: Thomas Yum

Three-year senior Thomas Yum is enrolling in the demanding Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) at Brown University this August, but he will continue to pursue his hobby of playing music. Yum began playing both violin and piano in third grade, after witnessing a close friend miss a day of ...

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It’s Raining Men

There was no shortage of boys in this year’s Spring Dance Concert. With two student choreographed pieces and one professionally choreographed piece, there was ample opportunity to showcase this rare number of male dancers. While some of the boys who participated were enrolled in Dance I, others ...

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Con: Mastery Learning

This year, the design of the Chemistry I classes shifted from a traditional classroom setting to one of “self-mastery.” What this essentially means is that each student works at his or her own pace on the material, utilizing “learning opportunities” such as watching YouTube videos and ...

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Adieu

In this article, we bid you adieu. It keeps us up at night knowing we are leaving a mailbox full of unanswered questions, and we shudder to think what you’ll do without our guidance over the long hot days of summer. But worry not, we will leave you with some closing advice that you can refer to ...

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Do H8rs Have to H8?

“This place sucks!” Lately on campus, there seems to be more vocal opposition to Deerfield’s rules and traditions. The most common complaints involve sit-down meals, Disciplinary Committee decisions, late nights spent studying, and day-to-day challenges that impede students’ enjoyment of ...

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Letter From The Editor

Dear Reader, In the February 2014 edition of The Scroll, former Editor-in- Chief Charlotte Allen ‘14 and Op-Ed Editor Andrea Fleming ‘14 published a letter from Josh Krugman ‘06, a letter calling into question David Koch’s values, actions and role on the Deerfield Board. The letter claimed ...

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DA Grades: Truth or Fiction?

The Deerfield curriculum, comprised of five areas of study—English, history, math, science and foreign languages— seems to create a balanced system in which students can improve their overall skill sets in preparation for college level education and beyond. But students who excel in math or ...

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Full Transcript from David Koch Interview

Scroll: You were born and raised in Kansas—how did you find Deerfield from there? And as a follow-up, can you talk a little bit about your time at Deerfield (what made it so special, the highs, lows, any funny anecdotes). Mr. Koch: I attended a public grade school in Wichita, Kansas. The public ...

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A Tribute to Class of 2014 Athletes

Julia Hamilton, girls varsity field hockey captain, will be playing field hockey and lacrosse at Smith College next year. Although she has been playing both sports for six years, she was initially only recruited for field hockey. The winner of the Deerfield Field Hockey Cup “fell in love with the ...

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