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Articles by William Ughetta

New Talent Takes DA

Liam Holowesko, a freshman from Nassau, Bahamas, is an avid cyclist, ranked number one in the Bahamas. Holowesko won the individual time trial in the Bahamas Pro-Cycling National Championships this summer and placed second in the Bahamas National Championships road race. In addition, Holowesko is ...

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The Dining Hall Steps It Up

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of students waking up early to get a bite at breakfast, and we think we know why. The new yogurt and fruit bar offers us the tastiest range of tropical and citrus fruits. Its positioning in the front and center of the dining hall makes it more ...

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OOH OOH Baby

The DeNunzio Disco is one of the most anticipated events of the school year. From the minute students step foot on campus, they hear constant talk about outfits and a buzz of excitement. As Molly Kennedy ’16 put it, “It’s a great way for the school to come together and get to know each ...

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Feminism Club Disclaimer: We Don’t Hate Men!

On September 2, Deerfield student leaders met for training on Sustained Dialogue. During one of the exercises, we were asked to stand on one side of the Koch Starfield if we believed there were instances of sexism at Deerfield, and the other if we did not. Interestingly, it was a pretty even split ...

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Margo, Rita & Curtis

Dear Margo, Rita & Curtis, I don’t know what I should be for Sadies!!!! Help me!!! Sincerely, Confused and Costumeless Dearest Costumeless, Ah, Halloween, that magical made-up American holiday. When I was growing up, Halloween was a source of stress in my life because my mom not only made us ...

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Reminiscing About Our Coeducational Heritage

This year marks the 25th anniversary of coeducation at Deerfield Academy-or at least the reinstitution of coeducation, after the all-boys years (1948-88). “1989 has proved a pivotal year for both Deerfield and the world. It has signaled an end to one era and the beginning of another. The ...

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Parents Weekend @ Away

This fall’s Parents Weekend—which is unusually placed on the fifth weekend of fall term—will be following a new schedule. There will still be classes, parent-teacher conferences and performances on Friday; but on Saturday, only two games will be home: JV football and boys junior A soccer. ...

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Land Acquisitions Upset Locals

In the past year, Deerfield bought two parcels of land near the school: the Williams Farm and the Thorne Estate, for $1.5 million each. Although no purpose has been designated for use of these properties yet, Deerfield expects them to become either faculty housing or alternative spaces to current ...

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School Cracks Down

Upon returning to Deerfield this fall, students have observed a new strictness permeating the campus. It is evident to many students and faculty that the administration has become more stringent in adhering to the Academy’s code of conduct, especially at required school events. During the 2013-14 ...

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It’s Not the Girl’s Fault

For Commencement, girls wore cute, playful white dresses while boys wore serious, dark coats and ties. During the DeNunzio Disco, girls felt humiliated undergoing “spandex checks” by faculty while boys were not reprimanded for taking off their shirts. Girls here constantly have to worry about ...

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