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Articles by William Ughetta

Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader, The beginning of the school year means a lot of things. But it excites me primarily because it represents an opportunity to start fresh. The summer allows us time to relax and reflect on our past performances, to refocus and set our sights even higher for the future. In the same way ...

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Girls and Boys Crews Emerge as Champions

“Two of the best boats in the world” would be an appropriate description of the girls and boys first boats after winning gold and bronze respectively at the Junior Nationals. Both the girls first boat–Claire Collins ‘15, Libby Murray ‘14, Olivia Shehan ‘14, Eileen Russell ‘15, and ...

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Mem Transforms into Hi-Tech Hess

After a year of construction, the Hess Center, formerly known as the Memorial Building, is open for the Deerfield community to enjoy. Faculty officially moved into the new facility in mid- August, and now students can make the space their own. Additionally, the $33 million project—funded entirely ...

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Fall Sports Preview

Girls Varsity Soccer Deerfield’s girls varsity soccer team ended the 2013-14 season with a record of 7-7-1, barely missing out on the New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) Class A Girls Soccer Tournament. Having come so close last season, the team is eager to take the field again, ...

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Margo, Rita & Curtis

Dear Margo, Rita & Curtis, I’m really nervous about going back to school! Is there anything I can do to make sure my school year goes OK? Sincerely, The Greer is too Near Dearest Too-Near Greer, Thank you so much for thinking of us over the summer! It warms my heart that all of my readers ...

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DA Looks After Norman in Scotland

For two weeks this summer— led by Scotland native Catriona Hynds, along with Peter Hynds and Sandy and Paul Yager—17 Deerfield students attended and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Over five million people from all over the world travel to Scotland each year to attend the world’s ...

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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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