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Shelton Rogers Talks Slut-Shaming

As a new sophomore in the Greer, I was left wondering whether I’d been dropped into some kind of sick social experiment. I’d been briefed, of course, on the basic terminology: Leaving The Greer, Clapping People Out, The Senior Table. I’d been instructed not to leave with anyone, duh, because ...

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Liberty Is Not License

The Charlie Hebdo cartoon that was posted in the Dining Hall recently and the talk around campus has affected me on a personal level, and I know that it has also affected other Muslim students at Deerfield. It’s one thing for Charlie Hebdo to publish a cartoon, which arose out of ignorance and ...

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Tomas Milmo ‘15 Works His “Magic”

At School Meeting a few weeks ago, the Deerfield community heard Tomás Milmo ’15 perform “Magic,” an original song from his upcoming album. Milmo started playing classical piano at age six. He had a teacher for as long as he lived in Mexico, but when he moved to Vail at age 13, he went ...

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Kento Cubed

Recently, Kento Yamamoto ‘16 has been exploring a new art form known as Rubik’s Cube art.  These modern pieces entail twisting Rubik’s Cubes into elaborate works of art. Yamamoto currently has one of his projects displayed in the Hess Center. The mosaic features Frank Boyden, Deerfield’s ...

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Posting Charlie Hebdo Covers at DA

At times, Deerfield Academy may feel like a bubble, isolated from the rest of the world and all of today’s current events. Due to our tight-knit community and rural location, Deerfield students may occasionally forget to check the news, or not realize the gravity of a certain event when too ...

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The Rumor Mill Goes Round And Round

Rumors frequently pervade Deerfield’s campus. Isolated from the outside world, students become preoccupied with each other’s business. Yes, gossip is a natural phenomenon, as people are eager to share stories. Recently, however, speculation and drama have undermined relationships and community ...

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Are Specialized Coaches An Advantage?

A study produced by the Athletic Administration is providing important information about the high-profile, mainstream varsity sports among 10 chosen prep schools. In particular, it emphasizes how certain varsity teams might be supported to meet the increased competition among prep schools. The boys ...

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Defense Of Hebdo Posters

Recently, I posted the Charlie Hebdo cover as part of an Amnesty International campaign, in solidarity with the victims of the massacre. At Deerfield, the cover stirred controversy among some in the student body, raising the question of the relationship between free speech and individual feelings ...

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Dr. C: Aikido Aficionado

We have a practicing Aikido ni dan, which translates to second-degree black belt, on campus—Dr. Dennis Cullinane. Aikido is a type of Japanese martial art. “I love Aikido because of its philosophy, raw power, and beauty. In Aikido we try to bring the world into harmony,” Dr. Cullinane ...

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Social Media Redeems Itself

Throughout the nation, various social media outlets influence the way people communicate with each other. Deerfield is no exception. As members of a close-knit community, Deerfield students are obliged to ask the question: How do increased social media outlets affect the ways we connect with and ...

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