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Deerfield Water Balloon Toss Breaks World Record

On Sunday, September 14, the Deerfield Community held the annual Dorm Olympics, but this year there was a change. The faculty, staff, students and other members of the Deerfield community participated in a Guinness Book of World Records-breaking water balloon toss. Signe Ahl ’15, the chief ...

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Murphy ’10 Remembers Deerfield Community

During the summer after my freshman year at Deerfield, I staged a protest. I sat my parents down and told them that I would not be returning to the Pocumtuck Valley for a second year. When asked why, I flatly responded that I hated everyone. “Oh really,” my Dad retorted in sarcastic disbelief, ...

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Deerfield Dining Hall Lives Clean and Eats Dirty

Since the start of the new school year, notable changes have been made to the Dining Hall—the most prominent having to do with breakfast foods, vegetarian options and beverages. These modifications have been made due to the Academy’s “Live Clean, Eat Dirty” campaign, an initiative to shift ...

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2014~2015 New Faculty Bios

New students are not the only ones anticipating a fresh start at Deerfield this year. The Academy welcomes 17 new faculty members as the school year approaches. (The excerpts below are drawn from Assistant Dean of Faculty Peter Nilsson’s biographical notes on new faculty.) An Exeter graduate, ...

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Retana Witnesses Mexican-American Border Crossings

The author spent a month this past summer at the La Posada Providencia shelter in San Benito, Texas, as a volunteer. She worked primarily as an English teacher and a childcare provider. Since October, there has been a major influx of Central American immigrants crossing the Texas-Mexico border. In ...

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KIPP:STEP @Deerfield

Inaugurated in 2008 by Associate Dean of Admissions Jeffrey Armes, KIPP STEP—an annual summer session at Deerfield-merges two successful academic programs: the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) and the Success Through Enrichment Program (STEP). For 20 years, KIPP has encouraged students in ...

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Artist of the Issue

Ever since her first year at Deerfield, Genevieve Gresser ’14 has found ways to pursue her love for photography. She has photographed for the yearbook, taken Intro to Photography class with Visual Arts teacher Tim Trelease, and has been published in both The Scroll and Albany Road. This fall she ...

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Gunned Down: A Reflection On Ferguson

Michael Brown was killed on Saturday, August 8, at 12:01 in the morning. He was unarmed and, in my opinion, had no real reason to be stopped. Yet he emerged from his encounter with Ferguson (Missouri) Police Officer Darren Wilson with six bullets in his body. When I first saw this story on the ...

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Letter to the PGs of 2015

As last August came to an end, I watched friend after friend pack up and head off to college. I was there for each good-bye and was the last one still home as Labor Day passed by. I was excited to leave home but very uncertain. While my friends were on their way to less structure and a lot more ...

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iPals Online

Holding a vision of a more educated world through cross-cultural tutoring, Zahra Rawji will officially launch her non-profit educational social network, iPals-Online, this month. “It is so important for youth to be able to connect today,” Rawji said. “One of the biggest causes of global ...

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