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Paths To DA: Vaish Gajaraj

Coming to Deerfield has been the most fascinating and influential experience of my life. I was born in Singapore, and moved to Princeton, New Jersey when I was five years old. In my new home, I attended public school. There, we didn’t have mandatory co-curriculars as we do here. There were only ...

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Paths To DA: Taylor Morash

Before I came to Deerfield, I didn’t know how to do long division . . . I still don’t. Coming from a public school in Nova Scotia and arriving at one of the most prestigious private high schools in America was a difficult adjustment for me—to say the least. Back home, sports were my ...

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Not-So-Interscholastic Dancing

Every Friday morning, when Director of Student Activities Sam Bicknell sends out “The Weekend!” email, a few students eagerly await news of Interscholastic Dances. These dances have a long history within the world of New England boarding schools. Jared Armes ’15 remembers his freshman year at ...

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The Tempest Takes The Stage

On March 25, 2015, the Aquila Theatre Acting Company performed Shakespeare’s The Tempest in the Hess Auditorium. The Aquila troupe, founded in London in 1991 by Peter Meineck, traveled through 70 towns and cities in the United States before finishing its tour at Deerfield Academy. Aquila Theater ...

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The True Value Behind Deerfield Trips

Deerfield students and faculty members often ask me about my experiences on Deerfield trips. They ask about my adventures abroad and love hearing personal anecdotes from my trips to Tanzania in 2014 and Oxford in 2015. Many often question which trip I enjoyed more. Although most of the time I tell ...

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New Coaches On The Scene

As Deerfield students watch their peers compete this term, they may notice  unfamiliar coaches in the dugout, on the pool deck or on the sidelines. A former member of Princeton University’s heavyweight team, and later a Princeton rowing coach, Spencer Washburn is a college advisor and head crew ...

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An Original Tebeau Production

For four years, Josh Tebeau ‘16 has been working on a documentary entitled Picking Up the Pieces, now on the verge of completion. The film is a collection of stories from child survivors of the Holocaust, a synthesis of how they recovered from and rebuilt their lives after tremendous hardship and ...

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Margo, Rita & Curtis

Dear Margo, Rita & Curtis, I really don’t want to play Gotcha, but everyone tells me that it’s not my choice! What should I do? Sincerely, Anonymous   Dearest Anonymous, Why wouldn’t you want to play Gotcha? The game gives relative strangers an opportunity to stalk each other across ...

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Tracks In DA’s Studio

Ed Sheeran. Taylor Swift. Sam Smith. Iggy Azalea. These are some of the world’s most popular artists, all releasing songs and albums that become overnight hits. But behind each hit is a great producer. At Deerfield, students who are interested in music production and songwriting have a chance to ...

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Inside The Admission Process

Throughout the fall and winter, teenagers filed in and out of the Deerfield Admissions Office to determine if Deerfield was the right fit for them and if they were the right fit for Deerfield. About 1,850 prospective students submitted applications, vying for very few spots. In March, only 327 ...

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