Latest updates

Articles by William Ughetta

Dance Celebrates Its 25th Year

What 25 years ago started as a group of seven dancers taught by one teacher in the East Gym in 1989 has evolved into a celebrated dance program with two studios and eight instructors. Visual and Preforming Arts Chair Jennifer Whitcomb knew when she started as a freshman in high school that dance ...

0 Comments

Students Have The Right To Be Stressed

Serena Ainslie ’16 Deerfield Academy has the reputation of being one of the best prep schools in the world. With that reputation come expectations set by those both within and outside our community. The administration wants students to excel to attain a high ranking on Business Insider’s ...

1 Comment

Dress-Down Fridays

With Head-of-School Margarita Curtis’s announcement about the elimination of dress-down Fridays in January, students and faculty alike are voicing their opinions on how this change will affect them and the school. Taking away this more-than-25-year-old tradition has prompted a range of reactions, ...

0 Comments

Watching Boys vs. Girls Sports

Over the past decade, there has been a lot of talk among Deerfield students, faculty and alumni about a perceived decline of school spirit on campus. Whether it is getting rowdy at a pep rally or supporting our athletic teams by attending contests, something is different. Although change has ...

0 Comments

In Praise Of Dialogue

The Scroll commends Deerfield’s administration for considering and embracing student opinions regarding recent school decisions. This year, the deans have announced some (more or less) momentous changes: banning boys’ turtlenecks, allowing senior day students to drive their friends off-campus ...

0 Comments

Swim Team Superlatives

The varsity swim team is possibly the closest team there is on campus, from spending over ten hours a week in the pool together and taking an annual sun-filled Florida trip. Though constantly jokingly referred to as a “cult,” they are actually just one big family, each person having his or her ...

0 Comments

Fissore O’Leary Calls For Fruit!

The “Live Clean, Eat Dirty” campaign at Deerfield Academy has undoubtedly achieved critical success: the health benefits associated with fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and healthy fats have been widely disseminated around the school, and these salubrious options are now readily ...

0 Comments

Garn—Weise Throw Down The Beats

Normally, when we think of what it means to be a musician, we immediately think of someone in orchestra, band or choir. But there are people like Emerson Garnett ’16 and Will Von Weise ’15 who do not fit this traditional mold and have chosen to direct their talents in a different way by ...

0 Comments

Catching A Ride

On January 5, a policy was instituted allowing boarding seniors, with permission from their parents, to drive with senior day students after January 19. The policy has been granted almost every year after Student Council submits a formal proposal for review by the deans. The deans then put the ...

0 Comments

Depression at Deerfield

In recent years, depression has received national attention, especially when referring to the teenage demographic. All teens and adolescents occasionally feel “depressed” or “under the weather,” and at Deerfield, the topic seems especially relevant during the winter months. Depression is a ...

0 Comments

1 5 6 7 8 9 23