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Articles by William Ughetta

The Thirds Team’s The Charm

This year, the Deerfield hockey program has created a thirds team in order to accommodate an unusually large number of students who wanted to play. The influx was due in part to the competition for this year’s squash teams. Over 65 students tried out for squash in December; and with the limited ...

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Starving for Acceptance

Deerfield, our own little world—in which we are quite literally never apart—runs the risk of fostering a detrimental competitive environment. This close proximity to one another can have a hugely adverse effect on how we begin to treat and view ourselves. Coming in as a new sophomore from the ...

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Administration, Ball’s In Your Court

The lethargy at School Meeting these days is palpable, starting with the lackluster senior cheer and ending with the shambly singing of our school songs. This lack of energy, however, might be attributed to how predictable—and consequently wasteful school meeting has become. So The Scroll ...

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The Onion Makes Us Cry

On behalf of Deerfield, The Scroll would like to sincerely thank that beacon of journalistic integrity called The Onion for featuring us in their recent newscast. We are confident we are indeed going to be “F*king up Black History Month,” especially since we kicked it off by honoring MLK day ...

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A Generation of Thinkers

“Stop trying to remember and start trying to think.” -Helen Childs Boyden What good is memorized information if we don’t know when to apply it? Many Deerfield students are required to commit to memory seemingly endless lists of vocabulary words, world capitals and science principles. But this ...

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Burns Slams College Board Conformity

In my American Studies class, I never had to study for a test. Looking back, I only ever picked up my textbook because I truly wanted to understand and learn. We were told from the beginning that this was not a class that would “teach to the test,” but rather a class that would teach us how to ...

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Response to Krugman

We write in response to Joshua Krugman’s “Open Letter to the Deerfield Community,” recently published in the Deerfield Scroll. Mr. Krugman’s complaints are focused on the purported role of Trustee David Koch, with whom Mr. Krugman has political disagreement.  David Koch has been a valuable ...

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Krugman ’09 Speaks Out Against Kochs

Dear Students, Faculty Staff, Alumni and Friends, I think that I speak for many alumni when I express concern at the outsized power David Koch enjoys legislatively and culturally at Deerfield Academy today, in light of his appointment to an unprecedented lifetime position on the Board of Trustees. ...

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Real World Illusions

To Greer or not to Greer? That is the question that irks many a student here in the Pocumtuck Valley. The answer is usually a noncommittal shrug, a reluctant sigh of assent or, for those overstressed juniors or done-with-it-all seniors, an arrogant “Hell no.” Not too many month ago, I placed ...

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Letter From The Editor

Dear Reader, This marks the end of a wild tide for the 2013-2014 Scroll board. As we prepare to hand off the reins to Henry Cobbs and his team of editors, I want to wish them the best of luck in both furthering goals we set out for ourselves a year ago and, even more importantly bringing their own ...

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