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Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader, The beginning of the school year means a lot of things. But it excites me primarily because it represents an opportunity to start fresh. The summer allows us time to relax and reflect on our past performances, to refocus and set our sights even higher for the future. In the same way ...

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Do H8rs Have to H8?

“This place sucks!” Lately on campus, there seems to be more vocal opposition to Deerfield’s rules and traditions. The most common complaints involve sit-down meals, Disciplinary Committee decisions, late nights spent studying, and day-to-day challenges that impede students’ enjoyment of ...

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Letter From The Editor

Dear Reader, In the February 2014 edition of The Scroll, former Editor-in- Chief Charlotte Allen ‘14 and Op-Ed Editor Andrea Fleming ‘14 published a letter from Josh Krugman ‘06, a letter calling into question David Koch’s values, actions and role on the Deerfield Board. The letter claimed ...

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Come Clean, Deerfield

Are the gleaming Crest Whitestrip smiles genuine? When is the automatic response “I’m great, thanks!” sincere? Certainly, there are instances of actual contentedness on campus. As privileged teenagers, we have plenty to be grateful for and happy about. However, many Deerfield students are ...

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Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader, First and foremost, I would like to extend my gratitude to Charlotte Allen and the entire 2013-14 Scroll Board. You have transformed The Scroll into a platform for serious dialogue between students, alumni and the administration. Under your leadership, The Scroll has addressed ...

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Letter from the Editor Regarding Anonymous PG Letter

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR REGARDING THE PG LETTER PUBLISHED IN THE APRIL EDITION OF THE SCROLL: Dear Reader, Over the past few days, the the editorial piece about PGs at Deerfield has inspired heated debate on campus. The piece, which was published in the April edition of The Scroll, can be found at: ...

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Revamping the SAT

The College Board recently announced that, come spring 2016, the SAT will be redesigned—full details to be released later this month. The goal of this dreaded test’s new version will be to evaluate students on problem-solving skills judged to be most important for college success. Here at the ...

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Beefing Up Campus Security

As of March 2014, there have been seven school shootings in the United States this year. With such a shocking number of school shootings in three months, perhaps it is not surprising that the recent security presentation at school meeting left more people concerned than reassured about safety on ...

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Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader, This marks the end of a wild ride 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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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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