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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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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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Equal Doesn’t Mean Same

In the last issue of The Scroll, there was a powerfully written article by one of my fellow students entitled “For The Girls.” While I commend the bravery of the author to step outside the lines and take a stand for feminism and equal rights, I have to say that I personally prefer my feminism ...

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What’s in a Name?

“What’s in a name?” This famous question should be the first one posed by any college advisor worth his or her master’s. How much should the reputation of the university we attend matter to us? Are we superficial, vain even, if we crave that elite Ivy League status as much as, or more than, ...

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Break Out the Happy Lamps

In the frigid months of October through April, it sometimes seems like the cold weather is sent to Deerfield simply to give us something to gripe and moan about. But the resultant aura of depression can become a reality for adolescents already high-strung and overworked. Deerfield, a traditionalist ...

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Wanna Have A Sleepover?

Established gender roles, in tandem with the peculiar hook- up culture specific to Deerfield, work to create convoluted gender relations at our school, both inside and outside of the classroom. When asked to identify the culprit behind it all, some point to student culture, while others instead ...

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Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader, What does diversity really mean? We know that the themes of inclusion, social justice and civil rights play a part in its definition; but to foster the growth of a “diverse community,” we must consider other factors as well. I believe that answering this question requires a ...

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Did Too Many Boys Say “Noh”?

On an unusually chilly afternoon on December 7, 2013, little more than 24 hours before Semi-Formal was to take place, one math teacher walked into her classroom and asked how many of her male students had asked someone to the dance. Of nine able-bodied, fine-looking young men, one boy raised his ...

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