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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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Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers, Happy Holidays! This is (hopefully) going to be short and sweet. In the last issue we addressed some pretty hard-hitting topics, and this time around we wanted to slow things down a bit and explore some more contemplative issues. It’s easy before a break to find oneself eagerly ...

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Our Behavior Isn’t DA Best

Wednesday, December 4, marked the annual Fall Co-curricular Award Ceremony at School Meeting. Mr. Davis, the Academy’s Athletic Director, and Head of School Dr. Curtis made their way to the front of the West Gym to address the school. After a brief introduction, Mr. Davis began reading the names ...

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The Illusion Of Safety

There could never be a shooting here. Our green campus is nestled between rolling ridges, a charming historic town, and bucolic farm fields. The idea of danger on our hallowed campus seems laughable. This same belief was shared by the residents of the town of Newtown, Connecticut. Their illusion of ...

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Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader, Let me begin by clarifying a few very important things. First, The Scroll seeks to provoke conversation, not people. Second, we here at The Scroll are not trying to push an agenda of our own, but rather attempting to shed light on issues that no one wants to talk ...

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Both Students and Faculty Think DCs are Dicey

With three Disciplinary Committee (DC) cases in the course of four weeks this fall, there has been much controversy over changes in current policy as well as discussion on developments that could improve the current ...

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Earn Respect, Don’t Expect It.

It’s no secret that seniority matters at Deerfield. It’s a power that can be wielded with grace, though occasionally one abused. With every passing year come covetable new privileges. Our seniors in particular have every reminder of their status at the top of the food chain, from the senior ...

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Was the Hefty Sum “Justified?”

There are three types of people in this world: people who do their summer reading, people who pretend they do and people who proudly showcase their procrastination skills while desperately skimming chapter titles and SparkNotes. Each group was represented at this fall’s Academy Event: Michael ...

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Take the Shoe Out of the Door

Parietals. The word oozes innuendo, exclusivity and awkwardness. Teenage relationships and hook-ups are uncomfortable enough; throwing in a suspecting faculty member and giggling girls or boys yelling encouragement makes the involved parties (or victims) cringe with shame. Why all the pomp and ...

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