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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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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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