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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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Letter from the Editor

PHOTO FROM THE SCROLL ‘52 Hi All, The first month of a school can somehow feel like both a whirlwind of excitement and an interminable grind. It always takes a few weeks to get into the swing of things, although much of life here becomes fairly routine right off the bat. It is so easy, especially ...

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Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers, For some of you this is a welcome-back message, and for the rest a straight-up welcome. I’ll keep it short, but we at The Scroll really want to encourage everyone in the community to take this unique time at the beginning of the school year to try new activities and keep your minds ...

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Opinion Editor Slams Syrian Attack

On August 21st, 2013, the Syrian government shocked the world with a heinous attack on its own civilians. I reacted, as many did, in horror, for although any abuse of power is disgraceful, a government betraying the trust of its people falls under a category of contempt all its own. This particular ...

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