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Poet Laureate Pinsky to Visit DA

On March 27, renowned writer, poet and former three-term United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky will come to campus to read his poetry. His reading, a spring School Event, will take place in the Dining Hall on Thursday afternoon, with a special schedule that includes a walkthrough dinner. ...

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Do the Robot: Big Green Competes at FTC

On January 18, the Deerfield Robotics Team, started by Alexa Murray during her freshman year at Deerfield, traveled to Greenwich, Connecticut for a qualifying competition for the Connecticut State Championships. The team is made up of 10 core members, ranging from freshmen to seniors. At the ...

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Gal Pal

Dear Margo, Rita, and Curtis, I don’t have any friends of the opposite sex here. Why? Sincerely, Gal searching for a pal Assuming you’re not a giant jerk (i.e. listening to Nickelback, turning on read receipts, and initiating a college conversation, then saying you’re “not telling ...

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Shake-n-Bake: Baking Club Heats Up

Every Friday night, one can find about 30 people baking in the Parker Room kitchen. Claire Collins ’15, Molly Murphy ’15 and Blair Johnson ’14 started the baking club this January. Students bake delicious cinnamon rolls at Baking Club.   The idea for the club came to Collins and ...

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The Link Between Snowden and ITS

This past May, Edward Snowden, a former employee of the National Security Agency (NSA), famously exposed the inner workings of the agency’s surveillance programs. Fueled by the scandal, debates surrounding the privacy of Americans’ data have erupted across the United States. John Breyault, the ...

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The Helpful Hacker

Pablos Holman, known as one of the most famous computer hackers in the world, visited campus on January 15 to speak about his life in the computer field and projects he is working on today. Holman became interested in technology when he got his first computer in 1979. He spend his days “imagining ...

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SYA Students Explore the Globe

Imagine having your Spanish classroom be a café in Madrid, or being able to practice your Chinese while shopping at Xui Shui Jie in Beijing. Students at SYA (School Year Abroad) experience just ...

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Looking from Abroad: Typhoon Haiyan Strikes the Phillipines

On Friday, November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan crossed over the Philippines, leaving horror in its aftermath. The city of Tacloban, located in Leyte province, received most of the storm’s force. Associate Director of Admissions Jose Briones, who grew up in the Philippines, said of his reaction upon ...

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Kalebe Reflects on Mandela

Boitshoko Kalebe, an exchange student to Deerfield Academy from South Africa in 2012-2013, spoke with The Scroll about the recent passing of Nelson Mandela. Scroll: What impact has Nelson Mandela had on South Africa? BK: Nelson Mandela, also known as Madiba [a polite and intimate name from ...

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