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O’Ds Reflect

Most students receive their acceptances to Deerfield Academy in the mail. Julian O’Donnell, currently a freshman, found out “in a hut in Nepal at 10,000 feet.” After their yearlong sabbatical trip, Philosophy and Religion teacher Michael O’Donnell, English teacher Sonja O’Donnell and ...

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Round Square Takes Jordan

In early October, a group of six Deerfield students boarded a plane for Amman, Jordan. Accompanied by English teacher Anna Steim, Global Studies Director David Miller and Chief Financial Officer Keith Finan, the student delegates—Serena Ainsle ’16, Arianne Evans ’16, Hannah Casey ’15, Ally ...

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Controversy Over Local Pipeline

According to The Recorder, the local Greenfield newspaper, the Northeast Energy Direct (NED) project entails the construction of a 177-mile high-pressure gas pipeline that would cut through the town of Deerfield. One of the proposed routes would cross the North Meadows, just north of the ...

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Alum Inspires Sustainability

Deerfield Academy will be welcoming alumna Tiffany Franke ’02 on December 3rd to talk about her work to educate and inspire people about how their actions affect the world around them. Franke has developed a diverse and varied career in business where she has focused on how companies, through ...

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: TEDx at Deerfield

Recently, Deerfield obtained a TEDx license, which will allow the school to host an official TEDx conference on February 22, 2015. TEDx is a program that was created to help spread communication and conversation within both small and large communities by issuing licenses to presenters who are ...

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Margo, Rita & Curtis

Dear Margo, Rita & Curtis, Is it too early to ask someone to Semi? Signed, Ready to dance ‘til I drop   Dear Dance ‘til I drop, You don’t have a date to Semi yet? I got mine over the summer when my date parachuted chocolates from an airplane onto my lawn spelling out “SEMI?” ...

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Green Initiatives at the Physical Plant

Deerfield Academy is a campus that seems to bleed green not only at sporting events, in our art studios and on the stage, but also in our attempts to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly. The newer buildings on campus, such as Harold Smith, New Dorm and the Hess Center are all designed ...

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: No Midterm Grades For Freshmen

Recently, the Deerfield 9/10 Committee—a task force focused on shaping an academic approach more appropriate for ninth and tenth graders, particularly the former— proposed a rubric-based grade for all incoming freshmen. In other words, the Class of 2018 did not receive numerical midterm grades ...

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Ticket to Ride Game Review

Mr. Keller has also written reviews about Dixit and Settlers of Catan. In most board games that pit players against each other, it is natural to study the decisions of other players to gauge their strategies. In Ticket to Ride, you often won’t know your opponents’ strategies or what their goals ...

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Motive: 23 Art Individuals by Shaun Wang

After growing up in China with two famous artists as parents, Shaun Wang ’15 published a book, Motive: 23 Art Individuals, in both English and Chinese last August. The book covers the interviews of 23 widely respected Chinese artists. Initially, Wang’s purpose was to “focus on the attitudes ...

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