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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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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Zz Salvador at Hotchkiss

On October 11, Xavier “Zz” Salvador ’14 returned to Deerfield Academy not just as an alumnus, but also as a new postgraduate member of the Hotchkiss varsity soccer team, gearing up for a match against his former team. Despite excellent play by both teams, Hotchkiss proved to be a formidable ...

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Mr. Keller Game Review #2 (Settlers of Catan)

Each issue, mathematics teacher Sean Keller reviews a board game found in the Boyden Library. Check out his reviews and then head on over to the gaming section to play for yourself. “I’ll trade you three sheep for one ore, one lumber, and two grain.” Just as Henry Ford launched an invasion of ...

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New Talent Takes DA

Liam Holowesko, a freshman from Nassau, Bahamas, is an avid cyclist, ranked number one in the Bahamas. Holowesko won the individual time trial in the Bahamas Pro-Cycling National Championships this summer and placed second in the Bahamas National Championships road race. In addition, Holowesko is ...

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OOH OOH Baby

The DeNunzio Disco is one of the most anticipated events of the school year. From the minute students step foot on campus, they hear constant talk about outfits and a buzz of excitement. As Molly Kennedy ’16 put it, “It’s a great way for the school to come together and get to know each ...

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