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Are We Donating with a Purpose?

At Deerfield, many students swipe their Greer cards nonchalantly when asked for a donation. Either the Community Service Board or an extracurricular club generally organizes these collections to fundraise for a charity or an event. While students’ generosity supports several worthy causes, some ...

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School Welcomes the 15%

In early April, newly accepted students gathered on campus for Spring Visit Days, during which they toured the school and further acquainted themselves with Deerfield life. Yet these accepted students represent only a fraction of the total that applied for the 2014-15 school year. According to Dean ...

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Crisis in Crimea: Deerfield Comments

Following the Ukrainian Revolution, which culminated as rebels ousted President Viktor Yanukovych on February 22, a serious crisis developed in Crimea, a region of Ukraine that previously belonged to Russia. In early March, the Russian parliament approved President Vladimir Putin’s request to use ...

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CVS Turns its Back on Tobacco

On February 5, 2014, CVS Caremark announced that CVS will stop selling tobacco products before October 1, 2014. The chain, which has more than 7,600 stores across the U.S., will become the first national pharmacy not to sell tobacco. According to CVS, the company’s projected loss will be ...

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Chinese New Year Fashion Show Stirs Reaction

Heralding the Chinese New Year, the Asian Student Alliance (ASA) presented a fashion show during School Meeting oil February 5. The effort to formally celebrate and acknowledge this important day in the Chinese calendar drew a mixed response from both students and faculty. ASA President Anthony ...

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Interview with Dean Marjorie Young: Inclusivity or Division?

Scroll: What is your job description?  MY: My job is to help Deerfield Academy think about all issues related to diversity – gender, ethnicity, race, religion – and help the administration look at how we are addressing all these issues. I get to work with everybody on campus, Dr. ...

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Deerfield Packs A Punch Against Hunger

On January 20 the entire student body came together to package more than 156,000 meals to send to starving children in the Philippines and Haiti. As part of the MLK Day celebrations, Deerfield Academy partnered with Kids Against Hunger, a non-profit organization that ships meals around the world to ...

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Reflecting on Turbulence in Thailand

Thailand has experienced much political unrest in the last few years. In 2006, the Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was overthrown by Thailand’s military on charges including corruption, human rights violations and plans to provoke violence. Mr. Thaksin was exiled and is now in self- imposed ...

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Deerfield Debates LGBT Rights in Russia

With the Sochi Winter Olympics starting next week, Russia has come under close international scrutiny for its recent legislation on gay rights. In an interview given on January 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin attempted to send a reassuring message in a meeting with a group of volunteers at ...

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Meat Brings the Heat (to the Table)

Last spring David Keith ’13 started a petition to stop the consumption of antibiotic-fed livestock in the Dining Hall. As Keith’s Change. org page explains, “The widespread use of antibiotics in factory farms poses a significant threat to the environment & human health. The use of ...

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