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Russell Calls For Reason

My fourth-period class had been let out early, so I found myself sitting in the nearly empty Dining Hall lobby. A handful of other students were sitting quietly and working on their computers or reading. In order to take advantage of my few minutes of extra time, I pulled out my phone and began to ...

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Caroline Fett Tells All

It’s no secret what happened a few weeks ago on campus. Between the one student who withdrew from Deerfield facing disciplinary action and the seven students who faced the DC, most members of our community are acquainted with someone involved in what has been widely referred to as “the drug ...

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A Secret Life At Deerfield

Margaret McGraw ’15 My experience at Deerfield can be summed up into four years of failing math and French tests—and crying in every building on campus (yes, even Johnson-Doubleday). Life at Deerfield is difficult. Once I received my acceptance letter to DA, I was pulled into a different ...

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COMING OUT AT DEERFIELD: Two YEARS LATER

Last year in China, at the end of winter when it was still bitterly cold, I sat in a crowded Starbucks sipping on a green tea latte and answered the question, “So what’s your story?” What the person who posed this question really wanted to know was not my life story, but rather my ...

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The Return of Tarah Timothe

The only word I can use to describe my return to Deerfield is weird. I know this is a very lackluster adjective, but that is the word that usually comes up when people ask about my return. I feel I do not know anyone, the school has an entirely different vibe from what I remember, and I am trying ...

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Feminism Club Disclaimer: We Don’t Hate Men!

On September 2, Deerfield student leaders met for training on Sustained Dialogue. During one of the exercises, we were asked to stand on one side of the Koch Starfield if we believed there were instances of sexism at Deerfield, and the other if we did not. Interestingly, it was a pretty even split ...

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It’s Not the Girl’s Fault

For Commencement, girls wore cute, playful white dresses while boys wore serious, dark coats and ties. During the DeNunzio Disco, girls felt humiliated undergoing “spandex checks” by faculty while boys were not reprimanded for taking off their shirts. Girls here constantly have to worry about ...

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Murphy ’10 Remembers Deerfield Community

During the summer after my freshman year at Deerfield, I staged a protest. I sat my parents down and told them that I would not be returning to the Pocumtuck Valley for a second year. When asked why, I flatly responded that I hated everyone. “Oh really,” my Dad retorted in sarcastic disbelief, ...

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Gunned Down: A Reflection On Ferguson

Michael Brown was killed on Saturday, August 8, at 12:01 in the morning. He was unarmed and, in my opinion, had no real reason to be stopped. Yet he emerged from his encounter with Ferguson (Missouri) Police Officer Darren Wilson with six bullets in his body. When I first saw this story on the ...

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Letter to the PGs of 2015

As last August came to an end, I watched friend after friend pack up and head off to college. I was there for each good-bye and was the last one still home as Labor Day passed by. I was excited to leave home but very uncertain. While my friends were on their way to less structure and a lot more ...

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