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The Perils of Satire: A Cautionary Tale

In June, the Internet exploded after news spread that Maya Peterson, a senior at Lawrenceville, who was forced to resign as student president after she posted controversial photos on Instagram of herself. She was wearing what she described as the “typical Lawrenceville boi” outfit, complete ...

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Park Pitches Wind in Central Park

It’s easy to let a day go by without appreciating things that deserve to be appreciated. Energy is one of them. If it weren’t for the energy created through the combustion of diesel oil in the engine of a shipping truck, you wouldn’t have had that apple this morning. If it weren’t for the ...

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President Klehm Discusses Agenda

I am honored to write this article at the request of The Scroll to address certain issues such as our current election process and the no-AP trial last year. I hope that readers will find it informative about Student Council initiatives in the upcoming year. Personally, I believe that our election ...

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PG’s Collective Response to Anonymous Opinion Piece

This piece is in response to this anonymous letter published in the last issue of The Scroll.  Editor-in-Chief Henry Cobbs ’15 responded to the piece in his own letter as well.  From the PGs: A few weeks have passed since The Scroll published the opinion piece by an anonymous PG about ...

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Run the World, DA Girls

If you walk around campus on a fall day, you will most likely find many girls donning a Barbour jacket, and either Frye boots or Jack Roger sandals. Many other schools describe Deerfield girls as looking the same; a combination of certain material items have come to epitomize “the Deerfield ...

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Did We Ride the Yak or the Did the Yak Ride Us?

Last Monday night, I witnessed about 80 concerned students meet in the Greer to discuss recent breaches of respect on campus. Rachel Yao Just to get everyone up to speed: this was primarily prompted by a recent DC, which involved a student who distributed posters around school that said ...

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Pro: Mastery Learning

The idea of a self-paced class probably sounds like a dream come true for many Deerfield students. Setting your own test dates, not having to do chemistry homework every night, and never having due dates might make the new Chemistry I curriculum look like a walk-in-the-park class where nothing ...

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Con: Mastery Learning

This year, the design of the Chemistry I classes shifted from a traditional classroom setting to one of “self-mastery.” What this essentially means is that each student works at his or her own pace on the material, utilizing “learning opportunities” such as watching YouTube videos and ...

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DA Grades: Truth or Fiction?

The Deerfield curriculum, comprised of five areas of study—English, history, math, science and foreign languages— seems to create a balanced system in which students can improve their overall skill sets in preparation for college level education and beyond. But students who excel in math or ...

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The New Breakfast Club

If someone dared you to sit at a random table in the dining hall—a table with people you’ve never talked to before—would you do it? Well, fall term, I dared myself to and called it “My Breakfast Project.” Why? 1. It dawned on me that, sadly enough, I always knew where I would sit in the ...

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