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State of the Union, State of the School

Who is to blame for the inefficiency of today’s politics? Is it the Republicans, who systematically deny any chance of a health care reform in America? The Democrats who insist on leaving the issue of immigration alone?

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Taking Down the Flag

Brown’s election will also slow down the US’s response to climate change. Though he supports clean energy systems, Brown opposes laws curbing carbon emissions that would benefit not only the US, but the global community.

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The DC Threat

The fact that we as school have gone from Boyden’s casual conversations over infractions to treating every infraction as a disciplinary case is alarming.

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Re: “Deerfield, Pay Attention!” December 16, 2009

During my freshman year, it seemed that every school meeting and sit-down meal was followed by a number of club announcements—both those to notify its members about meeting times and also those to inform the rest of the community about the club’s activities.

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Avatars Among Us

It has become apparent to me that, in a secular tone, all of us here at Deerfield Academy have many personal avatars. Think of the times in our lives when something other than our physical presence represents us.

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A Remarkable Table, A Beloved Friend

“Number One” and I spent every morning together since my freshman year, beginning with meals with my proctors, then friends in upper classes, until a few remaining friends and I have become the last trustees of that memory-laden space.

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DAnet’s (Not So) Hidden Gems

Many of us start our day by visiting DAnet and checking our e-mail and the the lunch menu that day. However, the unwieldy menus on DAnet keep most students from exploring DA’s plethora of other tech resources…

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Re: “Religious Controversy Surrounds Annual School Tradition,” December 16, 2009

It disturbs me when Deerfield faculty and students oppose an event because it makes them feel “uncomfortable,” especially an event that is diverse in its religious and nonreligious readings. As a recent graduate of Deerfield and former conservative activist on campus, I can attest to the numerous times I felt uncomfortable as a student.

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