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West Coast vs. East Coast A New Junior Offers a “Fresh” Perspective

September 12, 2008. My first Friday night at Deerfield. At 8 o’clock, the girls in my dorm started getting ready––scrounging closets, applying makeup, blow-drying hair. This part felt familiar. I started to get excited, “Where are we going?” I asked. Newly-released movies, parties, and ...

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Stickball: A Spectator Sport?

Maybe stickball is one of those Deerfield traditions that is so deeply carved into the school’s woodwork that it simply can’t be changed. I wouldn’t be surprised if a girl never caught a fly ball or sprinted barefoot…

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Obama Repeats FDR’s 100 Days

As juniors turned through the pages of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first 100 days as president in their U.S. history textbooks, President Obama was making history during his first 100 days…

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A Letter From the Outfield: Fences Strike Out With the Baseball Team

Since its construction, the varsity baseball field has been considered by many to be the centerpiece of our beautiful campus. The admissions office uses the field’s wonderful reputation to attract perspective students by claiming it to be “the second best baseball field in New England, second ...

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America’s Celebrity Obsession

We are all familiar with the glossy magazines that beckon us while we check out at the supermarket or leave a convenience store.  Who hasn’t heard of Britney’s latest drama, or Angelina and Brad’s most recent adoption?  If you pick up the current issue of US Weekly, you will have exclusive ...

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Re: “Israel’s Right to Defense,” February 4, 2008

My interest in commenting on the well-written article is not to negate the important Jewish considerations in this eternal, seemingly unresolvable, conflict, but simply to continue to ask all members of this community to first name and question our own biases before affirming them as fact…

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