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Is Deerfield “Big Brother”?

As students, we acknowledge the need for certain rules to ensure the safety and well-being of the student body. It is clear that the Academy’s policies on drinking and drug use exist to serve this purpose. Furthermore, the use of drugs and alcohol on campus would detract from the Academy’s ...

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School Spirit Slipping

“School spirit is something that completely distinguishes Deerfield from peer schools and even colleges. There are not many institutions that have as much prominent school pride as Deerfield. However, there has been a visible decline in this spirit. Students aren’t getting rowdy at school ...

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Nuthals Takes the Waves by Waterski

Hailey Nuthals ’14 competes in a sport that some consider to be merely a leisurely summertime activity: waterskiing. Her talent can be easily overlooked because the sport is not offered as a co-curricular at Deerfield, but she and her team have been competitively ranked in statewide competitions ...

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Interview with Sam Khalifa: Turmoil in Egypt

On January 25, 2011, the world watched as Egyptians demanded the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in Tahrir Square. On June 30, 2012, the first democratically elected Egyptian head of state, Mohamed Morsi, was sworn into ...

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Conor Sullivan: Red Hot

A participant in the 2013 Junior Olympics in Orange County, California, and an aspiring Division I athlete, Conor Sullivan ’15 has contributed significantly to the Deerfield varsity water polo team’s success. He made the varsity squad as a freshman, the same squad that went on to win the 2011 ...

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Navigating the Athlete’s Route to College

While universities primarily prioritize academic aptitude, sports are also an important aspect of college admissions. Athletic liaisons, admissions officers who work with recruited athletes, play a significant role in the placement process. Interested coaches will often pursue players early in ...

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Conor Sullivan: Red Hot

Conor started playing water polo at the Eaglebrook School when he was 12. “I didn’t have a fall sport at the time, and my dad said if I played soccer he wouldn’t come to any of my games,” said Conor, “so I decided to give water polo a shot.” Ever since, he has been regularly attending ...

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Specialization: End of an Era

As Deerfield’s varsity rosters fill with more and more serious athletes, specialization has become a popular option for an after-school co-curricular. This fall the school has implemented a new policy which allows students a co-curricular exemption one season per year to train for their main ...

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