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-Andrea Fleming, Op-Ed Editor
From the moment a Deerfield post-grad steps on campus, he or she is simultaneously admired and feared. Post-graduates possess a certain aura of mystery, world experience and maturity that comes with a high school diploma. Freshman know them as the intimidating 20-year-olds, who are elevated even above the highly revered position of a senior.
Seniors, at the same time hold a deep respect for post-graduates for having completed the high school experience. This persona can initially seem quite appealing, especially to any new student, yet the sentiment quickly wears off for PGs as they whirl back to what seems like the beginning of their high school career. Read more →
The term “school spirit” is tossed around a lot at Deerfield. This expression is unsurprisingly overused because school spirit is something we care about and pride ourselves on as a community. It is one of the fundamental elements of our school that has flourished throughout our history.
School spirit can’t be faked. It requires a foundation of strong classes of kids dedicated to a sense of togetherness; it requires collective and relentless energy, and most importantly, it demands unity, both on and off the field, floor or wherever else we play.
This year, we have the chance to hit the reset button after a sub-par year of athletics. Sure, there were some bright spots last year, but I think it’s fair to say that 2012-13 wasn’t our strongest sports-wise, if only because we hold ourselves to a very high standard. Read more →
Good evening everyone. I would like to take this opportunity to speak about a topic that has been recently nagging at both students and faculty alike. Every year, I feel as if I hear the same story about a different prep school. It usually involves 20 or more students getting kicked out, and following that an alteration of that school’s disciplinary system, typically along the lines of adopting a “one strike policy.”
Luckily, Deerfield has not been placed in this situation. However, it seems as if all prep schools are at a crossroads when thinking about how discipline is handled. Some propose we stick to the “old ways” of allowing kids off the hook with a simple apology, while others argue that students must have their actions watched with near unwavering attention. Read more →