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Deerfield Takes On New-Age Drug Issue

On October 14, The Boston Herald’s Bob McGovern described Deerfield as a “posh private school grappling with a new-age pot problem.” Indeed, in early October, the Academy’s Disciplinary Committee confronted seven students who allegedly possessed a novel form of marijuana. Their story ...

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Caroline Fett Tells All

It’s no secret what happened a few weeks ago on campus. Between the one student who withdrew from Deerfield facing disciplinary action and the seven students who faced the DC, most members of our community are acquainted with someone involved in what has been widely referred to as “the drug ...

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A Secret Life At Deerfield

Margaret McGraw ’15 My experience at Deerfield can be summed up into four years of failing math and French tests—and crying in every building on campus (yes, even Johnson-Doubleday). Life at Deerfield is difficult. Once I received my acceptance letter to DA, I was pulled into a different ...

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The Return of Tarah Timothe

The only word I can use to describe my return to Deerfield is weird. I know this is a very lackluster adjective, but that is the word that usually comes up when people ask about my return. I feel I do not know anyone, the school has an entirely different vibe from what I remember, and I am trying ...

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Murphy ’10 Remembers Deerfield Community

During the summer after my freshman year at Deerfield, I staged a protest. I sat my parents down and told them that I would not be returning to the Pocumtuck Valley for a second year. When asked why, I flatly responded that I hated everyone. “Oh really,” my Dad retorted in sarcastic disbelief, ...

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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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Do H8rs Have to H8?

“This place sucks!” Lately on campus, there seems to be more vocal opposition to Deerfield’s rules and traditions. The most common complaints involve sit-down meals, Disciplinary Committee decisions, late nights spent studying, and day-to-day challenges that impede students’ enjoyment of ...

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Come Clean, Deerfield

Are the gleaming Crest Whitestrip smiles genuine? When is the automatic response “I’m great, thanks!” sincere? Certainly, there are instances of actual contentedness on campus. As privileged teenagers, we have plenty to be grateful for and happy about. However, many Deerfield students are ...

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