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As we begin to prepare for the next issue of the Scroll (to be distributed on the first day of school), we would love it you could send in article ideas. If you or anyone you know has done anything noteworthy over the summer and would like to be...
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China #16: China’s Cultural Diversity
For the previous two days, the Deerfield group has be visiting the city of Dali in the Yunnan Province. Ceci Swenson ’16, Gene Thagard ’15, and Allie Roberts ’16 discuss the cultural diversity they have found there: Ceci, 7/3: Today we visited the home of a traditional Bai family. The...
China #15: Beliefs and Customs
Will Hodges ’15 and Tia Jonsson ’16 describe their experiences with beliefs and customs different from their own: Will: Shuffling into the dimly lit classroom, we shyly joined a group of students. Here, we were told, seven boys study the traditions of their ancestors. By learning the ways of...
Deerfield is Greener Because of You!
Deerfield is grateful to custodian Penny Wilder & the staff of the Boyden Library for being the first to adopt composting in an entire building. Thanks are also due to Catriona Hynds for the creative reuse of all the sand from the set of Medea, and to Rick Avery...
Colombia #15: Value and Commitment
Today, on the group’s last day in Colombia, each student wrote about the value of the trip and made a commitment to use what they learned: Serena Ainslie ’16: I value my time in Colombia because it showed me how much I didn’t know about being a global citizen. Before...
China #14: The Power of Optimism
Ballard Brown ’16 recounts the group’s first day in Lijiang, where they met with a highly respected doctor. Also in this post is a meditation by Will Hodges ’15, who reflects back on last week’s Beijing home stay experience: Ballard: Today we woke up in Lijiang and saw it in...
Colombia #14: Conversations in Palomino
Ryan Collins ’15 chronicles the group’s conversations with the people of Palomino: After our first full day in Palomino, everyone was tired but definitely happy with what we were able to accomplish. We started the day by taking a quick bus ride to the town of Palomino in order...
Colombia #13: Night and Day
Helena Tebeau ’17 illustrates the contrasts and culture of Cartagena: After two flights, and a few hours of waiting at airports or in buses, we arrived at the old city walls of Cartagena. The big bus wasn’t able to drive us straight to the hotel, so we grabbed our...
China #13: Adventures in Dunhuang
Gene Thagard ’15 and Kento Yamamoto ’16 describe the group’s adventures in Dunhuang: Gene, June 28: Today, we awoke nice and early at 3:30 AM and departed Shiyan High School at 4:15. We drove about an hour to the Beijing airport on the outskirts of Beijing. The Beijing Airport was...
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