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Mr. Stallings: Poetic License

“Poetry wasn’t my first choice,” said Andy Stallings, this year’s Wilson Fellow and new English teacher at Deerfield, whose book of poetry, To the Heart of the World, was published this fall. Stallings, who previously taught at Tulane University, was a musician learning to write lyrics when ...

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Artist of the Issue: Taro Jones

At this year’s opening School Meeting, Taro Jones ’16 received a rousing standing ovation for his solo dance performance. Jones, a new junior from Kingston, Jamaica, and a member of the advanced dance ensemble, has excited the community with his talent. Jones started dancing at age three. He ...

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There Will Be Blood (Wedding)

This fall, Deerfield’s theater program will be performing Blood Wedding. a play that Theater Director Catriona Hynds, described as “hot in almost every way you can think of.” Federico García Lorca, a Spanish poet and playwright, was inspired to write Blood Wedding after reading a ...

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Artist of the Issue

Ever since her first year at Deerfield, Genevieve Gresser ’14 has found ways to pursue her love for photography. She has photographed for the yearbook, taken Intro to Photography class with Visual Arts teacher Tim Trelease, and has been published in both The Scroll and Albany Road. This fall she ...

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Mem Transforms into Hi-Tech Hess

After a year of construction, the Hess Center, formerly known as the Memorial Building, is open for the Deerfield community to enjoy. Faculty officially moved into the new facility in mid- August, and now students can make the space their own. Additionally, the $33 million project—funded entirely ...

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DA Looks After Norman in Scotland

For two weeks this summer— led by Scotland native Catriona Hynds, along with Peter Hynds and Sandy and Paul Yager—17 Deerfield students attended and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Over five million people from all over the world travel to Scotland each year to attend the world’s ...

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A New Rhythm: Maaja Roos

This coming fall, the Deerfield community will welcome a new music director: Ms. Maaja Roos. While interviewing candidates for the position of music director, Dean of Faculty Mr. Taylor said, “We were looking for somebody who is primarily a choral director, and someone who can connect well with ...

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The Amish Project Comes to DA

This week, the Deerfield Academy Theater Program will present The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey, a play widely regarded by reviewers as “shocking,” “sublime,” and “unexpected.” The play, inspired by the killing of five girls at an Amish school in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, ...

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Ukulele and Drum Ensemble

The Deerfield Ukulele and Drum Ensemble is a new club that allows students, with any range of musical talent, to pick up a bongo drum or a ukulele and jam with other Deerfield students. This student-run club highlights the belief that anyone can be a musician: no previous experience required. ...

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Artist Of The Issue: Thomas Yum

Three-year senior Thomas Yum is enrolling in the demanding Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) at Brown University this August, but he will continue to pursue his hobby of playing music. Yum began playing both violin and piano in third grade, after witnessing a close friend miss a day of ...

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