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Letter From The Editor

Dear Reader, This past month at Deerfield has been one of frustration, excitement and change around campus. Most of all, this month has been one of growth, for the students, the faculty and the Deerfield community as a whole. When students and teachers participated in Saving by Shaving, we saw ...

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Colleges, colleges, colleges . . . It seems like the whole school has fallen into chaos since college decisions came out a couple of weeks ago. Underclassmen and juniors walked around on eggshells on “Ivy Tuesday,” and cringed when they thought about going through the dreaded process ...

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Letter From The Editor

Dear Reader, First and foremost, I would like to thank Henry Cobbs and the rest of the 2014-15 Scroll board for all of the amazing work they’ve done. Henry and his staff produced a paper that always kept the entire school talking. They did not shy away from highlighting the sensitive or ...

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Tick-Tock Goes The Deerfield Clock

In the thick of the winter it may seem like the school year is never going to end. Of all the students who long for the summer, as well as the freedom that comes with it, no one hopes for the warm weather and freedom more than the senior class. This makes sense. After 4 years of high school, 33 ...

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Letter From The Editor

Dear Reader, This marks the final issue for the 2014-15 Scroll Board. Firstly, I would like to thank Charlotte Allen for giving me this incredible opportunity. The challenges that I faced in this position tested my capacity for resilience and creativity and ultimately helped me to mature. I am ...

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The Rumor Mill Goes Round And Round

Rumors frequently pervade Deerfield’s campus. Isolated from the outside world, students become preoccupied with each other’s business. Yes, gossip is a natural phenomenon, as people are eager to share stories. Recently, however, speculation and drama have undermined relationships and community ...

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The Scroll Board Urges Continued Dialogue On Race

Recent racially-charged events have elicited varied responses from calls for neutrality, to apathy, anger, disappointment, helplessness, and determination to make change. The grand jury proceedings resulting from the killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in Staten Island, ...

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Anonymity: A Double-Edged Sword

Last year, the app Yik Yak swept through the Deerfield campus, prompting a series of community-wide conversations about our school values, accompanied by pleas from the administration to stop hurtful anonymous postings. Many students felt individually targeted by the app, and others were concerned ...

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In Praise Of Dialogue

The Scroll commends Deerfield’s administration for considering and embracing student opinions regarding recent school decisions. This year, the deans have announced some (more or less) momentous changes: banning boys’ turtlenecks, allowing senior day students to drive their friends off-campus ...

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Rejecting Complacency

One of our main goals at The Scroll is to address current issues facing the school community and to provoke discussion about these issues throughout the student body and faculty. However, over the past few years, we have occasionally heard that individuals have taken offense at certain article. ...

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