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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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Pro: Mastery Learning

The idea of a self-paced class probably sounds like a dream come true for many Deerfield students. Setting your own test dates, not having to do chemistry homework every night, and never having due dates might make the new Chemistry I curriculum look like a walk-in-the-park class where nothing ...

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Con: Mastery Learning

This year, the design of the Chemistry I classes shifted from a traditional classroom setting to one of “self-mastery.” What this essentially means is that each student works at his or her own pace on the material, utilizing “learning opportunities” such as watching YouTube videos and ...

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DA Grades: Truth or Fiction?

The Deerfield curriculum, comprised of five areas of study—English, history, math, science and foreign languages— seems to create a balanced system in which students can improve their overall skill sets in preparation for college level education and beyond. But students who excel in math or ...

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The New Breakfast Club

If someone dared you to sit at a random table in the dining hall—a table with people you’ve never talked to before—would you do it? Well, fall term, I dared myself to and called it “My Breakfast Project.” Why? 1. It dawned on me that, sadly enough, I always knew where I would sit in the ...

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Performance Enchancing?

At Deerfield, a large portion of the student body is granted a daily subscription to Adderall, Ritalin or Focalin. These medications are intended to largely relieve students of the effects of ADHD or ADD. Throughout the United States, extra time is often offered on tests such as the ACT and SAT. ...

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Hailey Nuthals: Behind the Counter at the Greer

In one night, I make as many as 20 Oreo frappes. Between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturdays, I can make more than 40 bacon- egg bagels. I prepared all three of the soy iced coffees you drank just now with the coffee I brewed at the beginning of my shift. I am a Greer worker. Chloe So I am, however, also ...

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PGs : Worthy of Our Heritage?

Click here to read the letter from the editor regarding publication of this piece. The incoming classes of freshmen, sophomores and juniors bring a mix of students that will contribute to Deerfield academically, socially, artistically and athletically, among many other ways. These incoming ...

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The DC Witch Hunt

“Witch-hunt.” “Screwed over.” “Three day.” “This is BS.” “Should have lied.” A common thread runs through the attitudes of students with a DC on their record: resentment. There exists a perception among DA students that the administration is “out to get us.” Although the ...

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Turning a Blind Eye to Character Education?

Does Deerfield train us to solely focus on the destination, rather than to immerse ourselves in all that the journey has to offer? When students receive bad test grades, rather than asking themselves what they can learn from their mistakes and how they can become better students, their train of ...

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