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Gal Pal

Dear Margo, Rita, and Curtis, I don’t have any friends of the opposite sex here. Why? Sincerely, Gal searching for a pal Assuming you’re not a giant jerk (i.e. listening to Nickelback, turning on read receipts, and initiating a college conversation, then saying you’re “not telling ...

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Growing Pains

Adolescence is a tricky business. Children crave comfort and adults strive for independence, but where do teenagers fit in? We long to be thought of as self-governing individuals, but at the same time we pine for our carefree days on the playground, when parents packed our lunches with little ...

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Mixed Messages About Sex on Campus

“Consensual sexual intimacy, while a normal and healthy aspect of adult life, is not appropriate for adolescents and is not permitted for students at Deerfield.” Wow, Deerfield approaches the issue of sex like an uncomfortable parent. A parent who’s, like, 69 years old and never had a ...

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Is A Hug Too Intimate?

The other day, while I was hugging my boyfriend goodnight, a security guard drove by. He looked at us, turned away and drove ...

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Break Down The “Wall” of Parietals

The word “parietal” derives from the Latin word “paries,” which literally translates as a “wall.” This makes sense, because the only thing parietals accomplish is the creation of a wall dividing the two ...

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Diluting Leadership 1

Jake Barnwell ’12 outlines the cons of the diffusion of leadership positions by the school.

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Diluting Leadership 2

Samantha Hirshland ’13 outlines the pros of the spreading of leadership positions advocated by the school.

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Creagh Takes Charge

Next year will mark the beginning of current Assistant Dean of Students Amie Creagh’s five-year tenure as the new dean of students, giving her responsibility for the entire student body.

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