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Thinking for Tomorrow: Project Zero
“The ocean is the cornerstone of earth’s life support system….It’s the blue heart of the planet–we should take care of our heart”–Sylvia Earle.…
Letter From the Editor
Dear Reader, “Work Hard, Be Kind, Get Smart.” As my number of remaining nights spent in the basement of the Kendall dwindle…
Teachers, Lead the Way.
Deerfield is a school of tradition: it is one of the last New England boarding schools to require the sit-down meal, it…
Board Editorial: Seeking Truth
“It is our job — more than ever before — to report the news accurately and honestly.”  — The Associated Press      The…
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Beyond the Valley: A Highlight on fashion
To some extent, fashion is an artform. Beyond the Valley showcases these aspects of fashion on its Instagram page. Its team works to compile profiles of Deerfield’s best-dressed, sharing the…
New Construction Lights Up Campus
Over the eight week winter break, multiple construction projects took place including the assembly of an outdoor ice rink, the construction of a heated dining pavilion, and the renovation of…
The Deerfield Winter, as Told By Students
“Winter Term has been quick but strenuous. With classes, COVID, and the cold, I feel like there is no escaping. Every time I find myself at the surface, making progress,…
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The Case for a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
In terms of improving public health, vaccination is second only to providing clean drinking water. Vaccines, which have saved countless lives, are possibly the most important modern medical advancement of…
As Equals: The U.S.-China Relationship
For much of the last 50 years, the United States and the People’s Republic of China have made steady progress in establishing a stable relationship. But ever since Donald Trump…
Teachers, Lead the Way.
Deerfield is a school of tradition: it is one of the last New England boarding schools to require the sit-down meal, it is one of the last schools to require…
Standing Up for The Sit-Down System
I remember my first sit-down meal at Deerfield. I was sitting in the south side of the dining hall near the kitchen door. Though I felt a little intimidated at first…
The Death of Nuance
Over the past few months, talking to anyone, even family, about politics has become a guessing game of “Is this person on my side or not?” On social media, I…
“Make America Great Again”
America isn’t doing great right now, at the end of Donald Trump’s presidency: he accomplished the opposite of his campaign slogan. Election week was a nerve-racking emotional rollercoaster, where we…
Let’s Talk, Deerfield!
Amidst a global pandemic, widespread protests for racial equality, and a tumultuous US presidential election, discussing politics — however difficult…
Admissions Office Alters Protocols
As colleges and universities across the nation modified their academic and testing requirements, many boarding schools, including Deerfield Academy, followed…
Board Editorial: Seeking Truth
“It is our job — more than ever before — to report the news accurately and honestly.”  — The Associated Press      The Scroll has always strived for thoroughness and diversity…
Conversation Starters: The COVID-19 Vaccine
As part of the Scroll’s mission of truth, we are  providing the Deerfield community with the resources for constructive, factually-rooted discussions beyond classroom settings in this column. Here, we will…
Letter From the Editor
Dear Reader, “Work Hard, Be Kind, Get Smart.” As my number of remaining nights spent in the basement of the Kendall dwindle down, I find it important to explain to…
Thinking for Tomorrow: Project Zero
“The ocean is the cornerstone of earth’s life support system….It’s the blue heart of the planet–we should take care of our heart”–Sylvia Earle. Too often, a solution to the climate crisis…
My Experience (Not) Voting
I used to cringe at the radio every time NPR played a clip of the PostMaster General defending the mail-in ballot. I had full belief in the American voting system,…
Athlete of the Issue: Angela Osei-Ampadu
Focused, determined, and inspiring are only a few words that begin to describe our Athlete of the Issue. Whether she’s wrestling in the gym, leading Student Council, or looking after…
Athletes Spring Back into Interscholastic Sports
If this spring becomes the fourth straight term without interscholastic sports games for Deerfield teams, spring sports teams will have been affected disproportionately compared to other seasons’ teams: they will…
Athlete of the Issue: Ruby Chase
With the turmoil that ensued due to COVID-19, some could have succumbed to the lack of a normal season. Ruby Chase ’21 paid it no mind. On and off the…
COVID Friendly Valentines Week Ideas
This year has been hard for everyone, but it has especially affected our relationships. Valentine’s Week is the perfect time to show some extra appreciation for the special people in…
The Late Late Show with Garey, Joe
Over his years at the Academy, Chief of Shipping and Receiving, Garey, Joe has built himself a towering reputation as the no-nonsense guy who processes wave upon wave of entitled…
A Weekend on the Outdoor Rink
While Deerfield students spent their winter vacations off campus, the Student Planning Committee was hard at work creating a fun covid-friendly atmosphere. A Deerfield Academy instagram post showed the physical…
90 Seconds With Profe Karbon
If you were on a desert island, what is one thing you would bring?  Moisturizer. Definitely. Being on an island, I think my skin would get super dry! Favorite Hobby? …