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Rumors: Behind the Scenes
Lights, camera, action! While the action begins onstage, backstage comes alive. Props are put into place, a costumer buttons up an actor’s…
Examining Different Educational Models
According to Deerfield’s website, the school aims to “develop an inquisitive and curious mind” and “pursuit of mastery.” A crucial aspect in…
Spotlight on Mr. Rui Santos
“Music connects us. ” – Rui Santos During his three years working at Deerfield as a valued custodian, Rui Santos has touched…
Spotlight on Mr. Bakker
When I think of Science and Computer Science Teacher Ben Bakker,  Jurassic Park’s Mr. Bakker immediately comes to mind, the mad scientist…
Letter from the Editor
Dear Reader,  We have often emphasized the importance of the truth, and how we hold it as a central value to our…
Confront our History
The scene is set: in the early hours of Feb. 29, 1704, roughly 300 Native Americans and French allies raided Deerfield, an…
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90 Seconds with Mr. Lim
What’s a hobby that you have that not many people know about? I like to puzzle. I’ve been puzzling on the floor of my apartment, because I have no table…
Battle of the Fashion Instagrams
Despite the limitations of academic dress, it’s hard to deny that Deerfield students know how to look good. In fact, having “drip” is such a priority of our student body…
Off Campus Guide
Despite Deerfield Academy’s seemingly isolated location, Greenfield, Amherst, and Northampton are just several  towns accessible to members of the community in distance. Whether it’s an excursion for food, activities, or…
Is MODS That Bad?
Most students at Deerfield think that Mods is the worst dorm, either because of the distance from classes or the supposedly cheap construction. Yet after interviewing a few of its…
Top 10 Dorms on Campus
With 16 dorms around campus, some dorms tend to find themselves higher on student’s sign-up lists than others. Between location, room size, and many other factors, there seems to be…
A Whole Recollection: Von Auersperg Opening
Artist Maggie Nowinski’s “A Whole Recollection,” displayed in the Von Auersperg Gallery from August 30th until October 25th, is a visual story of Nowinski’s experience with the uncertainties of the…
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My Grievances with the Girls’ Meeting
I made my way into my last Girls’ Meeting with optimistic hopes of feeling empowered, heard, seen, and proud to be a Deerfield girl afterwards. Instead, I walked out early,…
I am Not A Grilled CC
“John,” “Amelia,” “Jasmine,” the Greer staff would announce from the kiosk when their food was ready. I watched the employee hesitate when it was my turn. I already knew what…
We Need More Sleep
“You should get more sleep.” This is perhaps Deerfield’s most frequent advice to its students — but has Deerfield taken responsibility for this statement and what it entails? Does it…
Opening Greener Doors
During my first few months on campus, my expectations of Deerfield being an extremely green school were shot down after observing the lack of environmental efforts made by the whole…
Too Asian, Too White
I still remember the awe I felt at my first Commencement my ninth grade year. I remember watching the Class of 2018, donned in their classic gold-buttoned blazers and white…
Spotlight on Mr. Rui Santos
“Music connects us. ” – Rui Santos During his three years working at Deerfield as a valued custodian, Rui Santos…
Spotlight on Mr. Bakker
When I think of Science and Computer Science Teacher Ben Bakker,  Jurassic Park’s Mr. Bakker immediately comes to mind, the…
Letter from the Editor
Dear Reader,  We have often emphasized the importance of the truth, and how we hold it as a central value to our reportage and work. Naturally, this begs the question,…
Confront our History
The scene is set: in the early hours of Feb. 29, 1704, roughly 300 Native Americans and French allies raided Deerfield, an English settlement on contested land. The Natives killed…
Letter From the Editor
Dear Reader, If you were to ask me what I miss the most about “normal” Deerfield life this year, it would be the thrill of sitting on a Green Machine…
The Case for Intellectual Activities
Many of us spent our time in quarantine exploring different intellectual activities, whether it be chess, Go, crossword puzzles, or sudoku. The COVID-19 pandemic might have brought life to a…
The Things We Don’t Tell You on Tours
Board Editorial Family. Heritage. Spirit. Walking down Albany Road on Revisit Days, you hear these words echo in every speech, brochure, and conversation. You hear about how Deerfield is a…
Athlete of the Issue: Sarah Stonestreet
Sarah Stonestreet ’21 has earned the title of Athlete of The Issue in her final season with Deerfield lacrosse. Stonestreet never fails to bring her humble leadership and top-level skills…
Athlete of the Issue: Tommy Leimkuhler
About 30 miles west of Boston, Tommy Leimkuhler ’21 first fell in love with the game of baseball. “I started playing when I was around four, but growing up, sports…
Athlete of the Issue: Will Holland
Will Holland ’21 is the athlete of the issue, and for good reason. A leader on and off the ice, Holland has been a boy’s varsity hockey player since freshman…
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…
90 Seconds with Mr. Lim
What’s a hobby that you have that not many people know about? I like to puzzle. I’ve been puzzling on the floor of my apartment, because I have no table…
Is MODS That Bad?
Most students at Deerfield think that Mods is the worst dorm, either because of the distance from classes or the supposedly cheap construction. Yet after interviewing a few of its…
Battle of the Fashion Instagrams
Despite the limitations of academic dress, it’s hard to deny that Deerfield students know how to look good. In fact, having “drip” is such a priority of our student body…
Top 10 Dorms on Campus
With 16 dorms around campus, some dorms tend to find themselves higher on student’s sign-up lists than others. Between location, room size, and many other factors, there seems to be…
Off Campus Guide
Despite Deerfield Academy’s seemingly isolated location, Greenfield, Amherst, and Northampton are just several  towns accessible to members of the community in distance. Whether it’s an excursion for food, activities, or…