Between debating controversial current events in group editorial meetings, cursing at the computer when InDesign proves overwhelming, blasting music in “the fun room,” and deciphering the handwriting on edited articles, I have found these past eight issues of Volume LXXXV to be hectic yet fun, and a consistent group effort. I’m proud of each issue and of the growth I’ve seen in our team along the way. We covered a number of controversial topics, ranging from responses to the Arizona gun control debate to the appearance of speaker Paul Loeb. Our pages boasted several recurring features, including DA Cribz and Artist of the Issue, in order to highlight interesting and accomplished individuals on campus. Additionally, we have worked to expand both our writer base and the Scroll Online, featuring a wide range of “Online Exclusive” articles on our website.
I’d like to extend my thanks to all of our hardworking writers and photographers who scout for ideas and bring their enthusiasm to each article. Thank you also to the extraordinary efforts of the editorial board: your good spirits and leadership have make layout something to which I genuinely look forward. And, of course, we couldn’t have done this without our faculty advisors, Ms. Hannay and Mr. Palmer, who encourage us to be thorough, accurate, and inquisitive. Finally, thanks to everyone who has helped make working on the Scroll enjoyable and rewarding: our readers (of both print and online), Deerfield students, faculty, and staff, and parents who send in homemade baked goods.
Finally, I’d like to congratulate the next editor-in-chief, Anna Gonzales ’12, and her staff: best of luck,
and enjoy your year!
– Elisabeth Strayer, Editor-in-Chief