First and foremost, I would like to thank Henry Cobbs and the rest of the 2014-15 Scroll board for all of the amazing work they’ve done. Henry and his staff produced a paper that always kept the entire school talking. They did not shy away from highlighting the sensitive or controversial aspects of Deerfield, and truly found a way to initiate change in the community through the material they published. The discussions that developed around campus this past year as a result of The Scroll illuminate just how powerful a tool this paper can be in fostering a sense of inclusion and truth here at Deerfield.
I also want to say how honored and humbled I am to head the 2015-16 Scroll board. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to play a role in sparking connections and conversations between students and teachers alike.
As a board, we want to be real. We want to share everything with our readers—both the good and the bad. We want to urge you, reader, to take advantage of The Scroll as a platform for discussion. We want you to recognize The Scroll as an outlet to address the things that you’re thinking about: if there is something you want to bring to light, step forward and tell us. Only through the participation of our readers will we be able to make The Scroll as valuable as it can be.
Finally, I want to congratulate all of those who have been involved in The Scroll’s growth over the years. This issue marks the 90th year of The Scroll’s existence—something really worth celebrating. As seen in this issue’s spread, The Scroll started off mostly as a sports review paper, and 90 years later has transformed into something really special. Here’s to many more.
All the best,