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2016 November
November 16, 2016
Poetry Sparks Dialogue
Martín Espada and Carlos Andrés Gómez are part of the diverse pool of poets that comes to Deerfield each year, speaking to our student body. Their visits are, in part,…
November 16, 2016
Artist of the Issue: Kaycie Sweeney
Acting has always been a dream of Sweeney’s, although her mother always told her to analyze the reasons she wanted to act, before diving in headfirst. Growing up, she wanted…
November 16, 2016
Embracing Multiple Viewpoints at Deerfield
Many students who hold more Republican or conservative ideals are afraid to speak out at Deerfield, understandably fear judgment and the flood of counterarguments that might  be hurled their way.…
November 16, 2016
Students Shocked at Trump’s Upset Victory
On November 8th, 2016, Donald Trump was elected to be the 45th president of the USA. His victory came as a surprise to many because polls leading up to the…
November 16, 2016
Female Postgraduates Forge Own Paths at DA
Sally Sirothphiphat ’17 came to Deerfield from Bangkok, Thailand and her postgraduate year will serve as a transition between Thailand’s school system and the collegiate experience. She is a recipient…
November 16, 2016
Are Sadie’s Dates Outdated?
Every year, Deerfield holds the “Sadie’s” dance to celebrate Halloween. For this dance, proctors find 11th and 12th grade “dates” of the opposite gender for the 9th and 10th graders…
November 16, 2016
Let’s Make the PSAT Optional
Each fall, Deerfield sophomores and juniors are required to take the PSAT—a standardized test that doubles as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The test is distributed nationwide as both…
November 16, 2016
Political Speakers Polarize DA
Throughout the fall term, one event has occupied the minds of Deerfield students and faculty alike: the 2016 election. In the buildup to this election, five speakers visiting the Academy…
November 16, 2016
DSASA Sparks Conversation About Sexual Assault
“When the St. Paul’s case came out, as horrible as it was, I definitely saw an opportunity to start conversations here at Deerfield about sexual assault,” said Sami Habel ’16…