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Ms. Katie Speed Takes a Bow

After two years in the Penn Fellowship Program, theater teacher Ms. Katie Speed is leaving Deerfield. She spent the last two years pursuing her passions: teaching, acting, and improvising. Ms. Speed, an enthusiatic theater teacher, leading her class in the acting routine “take the stage”. Ms. ...

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Artist of the Issue: Quentin Jeyaretnam

At the age of five, Quentin Jeyaretnam ’16 learned to play the piano. His passion for music, however, did not ignite until his thirteen-year-old self came into contact with a drum set. Using those drums, Jeyaretnam played in a band, and since then he hasn’t “been able to get enough.” At ...

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“Beg, Steal or Borrow”

“Beg, Steal or Borrow: It’s Nature that Takes the Blame,” a unique and vibrant exhibit, opened last weekend over Deerfield Parents Weekend and is on display until early June.  The exhibit was curated by Adrienne Conzelman, owner of A.R.C Fine Art LLC and the mother of Nicky ’16 and ...

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Sarah Kay: The Art of Speech

On April 25, spoken-word poet Sarah Kay visited Deerfield Academy and performed some of her poetry to a full audience in the concert hall. Kay, who is from New York City, said that she has been writing all her life and began performing her poetry at age 14. She attended Brown University, earning a ...

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Experiencing Poet Laureate Hass

On April 12th, former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass read several of his highly celebrated poems to the Deerfield community, including “Shame: An Aria,” “The Gardens of Warsaw,” and “August Notebook: A Death.” Hass also conducted a workshop with several student poets and held two ...

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Concentrating on AP Studio Art

While spring for Deerfield students means fun trips down to the river and sunny outdoor days, it also means two weeks of intense AP exams, mostly two-to-three-hour written tests. However, a few AP classes at Deerfield have slightly unique assessment requirements. In the final eight weeks of the ...

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Artist of the Issue: Gia Kim ’16

To Gia Kim ’16, art has always been an important aspect of life. In elementary school, her mother, a fashion designer, would often bring her along on business trips. “I would rummage around department stores and museums all over the world,” she recalls. “Before I knew it, I was carrying ...

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Deerfield Dance Takes Jamaica

During the first week of Spring Break, Deerfield’s Advanced Dance Ensemble will journey to Jamaica. The trip will begin in Kingston, where the group will spend the majority of its time, and will culminate in Ochos Rios. Claire Zhang ’18, Lynnette Jiang ’18 Visual and Performing Arts ...

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Gao’s Band, Eveline, Makes Debut

Deerfield alumnus Zibo Gao ’15 recently introduced his band, EVELINE, by way of social media. Earlier this month, the five-member band released their first two songs titled “Sail On” and “Those Shoes” on YouTube. During his time at Deerfield, Gao was well known for his musicality, ...

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Artist of The Issue: Juan Cabrera

Juan Cabrera ’16 began singing in fifth grade, and music became a significant part of his life by the time he was a freshman at Eaglebrook. “I feel like it’s been a passion of mine ever since I was little. That’s really all I’ve ever been interested in,” Cabrera said. Cabrera gets ready ...

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