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Challenging Tradition

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”  – Mahatma Gandhi Change never seems to come at a great time. But we cannot continue to tell ourselves that in five years, Deerfield might become a better place and not do anything to make that better place a reality. If we do nothing, ...

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Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader, You have almost made it to the end! It is hard for me to believe that in just four short days, Deerfield will lose the Class of 2016, the class that has shaped, inspired, and excited our community for the past nine months. I truly do not believe that anyone is ready to see them go. ...

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Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader, I would first like to acknowledge that The Scroll would not be anywhere close to the one you know today without the admirable leadership of those who came before me. I thank Bella Hutchins endlessly, along with her dedicated board, without whom The Scroll would hold a mere fraction of ...

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Dress For Gender-Neutral Success

Outside of the school day, Deerfield students have freedom regarding what they wear and where they wear it.  Girls wear crop tops to dances and bikinis on Spring Day, and guys also have freedom to wear—or not wear­—whatever they want at these times. During school activities, ...

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Deerfield Dances Need a Makeover

Many people asked why I wasn’t going to Hoedown last week, so I found myself thinking about why the dances at Deerfield haven’t been a source of excitement for me in the same way they are for other people. It’s no secret that Deerfield dances are a huge part of the Deerfield experience. As ...

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Meatless Mondays

Each April, students at Deerfield compete to see who can save the most energy and water by unplugging electronics, taking shorter showers, and living in dark dorms for weeks. Students are excited and motivated to save energy during the “Green and Blue Cup Challenges,” which allow the academy to ...

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Boarding School Life: Kings and Deerfield

If there is one word to describe boarding life universally, it is consuming. This is not necessarily negative; in fact, the consuming nature of boarding life is often what makes it so successful. Living with the people you go to school with fosters stronger relationships. Seeing your teachers ...

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Letter From The Editor

Dear Reader, I can’t believe I’m writing these words…but this is it! Throughout my time leading The Scroll this past year, I’ve learned an unbelievable amount about myself and the students and adults on this campus. When I became Editor-In-Chief, I made it my goal to be real with the ...

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Help Us Get Off Campus

Deerfield students are stuck. We spend all week studying in the Pocumtuck Valley and have little opportunity to travel off campus each weekend. Yes, the administration provides shuttles to Greenfield on Friday evenings, but the scheduling forces students to either speed-eat dinners or spend hours ...

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Entrepreneurship at Deerfield

Have you ever wanted to start your own business? To pursue a passion, market it, and pocket a profit? There are many Deerfield students who would love to do just that. And we’ve all heard the age-old spiel about how intelligent and motivated Deerfield students can be. The issue is not with ...

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