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Students Take a Stand at Advocacy Summit

From April 10-12, Virginia Murphy ’17, Ethan Thayumanavan ’17, Nailah Barnes ’18, Lily Louis ’18, Melia Summers ’18, and Kishor Bharadwaj ’19 attended the Save the Children Advocacy Summit in Washington D.C. The six students were accompanied by Director of Global Studies, Mr. David ...

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New Dean of Admissions: Chip Davis

At the end of this academic school year, Mr. Chip Davis will be stepping down from his position as Athletic Director. Mr. Davis has held this position for ten years, and says that he feels “no regrets about the timing or the number of years I have been Athletic Director.” Doing what he thought ...

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The Seniors Brought It Back: The Class of 2016’s Legacy

Last spring, the seniors launched the “Bring It Back” campaign in an attempt to revitalize school spirit and the sense of community at Deerfield. Class Dean Kevin Kelly said, “In the spring of 2015, the rising seniors met on the stairs of the Main School Building. The cheerleaders led the ...

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SNL’s Colin Jost to be 2016 Commencement Speaker

On May 29, Saturday Night Live writer and comedian Colin Jost will come to Deerfield to speak at the 2016 Commencement ceremony. Each year, Deerfield invites a distinguished individual to address the graduating class. Previous speakers have included former U.S. President George Bush; Henry Rodgin ...

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Reflections from the First Captain Deerfield: Tom Mathews ‘96

Captain Deerfield Tom Mathews ’96 in costume with cheerleaders Pat Graney and Andy Sweetland performing an original song on Choate Friday. On the Original Costume (In 1995): “It was a very bare bones operation – just myself in a very mediocre homemade (or I guess dorm-made) outfit that ...

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DA Muslim Chaplain Fights Stigma Around Islam

On Tuesday, January 19, Deerfield students had the opportunity to explore the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. through diverse workshops centered on themes of inclusion. One of many adults to share his knowledge and interpretation of inclusion was Hassan Awaisi ’07, who ...

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When One Suffers, We All Do: Muslim Students Speak Up

Jihad. Bombs. Extremism. Hijab. These are just a few of the words three other Muslim students and I spoke — the air in the room heavy with tension — as we shared our stories in front of one hundred DA faculty members in January. We’d been invited to speak by Ms. Marjorie Young, ...

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Jihad: Striving to be Virtuous, Not Violent

On March 22, sadness and fear swept the globe in the aftermath of the Brussels terrorist attacks, which killed 31 people and injured hundreds more. ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, took responsibility for the attacks, just months after taking responsibility for the November Paris attacks ...

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Exchange Student: Sarah Jungblut

On March 28, Sarah Jungblut ‘18 arrived on campus through the Deerfield student exchange program from the Schule Schloss Salem School in the Lake of Constance, Germany. “I wanted to participate in this program especially to improve my English,” said Sarah. She added, “I also wanted to get ...

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Seniors, Thanks for the Pranks

Senior pranks are a long-standing tradition and a coveted aspect of many students’ last days at Deerfield. Over the years, pranks have ranged from planting flowers in the senior grass to spell out the senior class year in 2010, to making dozens of short, but hilarious announcements at a sit-down ...

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