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Can Dating Be More Than ‘Netflix And Chill’?

At school meeting on Wednesday, January 11, Dean of Students Amie Creagh shocked many students when she raised concerns about a subject many at DA consider taboo—dating. It’s no secret that in our community there are limited options for “dates,” a problem Ms. Creagh believes prevents ...

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DAFC Serves Up Change

Many students consider The Deerfield Food Committee notoriously ineffective in improving the food at DA. Within the past year, however, the DAFC has managed to make changes that the community has greeted enthusiastically. Elizabeth Swindell Currently, the committee is working on having panckes in ...

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The Comeback Kids: Home To DA After Term Away

With the start of the new year, three students—Celia Hurvitt ’17, Caleb Friends ’16, and Lucas Galperín ’16—returned to campus after spending the fall semester away from DA. Credit: Elliot Gilbert Hurvitt spent four months at the Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki, in Wiscasset, Maine. She ...

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Cultural Exchange: Peru to DA

This winter, students do not need to travel far to gain a new international perspective. Arianna Sanchez, a junior from Lima, Peru, recently arrived at the Deerfield campus for a month-long exchange facilitated by the Round Square program. Maya Rajan Ms. Anna Steim, English Teacher and member of ...

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The Gray Zone: A Personal Story

Labels­—of nearly any kind—make me squicky. (That’s a word, right?) I’ve never liked being asked to name a favorite color, food, number, etc., and I’ve never responded consistently to the question of how I identify on the LGBTQ spectrum; I don’t even use the terms “wife” or ...

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Voices Of Current LGBTQ Faculty

In Deerfield’s quest to increase diversity on campus, students often forget this effort should extend toward the faculty and staff too. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) faculty and staff make up a small portion of the adults at DA. They want to act as support systems for ...

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Juniors Lead Movember Campaign

Every year, during the month of November, men all across the world put away their razors and grow their best mustaches in support of prostate cancer. The effort, coined “Movember,” has become an international phenomenon, aiming to raise both awareness and funds for the cause. According to the ...

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Fall Exemptions

This fall, the Co-curricular Committee granted 32 students exemptions from participating in sports, dance, theater, community service, or yearbook. Twenty-one of those students had art exemptions, while 11 pursued other passions. After completing his own film during the exemption, Dane Scott  ...

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The Board of Trustees and Its Two Newest Members

Last spring, the Deerfield Academy Board of Trustees elected two new members: Diana Newton and Mark McInerney ’81. Mrs. Newton and Mr. McInerney arrived on campus in October for their first meeting but are by no means strangers to Deerfield community. Mrs. Newton’s father ’48, brother ’87, ...

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Intimacy At DA

“The Deerfield parietals regulations have always been in flux. In order to create a safer environment, parietals should not be as strict as they have been in the past. Parietals are supposed to be safe environments where two students can get to know each other, but these strict parietal rules and ...

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