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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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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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Students Rediscover Heritage in China

This past spring break, Alex Guo ‘17, Amanda Cui ‘18, and Claire Zhang ‘18 embarked on a journey through China from the Gobi desert to the mountains of Guilin to explore their roots and gather over 15 hours of footage for a video on cultural life in particular regions of China. Nine days ...

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Separating Radicalism from Religion: ISIS Is Not Islam

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, more commonly known as ISIS, ISIL, IS, or Daesh, is a terrorist group believed to have begun operating in 1999, whose actions escalated after the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003. ISIS split off from another radical group, Al Qaeda, in 2014, and the two groups have ...

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International Perspectives On Elections In The U.S. And Abroad

The Deerfield community represents 37 different countries, and international students have various opinions about the presidential elections in the United States and their degrees of efficiency. The 2016 U.S. electoral process started on February 1 with the Iowa caucuses and will continue until ...

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The Real Meaning Behind DAPP

For one academic term, during a free period once a week, every sophomore at Deerfield participates in the  Deerfield  Academy Perspectives Program (DAPP). Students are assigned to departments such as ITS, Admissions, and Shipping and Receiving to help staff complete their daily tasks. However, a ...

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