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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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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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