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Is Zoom a Real Deerfield Experience?
Are you really “going to Deerfield” if you’re just sitting at home taking online classes on your computer all day long? Being on campus plays an integral role in creating…
The Case for Intellectual Activities
Many of us spent our time in quarantine exploring different intellectual activities, whether it be chess, Go, crossword puzzles, or…
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February 21, 2021
The Case for a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
In terms of improving public health, vaccination is second only to providing clean drinking water. Vaccines, which have saved countless lives, are possibly the most important modern medical advancement of…
February 21, 2021
Teachers, Lead the Way.
Deerfield is a school of tradition: it is one of the last New England boarding schools to require the sit-down meal, it is one of the last schools to require…
February 21, 2021
Standing Up for The Sit-Down System
I remember my first sit-down meal at Deerfield. I was sitting in the south side of the dining hall near the kitchen door. Though I felt a little intimidated at first…
December 3, 2020
The Death of Nuance
Over the past few months, talking to anyone, even family, about politics has become a guessing game of “Is this person on my side or not?” On social media, I…
December 3, 2020
“Make America Great Again”
America isn’t doing great right now, at the end of Donald Trump’s presidency: he accomplished the opposite of his campaign slogan. Election week was a nerve-racking emotional rollercoaster, where we…
November 22, 2020
Opinion: Two Countries, One Experience?
A month into my Deerfield career, I met a new classmate. We’d said hi a few times before, but this was my first time really talking to her, face-to-face. But…
November 22, 2020
My Experience (Not) Voting
I used to cringe at the radio every time NPR played a clip of the PostMaster General defending the mail-in ballot. I had full belief in the American voting system,…
November 22, 2020
Is “Back to Normal” What we Really Want?
What graduating during a pandemic taught me about pausing to look up at the hills “We have preserved those fundamental, high traditions of character and scholarship on which our school…
October 31, 2020
Why Amy Coney Barrett is Eligible for Office
Most Americans agree that this year’s election will shape the United States for decades to come. So many hot-button issues are on the ballot this fall: the environment, the preservation…
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