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Questioning Student Presidential Elections

The elections for student body president have been a long-standing tradition at Deerfield, and this year, the Deerfield Student Council held a different type of election. When I heard that the election was going to include a debate, I was excited to hear the candidates’ opinions and their views ...

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Should Sophomores Have Study Hall?

Seven forty-five p.m. looms over me like a death sentence every day of the week except for Friday and Saturday. I’m a freshman, and study hall is arguably one of the most prominent components of my daily schedule. A typical school day consists of three parts: classes, co-curricular, and study ...

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Looking Back at The Village One Year Later

Raegan Hill ’19 Contributing Writer There have been both drawbacks and benefits to living in The Village this year, but I’ve concluded that it has been a positive experience. Three situations that I’ve faced this year include living with a roommate, living with only freshmen, and sharing ...

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Trumped: Apologies From a GOP Loyalist

On January 20, 2017, when Hillary Rodham Clinton is sworn in as the President of the United States of America, the journey of Republican soul-searching will begin. Mr. Trump’s rise to the Republican nomination has left, in its wake, a GOP fractured beyond repair. His platform of authoritarian ...

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Dress For Gender-Neutral Success

Outside of the school day, Deerfield students have freedom regarding what they wear and where they wear it.  Girls wear crop tops to dances and bikinis on Spring Day, and guys also have freedom to wear—or not wear­—whatever they want at these times. During school activities, ...

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An Open Letter To Deerfield Students

Life at Deerfield moves at the speed of light, and sometimes it feels as if you’ve been left in the dark. At some point, everyone here feels extremely lonely. This feeling is all too familiar for many Deerfield students–not just in the sense of not having many friends, but also in the sense of ...

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Deerfield Dances Need a Makeover

Many people asked why I wasn’t going to Hoedown last week, so I found myself thinking about why the dances at Deerfield haven’t been a source of excitement for me in the same way they are for other people. It’s no secret that Deerfield dances are a huge part of the Deerfield experience. As ...

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Why These Students Think Race Is The Most Important Issue On Campus

RAMONA DAVIS ’17: I am a student of color, but I had never before been so aware of my race before coming to Deerfield. In contrast, the majority of my peers—who are not students of color—do not have any significant awareness of their own race. I think people gravitate toward places of ...

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What We Do In The Dark: Porn At Deerfield

Relationships and sexuality have been part of an ongoing conversation at Deerfield for the last several years, and the administration has made strides to encourage healthier relationships in the form of date nights and more open conversations about parietals policies. However, it seems to me that ...

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