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Mental Illness at Deerfield

When you were little, did you ever have friends your mom made you hang out with, even though you didn’t want to? Then those friends kept showing up, and you were confused and sick of them. Soon enough, those friends were around so much that you got used to them. Finally, those friends were always ...

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Where’s The Asian in Black and White

This year, during the weeks leading up to Martin Luther King day, conversations about racial issues ignited within the community. Race is complicated, especially for those who don’t fit into the black and white binary that usually frames conversations about race in this country. For Asian ...

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#PRAYFORPARIS

On November 13th, Paris, France was made victim to a devastating number of attacks that left more than 120 innocent civilians dead and a nation stricken with grief. The Islamic state, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has publicly claimed responsibility for the deadly acts of terrorism. The worst ...

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A Call For More Useful Community Service

Please note that examples of service projects given in this article aren’t real, but are similar to actual Deerfield trips. This was to avoid condemning any specific project. At Deerfield, community service has become something of a “must have” for college applications. However, after ...

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Racial Ignorance Is Not Bliss

Recent events on college campuses and around the country have sparked many conversations about the state of race relations in America. While I’m happy those conversations are taking place, it’s unfortunate that the people who would benefit the most from these conversations—those who are ...

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Freedom Of Speech At Deerfield

Freedom of speech at Deerfield has been a controversial topic since I arrived here in 2012. Stories of teachers and students criticizing my peers for speaking their minds have become commonplace. However, I didn’t realize the extent to which some members of the Deerfield community restrict speech ...

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#BLACKLIVESMATTER

While Deerfield students geared up for athletics during Choate Week, colleges around the nation faced an entirely different challenge: fighting racial discrimination. Aminata Ka ’19 In the first week of November at Yale University, student activities attempting to stop “systematic racism on ...

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Authentic Diversity

Sometimes, I take a moment to look at my hands. In private, I will hold them up and stare at them intently. I will wonder why my color, a deep brown, holds so much say over how the world views me. Walking around campus, anyone can see that Deerfield is a diverse community. Everywhere you look, you ...

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The Village Strikes Back

Valerie Ma It’s finally here: a 9th grader’s perspective on The Freshman Village. I didn’t know a single person before stepping foot on campus, and The Freshman Village has been incredibly helpful for me to form close friendships with other 9th graders. From roommates to Crowe Commons, my ...

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How Can We Make A Difference?

Attacks. Terror. Death. The headlines flooded the media worldwide, recounting the recent tragedies in Paris, the Middle East, Kenya, and the United States. Hashtags including #PrayforPeace, #RefugeesWelcome, #PrayforKenya, and #BlackLivesMatter trended as millions of people publically expressed ...

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