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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…
“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…
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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…
October 31, 2020
Opinion: Positive Case Procedures Needs Change
Two weeks ago, Deerfield sent home more than ten students deemed “close contacts” following the detection of a positive COVID-19 caseon campus. Despite seemingly being prepared for such a scenario…
October 31, 2020
The Problems Behind the Housing System
In the spring of my freshman year, my friends and I became set on living in Harold Smith. The lush fields, beautiful common room, and towel warmers made it perfect…
June 8, 2020
Uprooting America’s Second Virus
For Black Americans, COVID-19 is not the only pandemic afflicting everyday life. The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade have shed light…
May 11, 2020
Reopening Our Doors
The central question on every student’s mind right now is whether or not their school will reopen in the fall. With the global COVID-19 pandemic having upturned school environments across…
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