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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, ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...



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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