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Opinion
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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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…
April 11, 2020
From New York to Shanghai
Once we boarded the plane, I walked down the aisle with caution. To my left, a family of three covered themselves in sheets of protective plastic, and, to my right,…
April 11, 2020
How Crises Help Healthcare
There is no denying that in light of a global economic recession, the collapse of healthcare systems, and the untimely deaths of thousands of people amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it…
April 11, 2020
Trump’s Pandemic
The U.S. now has both the most cases of COVID-19 (over a million) and the most deaths caused by the virus (over 60,000), according to the CDC. Masks for first…
April 11, 2020
Where Is the Line?
During quarantine, my family and I began watching Kim’s Convenience, a satire that focuses on a family of Korean immigrants who own a convenience store in Canada. The show documents…