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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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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…
April 11, 2020
Why Antagonizing China is a Mistake
“Among the biggest victims of the coronavirus pandemic is the fiction of amicable U.S.- China relations,” wrote Michael Auslin, a research fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. Auslin’s statement represents the…
February 26, 2020
Balanced Bites
It’s no secret that most of the community values excellence in academics and athletics but what about personally, emotionally, and physically? “Wellness” has become a topic of interest across the…
February 26, 2020
Policy Over Privacy
In George Orwell’s 1984, constant surveillance and an oppressive government led to what Orwell criticized as a blend of totalitarianism and socialism. The society in the novel resembles many elements…
February 26, 2020
Letter to the Editor
Dear Deerfield,  It’s safe to say that we can all recall a time when we should have held our peers accountable for instances of insensitivity but remained silent instead. At…
February 26, 2020
Academic Clubs Deserve Priority, Too
HARRY: It was Thursday, January 31st, 2020, and I was eager to attend the Harvard Model United Nations Conference. After five months of preparation, the day had finally arrived when…
February 26, 2020
Expand the Notion of ‘Buying In’
Few of us remember the first time that we heard it — perhaps it was through our Green Keys during orientation, during a sit-down table discussion, or at a dorm…
January 30, 2020
My Home Is On Fire
You may have read over the word ‘rainforest’ without giving it much attention, but you should. The rainforest has never burned on this scale; in fact, it hasn’t really burned…
January 30, 2020
Novels Need Trigger Warnings, Too
There are Deerfield students who have a parent suffering with alcohol abuse. There are students who have a family member who has been raped. There are students who suffer from…