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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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Stop The Pipeline

Deerfield’s mission statement reads, “Set in a historic village bounded by river, hills and rams, Deerfield inspires reflection, study and play, abiding friendships, and a defining school spirit.” In the 1950s and 60s, the United States Government planned to construct Interstate 91 through ...

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Pro-Village

Read the Anti-Village article here. BREAKING NEWS: freshman girl and boy seen walking on campus are not a couple. I repeat: they are not a couple! This is not an isolated incident, either. All over Deerfield Academy, 9th grade males and females are interacting in non-sexual ways. Although school ...

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Anti-Village

Read the Pro-Village article here. The Freshman Village has successfully created more problems than it has solved. The gender divide is an issue that deserves to be addressed, but a Freshman Village was not the correct way to fix it. The most notable effect that The Village has had on campus is to ...

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A Message From The Deerfield Democrats

The National Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. It was founded in 1848 and enjoys the distinction of being the oldest, still functioning political party in the world. Democrats often favor a mixed economy, labor unions, universal healthcare, ...

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