- Letter From The Editor
- Novice Crew
- Intimacy At DA
- To Cheer Or To Jeer: That Is The Question
- Alumna Kayla Corcoran Returns As History Teacher
Letter to the Editor, from Lucy Drummond ’08
One of the many excellent declamations from the Junior class. Written and performed by Sam Belcher ’11.
Over spring break, a group of Deerfield students, faculty, and faculty children journeyed to the small neighborhood of Las Charkas, Dominican Republic, to build a house through a non-profit organization called Cambiando Vidas, or “Changing Lives.”
“Going to Haiti was a sensory overload. The tent cities, tin slums, rubble, garbage, and sewage form a blurred tableau in my mind, and it’s difficult to discern meaning or importance from any of it specifically.”
Tao Tao Holmes ’10 reflects on fashion, function, and how they apply at Deerfield.
Reflecting on the quality of Volume 84, I like to think that we accomplished many of our goals. We reported with clarity on a number of weighty issues—gender dynamics, over enrollment, the on-campus International Debate, the settlement of the Koch Center lawsuit, our rivalry with Choate, and the fire in the Dining Hall.
Senate Republicans have decided that their role in the government will be to veto any progressive legislation that is proposed. Given their current minority, this also means that no Republican projects will be passed either. It seems as though the power to prevent legislation from being passed has surpassed the need for effective reforms.
“Study groups and extra help have their place, but many students find that when test-day comes and they have only themselves to depend on, they are unprepared to succeed alone. What will happen, then, when they have to face the real world?”
I would like to take a moment to consider the spirit behind the rivalry. I was shocked when I read the comparison between our Choate Day traditions and harassment practices of the Ku Klux Klan. I find it disturbing that someone perceives me and my peers as capable of such egregious acts of hatred as seen in the South during the height of the violence carried out by the Klan.
Who is to blame for the inefficiency of today’s politics? Is it the Republicans, who systematically deny any chance of a health care reform in America? The Democrats who insist on leaving the issue of immigration alone?