The Deerfield Scroll: September 9, 2013
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Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 3 DEERFIELD ACADEMY, DEERFIELD, MA 01342 September 9, 2013 Return of the Flaska open to students as well. Dean Flaska collaborated with Jordan Montour ’13 to develop a second course called “Native America.” In late June of this year, Dean Flaska visited the Kahnawake Mohawk community just south of Montreal, where Montour lives, to make progress on the course, which will introduce the Native experience and Native spirituality to students. “Given the location of our inquiry, particular attention will be given to the Native BY GARAM NOH populations that reside in New Editorial Associate England states and southeastern Jan Flaska, Dean of Spiritual Canadian provinces,” explained Dean Flaska. Montour ’13 Academy, is returning this himself is a descendent of Eunice fall after a year’s leave, during Williams, one of the “captives” which he worked towards a doctoral degree from Catholic which is considered an important Theological Union in Hyde Park, I. The year away from DA has “[Jordan] was a great host,” said allowed Dean Flaska to form Dean Flaska, “and the class is coming together.” The Flaska family spent the He is already developing two new courses with both spiritual and year in downtown Hyde Park, just south of Chicago and near academic focuses. “The Wisdom of Silence,” a the shore of Lake Michigan. The new elective developed by Dean family also had the opportunity Flaska, will be offered starting to take a memorable two-week the spring of 2014. The basis for vacation in May, traveling around the course is rooted in his thesis, Lake Michigan and the Upper which explores whether the Peninsula of Michigan. Dean Flaska described the trip wireless technology and social media of our day have an adverse as “a bit of a Karbon Heritage effect on adolescent spirituality. tour,” during which he and his “Basically, I am working to family had a chance to acquaint both explore the worth of silence themselves with the people and in the life of adolescents and to places of Spanish teacher Cheri invite adolescents to embrace it Karbon’s youth. Ms. Karbon is a “Yooper” (someone from the with some regularity,” he said. His proposal? That stepping Upper Peninsula), Dean Flaska away from “all of the social added that he will “soon be demands of [adolescent] circumstances” is a good thing to this rewarding tourist attraction.” Dean Flaska, who will be do from time to time. In “The Wisdom of Silence,” co-coaching the varsity soccer students will “explore the team with Mr. Heise this year, development of the spiritual also made time for different and mystical traditions in history athletic commitments during his to the present day” and read year away. He was the assistant excerpts from a variety of spiritual soccer coach at the University of classics. They will eventually Chicago, the coach and a player be expected to engage in the on the UChicago men’s club spiritual practices of their choice, lacrosse team, and an assistant and intentional and prescribed coach for the Mount Carmel silence will be an important part High School lacrosse team. The year away has afforded be hosting a gathering in October Dean Flaska many kinds of (also called “The Wisdom of unique opportunities. “It was a Silence”) to be attended by wonderful year,” he said, “but we educators from peer schools but are glad to return.” Jeffrey Jewett DEERFIELD TRIP TO COSTA RICA FOR ENVIROMENTAL SCIENCE From left to right: Mr. David Miller, Lili Brown ’14, Keren Alfred ’14, Christian Schade ’15, Tripp Kaelin ’14, Mr. Jeffrey Jewett, Tess Donovan ’14, Alyssa Moreau ’14, Bryce Bolotin ’15, J.C. Pardo ’15, Ashley Cooper ’14, host Caroline Grew ’99, Tarah Timothe ’15 Rowers “Power 10” for Junior Worlds BY MARGARET CHAPPELL Editorial Associate world development team. She trained in Banyoles, Spain for ten days on the 1992 Olympics Course. ventured to Lithuania and Spain this past summer to train and compete as members of the junior national and worlds development team. After two weeks at the U.S. rowing selection camp, Claire national team was much more intense than rowing as a part of Grant Louis ’14 were selected to join the junior national team that competed in Trakai, Lithuania against other teams from around the world. Collins was in the women’s In addition, “almost all of the girls at the camp were from club teams that row all year long. They basically live and breathe crew, so being around these girls you learn so much,” Murray said of her teammates. Collins added that a drastic difference was rowing in a new boat with new coaches and teammates. “It was challenging yet interesting,” she explained, “to blend styles of many different rowers with all different experiences into one boat.” Championships. Louis was the coxswain for the men’s 4+ and Caputo was in the men’s spare 2boat; however, neither of these Libby Murray ’14 also went to the training camp and made the the three rowers. “For example,” Caputo explained, “We had the time to practice twice daily seven days a week as opposed to once Justice for all: Michael Sandel, “superstar Harvard political philosopher... showcases the thinking on public morality that has made him one of the most sought after leaders in the Democracy Academy Event, 19 September, 7 p.m. Looking forward to this year’s crew season, Caputo, Murray and Collins said they will bring Caputo said, “I will bring back the amount of speed it takes to compete at the worlds level in contrast to a national or regional level. Also, I hope our experience rowers to compete for these spots next year.” Meanwhile, Murray’s athleticism was shaped both physically and mentally. “My determination and maturity as an athlete have developed more than I could’ve imagined,” Murray said. “I’ve formed a bigger drive and focus from this camp that will keep me pushing for golds at New Englands.” experience, Collins said, “I met so many amazing people that I now look up to and admire. I wouldn’t change it for the world.” The Scroll Online Exclusive! “This year is going to be about changing how – Student Body President Tripp Kaelin ’14 online at A Summer at The Island School is No Vacation BY HENRY COBBS Editorial Associate Located on the southern tip of the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, The Island School has recently become AT THE ISLAND SCHOOL IN THE BAHAMAS Left to right: Catherine Fleming ’15, Ken Park ’15, Juliette Lee ’14 Founded in 1998, the school set out to save endangered marine life by providing alternate food sources for inhabitants of the island. Now The Island School is comprised of a research institute, a middle school for locals, and a term-abroad program. As the school expanded, its mission evolved. Today The Island School’s aim is to instill a sense of place, sustainability and community while preparing students for a more informed future. This past summer Ken Park ’15, Juliette Lee ’14 and Catherine Fleming ’15 attended the school’s summer semester, which focused on human ecology, tourism and development, and marine ecology. All three explained that in. But I didn’t know that it’s really competitive to do so. sends a lot of kids. No other school sent three kids.” After the initial excitement died down, students were reluctant to adhere to the rules at the school,” said Park. “Phones were taken away, no Internet was allowed, and we slept in a big open space with bunkmates. No air conditioners to be found anywhere on campus.” (continued on back...) The Scroll would like to acklowledge the 12th anniversary of 9/11 and encourage the on the impact this event has had on our country and the world. NEW STUDENTS 2 New students from near and far: Welcome to CONNECTICUT: Henry Baldwin ’14 Tim Edmonds ’14 Duke Repko ’14 Dana Wensberg ’14 Valentina Connell ’16 Nicholas Conzelman ’16 Devon Bierut ’17 Rhyan Brode ’17 Jackson Caputo ’17 Paige Cleary ’17 Meghan Halloran ’17 Scott Danforth ’17 Robby Dewey ’17 John Esposito ’17 Tim Gerber ’17 Gordon Johnson ’17 Logan Knight ’17 Shai Lineberry ’17 Virginia Murphy ’17 Annabel Nottebohm ’17 Gillian O’Connor ’17 Ellie Uhl ’17 Jack Wood ’17 MASSACHUSETTS: Jack Barkowski ’14 Charlotte Carr ’14 Steph Collins ’14 Mike Lively ’14 Rory McHarg ’14 Tyler Stahle ’14 Zack Twitchell ’14 Anna Ballou ’16 Juan Cabrera ’16 Katherine Goguen ’16 Molly Kennedy ’16 Josie Meier ’16 Brian Persons ’16 Jean-Pierre Torras ’16 Maddie Chai ’17 Brian Davis ’17 Aiden Day ’17 Cici Dimitroff ’17 Owen Downie ’17 Danny Finnegan ’17 PENNSYLVANIA: Eric Senior ’14 Hunter Quigg ’16 WASHINGTON: Jackson Lanning ’14 Elias Murdoch-Morales ’16 Gabe Murdoch-Morales ’16 MONTANA: Bergen Carloss ’16 Anne Trapp ’16 NORTH DAKOTA: Bryn Everson ’15 MINNESOTA: Liam Gong ’16 Jack Lambert ’16 Rachel Sit ’16 IDAHO: Theo Castellano-Wood ’17 CALIFORNIA: Joe Callinan ’14 Connor Nyman ’15 Phillip Chung ’16 Arianne Evans ’16 Chi Kyu Lee ’16 Claire Petrus ’16 Mason Bonnie ’17 George Fair ’17 Daniella Faura ’17 Alistair Garnett ’17 Perry Hamm ’17 Liam Jeon ’17 Rennie Lembo ’17 Chase McCaw ’17 Daniel Michelson ’17 Jacqueline Minor ’17 Madison Thies ’17 Will Shuhda ’17 WISCONSIN: Hollis McLeod ’17 WYOMING: Liz Forelle ’14 ILLINOIS: Julia Dixon ’16 Will Helfand ’16 Klyn Jones ’16 Melanie Diaz ’17 Teddy Donnelley ’17 Ally Edwards ’17 Tessa Mills ’17 Will Suter ’17 NEVADA: Alaina Chen ’17 COLORADO: Derek Alvarez ’17 OH Jan Mi TENNESSE Stuart Smith ’1 TEXAS: Ben Lipscomb ’14 Breck Spencer ’14 Cole Swartz ’14 Chris Roussos ’15 Hawa Tucker ’15 Audrey McManemin ’17 Zakiya Newman ’17 MISSISSIPPI: Anna Laurenzo ’16 LOUISIANA: Hughes Benjamin ’17 NEW STUDENTS Ellie Friends ’17 Shane Graves ’17 Jenna Greenbaum ’17 Thomas Hale ’17 Will Hrabchak ’17 Ryan Ilsley ’17 Kalina Majercak ’17 William Morgan ’17 Alina O’ Brien ’17 Caroline Pappas ’17 Tendayi Peyton ’17 Dylan Presnal ’17 Will Sanford ’17 Shelby Scarborough ’17 Anya Shevzov-Zebrun ’17 Reid Shilling ’17 Rachel Shuman ’17 Nate Steele ’17 Izzy St. Arnault ’17 Aliana Thomas-Adams ’17 Lindsay Warger ’17 6 SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO: Mari Ivica ’14 POLAND: Joshua Tebeau ’16 Helena Tebeau ’17 CANADA: Luka Petkovic ’14 Jake Titleman ’15 Handsun Xiao ’15 John Greenwood ’16 CZECH REPUBLIC: Jan Slovak ’15 GERMANY: Mirjam Keochakian ’15 Mathieu Vigneault ’16 Marguerite Genereux ’17 Samuel Vigneault ’17 VERMONT: Charles Hall ’15 Jackson Watson ’15 Mark DesLauriers ’16 SPAIN: Bea Gari ’15 Ramiro de Rojas Perez ’15 NORTH CAROLINA: Yong-Hun Kim ’15 Lindsay Cureton ’17 TURKEY: Anil Ozer ’14 BRAZIL: Lucas Tupaniamba ’16 ARGENTINA: Santiago Duhalde ’15 NEW HAMPSHIRE: Ryan Heath ’14 Sam Heald ’16 Katherine Hadley ’17 Libby Wenners ’17 TAIWAN: Justin Hsu ’16 VIETNAM: Sara Do ’16 MACAU: Valerie Ma ’17 AUSTRALIA: Katherine Chen ’15 BOTSWANA: Marothodi Nteseane ’14 RHODE ISLAND: Jesse Browne ’14 Caitlin Burke ’15 Tarah Almonacy ’17 Ideal Dowling ’17 NEW YORK: Eric Gennari ’14 Alessia Moison ’14 Jane Lee ’15 Amelia Sawyers ’15 Walter Chrysler ’16 Gia Kim ’16 Teddy Vallar ’16 Saher Alkhamash ’17 Maddie Blake ’17 Cassie Deshong ’17 Giacomo Ferragamo ’17 Shawn Greene ’17 Kevin James ’17 CHINA: Landy Qu ’16 Martin Shi ’16 Jack Xu ’16 Rachel Yao ’16 Alexander Li ’17 Jeffrey Sun ’17 Christian Yiu ’17 KOREA: Victor Kim ’16 Jiwon Shin ’17 SENEGAL: Mamy Mbaye ’15 MEXICO: Tomas Milmo ’15 NEW JERSEY: Scott Flynn ’14 Jess Hom ’14 Philip Pikus ’15 Sabrina Alves ’17 Lucy Beimfohr ’17 Georgia Greene ’17 Ellie Koschik ’17 Madisen Siegel ’17 Tom Slack ’17 VIRGINIA: Charlie Cory ’14 Duncan Mackay ’17 RUSSIA: Paulina Sengeridis ’15 Stepan Severov ’15 MONACO: Karim Tiriac ’15 MAINE: Hannah Homans ’15 Sam Morse ’15 Curtis Alexander ’16 Kathryn Grennon ’17 Celia Hurvitt ’17 Henry Quesada ’17 Meg Targett ’17 HIO: n Menafee ’16 iles Menafee ’17 EE: 14 3 SINGAPORE: Quentin Jeyaretnam ’16 Elizabeth Tiemann ’16 THAILAND: Boon Wanpiyarat ’14 Natalia Briones ’16 Mohamed Kadry ’17 Pierson L’Esperance ’17 Adeleke McMillan ’17 Robert Mollo ’17 Cameron Munn ’17 Dylan Nagle ’17 Felicia Renelus ’17 Winston Rossetter ’17 John Sawyers ’17 Jared Strauss ’17 Talha Tariq ’17 William Ughetta ’17 Uno Wait ’17 Mamadou Yattassaye ’17 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Akya Evans ’16 Ramona Davis ’17 Malcom Gewirz ’17 GEORGIA: Lauren Sullivan ’16 SOUTH CAROLINA: Francis Simmons ’17 FLORIDA: Jade Basem ’15 Freddie Johnson ’17 Nick Leone ’17 Isabel Pearce ’17 Hannah Swinerton ’17 Robbie Williams ’17 MARYLAND: Zeke Morrill ’14 Saoirse Kennedy-Hill ’16 Penelope Hough ’17 Naji Jackson ’17 Brittany Kane ’17 Chris Stach ’17 Quick Count: 194 + 42 22 32 236 new students total 2 September 9, 2013 Students at The Island School have a rigorous course load. The two ecology classes and the tourism / development VOL. LXXXVIII, NO. 3 SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 Editor-in-Chief CHARLOTTE ALLEN local environment. Rather than learning solely from readings and classroom lectures, students Managing Editor EMILY NG Layout TABATA VISO Copy Editor ANNA AUERSPERG Online DAVE KIM Front Page TARA MURTY Online Associate CHARLIE UGHETTA Opinion/Editorial ANDREA FLEMING Photography & Graphics TESS DONOVAN up at 6:30 a.m. and participate in intensive workouts. Features COLE HORTON Photography & Graphics Associate CHLOE SO Arts & Entertainment CAMERON CARPENTER Editorial Associates MARGARET CHAPPELL HENRY COBBS COLE FAULKNER PENELOPE MCKEEFRY GARAM NOH monster run and swim,” said Park. “We had to run this Sports JON VICTOR make observations based on their surroundings. In addition to academics, The Island School places strong emphasis on physical discipline. miles of running and two miles of swimming. I got lost, and kids,” said Park. The culmination Advisors JULIANNE SCHLOAT & ADA FAN The Scroll The of this on one of the Cape Eleuthera beaches with limited resources (continued) liters of water), and survival necessities including a tarp and a bug net.” “I nearly went insane on the last three hours of my 24-hour solo,” added Park. “I drank lots of water, and I ran out of it when I was sleeping, because it was so hot. I didn’t even sleep because of the bugs. My skin felt like it was literally going to rip off if I had pinched it. I also talked to myself, which was really common among the kids who went on a Solo. I also cried a lot because I got emotional, but again lots of kids do.” “What separates the Island School from others is the emotional aspect of it,” agreed school stresses that in order to make a change you need to know your role in the system; thus, it not only is a school but also a community you become a part of so quickly.” In many ways, The Island School requires even more out for everyone at ten o’clock, “Morning circle began promptly at 6:30 a.m. before morning both students and faculty sing the Bahamian national anthem and share announcements for the upcoming day; evening a.m. However, in other ways, the Island School is much less are no sit-down meals, students and there is time each day for freely.” “I believe that the idea of attending school in The Bahamas students, due to the attraction to the sun, sand and sea,” said Lee. “ But the Island School is much more than that and mustn’t be seen in such a regard,” they are willing to change, but it’s of things are thrown at you, and the materialism that we all live with at home is completely gone there.” Scroll Letter from the Editor Dear Readers, For some of you this is a welcome-back message, and for the rest a straight-up welcome. I’ll keep it short, but we at The Scroll really want to encourage everyone in the community to take this unique time at the beginning of the school year to try new We are always looking for new writers, either as members of share their ideas and get involved in an important aspect of life here. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, writer applicaClub Fair. Writing for The Scroll is a great opportunity not only to investigate stories you yourself are curious about, but also to learn about the school in general and be able to keep the community up to date. We also want to encourage any feedback that students, faculty or alums have on The Scroll, as your ideas are the only way the year to come. Don’t forget to keep sending us your opinions and ideas, and please consider applying to join The Scroll staff! Sincerely, Editor-in-Chief Peter Nilsson world with a heinous attack on its own civilians. I reacted, as many did, in horror, for although any abuse of power is disgraceful, a government betraying the trust of its people falls under a category of contempt all horrifying manner in which the military decided to kill its own citizens: chemical weapons. The use of chemical weapons was outlawed by the international community in the 1925 Geneva Protocol, when the memSyria’s blatant disregard for not only international law but also the lives of innocents prompted President Obama to address in Syria after seeking approval from Congress (approval which he obtained from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on September 4). While I am not trained in military tactics, I think most of the empathizing world would agree that such a grievous act must not go unnoticed. Not only does it send a frightening message to civilians around the world, but it sets a terrible precedent for other governments to think that international law can be violated without repercussions. While the world decides how to deal with this tragedy, the grieving families of the 1400+ innocents killed outside Damascus, 5000 miles away but in all of our thoughts and hearts. I hope to cover more of the story and more of your opinions as it progresses. Left to right (top): Peter Hynds, Marjorie Young, Jael Hernadez-Vasquez, Mark Spencer, Jamie Bucci, Charlotte Patriquin, Drew Philie, Jaime Correa, Left to right (bottom): Not pictured: Pam Safford who arrive on campus in September, the new faculty also aspects of our newcomers: , a college advisor, hates the taste of CocaCola so much that if she were dying of thirst in the desert and it was the only liquid available, she still wouldn’t drink it. , a member in , our Dean times before she turned 13. , our Opinion/Editorial Editor Emma Mitchell and Mark Theriault for the birth of July 17, 2013 6 lbs. Genevieve Triganne and Joel Pitt on your marriage at Disney World Interim Director of the Boyden Library, is a happily transplanted Midwesterner, having grown up in rural Minnesota and attending college in Iowa. , a member in es, spent eight years of her youth competing in Irish Step-Dancing. , a Spanish teacher, is an aviophobic. , a member of once asked to tap dance on a children’s television show Mister Rogers’ Neigborhood. , our Director , this year’s Wilson Fellow and a Spanish teacher, used to play the charango, a over 75,000 college applications. made from an armadillo shell. , our Director of Inclusion and Community Life, hails from the Caribbean, but really dislikes spicy food. , a team counsel for the Boston Celtics. , a Science teacher, has interesting tastes: his favorite ice cream is a “self-trained linguist” and ferent sounds, so don’t be surprised if you see him walking around talking to himself.