Much of the language used to describe drug users is profoundly negative. People with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) are commonly referred to as drug abusers, addicts, junkies, etc. Colloquial use of the word “addict” implies a habitual user with inadequate willpower to s...

College is a magical realm over the rainbow and a world away from Deerfield Academy. Here at RIT, the pride flag is framed in the entrance to the Student Alumni Union, and small colorful ribbons line the student bulletin boards. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community myse...

We live in a digital age. Word processing has provided people remarkable assistance in writing cleaner and more sophisticated paragraphs. Trubek eloquently summarizes research on whether student writing quality has declined. She specifically highlights the unvarying qu...

At Deerfield Academy, as long as it is not hateful or violence-inducing, we have free reign over what we say. With respect to the National School Walkout, some have claimed that our efforts are polarizing, partisan, or simply unfair to those with differing ideas of wha...

February 6, 2018 marked the day Stephen Colbert renounced his title as “King Nerd”. What sparked this egregious announcement, you might ask? Just the world’s most powerful rocket launching a cherry-red Tesla Roadster into space. Welcome to the future, everybody.

It all...

What would it be like to “hear” the universe? The detection of gravitational waves by Project LIGO provides the answer.

In February of 2016, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) used a series of lasers to detect microscopic fluctuations in spac...

Some people spend their lives chasing eclipses, and some have yet to see their first. Thousands of both categories flocked to remote areas of Kentucky on August 21, 2017. The prospect of seeing the “Great American Solar Eclipse” in its path of totality surpassed any wo...

The idea of safe spaces has been under attack since they were first formed in the mid-60’s, but this has been most apparent following the presidential victory of Donald Trump. As I understand it, a safe space is a designated community where marginalized students can be...

2017 Boston March, photo by the author

“What do we want? Evidence-based science! When do we want it? After a peer review!”

Over 1 million people participated in the March for Science on April 22 (Earth Day), 2017. Three Deerfield students, myself included, attended the m...

On June 1st President Donald Trump announced that the US was withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement. His reasons centered around the idea that our committal meant an unfavorable outcome for the American economy. Trump stated that he represented the “citizens of P...

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