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Wellesley police chief apologizes for police “historic mistreatment of minorities” Wellesley police chief apologizes for police “historic mistreatment of minorities”

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How I actually study for exams
Community

How I actually study for exams

Study guides, picture cards, practice problems, power naps, and groups study get me through exams. Will they help you? As Trimester I exams are upon us, I know that some people are struggling to find a study pattern that works for them. Here’s how I study, including what works and […]

Let’s change our dress code
Community / Opinion

Let’s change our dress code

Dana Hall’s dress code prohibits “skintight clothing.” This phrase in the dress code is inequitably enforced both in the clothing it’s applied to and to whom it’s applied, which reinforces the unfair standard that girls are subjected to in our society. As a feminist school, we can and should abide […]

Back away from Haters Back Off
Arts

Back away from Haters Back Off

Netflix introduced its newest original content this past month, and it is far from binge-worthy. It’s exciting to see this transition from long-form entertainment only being available on our TVs to its being accessible with the click of a button through Netflix, but Haters Back Off is not the show […]

Wellesley police chief apologizes for police “historic mistreatment of minorities”
Community

Wellesley police chief apologizes for police “historic mistreatment of minorities”

Conflict between police and communities of color has been a subject of much attention lately. In response to those conflicts, the president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Terrence M. Cunningham — who is also the chief of the Wellesley police department — recently publicly apologized on behalf […]

Voters go to the polls early in Massachusetts for the first time
Community

Voters go to the polls early in Massachusetts for the first time

Massachusetts has adopted early voting, which this year began on October 24 and continues until November 4. Election Day is on Tuesday, November 8. Ms. Jacqui Bloomberg, Latin teacher, went to vote early on October 26 because “the idea that I will be able vote whenever I wanted to on my […]

Skipping meals to make the grade
Community

Skipping meals to make the grade

For first generation and poor students, getting into college is hard, but staying there can be even harder. As students are increasingly coming from lower incomes, food insecurity and homelessness are growing problems across college campuses. Groups experiencing the most food insecurity are students of color, first-generation students, and students […]

Homing pigeons and a chipmunk in Lexington, Ky, on 5/24/10. Photos by David Stephenson
Opinion

Vote “Yes” on Question 3 and support animal rights

Massachusetts voters have a chance next Tuesday, November 8, to take a stand in favor of animal rights. Ballot measure 3 is against farm animal confinement. The law, if passed, would prohibit any farm operator from knowingly put any breeding pig, calf raised for veal, or egg-laying hen in confinement […]

Civility but not complicity
Community / Opinion

Civility but not complicity

The 2016 presidential election is like no other because candidates have spent more time attacking one another than explaining their platforms. If candidates are spewing ad hominem attacks, how will Americans be able to make an informed decision in November? At Dana Hall, will political discussions become catfights? As a […]

New faculty join the Dana Hall “big family”
Academics / Athletics / Community

New faculty join the Dana Hall “big family”

This year, Dana Hall’s faculty has expanded greatly. Ms. Nia Hays, Upper School Academic Dean, comments that the new teachers “are exactly who you want in a school community—people who are strong classroom teachers, passionate about the subject area, multi-talented, creative, and engaging.” Ms. Jasmine Xiang joins the World Languages […]

A brand-new year with a brand-new head of school
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A brand-new year with a brand-new head of school

Ms. Katherine Bradley has become the 11th Head of Dana Hall School in its 135 years. She describes her present feeling as “figuring out a jigsaw puzzle but without all the pieces” because she has to learn everything starting from the bottom. Ms. Bradley’s biggest goals for this year are […]