Articles written by: Lizzy Dowd

This graph from the New York Times shows the differences in SAT critical reading scores based on income. Notice how the higher incomes correlate with higher scores.
Academics / Community

Testing, Privilege, and Keeping College Pressure in Perspective

Let’s focus on the original purpose of standardized testing. Whether you are taking your high school exams or the infamous SAT test, the goal of the test was to allow students to demonstrate knowledge and mastery of skills. But how effective is the SAT in showing how successful and intelligent […]

#metoo The Story of Sexual Harassment That Runs Deeper than Hollywood
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#metoo The Story of Sexual Harassment That Runs Deeper than Hollywood

Sexual harassment: harassment in a workplace, or other professional or social situation, involving the making of unwanted sexual advances or obscene remarks. I’m sure many of us are very familiar with how, starting in early October of 2017, many decades’ worth of allegations against former Hollywood filmmaker Harvey Weinstein made […]

Stranger Things 2, So much more to see!
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5 Reasons Why You Need To Watch Season 2 Of Stranger Things  (If you haven’t already)

1: They really ramp up some of the horror/thriller feel of the show I am someone that loves scary movies and shows, (while some people don’t). But if you do, there is SO much more suspense and overall thrill factor in this season. Special effects plus new things that have […]

The Penelopiad: Ancient Characters Experience Struggles Of Modern World
Arts / Featured

The Penelopiad: Ancient Characters Experience Struggles Of Modern World

This past week, Dana Hall had two performances of its high school 2017 fall play called The Penelopiad. For this play, playwright Margaret creates a version that is multifaceted and filled with a mixture of modern and ancient themes. Simply summarized by play director Ms. Fenstermaker, “The play is about […]

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Community

Recent Hurricanes Hit Home for Dana Hall Community Members

Recently multiple natural disasters have affected our country. I spoke to some Dana Hall community members about how Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey affected their family and friends. I learned a lot about what the aftermath of these hurricanes meant to them. I got the chance to talk to new […]