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New Courses and Offerings for Next School year
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New Courses and Offerings for Next School year

During the next academic year, there will be new course offerings in the Performing Arts, English, and Math departments along with a few changes to the Social Studies course selection process. These courses and changes are here to help students have exposure to a variety of options that they were […]

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Celebrating Women in Science: Youyou Tu

In 2015, Chinese female scientist Youyou Tu was a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine for her discovery of artemisinin, a substance extracted from herbs. This substance was found to be an effective treatment for malaria, and drugs based on it have significantly improved the survival and health conditions […]

Arpilleras, Threads of Hope
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Arpilleras, Threads of Hope

As I walked into Spanish class in early December, I spun around in a circle, noticing how beautiful Señora Villalobos’ classroom looked. There was brilliantly colored patchwork cloth at every table, and thread to match each color. When Señora Villalobos told us what our project was for the trimester, the […]

Lifeguarding: More Than Just a Job
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Lifeguarding: More Than Just a Job

It is not unusual to think of lifeguarding as an easy job; lots of people’s first jobs were lifeguarding. In the movies, lifeguarding is portrayed as being fun, relaxing, and even sexy. However, in reality, lifeguarding is a rigorous and demanding responsibility. Yes, responsibility. It is crucial to understand that […]

Pressure's on!  A typical test taking scene in the gym.
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Is the ACT really easier?

Standardized tests. Hearing these two words will stir up a mixture of emotions in you. They will either make you cringe, sweat or have a mental breakdown. There will also be questions popping up into your mind asking, “Should I take the SAT or the ACT?” Multiple rumors have spread […]

Cardboard: Dana Hall artists re-envision simple material in gallery show
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Cardboard: Dana Hall artists re-envision simple material in gallery show

This week, the Dana Art Gallery is displaying a striking showcase of structures made captivatingly with the primary medium of cardboard by students in the ArtLAB and Architecture classes until Wednesday, November 1. “The goals is to see how far you can reach to come up with ideas just based […]

Two Days of Family Fun at Dana Hall
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Two Days of Family Fun at Dana Hall

On October 27 and 28 Dana Hall’s Upper School will be in the middle of an exciting event, Family Weekend, a weekend where families of all students visit the school, shadow their children, and later attend various sports games and activities. “It’s really fun to have fans in the classes […]

The adventures of Mr. Neumann
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The adventures of Mr. Neumann

Mr. Karl Neumann, US History and East Asian Studies teacher, has discovered that he does not have to go to the moon to explore. Gabrielle DeWeck ’17 remarks, “It is known that the teachers at Dana Hall are passionate about what they teach, but Mr. Neumann takes that to an […]

New faculty join the Dana Hall “big family”
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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 passion for metaphors: Margot Singer ’80
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A passion for metaphors: Margot Singer ’80

Everyone has their passions. For some it’s food; for others it might be animals. Margot Singer ’80, on the other hand, has a passion for metaphors. I was lucky enough to get to sit down and interview Ms. Singer, who came to Dana to give a Wannamaker lecture in March […]