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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 […]

Saving the planet, one solar panel at a time
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Saving the planet, one solar panel at a time

Over Spring Break 2016, 32 new solar panels were installed on the southern side of the Shipley Center, thanks to previous Dana Hall students. In Dr. John Doll’s Current Topics in Life Science class in the 2013-­14 school year, he asked students to do a year-long project studying how science […]

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Two cultures intersect through poetry

This winter, Ms. Linda Derezinski’s freshman English class traveled to Istanbul, Turkey, through poetry. Her students, by creating blogs on Weebly, developed a platform to share their original poetry, their analyses of acclaimed poems, and their thoughts on the world surrounding them through the eyes of a poet. Students at […]

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Get hands-on with new math and visual arts courses

The Mathematics Department and Visual Arts Department have each introduced a new hands-on course that will be available to students starting in the fall of 2016. They will both use the “MakerSpace,” a new room downstairs in the Classroom Building that will be ready for use in the fall. The new […]

Frank Bruni soothes college nerves with Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be
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Frank Bruni soothes college nerves with Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be

Stress over college is at its peak in American culture, giving life to multibillion dollar test prep and essay writing industries, questionable college ranking systems, and devastated parents and children across the country. Frank Bruni, an American journalist, dispels the myth that a student’s life will be determined by which […]