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Commencement speaker Cindy Harvey 1990 inspires
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Commencement speaker Cindy Harvey 1990 inspires

When Ms. Erisman approached the Senior class a few months ago and asked that we brainstorm who we might want as our Commencement speaker, the entire class resonated with an overwhelming desire to hear from Mindy Kahling and no one else. When the laughter subsided, she instead asked us to […]

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The new SATs bring pros and cons

            On April 16, the College Board announced blueprints for a redesigned SAT test, which brought mixed reactions to the standardized test. I believe the College Board tried to fix many problems in the SAT test by realigning it with schoolwork, but the test will become […]

Dana Hall has a new sister: Sansueña School in Spain
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Dana Hall has a new sister: Sansueña School in Spain

Dana Hall has initiated a Spanish exchange program with a new sister school, Sansueña School. Sansueña is a girls’ school, with all grades from nursery to high school, and is located in Zaragoza, Spain, famous for El Basilica del Pilar. Alexa Levin ’16, who is applying for the exchange program, commented, […]

Changes on the horizon: Dana Hall announces curriculum innovations
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Changes on the horizon: Dana Hall announces curriculum innovations

Things are going to change. A number of courses in the English Department, Computer Science Department and Social Studies Department, along with community service, will have different looks in the next school year. The brand-new senior English courses will be more theme-driven and more like college courses. “The whole department […]

Overrun with zombies: MUN debates territorial and human rights
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Overrun with zombies: MUN debates territorial and human rights

On Sunday, October 6, zombies took over Dana Hall’s lecture hall. This was not a zombie apocalypse; rather, it was the annual tryout simulation for the Model United Nations (MUN) team. Forty girls representing different countries debated what action should be taken in response to the use of biological weapons […]

Dana Hall students seek Freedom in Boston
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Dana Hall students seek Freedom in Boston

On Saturday, October 5, Mr. Eric Goodson and five Dana Hall students went on a trip to the Freedom Trail in Boston. The 2.5-mile walk covers 16 important historical sites in the city. Some students went to earn extra credit for US history class, and some went simply for an […]

Dana Hall students explore online learning
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Dana Hall students explore online learning

While Dana Hall’s delivery of its program will always be an in-class experience for students, the School made the decision last spring to offer the Advanced Placement Computer Science course through the Online School for Girls beginning this year. The number of Dana Hall students who enroll in AP Computer Science tends […]

iPad’s Promise
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iPad’s Promise

What is 9.5 inches tall, 7.3 inches wide, and will be under the arm of every Dana girl come this fall? The Apple iPad. This electronic tablet will be ushered into all classrooms next year to create a more hands-on environment for students. iPads are finding their way into schools […]

AP Classes: Pressure to Impress
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AP Classes: Pressure to Impress

As the bell rings at 11:30am, the AP biology students are settling in their seats, ready to take on the next forty-five minutes of intensive learning. With their giant backpacks tucked under their desks, the girls sit quietly for a moment with their notebooks open and colored pens at the […]

Think
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Think

“Yes! I’ve been trying to figure this out forever!” Julia Novakoff shouts with a big grin across her face as if she just won the Boston Marathon. She admires the complex logic puzzle of various shapes and colors that she has just perfectly pieced together in the Dana Hall Think […]