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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 […]

The Class of 1972: a lively generation facing war and fighting for women’s rights
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The Class of 1972: a lively generation facing war and fighting for women’s rights

Women from the Class of 1972 sat down with the Hallmanac during She Sails, on April 29, to remember their high school experiences. They were in school during one of the greatest periods of activism in American history. The United States had invaded Cambodia, and the women’s movement was underway. […]

Leading class discussion in a politically divisive time
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Leading class discussion in a politically divisive time

When major current events happen, our Social Studies teachers often ask us to pause, reflect and discuss. During such a politically divisive time in the wake of this fall’s elections and a new administration, teachers have been pausing classes for these discussions more than ever. Mr. Eric Goodson said that it […]

The Green Team explores sustainability with other schools
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The Green Team explores sustainability with other schools

The Green Team is leading Dana Hall towards creating a better environment for the future. On April 15, five Dana Hall students and Ms. Catherine Buttner, Sustainability Coordinator, joined 6 other independent schools for the Independent Sustainability School Coalition Conference (ISCC) at Milton Academy to discuss environmental issues, ways to […]

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Running towards female empowerment: Switzer returns to the Boston Marathon fifty years later

The Boston Marathon this year marked a special anniversary. Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967, and 50 years later, in 2017, she ran it again at age 70. When Switzer first ran the marathon 50 years ago, there were no official rules […]

Dana Hall’s Community Day of Learning focuses on justice and human rights
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Dana Hall’s Community Day of Learning focuses on justice and human rights

by Elizabeth Gardner, Sophia Lu, Gloria Revanche, and Hannah Robinson Dana Hall students were welcomed back from Spring Break with a Community Day of Learning on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The day focused on questions of justice and human rights, and students were prompted with three guiding questions: What do […]

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April News Bytes

Technovation Challenge, by Sruti Ramaswamy The many Dana Hall teams participating in the Technovation Challenge are in their final stages as the competition swiftly approaches on May 14. Each team has been tasked with a mighty challenge: creating a mobile app that presents a solution to a problem facing their […]

Admissions Director Ms. Secor “taking a break” but still loves Dana Hall
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Admissions Director Ms. Secor “taking a break” but still loves Dana Hall

“I can’t imagine that the spirit of Dana will ever change,” says Ms. Wendy Secor, Director of Admissions at Dana Hall. Ms. Secor is leaving Dana Hall at the end of the 2016-17 school year so she can spend more time with her family;  her mother has just moved to […]

What are those buckets on our campus maple trees?
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What are those buckets on our campus maple trees?

As spring comes, gray buckets begin to show up on the maple trees on campus. The buckets are for “tapping,” or collecting sap, from the maple tree to make maple syrup. As the maple buckets are filled, part of their contents is sent to Natick Community Organic Farm to be […]

South Korea’s first woman president impeached, involved in corruption scandal
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South Korea’s first woman president impeached, involved in corruption scandal

President Park Guen-hye of South Korea is at the center of a corruption scandal and in the process of being impeached since she allegedly allowed her confidante to intervene in top-secret government affairs. According to the BBC News, she is now forfeiting “the title and the honor of the nation’s […]