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Breaking the Dana bubble: political awareness needed
Community / Opinion

Breaking the Dana bubble: political awareness needed

Global politics applies to everyone, every single person in the Dana and global community.  The ongoing Syrian War, the global attitude toward Russia and Crimea, Mandela’s legacy, the American Constitution, the Cold War, the French Revolution, the dispute over Diaoyu Island in the Pacific Ocean — you may think events like these […]

The new Waldo offers comfort and light
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The new Waldo offers comfort and light

The parents of Class of 2014, having seen the 56-year-old Waldo Auditorium as an old and tired space, funded its renovation as their class gift to Dana Hall. Most of the refurbishing work was done over the summer, and the remaining part such as chairs were installed after school started; the tablets on […]

Senior Sophomore–overwhelmed by candy
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Senior Sophomore–overwhelmed by candy

Ms. Rich and the students from Sansuena meet in the Boston airport on their arrival.
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Dana Hall welcomes visitors from across the sea

Keep an eye out for the group of girls from Melbourne, Australia, and Zaragoza, Spain, who are visiting Dana Hall, but only for a short time. These exchange programs with The Ruyton School and Sansueña create unique opportunities for the girls involved. The exchange between Dana Hall and Sansueña started […]

Dana Hall Model U.N. Team at Boston College High School: Spring 2014
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Dana Hall Model U.N. Gears Up For the New Season

Dana Hall Model United Nations (MUN) is gearing up for the 2014-15 season with new features for the team and MUN club. The team will be traveling to Rutgers University, Columbia University and Dartmouth College this year to compete against schools from around the world. The team will not be […]

Commencement speaker Cindy Harvey 1990 inspires
Academics / Community / Opinion

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 […]

Batman on campus! New bike-share program off to a rolling start
Community / Lifestyle

Batman on campus! New bike-share program off to a rolling start

As of this spring, there are now two bikes – a red one named The Flash and a black one named Batman –waiting for you outside the dining center. The Green Team launched a bike-share project this spring, with $900 of funding from the Parents’ Association. The school and Green Team bought two […]

Kathleen Murdock shares her passion for wellbeing
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Kathleen Murdock shares her passion for wellbeing

“It’s not about finding love in the world, it’s about giving yourself love. If I love me, I can feel better about everything.” So says Kathleen Murdock, Dana Hall’s Consultant for Community Wellbeing and former Dean of Students. For the last 14 years, Ms. Murdock has invested herself in the […]

David McGovern “busts a move”
Athletics / Community

David McGovern “busts a move”

The day is still young as you look at a craggy rock face that stretches for hundreds of vertical feet of treacherous climbing. You chalk up your hands, take a deep breath, and climb. Have you ever experienced a moment when the only thing keeping you from falling from unimaginable […]

Girl Rising rises at Dana Saturday night
Arts / Community

Girl Rising rises at Dana Saturday night

In a small village in Nepal, a young girl named Suma recalls how, when she was six years old, she was sold to her first master. She would spend the next seven years of her life enslaved, forced to cook, clean, and care for animals and her master’s children, who […]