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Tiffany Lau: a balancing act
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Tiffany Lau: a balancing act

Dancing with soft movement, drawing beautiful patterns with her skates, Tiffany Lau ’15 is in the middle of an ice rink creating art with her own body. The junior from Hong Kong came to Dana Hall in 2013 to pursue both her skating and academic goals in the United States. […]

Dana Hall tries a “moment to be”
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Dana Hall tries a “moment to be”

As class begins, a soft bell rings; a teacher and students go into a state of meditative relaxation for two minutes to relieve their minds. The bell rings again, and it’s time to work. This year, Ms. Kathleen Murdock, the Consultant for Community Wellbeing, started the two-minute meditation project after […]

Students enjoy cultural experiences in Diversity Workshop
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Students enjoy cultural experiences in Diversity Workshop

On Monday, March 3, students danced Bollywood, learned new languages, and folded papers into creative shapes. All of this was part of the Diversity Workshop held during X block. Christie Ho ’15, who took a Korean lesson, mentioned, “It was pretty interesting. I learned more conversational Korean, which was fun!” […]

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, […]

Model UN triumphs at Columbia
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Model UN triumphs at Columbia

On a charter bus en route to New York City on a bright and early morning of Thursday, January 16, Nora Panahi stood and rapped. The night before, she had created a parody of  “Gangsta Gangsta” (by NWA), prophesying the Dana Hall Model United Nations (MUN) team’s inevitable domination of […]

Strength through vulnerability
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Strength through vulnerability

A month ago, I became a stronger version of myself. Surrounded by students and adults who were willing to be completely open, I became aware of all the different aspects of diversity: racial identity, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, family structure, and physical as well as mental ability. Through understanding […]

Dana Hall celebrates diversity of international students
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Dana Hall celebrates diversity of international students

Seventeen percent of Dana Hall students are international, coming from 11 different countries around the world. Starting January 21, the International Student Association (ISA) will host the annual tradition of International Week, celebrating the countries that are represented at the school. Yileena Xu ’15 commented, “It is a great chance […]

Dana Hall Speaks: A Twist to the Timmy Tradition
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Dana Hall Speaks: A Twist to the Timmy Tradition

“Dana Hall Speaks” is a new feature of the Hallmanac that will highlight the voices of the Dana Hall community about current issues. This first column prominently features junior and senior voices because of the subject matter, but normally the Hallmanac will strive to represent a cross-section of Dana voices. […]

The 21st-century Hallmanac: Changes and challenges
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The 21st-century Hallmanac: Changes and challenges

It’s time to change your web browser bookmark for the Hallmanac! The Hallmanac has adopted 21st-century technology, and the changes keep coming. The latest change, made just this month, is a new webhost and hence a new URL for the Hallamac: 10.50.52.181. Other recent changes include eliminating password-protection to read […]

The “Maker Movement” hits campus
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The “Maker Movement” hits campus

Do you make things? Have you ever designed, created, or transformed something on your own?  If you are using materials to put things together, the answer is “yes,” and by the way, you are involved in the Maker Movement. Related to “DIY,” meaning “do it yourself,” this movement has grown […]