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How Dana Hall Celebrates Chinese New Year
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How Dana Hall Celebrates Chinese New Year

  Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is a long-established Chinese festival celebrated on the first day of the lunisolar calendar. This year, it fell on Friday, February 16th. Dana Hall has been celebrating this tradition for many years. Last Friday, along with […]

Arpilleras, Threads of Hope
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Arpilleras, Threads of Hope

As I walked into Spanish class in early December, I spun around in a circle, noticing how beautiful Señora Villalobos’ classroom looked. There was brilliantly colored patchwork cloth at every table, and thread to match each color. When Señora Villalobos told us what our project was for the trimester, the […]

Superbowl Pain and Joy (or: TB is still the GOAT)
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Superbowl Pain and Joy (or: TB is still the GOAT)

Thousands of football fans travelled to the cold state of Minnesota to attend Super Bowl LII on February 4th. Though there was a unanimous mourning across all of New England, fans of the Eagles continue to celebrate their victory of 41-33.     “The Eagles deserved the win. They played well […]

Exploring the Borderland
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Exploring the Borderland

The Dana Hall community welcomed BORDERLAND Artist, Alia Ali to our community for her Artist in Residence project last week. Her official gallery opening was in early February with a meet and greet and cake, pizza and drinks being served outside. There was an impressively big crowd talking to her […]

#metoo The Story of Sexual Harassment That Runs Deeper than Hollywood
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#metoo The Story of Sexual Harassment That Runs Deeper than Hollywood

Sexual harassment: harassment in a workplace, or other professional or social situation, involving the making of unwanted sexual advances or obscene remarks. I’m sure many of us are very familiar with how, starting in early October of 2017, many decades’ worth of allegations against former Hollywood filmmaker Harvey Weinstein made […]

Train to Busan: A Must-Watch for True Horror Fans
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Train to Busan: A Must-Watch for True Horror Fans

Asian horror movies are often noted for their unconventional storylines and meticulous attention to details, and South Korea definitely has its share of horror flicks. Train to Busan (2016), for instance, is known for being one of the most thrilling, appalling Korean movies. Directed by Sang-ho Yeon, this award-winning, harrowing […]

Wagamama Restaurant Review: Truly Food “With Soul”
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Wagamama Restaurant Review: Truly Food “With Soul”

A few months ago, I was introduced to the “world of ramen” by my friends in southern California. From food trucks to restaurants in downtown LA, unique ramen bowls were easy to get and always available. However, as my time in LA came to an end, I thought my ramen […]

Pitch Perfect 3: The Perfect Movie
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Pitch Perfect 3: The Perfect Movie

The Bellas of Barden University are back. As always, they begin their year with a rocky start which gets the movie going, and Pitch Perfect 3 is no different. Let me back up for a moment. Pitch Perfect is the perfect girls’ night movie about college freshman Beca Mitchell (Anna […]

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A Truly Valuable X Block: Dr. Fowlin

On Monday, January 8 in Waldo, Dr. Mykee Fowlin presented at Dana Hall as the X-Block speaker, discussing important topics of mental health, self-expression, and stories behind exterior impressions. His one-man show was framed by Langston Hughes’s poem “Still Here.” A key idea explored during Dr. Fowlin’s talk was “pain […]

Lifeguarding: More Than Just a Job
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Lifeguarding: More Than Just a Job

It is not unusual to think of lifeguarding as an easy job; lots of people’s first jobs were lifeguarding. In the movies, lifeguarding is portrayed as being fun, relaxing, and even sexy. However, in reality, lifeguarding is a rigorous and demanding responsibility. Yes, responsibility. It is crucial to understand that […]