Opinion

Dana Hall helped make me an activist
Letters to the Editor / Opinion

Dana Hall helped make me an activist

May Dong ’14, former Co-Head of the Green Team, is now a first-year student at Swarthmore College, currently involved in environmental activism on campus. I’m writing this from a mattress in the middle of a hallway. The hallway is dim and strewn with pillows, backpacks, and a few sleeping bodies. It’s […]

Move study hall back to the library
Academics / Opinion

Move study hall back to the library

We have all heard of the Where’s Waldo? series for children — we have all spent countless hours looking for the beloved, but ellusive red and white stripes as we wonder where in the world is Waldo. However, for Dana Hall freshmen and sophomores who have experienced the sudden change […]

Opinion

Finding balance with technology

Photo Credit: The New York Times
Opinion

How much of what you read is true?

A recent story on the New York Times began with accusations of Chinese corruption, violation of environmental law, intentional assault, and threats against the press. Was it all true, though? The New York Times is well-known as the national “newspaper of record,” and yet that is not the case in this […]

Do #BlackLivesMatter at Dana Hall?
Community / Opinion

Do #BlackLivesMatter at Dana Hall?

As a student at Dana Hall have you ever heard: “You’re Asian, so you must be smart” “Can you teach me how to twerk?” “Speak English, please, so I can understand the conversation that I am not a part of!” These are just a few example of micro-aggressions people of […]

Sephora accused of anti-Asian discrimination
Lifestyle / Opinion

Sephora accused of anti-Asian discrimination

Sephora, a multi-billion dollar company that sells cosmetics, fragrances, skin care, and body care products, blocked a lot of accounts that have Asian domains or Asian last names during its annual sale in November. The reason the company gave was suspicion that some Asian purchasers were actually resellers who were buying […]

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 […]

Senior Sophomore–overwhelmed by candy
Arts / Community / Lifestyle / Opinion

Senior Sophomore–overwhelmed by candy

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 […]

Opinion

A call for economic rather than race-based affirmative action in the college admissions process

Affirmative action has once again become a media buzz word in the last few weeks. Recently, the Supreme Court upheld the 2006 Michigan constitutional amendment that bans consideration of race in university and college admissions. As of now, seven states, including Michigan, have placed bans on affirmative action. Affirmative Action […]