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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 […]

Nelson Mandela and the Heroes of Asia
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Nelson Mandela and the Heroes of Asia

The All School Meeting on December 11 was devoted to recognizing and remembering Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, who fought to free the country from white minority rule, to achieve racial equality, and to fight against poverty and diseases. When he passed away in his home on […]

Lessons from Malala
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Lessons from Malala

Are you tired of feminism? The mixed responses after the recent Title 9 presentation, at the X-block on November 4, suggests that many students deem feminism to be overemphasized at Dana Hall. As a Dana student, I have been protected from sexism at school, and the topic of women’s equality […]

Why the Backlash?
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Why the Backlash?

The word feminism is dirty in the hallways at Dana Hall School. At school assemblies, the word produces cringes. During presentations, you’ll hear sighs. Worst of all, the chatter among the students is filled with “I don’t even care about feminism.” Perhaps–or at least I hope–these girls are just ignorant […]

The Power of Self Expression
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The Power of Self Expression

Coming from a country 7124.46 miles away from the United States, three years ago, I entered a new world as a fourteen-year-old girl. I brought my identities and memories from China to the United States, shouldering my parents’ expectations. The United States was waving to me with its blonde hair […]

Growing-up in the Age of Terror
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Growing-up in the Age of Terror

The world is in danger. It is up to superhero, Iron Man, also known as Tony Stark, to save the day. Stark knows he has to find his nemesis, The Mandarin, and kill him and all of his henchmen to save innocent civilians from wrath and terrorism. The problem: Stark’s […]

Bursting the Dana Bubble
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Bursting the Dana Bubble

We’ve all heard it before: Dana provides a safe and nurturing environment that allows students to take risks and make mistakes with in a loving and supportive environment. Although this is true, there are limits as to how far we can truly step out of our comfort zone because it’s […]

The Pros and Cons of a Single-Sex School
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The Pros and Cons of a Single-Sex School

Since 1881, Dana Hall has been committed to providing its students with “a unique opportunity to prepare themselves for the challenges and choices they will face as women and citizens of the world.” This is a direct quote from Dana Hall’s mission statement. The benefits and opportunities at Dana Hall […]