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Seniors from the class of 2018 pose outside of the classroom building on their last day of school before Senior Projects begin.
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Sending the Seniors on Projects

The end of the year is rolling around quickly, and it is a very bittersweet time for the Dana Hall community as we begin to say goodbye to many of our beloved seniors who are leaving and soon graduating. The Senior Project Program is used as a stepping stone between […]

A very excited Ms Donohue poses with the boxes and boxes filled with books for the 2018 Dana Book fair.
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Have No Fear, the Book Fair is Here!

As the end of the year nears, the stresses of exams and grades are high and motivation has hit a low, but one event that always gets student’s minds off everything is the book fair! This year the fair will kick off on Tuesday the 22nd with more than 1600 […]

Present-day Student Activism: a group of Dana students participate in the recent student-organized walkout in support of ending gun violence on April 20, 2018 — photo credit: CC Dent
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Student Activism in Dana Hall’s History

So far in the 2017-2018 school year, there has been an upswing of student activism at Dana Hall as well as in the bigger community in the US. From #blacklivesmatter to the recent national walkout for gun control, students, especially high school students, have been actively involved in political and […]

Sometimes the announcements in All School meetings are everyday routine announcements like sports news. Other times, there are more serious issues that get raised on the stage.
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Assemblies: Tracing the Controversies

Every week at Dana Hall, the Upper School and Middle School gather together in Waldo to talk about current events, important updates, and sports. Every week, this meeting feels like routine, with students getting up to speak about an issue that is concerning them or a topic they want to […]

#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 […]

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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 […]

Anxiety in Schools: Dana Hall Works on Stress
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Anxiety in Schools: Dana Hall Works on Stress

We, as a community, are simply stressed. Dana Hall is like a beacon for anxiety, with teachers and students alike dealing with high levels of stress and anxiety through the year. Typical Dana discourse, especially leading up to exams, consists of telling each other we’re stressed and how we how […]

Celebrate the Holidays With Gingerbread Houses
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Celebrate the Holidays With Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread houses are often associated with winter holiday traditions. Originating in Germany in the 1800s, these houses have become one of the most deep-rooted traditions in America, bringing families and friends joy and great spirits. Dana Hall has built a project each year to make gingerbread houses. The project was […]

Stranger Things 2, So much more to see!
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5 Reasons Why You Need To Watch Season 2 Of Stranger Things  (If you haven’t already)

1: They really ramp up some of the horror/thriller feel of the show I am someone that loves scary movies and shows, (while some people don’t). But if you do, there is SO much more suspense and overall thrill factor in this season. Special effects plus new things that have […]