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Leave the Phone at Home
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Leave the Phone at Home

I personally am a huge fan of having days where I leave my phone at home. I find it easy to get caught up in social media, especially when notifications constantly fill my feed. While platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat, VSCO and Facebook are called “social media,” the more one […]

Oscars Poll: Results Are In!
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Oscars Poll: Results Are In!

The Oscars brought out the movie-lover in us!  Here are the results of the Hallmanac’s Oscar Poll.   Spring Break starts today, a perfect time to go see those movies.  Get your popcorn!

New Courses and Offerings for Next School year
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New Courses and Offerings for Next School year

During the next academic year, there will be new course offerings in the Performing Arts, English, and Math departments along with a few changes to the Social Studies course selection process. These courses and changes are here to help students have exposure to a variety of options that they were […]

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Celebrating Women in Science: Youyou Tu

In 2015, Chinese female scientist Youyou Tu was a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine for her discovery of artemisinin, a substance extracted from herbs. This substance was found to be an effective treatment for malaria, and drugs based on it have significantly improved the survival and health conditions […]

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 […]

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From Rockies to Rock Walls

I have answered the question “where’s Mr. McGovern?” several times during the last few weeks. Now that he’s been gone for a few months, the real question is: who’s replaced him? That’s where Jacon Mayer comes in. Jacon has already almost completely revamped the rock wall and it’s only been […]