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Admissions Director Ms. Secor “taking a break” but still loves Dana Hall
Community

Admissions Director Ms. Secor “taking a break” but still loves Dana Hall

“I can’t imagine that the spirit of Dana will ever change,” says Ms. Wendy Secor, Director of Admissions at Dana Hall. Ms. Secor is leaving Dana Hall at the end of the 2016-17 school year so she can spend more time with her family;  her mother has just moved to […]

What are those buckets on our campus maple trees?
Community

What are those buckets on our campus maple trees?

As spring comes, gray buckets begin to show up on the maple trees on campus. The buckets are for “tapping,” or collecting sap, from the maple tree to make maple syrup. As the maple buckets are filled, part of their contents is sent to Natick Community Organic Farm to be […]

South Korea’s first woman president impeached, involved in corruption scandal
Community

South Korea’s first woman president impeached, involved in corruption scandal

President Park Guen-hye of South Korea is at the center of a corruption scandal and in the process of being impeached since she allegedly allowed her confidante to intervene in top-secret government affairs. According to the BBC News, she is now forfeiting “the title and the honor of the nation’s […]

Dana’s door will always be opened for you, Ms. Daniels!
Community

Dana’s door will always be opened for you, Ms. Daniels!

Ms. Corinne Daniels ’77 has been the Director of Alumnae Relations at Dana Hall since 2006. In March, she will be leaving Dana to go to Switzerland with her family for a new job. At Dana Hall, Ms. Daniels’s main job is to “look after the graduates from the youngest, […]

Golf team no more: The end of a Dana Hall sport
Athletics

Golf team no more: The end of a Dana Hall sport

A driving range, a putt, an iron, a swing. These used to be words thrown around by Dana Hall athletes, but golf is no longer offered at Dana Hall. The golf team had its last season in spring 2015, after losing their home course at the Brae Burn Country Club in Newton. […]

Gun-free school zones should be federal, not state, law
Opinion

Gun-free school zones should be federal, not state, law

The new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently irresponsibly claimed that the issue of school personnel having guns is “best left to locales and states to decide.” I disagree with her opinion, however. It should be the federal law that school should be a gun-free zone since among all the weapons, […]

Salaam brings “What We Carry Project” to Dana Hall
Community

Salaam brings “What We Carry Project” to Dana Hall

Imagine placing your life in backpack. This is a reality for many Syrian refugees. According to Time magazine, a young couple, Faez and Shaza al Shara, fled Syria in 2013 with only “clothing, photos from their wedding and a few keepsakes: a set of colored bowls they had received as a […]

Finals don’t need to be ruff
Community / Opinion

Finals don’t need to be ruff

Imagine we’re approaching the last days of May and year-long review sheets are being handed out and study groups are being formed. It’s exam season! While Dana does a lot to help us prepare for exams and help us remain calm, such as bringing in massage therapists and leaving a […]

Could Boston be underwater in 50 years? How climate change is affecting our city
Community

Could Boston be underwater in 50 years? How climate change is affecting our city

While 2016 may have ended weeks ago, climate change did not end with it. 2016 was the hottest year on record in New England, and based on the City of Boston’s Boston Climate Change Report, it looks as though the weather is not going to cool down for 2017. In […]

#OscarsNOTSoWhite: Hollywood’s Trend Towards Diversity
Arts

#OscarsNOTSoWhite: Hollywood’s Trend Towards Diversity

The Golden Globes celebrated diversity in film and television of 2016 when they aired on January 8, providing a sharp contrast to the #OscarsSoWhite Controversy that blew up during at last year’s Academy Awards. Furthermore, the recent announcement of the Oscar Nominations followed the lead of the Golden Globes, having […]