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Senior-Sophomore brings character to campus
Community

Senior-Sophomore brings character to campus

On Monday, September 23, after four days of posters, care packages, locker decorations, and candy, the anticipated Senior-Sophomore tradition commenced. On campus and around Wellesley, one could see Charmin bears, the Despicable Me minions, Alice in Wonderland, and Cindy Lou Who, to name a few of this year’s characters. While […]

Dana Hall students explore online learning
Academics

Dana Hall students explore online learning

While Dana Hall’s delivery of its program will always be an in-class experience for students, the School made the decision last spring to offer the Advanced Placement Computer Science course through the Online School for Girls beginning this year. The number of Dana Hall students who enroll in AP Computer Science tends […]

A mid-autumn moon rises over Dana Hall
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A mid-autumn moon rises over Dana Hall

Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is a Chinese holiday of family unions and thanksgivings. It takes place on the fifth day in August in the Asian lunar calendar, which fell on September 19 this year. On that night, Dana Hall house faculty hosted a celebration of the […]

Amor Caritas Day: Love and Caring in Three Different Ways
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Amor Caritas Day: Love and Caring in Three Different Ways

House faculty start a new life in dormitories
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House faculty start a new life in dormitories

As the new school year began, six new Dana Hall house parents took up residence on campus. Lucy Mull, Priscilla Christie, and Rebecca Toms switched dormitories, and Nathalie Rieder, Lila Douglis, and Caity Sprague were hired as new house assistants. The Dean of Residential Life, Ms. Donna Corrigan, commented, “House […]

Author Holly Black brings vampires to campus
Arts

Author Holly Black brings vampires to campus

New York Times bestselling author Holly Black was on campus Friday, September 6, for the release of her new novel, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. Black, who is known best for her work on The Spiderwick Chronicles, spent all morning at Dana Hall, speaking to English classes and signing copies […]

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Flooding does minor damage on campus

Classes start the year with annual retreats
Community

Classes start the year with annual retreats

On Thursday, August 29, the entire student body at Dana Hall went on a retreat for a full day. They were divided by grade levels and traveled to locations as close as Kimball Farm and as far as New Hampshire. The freshman class went to Hale Reservation in Westwood, Massachusetts. […]

Preseason athletes prepare for fall season
Athletics

Preseason athletes prepare for fall season

While most of Dana Hall’s student body enjoyed the beach, finished up on reading, or relaxed with friends, the varsity athletes and hopeful tryouts gathered at Dana on August 20 to begin preseason. This year’s preseason consisted of only one session a day for four days and then two days […]

Not Your Average Prom: Dana Hall’s Best Buddies Prom
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Not Your Average Prom: Dana Hall’s Best Buddies Prom

The lights were on in Shipley’s fencing studio, but instead of a fencing meet, a DJ was mixing tunes from Gomez and Cyrus that inspired the crowd rush out onto the floor.  He played the crowd’s favorites, the dance floor was full, and everyone had a smile on their face. […]