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Another step towards clean energy: America’s first offshore wind farm
Community

Another step towards clean energy: America’s first offshore wind farm

America’s first offshore wind farm began operating this week off of the coast of Rhode Island’s Block Island. Deepwater Wind, consisting of five windmills, will generate electricity that will provide power for Block Island. Besides producing clean energy for future use, the project also provides more than 300 jobs for […]

Community

Kennedys succeed in a new generation

Joseph Patrick Kennedy III, the incumbent Congressman for Massachusetts 4th district, retained his seat this past Election Day, November 8. Kennedy was challenged by Republican David Rosa but won the district 70 to 30%. His popularity in the Boston area, specifically among young people, can be attributed to the Kennedy […]

“Going tiny”: A new lifestyle
Lifestyle

“Going tiny”: A new lifestyle

“Tiny houses” are all the rage. What is a tiny house, you ask? A typical tiny house is about 13.5 feet tall, 8.5 feet wide, and 40 feet long. While these dimensions are extremely small, amenities such as bathrooms (including showers and bathtubs), fully applianced kitchens, living spaces and at […]

Charities see a surge in donations following the election
Community

Charities see a surge in donations following the election

Since the election results on Tuesday, November 8, Americans upset about election results are supporting nonprofit organizations — such as those that support freedom of the press, reproductive rights, and civil rights — in unprecedented numbers. In our Dana Hall Community, Ms. Angela Macedo, Director of Community Service Programs, says, “This year […]

Johnston D renovations bring comforts of home
Community

Johnston D renovations bring comforts of home

The residents of Johnston D (JHD) are living in renovated quarters this year and enjoying their new luxuries, including an improved lounge, movable furniture, updated bathrooms and kitchens, and new lightings and flooring. Dana Hall launched the Johnston renovation project in summer of 2016, supported by alumnae and parents. Johnston […]

How I actually study for exams
Community

How I actually study for exams

Study guides, picture cards, practice problems, power naps, and groups study get me through exams. Will they help you? As Trimester I exams are upon us, I know that some people are struggling to find a study pattern that works for them. Here’s how I study, including what works and […]

Let’s change our dress code
Community / Opinion

Let’s change our dress code

Dana Hall’s dress code prohibits “skintight clothing.” This phrase in the dress code is inequitably enforced both in the clothing it’s applied to and to whom it’s applied, which reinforces the unfair standard that girls are subjected to in our society. As a feminist school, we can and should abide […]

Back away from Haters Back Off
Arts

Back away from Haters Back Off

Netflix introduced its newest original content this past month, and it is far from binge-worthy. It’s exciting to see this transition from long-form entertainment only being available on our TVs to its being accessible with the click of a button through Netflix, but Haters Back Off is not the show […]

Wellesley police chief apologizes for police “historic mistreatment of minorities”
Community

Wellesley police chief apologizes for police “historic mistreatment of minorities”

Conflict between police and communities of color has been a subject of much attention lately. In response to those conflicts, the president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Terrence M. Cunningham — who is also the chief of the Wellesley police department — recently publicly apologized on behalf […]

Voters go to the polls early in Massachusetts for the first time
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Voters go to the polls early in Massachusetts for the first time

Massachusetts has adopted early voting, which this year began on October 24 and continues until November 4. Election Day is on Tuesday, November 8. Ms. Jacqui Bloomberg, Latin teacher, went to vote early on October 26 because “the idea that I will be able vote whenever I wanted to on my […]