Biden administration accelerates initiative to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill Biden administration accelerates initiative to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill
Film Club: a virtual community cinema Film Club: a virtual community cinema
The new Glennon Doyle: A woman untamed The new Glennon Doyle: A woman untamed
An Ethiopian treat in the heart of Boston: Lucy’s Ethiopian Cafe An Ethiopian treat in the heart of Boston: Lucy’s Ethiopian Cafe

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Biden administration accelerates initiative to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill

Janet Yellen, the new Secretary of the Treasury, is resuming the redesign of adding Harriet Tubman on the face of the twenty-dollar bill, an effort that had been halted during the Trump administration. According to White House press secretary Jen Psaki, “It’s important that our money reflect the history and […]

Arts / Community

Film Club: a virtual community cinema

Lots of people enjoy movies, and love an opportunity to watch a film from the comfort of their bed. This year, Dana Hall’s new virtual Film Club is helping the community take this interest to a whole new level. Rather than watching an entire movie, in meetings, club head Sazan […]

Arts

Going to concerts … in your own home?

With COVID-19, a lot has changed with the world and especially with the entertainment industry. Live concerts could become a thing of the past, with artists and bands now performing live over the internet instead of in person during this pandemic.  For example, iHeartRadio hosted its first-ever “iHeartRadio’s Living Black” concert […]

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The new Glennon Doyle: A woman untamed

Glennon Doyle is foremost a woman who is finally hearing her own voice.  Doyle’s 2020 memoir, Untamed, has sold over 1 million copies and claimed 54 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. According to her website, “Untamed is about how to be brave…. The braver we are the […]

Lifestyle

An Ethiopian treat in the heart of Boston: Lucy’s Ethiopian Cafe

Lucy’s Ethiopian Cafe, located in the South End of Boston (334 Massachusetts Ave.), serves delicious Ethiopian food with meat, vegetarian, and vegan options. I was very impressed with the number of vegetarian options that were offered. Due to the pandemic, they are only offering take-out. They take both online and […]

Arts

‘Bridgerton’ offers luxury, gossip, scandal, and race-blind casting

Based on Julia Quinn’s eight-novel series, Bridgerton is a period drama set  in early 19th-century London about the eight children of the late Viscount Bridgerton. Netflix’s first season of the show is based around Daphne, the eldest daughter, and her journey through “courting season,” the season in which debutantes attend […]

Community / Opinion

Seeking a better solution to Forum’s teacher preparation

Following the growing popularity of the Black Lives Matter movement due to the murder of George Floyd on Memorial Day in 2020, Forum educators have taken on a new social justice initiative. However, the Forum teachers need to handle discussions surrounding racial identity and gender expression differently. Because the curriculum […]

Community / Opinion

A moment to celebrate: Lunar New Year becomes a school holiday

Lunar New Year, the most important cultural holiday for many Asian community members, will finally be able to be fully celebrated by Dana Hall students. On February 11, Head of School Ms. Katherine Bradley announced that starting next year, Lunar New Year will be celebrated with a day off of […]

Arts

‘Big Sky’ is entertaining, suspenseful, and enlightening

A new ABC show, Big Sky, was released in mid-November by David E. Kelley, a very successful producer. It is based on the 2013 novel The Highway by C.J. Box, and although it has a calm start, it soon turns into a thriller and mystery series. This intriguing first season […]

Community / Opinion

A case for snow days

Since Covid-19 hit and everything turned virtual, schools like Dana Hall are facing the challenge of retaining a healthy balance between going to school and giving students the occasional snow day. We no longer technically need snow days, but snow days go hand in hand with winter in Massachusetts. This […]