Severe flooding strikes southern Brazil Severe flooding strikes southern Brazil
Options for students seeking alumnae connections Options for students seeking alumnae connections
An equestrian first: Dana Hall hosts the AEL nationals An equestrian first: Dana Hall hosts the AEL nationals
USC campus protests cause school administrators to respond USC campus protests cause school administrators to respond

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Arts / Community

Admission’s Christopher Blackman becomes a published poet

Christopher Blackman, Dana Hall’s Admission and Financial Aid Database Manager, recently published a book of poems, Three-Day Weekend, after winning the Gunpowder Press’s Dryden-Vreeland Book Prize.  The judge, Nan Cohen, who selected Blackman as the winner of the book prize, said that “Christopher Blackman is alert to the ironies that […]

The Nation and the World

Severe flooding strikes southern Brazil

Brazil is experiencing one of its worst floods in history. Since late April and early May, record-breaking torrential rains have caused immense damage to the State of Rio Grande do Sul, located in southern Brazil. Al Jazeera reported 161 casualties and The Civil Defense of Rio Grande do Sul announced […]

The problem with celebrity influence
Opinion / The Nation and the World

The problem with celebrity influence

For years celebrities have been involved with politics, whether it’s to voice their opinion on a certain issue or to endorse a presidential candidate’s campaign. While this may seem like a good idea for politicians to increase their votes, more harm than good can come from this practice. Despite their […]

Community / Opinion

Options for students seeking alumnae connections

During April’s Reunion Weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting three alumnae from the Class of 1974 when they visited Journalism class during D block. This conversation was enjoyable for both the students and the alumnae. Everyone present was engaged and interested in exchanging information and stories from the past […]

Athletics

An equestrian first: Dana Hall hosts the AEL nationals

The Athletic Equestrian League (AEL), is an organization of equestrian athletes that compete regionally and nationally, founded in 2010 by horsewoman Sally Batton. Mount Holyoke College has hosted nationals for the past 12 years; this year, on May 11th and 12th, Dana Hall School hosted the national competition, and came […]

The Nation and the World

USC campus protests cause school administrators to respond

The University of Southern California (USC) has recently grappled with student protests about the Israel-Palestine conflict, which has been a longstanding political issue since the founding of Israel. Such campus protests sparked school administrators to cancel the traditional valedictorian speech and main commencement ceremony originally scheduled for May 10. On […]

Opinion / The Nation and the World

Children’s rights need to be prioritized in the United States

The Declaration of Independence acknowledged the “unalienable rights” to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” to all. Yet our Constitution fails to consider them for children, the contingent that represents our future. There are two steps I believe are necessary to prioritize children’s rights in the U.S. Children lives […]

Arts

Me Talk Pretty One Day: Sardonic, reflective, and utterly hilarious

American humorist David Sedaris is known for his blend of autobiographical essays and wit.  Me Talk Pretty One Day, published in 2000, is a particularly well-known work from Sedaris, with each chapter diving into his eccentric life through hilarious yet thoughtful retellings of his successes, failures, and everything in between. […]

Arts

Killers of the Flower Moon engagingly reveals little-known history

The epic western Killers of the Flower Moon, released in theaters in October 2023, is an impactful movie because the movie doesn’t adhere to the Western genre’s long-standing tradition of romanticizing the exploitation of indigenous people, land, and resources. In this story, it’s the “cowboys” who are the villains.  The […]

Community

New All-School Co-Presidents ready to take the helm

Brianna Revanche ’25 and Yvonne Hao ’25 will be the All-School Co-Presidents for the 2024-2025 school year. Brianna is from Boston and joined Dana Hall in 6th grade, while Yvonne is from Shanghai, China, and joined as a freshman. Both of them are boarding students currently living in the Johnstons. […]