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Thirteen Questions Episode 1

Hallmanac reporters Sarah Syed and Bink Vijitkasemkij get to know 13 things about Mandarin teacher Jasmine Xiang in this new feature.


Life in the Library

Welcome, dear friends, to the Dana Hall School library (which is actually totally a pseudonym the librarians use to trick us!). It is I, the ghost of Helen Temple Cooke herself! Now, I don’t have much time before they find out I’m writing to tell you the truth about our […]

Community / Lifestyle

Life in the Library

The Library Has That? Before you ask this question, just know that yes, the library does have that. Before I started working in the library, I only came to this treasure chest to print papers. I had no idea that it would become my favorite study space on campus and […]

Featured / Lifestyle

A Hidden Gem on Newbury Street

An array of restaurants line Boston’s Newbury Street, yet very few are worth the expense and the trip. Greco is one of Newbury Street’s hidden gems, located near the corner of Fairfield. When Greco first opened in early 2017, the new eatery sparked my interest as a local Bostonian. Since […]

Featured / Lifestyle

Starbucks’ New Cinnamon Shortbread Latte Falls VERY Short

Before we begin, let’s get one thing straight: I am doing this for me and not for you. That’s right. This review is not for you or some other consumer’s benefit. This entire review is actually just an elaborate ploy so that I can drink wild amounts of Starbucks without […]

Arts / Lifestyle

Manifest: Where Emotional Family Drama Meets Supernatural Mystery

Flight 828 took off from Jamaica in 2013 with clear skies, but it never landed. Thought to have disappeared forever, the plane arrives five and a half years later in New York City in 2018. No one on board the plane has aged a day, and they didn’t even know […]

Arts / Lifestyle

A Whole New Dr. Who

DOCTOR WHO REVIEW By Sophia Lindstrom The TARDIS- Time And Relative Dimension In Space. It looks just like a police box, but… “It’s bigger on the inside!” -Martha Jones “Is it? I hadn’t noticed.”- The Tenth Doctor Interested in an inter-dimensional spaceship, paradoxes, and plot twists? Doctor Who just might […]

Arts / Lifestyle

Swing into the Spider-Verse

“It’s a leap of faith. That’s all it is,” -Peter B. Parker Look, I’ve watched many Spider-Man movies in my time. From The Amazing Spider-Man, to the more recent Spider-Man: Homecoming (and everything before and after and in between), it’s safe to say I’ve had my fair share of Peter […]

Community / Lifestyle

Thai girl eats Pad Thai at Lemon Thai

Being a boarder at Dana Hall, I don’t have that much food choice, but my friend told me that there are a couple of good restaurants in downtown Wellesley which I had never tried before. I decided to go to Lemon Thai Cuisine, located on 555 Washington Street, and write […]

Community / Opinion

Why X Blocks?

1:05 is a good time for a nap. But this is also the time when X-blocks normally take place, and it can be hard for some people to stay focused. Since it is not a course, why does the school dedicate so much time and effort to these lectures? I […]