Dana Hall equestrian team earns champion Dana Hall equestrian team earns champion
Author Kendra James discusses racial issues in boarding schools Author Kendra James discusses racial issues in boarding schools
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A sophomore’s new look at college admissions A sophomore’s new look at college admissions

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Athletics

Dana Hall equestrian team earns champion

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), one of the Dana Hall equestrian teams, traveled to a competition in Wachusett, Massachusetts, on September 10. Twenty students participated, and through their combined efforts the team came home champion. In IEA, there are 14 levels riders can compete in, ranging from beginner to varsity […]

Community

Author Kendra James discusses racial issues in boarding schools

Kendra James, author of the memoir Admissions, spoke at Dana Hall on Sunday, September 11, about her time attending a prestigious boarding school as one of the only Black Americans within the student body. Dana Hall’s boarding students, faculty, and a few day students attended the event.  Published in January […]

Opinion

Body positivity vs. body neutrality: It’s time to change our outlook

In recent years, the body positivity movement has taken social media by storm, emphasizing loving your body no matter how it looks. The main goals include challenging society’s oppressive beauty standards and accepting all bodies, no matter the shape or size. Although this movement may seem beneficial at face value, […]

Academics / Community

What classrooms will look like next year

Next year, Dana Hall faculty and students will return to a campus under construction. Without the use of the Classroom Building, which is being remodeled, a temporary building with six classrooms will be installed by the softball field close to the Riding Center and Shipley. Students will also have classes […]

Lifestyle

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Academics / Opinion

A sophomore’s new look at college admissions

As a current sophomore, I have been unhealthily stressed out about the college admission process. College admission is all I think about sometimes. I often ask myself what kind of college will accept my GPA, extracurricular activities, and SAT score. I thought that these are the most important jobs of […]

Academics / Opinion

Neurodiverse students aren’t benefiting from the current structure of 90-minute classes

Dana Hall introduced a new schedule this year, including new 90-minute periods. These classes were intended to benefit neurodiverse students, as these extended periods could be used for more projects and group work. Despite the good intentions for these periods, they aren’t being used in a way that benefits students.  […]

Community

The return of the Dana Hall 9th/10th-grade Semi-Formal dance

Do you hear that? Must be the music coming from Dana Hall’s 9th- and 10th-grade semi-formal that was held earlier this month. For the first time in two years Dana Hall brought back the Semi-Formal dance. It was held on one side of the Shipley Center Gymnasium from 7-10pm on […]

Community / Opinion

Dana dorms need a larger kitchen budget

The Johnstons and Wheeler all have dorm kitchens available for student use, but shared dorm kitchen supplies are insufficient or disappear over the school year. Students can choose to buy their own supplies, but this is a large expense that some may be unwilling to pay, and student’s kitchenware is […]

Lifestyle / Opinion

The idealization of the slim-thick body type is harmful to mental health

All body ideals are harmful to women’s mental health because they make women feel that they need to fit into a certain category. The latest body ideal to emerge is the “slim-thick body type,” and it is as problematic as earlier “ideal” types. The slim-thick body type is “a curvier […]