Archive for May, 2020

Community / The Nation and the World

International Asian students’ long journey back home

Since most schools and universities decided to stop classes in March due to the COVID-19, international students and families around the globe were forced to return to their home country. To prevent a second wave of the virus, many governments in Asia started mandatory quarantine for travellers, which impacted the […]


Isolation and mental health in the time of COVID

As the world processes the global COVID-19 pandemic, all states within America have implemented a set of guidelines for social distancing and isolation. Although these protocols are critical to minimize the cases of COVID-19 and to flatten the curve, they have a significant impact on people’s mental health, oftentimes in […]

Lifestyle / Opinion

Permission granted to eat as much as you want today

It’s safe to say that back in the Stone Age there was no such thing as a diet. What do you think our ancestors did when they finally had access to food after a prolonged period of famine? The obvious answer is that they’d eat as much as they could […]

Opinion / The Nation and the World

Racial and economic injustice in the COVID-19 pandemic

As of May 26, 2020, Massachusetts has the fifth highest number of coronavirus cases in the country with 93,271 total cases. While the state as a whole has been hit especially hard, cases vary immensely on a town-by-town basis. In fact, when comparing coronavirus hotspots in the state with racial […]


How the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the college admissions process

As junior and senior year rolls around for many of Dana Hall’s students, the milestone of beginning the college process begins… and even an international pandemic can’t stop it. The summer going into senior year is a vital time in a student’s life to visit college campuses, take the SAT […]

Community / Lifestyle

Quarantine provides students with time to try new activities

In the wake of the changes happening because of Covid-19, many Dana Hall students have been able to make the best of the situation and find new and interesting activities. With classes online, students are using the extra time they have to try new hobbies, either for classes or on […]

Community / Lifestyle

Do something for others: Volunteer opportunities during quarantine

During this time of crisis, it is easy to feel helpless when the best thing to do to help is stay at home. One way to mitigate those feelings, as well as make a substantive difference in your community, is through charity. In addition to donating money, here is a […]

Community / Opinion / The Nation and the World

A smaller carbon footprint during and after COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has prevented millions of people from going to work. Social distancing measures are keeping people inside their houses and apartments. After months of social distancing from friends and family, it may be difficult to find a silver lining, but the mobs of wild monkeys in Thailand disagree.  […]


The Class of 2020 Legacy Project reimagines senior projects for the pandemic era

The Dana Hall Class of 2020 is participating in an alternative, at-home Senior Project from May 11 through May 29, while Dana Hall is doing virtual learning during the COVID-19 outbreak. Normally during this time, the graduating class participates in off-campus senior projects, being mentored by professionals in the Boston […]

Academics / Community

Mr. Kieran Fitness, math teacher and Renaissance man

Mr. Kieran Fitness, the newest addition to the Dana Hall Upper School Mathematics Department, has a tendency to diminish his accomplishments. This is a quality that was highlighted by his wife, Dr. Emma Towlson: “I think he is modest to the point of massively underselling himself.” In addition to being […]