Archive for April, 2021


Dana Hall blends cohorts

After months of alternating weeks on campus between student cohorts, Dana Hall ended the cohort model as of April 1. Students of all grades are now attending their classes in person every week. There are 256 on campus students and 65 students who are continuing in the distance learning model. […]


Dana Hall’s newest literature lover: Ms. Kaitlin Brandt

With Dana Hall being hybrid in the winter and just recently increasing activity in-person, it has been difficult for some students to get to know other members of the Dana Hall community aside from their own teachers or classmates. English teacher Ms. Kaitlin Brandt is no exception, as this is […]


Spring sports return to campus

Spring sports have made their return to the Dana Hall fields after last year’s season was cancelled due to the outbreak of Covid-19. All teams are having both home and away games against other schools within the Eastern Independent League (EIL). Although teams are back in full swing, COVID precautionary […]

The Nation and the World

The stock market: GameStop’s record-breaking high price explained

In January there was a major event in the world of stocks and investments. Because of Reddit, a message board and discussion website, GameStop stock went from $37 to $396 in 9 days; however, my bet is you don’t know exactly what happened.  R/wallstreetbets is the specific Redditt group chain […]

Community / The Nation and the World

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ: Your questions, answered

It’s been over a year since COVID-19 exploded across the world and disrupted life as we knew it. Since then, there have been numerous quarantines as labs and governments worked together to study and create vaccines to bring an end to this chaotic time. The Hallmanac asked Upper School students […]

Community / Opinion

Dana Hall’s positive response to the January 6 Capitol attack

Dana Hall was very helpful to students following the Capitol atttack on January 6, 2021. Upper School Director Ms. Jessica Keimowitz sent an email stating, “This is clearly a sad day in our nation’s history, as the peaceful transfer of power is a cornerstone of our democracy and a source […]


Craving cannoli? A shell-to-shell comparison

I think I can speak for all Bostonians when I say that you can’t go wrong with a North End cannoli. However, two pastry shops tend to outshine the rest: Mike’s Pastry and Modern Pastry.   Mike’s and Modern are located on opposite sides of the busy and bustling Hanover Street […]

Opinion / The Nation and the World

Why is wearing a mask to combat a pandemic a political issue?

The rules of wearing a mask in public around others is strictly enforced in Massachusetts. However, for many months the wearing of face masks has not been adhered to equally across the United States. Mask wearing began as a necessity to protect oneself and others from a deadly virus that […]

The Nation and the World

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 […]