Archive for May, 2021


Dana Hall School welcomes back Monica Oudang ‘97 as the She Sails opening keynote speaker

On April 30, 2021, Dana Hall welcomed alumna Monica Oudang ‘97 as the opening keynote speaker to the sixth annual She Sails event. In her opening session, Oudang reflected on her journey towards finding a career, instilling in listeners the importance of failure, resilience, and bravery, all of which pave […]

Athletics / Community

She Sails Presents: Sports and Performance Psychology with Eleanor Fazio ’21

On April 30, 2021, Dana Hall hosted its first completely virtual She Sails, featuring presentations from alumnae and current students. Ellie Fazio ‘21 hosted a session showcasing sports and performance psychology. As a dancer, Ellie has had a lot of experience with the effects that psychology can have on sports […]

Community / Opinion

Creating space for necessary discussions

The day after Derek Chauvin was pronounced guilty of murdering George Floyd, I attended one of the optional meetings offered during morning classes. I was saddened, though, to find only a handful of students there. I do not believe this is because there was no one beyond that space who […]

Arts / Opinion

The World’s A Little Blurry shares the impact one girl made on a generation’s mental health

In 2016, a 13-year-old recorded her debut single “Ocean Eyes” and unexpectedly gained attention from thousands when it went viral. The world was blessed with Billie Eilish, a now 19-year-old teenage sensation who rose to global fame after releasing her freshman album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We […]


Promising Young Woman: A Must Watch

Revenge thriller, dark comedy, rom-com, and a deeply disturbing call-out of the narrative surrounding sexual assault, Promising Young Woman, a feature film by writer and director Emeral Fennell, does it all. The title alludes to the label given to many accused rapists by the media as a “promising young man” […]


Dana Hall hosts its first COVID-19 vaccination clinic

On Saturday, May 22, the Dana Hall Health Center hosted a vaccination clinic for the Dana Hall community in collaboration with Osco Pharmacy. Initially, Osco Pharmacy had a vaccine inventory of 100 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, but they were able to increase the doses.  Pia Manna, director of the Health […]

Community / Opinion

Dana Hall should trust the facts and require the vax

For the 2021-2022 school year, Dana Hall should require all eligible students and faculty to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Requiring vaccinations will allow Dana Hall to return to as much normality as possible, and we believe that this can only benefit the mental and physical health of students.  Dana Hall […]


The Farmer’s Daughter is delicious and nutritious

Sustainability is trending, and restaurants have certainly caught on to this. The idea of food being “farm to table” has been a part of the rise of nutritious eating, and The Farmer’s Daughter in Sudbury, MA, supports this practice. The delicious restaurant uses fresh and locally grown ingredients. As a […]


Art from the Virtual Hallway: Marissa Esposito ’22

A new addition to the English hallway, as well as the Hallmanac’s Virtual Hallway, is a large mural by Marissa Esposito ‘22 that reads “End the stigma.” Marissa created this mural over the course of the second trimester in Art Lab. Her inspiration was the stigma around mental health and […]

Lifestyle / Opinion

Alcoholics Anonymous: A personal story

Seeing Kevin sitting in front of me (on Zoom, of course) with a big smile on his face, full of energy, I couldn’t believe the alcoholism experiences he’s sharing are part of his history. He is excited to share how Alcoholic Anonymous assisted him in his recovery from alcoholism. I […]