Archive for June, 2021

Community / Opinion

“Amor caritas” doesn’t inspire women to change the world

Amor Caritas, Dana Hall’s motto since the early twentieth century, is a compelling statement in a religious context, but in a secular institution, it has been watered down to mere “niceness.” Dana Hall pushes its students to “learn, lead, and succeed,” but how does embodying “kindness,” something that is often […]

Community

Dr. Damour redefines stress and anxiety

Dr. Lisa Damour, clinical psychologist, visited Dana Hall from a distance as a keynote speaker for the annual She Sails event to explore the topic of mental health among teenage girls. She emphasized how there are both good and bad types of anxiety and stress, and argued in her presentation […]

Academics

Dana Hall says farewell to Schoology, welcomes Canvas

For over six years, Schoology has been the app most teachers and students at Dana Hall have used to view and submit assignments, but soon we will bid it a farewell. We are switching to Canvas, which is another course management platform that is used around the country. According to […]

Arts

SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo: a must listen

You might have heard of Olivia Rodrigo from her Disney Channel days, from her Tik Tok viral song “All I Want” from her current show, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, or maybe you heard of her through her song “driver’s license,” which became a global sensation this year, […]

The Nation and the World

Your pantry and India: Farmers protest in New Delhi

Farmers are essential for India’s economy and for produce across the world. Farmers are not only a profession, but a heritage in India as many farmers are generational. On November 30, 2020, 200-300,000 farmers from Punjab and Haryanaya, located in northern India, peacefully protested in New Delhi against the new […]

Community / Opinion

Together, let’s lose the intolerable weight of diet culture

When I search “How to” on google, the second answer it gives me is “how to lose weight quickly.” I have been struggling with my body image for years now. “I hate my thighs” and “My calves are too big” are things that could be heard coming out of my […]

Uncategorized

COVID-19 has affected animals as well as humans

We have talked a lot this year about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted education, the economy, employment, and more. But what about our four-legged friends?  When the majority of the world was quarantining last year, the Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Boston’s Animal Care Staff was hard at work […]

Opinion / The Nation and the World

The Green Action Committee worries about “fast fashion”

Fast fashion is defined by The Good Trade (a “premier resource for sustainable fashion and lifestyle content) as “a design, manufacturing, and marketing method focused on rapidly producing high volumes of clothing.” “Fast fashion” is a buzzword in the sustainability movement for a very good reason: the need for change […]

Academics / Community

Mr. Chiu focuses on creating a safe space at Dana Hall

Mr. Ryan Chiu, the newest member of Dana Hall’s Math Department, has been teaching math since he was 13 years old. Here at Dana Hall, Mr. Chiu teaches geometry, algebra 2 with applications, and honors precalculus. He also coaches Middle School tennis and is the faculty advisor of the Asian/Asian […]

All the world’s a stage at She Sails
Arts

All the world’s a stage at She Sails

There is so much more to the performing arts than the actors that you see on stage. In a She Sails panel on Friday, April 30, two Dana alumnae, Audrey Appleby ‘70 and Vanessa Uzan ‘96, told us about the many roles that fill out the performing arts world.  Ms. […]