Archive for November, 2021


Gossip Girl’s unsatisfactory return

The Gossip Girl reboot aired on HBO Max on July 8, 2021, and was a major disappointment. Compared to the original series, a CW production that premiered in 2007, the new version is corny and uneventful. Fans were expecting much more from the reboot, which let down those who loved the […]


The DragonCenter comes to the Hallmanac

Welcome to the DragonCenter, Dana Hall’s first live broadcast program, taking the community to the sidelines to get all the information on our sports teams! Below are the interviews from Homecoming 2021, which you can also find on the Dana Hall Athletics Instagram, @thedanadragon. I will be making rounds throughout […]


Create multicultural food traditions this Thanksgiving

Sticking to tradition is the best thing about Thanksgiving.  Once you establish a set of recipes, it’s easy to plan out year-by-year. And if you’re like my family and you have a good menu, your stomach will be grumbling for Thanksgiving months in advance.  My family sticks to the traditional […]


Ms. Nagler brings a new perspective on diversity and inclusion

Rachel Nagler, the new Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, intends to bring a “positive, inclusive tone” to how Dana Hall thinks about equity. Ms. Nagler hopes to develop and nurture a community that learns together and does not shy away from conflict so that when problems are brought to […]


Dana Hall chooses not to mandate Covid vaccine

Dana Hall is encouraging students to get vaccinated, as well as hosting free vaccination clinics for students, but the School does not have a vaccine mandate for the 2021-2022 school year. Pia Manna, the Director of Health Services, explained that, “We live in an area with a high vaccination rate, […]


One of Us is Lying: book turned binge-worthy TV series

One of my favorite books from 2017 is the New York Times bestselling young adult mystery novel One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus. It was recently adapted into an eight-episode TV show on the streaming service Peacock. If you are looking for a new show to binge, this […]

Athletics / Opinion

Mac Jones may be a rookie, but he is the future of the Patriots

Mac Jones was drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round this season on April 29, 15th overall, becoming their new quarterback. Many did not expect him to end up with the Patriots, even though Jones was one of the top quarterback prospects of the 2021 NFL Draft. […]


International students are on campus again for the first time in a year

Attending school can be really tough. Taking classes online, in the middle of the night, and feeling a sense of separation from the rest of your classmates is even tougher. Several international students who attended Dana Hall online for all of last year finally set foot on campus for the […]


Boarders return to campus

The Dana Hall boarding community has gone from 34 boarders last January to 114 in September. Returning boarders and dorm faculty reported that having everyone back on campus has been enjoyable, yet slightly overwhelming. This 2021-22 school year, Dana Hall houses students from nine countries and ten different states, stretching […]


Music lessons move back to in-person

Now that the Dana Hall School of Music is back to offering in-person music lessons for the 2021-2022 school year, there are new safety precautions that allow wind instruments and ensembles to practice. The music rooms have air purifiers and open windows, and students socially distance themselves from their teachers. […]