Archive for November, 2022

Academics / Community

Mr. Tipton enriches the Social Studies department

Frank Tipton is a new teacher in the Social Studies department this school year. He teaches Middle Eastern studies to sophomores and AP US history to juniors. Mia El Abd ‘25 says that “I enjoy his class. He’s very passionate about what he’s teaching.” Mr. Tipton comes to Dana Hall […]

Opinion / The Nation and the World

Why Americans Should Mourn the Queen’s Death

The Queen of England died on September 8, 2022 at Balmoral Castle surrounded by family. Many Americans mourned alongside the UK. For instance, in Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker ordered flags to be flown at half mast until her funeral. I firmly believe that the Queen had a significant impact on […]


Clubs emphasize alliance, affinity, and interests

This year, all of the clubs at Dana Hall School are divided into three categories: alliance, affinity, and interest based. Affinity clubs are specifically for those who share a particular identity, that create an atmosphere of people who can speak from the ‘I perspective’. Alliance clubs are for students who […]


Students have been creative in finding new ways to get around campus

 Student Bridget O’Donnell ‘25 starts her Thursday like most Dana Hall students with an all school meeting in the Shipley gym. She then has just ten minutes to take the far journey past the Library, Student Center, and Classroom Building construction, to Bardwell Auditorium. After her first class she voyages […]

Academics / Community

French I is not running in the Upper School this year

This year, there is no French I running in the Dana Hall Upper School. While this may come as a surprise to many, it’s actually relatively common according to Jacqui Bloomberg, head of the World Languages Department. She says, “The numbers of people who come in and out of the […]


Senior Student Affairs moves to Shipley Center Hub 

The Class of 2023’s senior year started with relocating the senior Student Affairs lounge to the Shipley Center’s Hub, the room facing Sisters Field. The construction of the new Classroom Building has created a shift in the use of campus spaces. According to Kathy Hamel, Associate Dean Of Students and […]

Opinion / The Nation and the World

Corporate America needs to stop misleading its consumers: The Johnson and Johnson lawsuit

From the 1950s to the early 2000s Johnson and Johnson’s (J&J) talcum products tested positive for small amounts of asbestos, a known carcinogen (cancer-causing agent). According to Reuters Investigates and National Public Radio, J&J’s attempts to conceal their discoveries from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the public, […]


Students discuss controversial current events over lunch

The Dana Hall Current Events team is hosting lunch discussions for students to talk about current events, addressing topics such as school shootings, the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and demonstrations in Iran. The Current Events team was the idea of Ms. Rachel Nagler, the Director of Community, Equity, and […]


Admissions meets challenges from construction and Covid

The Admissions Office in Dana Hall is facing two big challenges this year: the construction project and the pandemic. The lack of a major classroom building caused by building updates, as well as traveling restrictions caused by Covid, is affecting the daily life of students and staff. Dealing with these […]

Arts / Community

Mr. Frassinelli brings pianos to life through his art

Michael Frassinelli, artist, teacher, and banjolele player, commonly known by his students as Mr. Fraz, is immersed in an ongoing creative project to “document” a fictional civilization called the Pianistas. The Pianistas of Mr. Frassinelli’s imagination were a tribe that created all elements of their world from piano parts. He […]