Archive for June, 2023

Lifestyle / Opinion

Coachella is not worth attending if you are a ‘mere mortal’

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place in Indio, California, in the Colorado Desert. It’s held over a three-day-weekend, and its founders, Rick Van Santen, design it to highlight some of the world’s most famous artists. Over 250,000 go to the festival every year, which began in 1999. […]

Academics / Opinion

Dana Hall needs to consider learners who benefit from paper

Headaches, bad posture, fluctuating sleep schedules, and distractions are the result of working on computer or iPad. Paper can actually be beneficial to learning as opposed to working on technology, which can be hurtful towards the academic growth of teens. In my opinion, there is nothing that helps me learn […]


Dana Hall celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

This May, Dana Hall Upper School’s Asian Affinity Group and International Students’ Association came together to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month with events and activities. The month-long celebration aimed to raise awareness and appreciation for the rich diversity and contributions of the AAPI community.  The founder […]

Opinion / The Nation and the World

The Taliban’s national ban on women’s education

In September 2021, the Taliban announced a ban on women’s education in Afghanistan, making it the only country in the world where female students are banned from attending school beyond the sixth grade. This decision to ban women from secondary-school education has created widespread discourse in human rights groups, who […]


We should look through our differences with a new perspective

Revised from the award-winning essay from the American Society of Human Genetics’ International DNA Day contest. On May 21, 2023, Real Madrid Player Vinicius Jr. was subjected to racist abuse during the team’s away tie against Valencia, which aroused a heated debate. On May 30, a German soccer club was […]


ChatGPT in the classroom, a role that is still developing

Artificial intelligence, also known as AI, has recently become a more integral part of our everyday lives, revolutionizing the way we approach tasks. However, with the release of the new artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT, there has been much discourse about its use in academic spaces. AI can be helpful in […]

Community / Opinion

Upper School Forum: Bring in more guests, please

Each year, only a small number of Forum Classes are dedicated to special speakers and companies teaching classes, but these outside speakers leave an everlasting impression and impact on students. For example, this year the Senior Class participated in self-defense classes taught by Impact Boston. Though there are numerous videos […]

Athletics / Opinion / The Nation and the World

Athletes, money, and the new trend of sportswashing

In the realm of sports, where fierce competition, raw talent, and unyielding passion reign supreme, a disconcerting phenomenon has emerged: “sportswashing.” Beyond the exhilarating goals, breathtaking victories, and heart-wrenching defeats lies a web of questionable alliances and strategic partnerships. The concept of sportswashing refers to the exploitation of sporting events […]


The Metamorphosis is an exploration of isolation and identity

Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis is a work of classic literature written in late 1912, but it is a timeless book that I found to be very inspiring. The book was originally written in German and I read the English translation of it. I read this book on my own and […]


Lana Del Ray’s newest album is worth a listen

On March 24th, 2023, Lana Del Ray released her 9th album, titled Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd. The album features 16 songs, with three songs released as singles. These songs stand out as some of her best work, and represent the growth she’s made since […]