Archive for June 1st, 2023

The World

Silicon Valley Bank’s Collapse Explained

In March 2023, three mid-sized banks–Silicon Valley Bank, First Republic Bank, and Signature Bank– collapsed, triggering a decline in stock market prices. The first bank to collapse was the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), filing for bankruptcy on March 17, which triggered the largest financial crisis since 2008.  What happened? One […]


Girls Summer Entrepreneurship Program Restarts this Summer

Dana Hall’s Girls Summer Entrepreneurship Program (GSEP) is restarting this summer after being paused due to the Covid-19 pandemic. GSEP, a five day program lasting from June 20th to 24th, provides rising juniors and seniors an introduction to business concepts. The program goes from 9AM to 4PM each day where […]


Hillbilly, a forgotten gem

Hillbilly is a revolutionary film that everyone can grow from watching. This spectacular film deserves more acclaim as it starts a conversation about the long-unaddressed discrimination faced by the Appalachians. Hillbilly was released in 2018 and made available for streaming in January 2019. This picture was produced by Ashley York, […]


Boygenius’s The Record is a universal masterpiece

On March 31, 2023, boygenius, a band composed of the trio Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers, released their highly anticipated debut album, the record. Their band and album name are purposefully uncapitalized as a stylistic choice. The album is comprised of twelve songs, with its three singles, “Not […]


Temporary Classroom Building is in full swing

The Temporary Classroom Building, commonly known to those on campus as the “TCB,” is a rectangular modular building behind Maple Manor Field. The TCB is in response to the ongoing construction of the new Upper School at Dana Hall. Faculty and students have attended classes in the TCB since the […]

The World

Does the NBA and NCAA need to revise their player policies?

Recently, I have questioned the integrity surrounding basketball players being allowed to play immediately after being accused or charged of a crime, after an Alabama player Brandon Miller was allowed to play directly after the murder of Jamea Jonae.  In early February, the Alabama basketball team was shocked with the […]

Opinion / The Nation and the World

The Willow Project is an irrevocable burden for our planet

The Willow Project is an oil drilling project proposed in 2017 by ConocoPhillips, a multinational energy corporation based in the United States. The project is located in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, on the North Slope plain. The effects of oil drilling are tremendously destructive to the environment. By […]