Archive for October, 2023

Fun facts about the Dana Hall teachers and staff

Fun facts about the Dana Hall teachers and staff

Dana Hall teachers have entire lives outside of the classroom that none of us know about, and some of you may be curious, so I interviewed them to find out. I asked each of them: “What is something the Dana Hall community doesn’t know about you that would be fun […]

The Nation and the World

The Israel-Hamas War affects even those farther from the fighting

My best friend from camp, Mili Reiter, is a 14-year-Israeli who lives a few miles north of Tel Aviv in the city of Herzliya. Herzliya is 64 miles from the Gaza Strip, the same distance between Dana Hall and Springfield, MA. I have been very worried about Mili since the […]


The SAT and PSAT come to the computer screen 

For the first time in the United States, the SAT, or the “Scholastic Aptitude Test”, and the PSAT will move away from their traditional paper-pencil format and will take a new, digital form. The digital PSAT is currently available to Dana students, as tenth and eleventh graders took it this […]

The Nation and the World

Several COVID-19 booster vaccines have been approved for use

Three new COVID-19 vaccines have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in order to target the Omicron variant. The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines were approved on September 11, 2023, and the Novavax vaccine was approved on October 3, 2023 as reengineered vaccines. Additionally, Dana Hall held a […]

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How one Vermont business bounced back from the “Great Vermont Flood” in only 11 days

This summer, many areas of Vermont flooded. The White Cottage Snack Bar, a town and family staple, had to shut down for almost two weeks in the middle of the summer but managed to rebuild in that time.  For the White Cottage in Woodstock Vermont, the waters rushed in during […]

The Nation and the World

The Spanish soccer team victory is overshadowed by a controversial kiss 

 President of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RSEF) Luis Rubiales has resigned and is being sued after he kissed a member of the Spanish women’s soccer team, Jenni Hermoso, after the team’s victory in the women’s World Cup over the summer. On August 20, the Spanish soccer team beat the […]


Dana Hall offers a new Data Science course

Data Science is a new interdisciplinary course offered at Dana Hall that combines social studies, statistics, and computer science. Mr. Brian Cook, Dr. Alla Baranovsky, and Ms. Cloricia (Pat) Townsend, respectively, specialize in the different parts of Data Science and teach the class together. Students learn to analyze large data […]

Academics / Community

Ms. Ryan brings enthusiasm to the English Department

Ms. Julia Ryan is the new English teacher this year who is filling in while Dr. Julia Bucci is on a one-year sabbatical. Ms. Ryan brings years’ worth of experience, passion, and enthusiasm towards literature while teaching 9th and 10th graders. She says, “I’m so happy to be here at […]


True Biz gives readers an honest portrayal of the Deaf community

 True Biz by Sara Novic is a novel about the students and staff of River Valley School for the Deaf as they navigate between the Deaf and hearing worlds, new relationships, and the threat of their school closing down. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the young […]

Lifestyle / Opinion

The car radio has been forgotten

Over breakfast one day in the Dining Hall, I brought up the dilemma discussed on that morning’s edition of ‘‘Morning Court,” a comedy podcast played on the radio 105.7 WROR. While some of my friends said they listen to various game shows played on the radio, a lot of them […]