Archive for December, 2023

Arts

New Netflix Christmas movie’s simple plot is sure to make you feel good 

Best. Christmas. Ever is a simple, comforting Christmas movie that was released in late November on Netflix. Unlike most Christmas movies, which are either family oriented or romances, this movie is about adult women’s friendships. The movie is directed by Mary Lambert and debuted at number 1 on Netflix and […]

Academics / Community

Dana Hall Changes the School Calendar for this School Year

Dana Hall has three and a half weeks of class between Thanksgiving and Winter Break this year, longer than many previous years. Students will leave for Winter Break on Wednesday, December 20, after Revels, and return on Thursday, January 4, adding up to 14 days off, four days less than […]

Lifestyle

Tackling holiday consumerism and environmental impact

Many Americans participate in the yearly mass consumption, spending, shopping, and traveling that come with holiday festivities. Unfortunately, this annual spree causes 23% more household waste than in other months according to a 2023 study conducted by the Center of Biological Diversity. In particular, wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper, […]

Community

De-mystifying OCD: Busting myths about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

“Saying that you are ‘so OCD’ when you don’t actually have OCD is really disrespectful to people who actually suffer from the condition. It not only turns the disorder into more of a joke, but also takes away from the harm that actual OCD triggers have on people; for them, […]

The Nation and the World

The history behind the Israel-Hamas war, put simply

The current Israel-Hamas war has a complicated history. The October 7 attacks by Hamas on Israel, and Israel’s armed response, emerged from a deep history of repeated conflicts over the decades. Today, the region that was once called Palestine is divided into Israel, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank. […]

Opinion / The Nation and the World

Iran must stop harassment of families of killed protestors

It has been a little more than a year since the famous “Woman Life Freedom” uprising began in Iran following the death in custody of Mahsa Amini for breaking the hijab law. The news about her death sparked controversy against the Iranian government; people protested for her, but many lost […]