Archive for April, 2024

Arts / Opinion

Quiet on Set: The truth behind Nickelodeon’s popular shows 

Quiet on Set – Dark Side of Kids TV is a five-part docuseries on Max (formerly HBO Max) detailing the behind-the-scenes of children’s television programs from the 1990s and the 2000s. This series discusses producer Dan Schneider’s rise to power and the hostile and frequently inappropriate environment that he created. […]

Community / Lifestyle / Opinion

The M7 card should be available for every zone of the commuter rail

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a resource for education accessibility through its recent M7 program. An M7 card is a preloaded MBTA Pass that middle and high school Boston resident students can use all year round. These passes are paid for by schools and can be used for […]

Lifestyle / Opinion

Digi cams and vinyl in 2024: Making peace with the present 

“Bring your digi cam,” a familiar hum in group chats, is something that I’ve been instructed to do many times. My digital camera is not new, in fact it previously belonged to my dad, or maybe my grandmother. It is so old that I simply can’t recall its origins. I’ve […]

Academics / Community

How to Not Procrastinate

“Delaying something that is ought to be done” is how Marina McCoy, a psychology professor at Boston College, defines procrastination. She says the main reason someone procrastinates is that they are overwhelmed with either how big a project is or the many things they have to do in their life. […]

Athletics / Opinion

Why can’t we just enjoy women’s basketball? The reality of female excellence in sports

On April 7, over 18.9 million people tuned in to watch South Carolina go up against Iowa in the long-awaited National Championship game. This staggering viewership comes after many months of increased attention on women’s basketball, particularly the games during the NCAA’s annual March Madness tournament.  While this heightened focus […]

Community

St. Sebastian’s Headmaster has seen changes in gender and race in single-sex education

William Burke, who’s retiring as headmaster from St. Sebastian’s School in Needham after 34 years, has had a front row seat to the changes in gender and race in single-sex schools. As his granddaughter, and someone who attends an all-girls school, I was intrigued to hear his perspective on the […]

Community

Passing the torch: Advice from the Class of 2024

As the Class of 2024 prepares to bid farewell to Dana Hall, I had the chance to hear from seniors to reflect on their journey and offer advice to underclassmen who will soon follow in their footsteps. From being the first 5th-grade class to entering high school amid a pandemic […]

The Nation and the World

Greek locals speak on the legalization of same-sex marriage in Greece

Anna Tsiknaki, 16, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and George Orfanides, 15, an LGBTQ+ ally, are residents of the island of Crete, the largest Greek island. Even though they aren’t in close proximity to the Greek capital of Athens, they say the news of the Greek government passing a […]

Community / Featured

Celebratory nonprofit enhances lives impacted by breast cancer 

Breast cancer affects one in eight women and can impact families in all different ways. Dana Hall has twice this year partnered with the nonprofit organization Runway 4 Recovery, which helps these people and their families who are in need by raising money through fashion runway events and, recently, school […]

Arts / Opinion

The new adaptation of “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” stunningly brings a childhood favorite to life

On December 20, 2023, the first episode of Percy Jackson and the Olympians (based on the award-winning book series by Rick Riordan) was released on Disney+. Being a fan since third grade, I was excited for each Tuesday for the following two months along with the 13.3 million viewers at […]