Archive for June, 2024

Arts / Community

Admission’s Christopher Blackman becomes a published poet

Christopher Blackman, Dana Hall’s Admission and Financial Aid Database Manager, recently published a book of poems, Three-Day Weekend, after winning the Gunpowder Press’s Dryden-Vreeland Book Prize.  The judge, Nan Cohen, who selected Blackman as the winner of the book prize, said that “Christopher Blackman is alert to the ironies that […]

The Nation and the World

Severe flooding strikes southern Brazil

Brazil is experiencing one of its worst floods in history. Since late April and early May, record-breaking torrential rains have caused immense damage to the State of Rio Grande do Sul, located in southern Brazil. Al Jazeera reported 161 casualties and The Civil Defense of Rio Grande do Sul announced […]

The problem with celebrity influence
Opinion / The Nation and the World

The problem with celebrity influence

For years celebrities have been involved with politics, whether it’s to voice their opinion on a certain issue or to endorse a presidential candidate’s campaign. While this may seem like a good idea for politicians to increase their votes, more harm than good can come from this practice. Despite their […]

Community / Opinion

Options for students seeking alumnae connections

During April’s Reunion Weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting three alumnae from the Class of 1974 when they visited Journalism class during D block. This conversation was enjoyable for both the students and the alumnae. Everyone present was engaged and interested in exchanging information and stories from the past […]


An equestrian first: Dana Hall hosts the AEL nationals

The Athletic Equestrian League (AEL), is an organization of equestrian athletes that compete regionally and nationally, founded in 2010 by horsewoman Sally Batton. Mount Holyoke College has hosted nationals for the past 12 years; this year, on May 11th and 12th, Dana Hall School hosted the national competition, and came […]