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Dana Hall celebrates Ramadan

Ramadan, the Holy Month for fasting and one of the five pillars of Islam, started on April 1 and lasted until May 1 in the U.S. As Ramadan is such an important time for Muslims, Dana Hall planned a few events regarding this Islamic tradition last month to support the […]

Arts

Turning Red introduces authentic Asian culture to the world

Turning Red, one of the newest Pixar movies, centers around the lives of Asian immigrants in Canada. With its depiction of the Canadian Chinatown, the attraction to k-pop boy bands, and the traditional family values, Asians and Asian Americans will find the movie Turning Red very relatable. For people of […]

Arts

Olivia Flanagan: An artist with a passion for making mesmerizing murals

Olivia Flanagan is an artist from New York who specializes in making murals. She has been making art on and off her whole life but especially got into it during quarantine, as she had time to explore the extent of her development as an artist. The 17-year-old is largely self-taught […]

Arts

Euphoria examines but does not glamorize difficult themes of teen life

Euphoria, a HBO original series, has been all the talk these past few months. The show follows Rue Bennett, a junior in high school, who’s right out of rehab for drug abuse, and her equally troubled peers in a small California town. The show discusses themes of addiction, sexuality, body […]

Academics / Community

Teachers prepare to move out of the Classroom Building after 66 years

Almost every classroom at Dana Hall is filled with books, posters on the wall, and notebooks from past years filling up the shelves. Now, teachers have been instructed to move everything out of their classrooms by the first week of June – every book, every poster, and every notebook. Starting […]

Athletics

Athlete A: The truth behind USA Gymnastics

Warning: This article mentions sexual abuse, which may be triggering for some readers.  The documentary Athlete A came out on Netflix in 2020, and uncovered parts of USA’s renowned Gymnastics team that had been carefully covered up by their organization’s prominent figures. The movie revolves around former team doctor Larry […]

Arts / Athletics

HBO’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers dynasty is a slam dunk 

Disclaimer: This show is rated TV-MA due to nudity and explicit language. Viewer discretion is advised. HBO’s new drama Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty follows the personal and professional lives of the Los Angeles Lakers as their program is reimagined, revived, and reinvented amid the glitz and […]

Arts

The Dropout compellingly tells the chilling story of Elizabeth Holmes

The Dropout is a thrilling drama based on true events of Elizabeth Holmes, a former biotechnology entrepreneur, who was convicted of criminal fraud and is currently awaiting sentencing. This mini tv series premiered on Hulu on March 2, 2022. I really enjoyed this show and recommend it to a wide […]

Community / Opinion

Forum needs to go more in-depth

I believe that our Forum classes could become more useful, and I know others would agree. Countless times I have heard my peers walk into the class and ask, “Are we getting out early today?” It is clear that the curriculum could use some adjustments to become more interesting and […]

Arts

The Fallout is a thought-provoking Gen Z film

The Fallout is a film about a school shooting and a shocking, moving portrayal of teenage life, grief, exploration, and finding friendship in unlikely situations. I would strongly recommend it to anyone seeking a film that would genuinely make them think critically about the world we live in.  Considering the […]