Articles written by: Ava Clay


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 […]

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 […]

Inspiring books to read about mental health
Community / Lifestyle

Inspiring books to read about mental health

All of these books I have read that deal with themes of mental health have shown me I am not alone in my own struggles and that change is possible. Even though these books discuss heavy topics, they are important to read because they also help destigmatize mental health issues […]


Blue Banisters is Lana Del Rey’s most vulnerable album

In Blue Banisters, Lana Del Rey’s latest album, she experiments with different music styles and themes, making it more impressive than her previous album. This is Del Rey’s eighth studio album, released on October 22, 2021, and her second album released this year, coming out only seven months after Chemtrails […]


Music lessons move back to in-person

Now that the Dana Hall School of Music is back to offering in-person music lessons for the 2021-2022 school year, there are new safety precautions that allow wind instruments and ensembles to practice. The music rooms have air purifiers and open windows, and students socially distance themselves from their teachers. […]