Articles written by: Carolyn Simmons

Academics / Opinion

Dana Hall needs to consider learners who benefit from paper

Headaches, bad posture, fluctuating sleep schedules, and distractions are the result of working on computer or iPad. Paper can actually be beneficial to learning as opposed to working on technology, which can be hurtful towards the academic growth of teens. In my opinion, there is nothing that helps me learn […]


“Marcel the Shell with Shoes on” is Ninety Minutes of Pure Bliss

Marcel the Shell with Shoes on is a humorous stop motion Mockumentary, released in July of 2022 that focuses on the life of a talking one inch shell named Marcel and his grandma. It has a 98% rotten tomatoes rating and is a stop motion Oscar nominee. This movie is […]


“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” is a magnificent story like no other

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, was written by Taylor Jenkins Reid, published in 2017, and captures the story of a young girl in early Hollywood.  I fell in love with this book because it explores the twisted things people do for love, money, and fame.  I recommend this to […]

Academics / Community

Dana Hall Senior Forum Kicks into Action

Before winter break, the senior forum classes participated in two self defense classes. These classes were held in the gym and led by two instructors from a group called IMPACT Boston. During the two classes the seniors learned the eye strike, the groin kick, and verbal avoidances. The verbal piece […]

Arts / Community

Mr. Frassinelli brings pianos to life through his art

Michael Frassinelli, artist, teacher, and banjolele player, commonly known by his students as Mr. Fraz, is immersed in an ongoing creative project to “document” a fictional civilization called the Pianistas. The Pianistas of Mr. Frassinelli’s imagination were a tribe that created all elements of their world from piano parts. He […]