Articles written by: Chapman Brown


Netflix’s “Maid” highlights resilience and strength

On Oct. 1, 2021, Netflix released the ten-episode-long limited series Maid. Inspired by Stephanie Land‘s 2019 memoir — Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive — the suspenseful drama follows a single mother navigating life with her daughter and abusive ex-boyfriend. The series is directed by […]

Community / Opinion

Wellesley families stand against bullying in their town

On October 20, I drove to Dana Hall like any regular school morning, passing Wellesley High School on my route. On this particular day, though, I saw a large crowd of people protesting outside Wellesley High School. Signs reading “Wake up Administration,” “You’re silence is deafening,” “WMHS do better,” and […]

Athletics / Opinion

Mac Jones may be a rookie, but he is the future of the Patriots

Mac Jones was drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round this season on April 29, 15th overall, becoming their new quarterback. Many did not expect him to end up with the Patriots, even though Jones was one of the top quarterback prospects of the 2021 NFL Draft. […]

Academics / Community

Mr. Chiu focuses on creating a safe space at Dana Hall

Mr. Ryan Chiu, the newest member of Dana Hall’s Math Department, has been teaching math since he was 13 years old. Here at Dana Hall, Mr. Chiu teaches geometry, algebra 2 with applications, and honors precalculus. He also coaches Middle School tennis and is the faculty advisor of the Asian/Asian […]


Art from the Virtual Hallway: Marissa Esposito ’22

A new addition to the English hallway, as well as the Hallmanac’s Virtual Hallway, is a large mural by Marissa Esposito ‘22 that reads “End the stigma.” Marissa created this mural over the course of the second trimester in Art Lab. Her inspiration was the stigma around mental health and […]


‘Big Sky’ is entertaining, suspenseful, and enlightening

A new ABC show, Big Sky, was released in mid-November by David E. Kelley, a very successful producer. It is based on the 2013 novel The Highway by C.J. Box, and although it has a calm start, it soon turns into a thriller and mystery series. This intriguing first season […]


Forum responds to a changing world

Forum, Dana Hall School’s health and character education curriculum, has been changed this year to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic, racial and social justice movements, and the 2020 presidential election. The courses also were altered in consideration of last spring’s online classes, when students did not take Forum and thus […]


The REACH app helps keep the Dana Hall campus safe

As Dana Hall students arrive at school each morning, they are required to show the green check on their phones to an administrator showing that they’ve completed the daily health screening for COVID-19 symptoms. Only then are they allowed on campus. The app our community uses is called the REACH […]