Articles written by: Elizabeth Gardner


Admissions Director Ms. Secor “taking a break” but still loves Dana Hall

“I can’t imagine that the spirit of Dana will ever change,” says Ms. Wendy Secor, Director of Admissions at Dana Hall. Ms. Secor is leaving Dana Hall at the end of the 2016-17 school year so she can spend more time with her family;  her mother has just moved to […]


Golf team no more: The end of a Dana Hall sport

A driving range, a putt, an iron, a swing. These used to be words thrown around by Dana Hall athletes, but golf is no longer offered at Dana Hall. The golf team had its last season in spring 2015, after losing their home course at the Brae Burn Country Club in Newton. […]


Could Boston be underwater in 50 years? How climate change is affecting our city

While 2016 may have ended weeks ago, climate change did not end with it. 2016 was the hottest year on record in New England, and based on the City of Boston’s Boston Climate Change Report, it looks as though the weather is not going to cool down for 2017. In […]


“Going tiny”: A new lifestyle

“Tiny houses” are all the rage. What is a tiny house, you ask? A typical tiny house is about 13.5 feet tall, 8.5 feet wide, and 40 feet long. While these dimensions are extremely small, amenities such as bathrooms (including showers and bathtubs), fully applianced kitchens, living spaces and at […]


Wellesley police chief apologizes for police “historic mistreatment of minorities”

Conflict between police and communities of color has been a subject of much attention lately. In response to those conflicts, the president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Terrence M. Cunningham — who is also the chief of the Wellesley police department — recently publicly apologized on behalf […]

Academics / Community

A passion for metaphors: Margot Singer ’80

Everyone has their passions. For some it’s food; for others it might be animals. Margot Singer ’80, on the other hand, has a passion for metaphors. I was lucky enough to get to sit down and interview Ms. Singer, who came to Dana to give a Wannamaker lecture in March […]

Academics / Community

Saving the planet, one solar panel at a time

Over Spring Break 2016, 32 new solar panels were installed on the southern side of the Shipley Center, thanks to previous Dana Hall students. In Dr. John Doll’s Current Topics in Life Science class in the 2013-­14 school year, he asked students to do a year-long project studying how science […]


The epidemic of pro-rape hate speech

When a man suggests ideas for ways to prevent rape, I would usually want to listen to his ideas, because it shows that men care about the issue just as much as women. This is not always the case, however. Daryush Alizadeh, otherwise known as Roosh Valizadeh or Roosh V, […]


Spinning comes to the Shipley Center

Dana Hall is adding a spinning room in the Shipley Center, according to John Suby, the Director of Athletics, who hopes that the new room will be built over Spring Break. Spinning, or indoor cycling, is a form of exercise which has recently become extremely popular. It involves a stationary bike and […]


Five planets visible in morning sky through February

For the first time in over 10 years, five planets are visible from Earth together at one time. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter can be seen in the early morning, about 45 minutes before the sun rises. These planets will be visible until February 20, but the best time to […]