Articles written by: Elizabeth Harvey


What should schools do with their troubling heritages?

Woodrow Wilson was the President of the United States during World War I and championed the League of Nations, and as well as serving as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910. Woodrow Wilson was also a racist who was an active segregationist. He played a role in expanding […]


Get hands-on with new math and visual arts courses

The Mathematics Department and Visual Arts Department have each introduced a new hands-on course that will be available to students starting in the fall of 2016. They will both use the “MakerSpace,” a new room downstairs in the Classroom Building that will be ready for use in the fall. The new […]


Oregon militia standoff ends

In January, armed protesters took over the Malheaur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters in Oregon in response to fellow ranchers’ prison sentencing, but according to Vox this conflict started years earlier, which is why the consequences were so severe. The conflict rests on grazing rights and what the federal government and ranchers […]


2016 Oscar nominations lack diversity

When the nominees of the 88th Academy Awards were announced in January, there was one common theme throughout: all nominees of best and supporting actor and actresses were white. Additionally, almost all directing, sound editing, sound mixing, visual effects, and cinematography nominations were awarded to white males. This is the […]


Mockingjay Part 2 brings The Hunger Games to a satisfying close

The Hunger Games franchise is coming to a close, and fans will not be disappointed by the final film. Filled with action, romance, and drama, Mockingjay Part 2 is a perfect farewell to this beloved series. The opening scene picks up where the previous film, Mockingjay Part 1, left off, […]


Walden Pond offers a haven to busy Bostonians

Walden Pond is a gorgeous outdoor state reservation with what seem like never-ending immense trees and beautiful nature. Located in Concord, Massachusetts, Walden Pond State Reservation includes 335 acres of open, protected land, as well as mostly undeveloped woods totaling 2,680 acres, called “Walden Woods,” which surround the reservation. Walden Pond […]


Dana Hall returns to South Africa this spring, with extra paperwork

Spring break 2016 will be the fourth time that Dana Hall School has traveled to South Africa; this year, however, students will have to prepare for more than just safaris and tourist attractions. Changes to South Africa’s foreign policy will affect Dana Hall participants traveling in March. While in South […]