Articles written by: Emma Beardsley


Help seniors make the most of senior projects

Seniors at Dana Hall are fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in a project of their choice, capping off their final year of high school. Projects can range from an internship in a field of interest to researching one’s family history or volunteering with a nonprofit. However, I noticed […]

Arts / Athletics

HBO’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers dynasty is a slam dunk 

Disclaimer: This show is rated TV-MA due to nudity and explicit language. Viewer discretion is advised. HBO’s new drama Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty follows the personal and professional lives of the Los Angeles Lakers as their program is reimagined, revived, and reinvented amid the glitz and […]

Athletics / The Nation and the World

U.S. Women’s Soccer levels the “paying” field

On Tuesday morning, The U.S. Soccer Federation released a joint statement with the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) announcing a settlement agreement of $24 million, thus ending their equal pay dispute. Now, the two “are proudly standing together in a shared commitment to advancing equality in soccer.”  In March 2019, […]

Community / Opinion

Push past “prestige” in college process

Dear Juniors, As my college process comes to a close, I leave you with the most valuable parting wisdom I can: the most discussed factors of this journey — prestige, rankings, and acceptance rates — are the least important parts. When I first began to think about college, my list […]

Community / Opinion

The indisputable importance of affinity spaces

Efforts by conservative Wellesley parents to eliminate affinity spaces in Wellesley Public Schools are at best misguided but more likely conscious attempts to protect their privilege.  In light of the shootings in Atlanta last March that left six Asian American women dead, Wellesley Public Schools invited community members of color […]

The Nation and the World

Boston will make history on November 2

Update: Michele Wu won the election by a wide margin and will be the next Boston mayor. In the last 200 years, Boston has elected only white male mayors, usually of Irish or Italian descent. This year, though, Boston will elect a woman and person of color to serve in […]

The Nation and the World

COVID-19 affects animals as well as humans

We have talked a lot this year about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted education, the economy, employment, and more…but what about our four-legged friends?  When the majority of the world was quarantining last year, the Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Boston’s Animal Care Staff was hard at work trying […]

Community / Opinion

Creating space for necessary discussions

The day after Derek Chauvin was pronounced guilty of murdering George Floyd, I attended one of the optional meetings offered during morning classes. I was saddened, though, to find only a handful of students there. I do not believe this is because there was no one beyond that space who […]


Craving cannoli? A shell-to-shell comparison

I think I can speak for all Bostonians when I say that you can’t go wrong with a North End cannoli. However, two pastry shops tend to outshine the rest: Mike’s Pastry and Modern Pastry.   Mike’s and Modern are located on opposite sides of the busy and bustling Hanover Street […]

The Nation and the World

The Biden-Harris political agenda prioritizes unity

The Biden-Harris administration has laid out an aggressive agenda for Joe Biden’s presidency. This agenda spans a wide range of issues, from American leadership abroad to zero carbon emissions, quite literally A to Z. However, President Biden has made it clear that his plan “to restore the soul and to […]