Articles written by: Ginna Allen

Athletics / Opinion

Why can’t we just enjoy women’s basketball? The reality of female excellence in sports

On April 7, over 18.9 million people tuned in to watch South Carolina go up against Iowa in the long-awaited National Championship game. This staggering viewership comes after many months of increased attention on women’s basketball, particularly the games during the NCAA’s annual March Madness tournament.  While this heightened focus […]

Lifestyle / Opinion

Tween obsession with skincare and why we need to talk about it

If you have gone into a Sephora in the past couple of months, you may have noticed the stores being nearly overrun by young girls. What makes this even weirder is that these girls are obsessed with buying and using trendy skincare that are meant for people nearly triple their […]

Lifestyle

Tackling holiday consumerism and environmental impact

Many Americans participate in the yearly mass consumption, spending, shopping, and traveling that come with holiday festivities. Unfortunately, this annual spree causes 23% more household waste than in other months according to a 2023 study conducted by the Center of Biological Diversity. In particular, wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper, […]

The Nation and the World

Mike Johnson is now the Speaker of the House

On October 25, Mike Johnson (R-LA) was elected to serve as the speaker of the House of Representatives after three weeks of tension and three failed candidates. He is the 55th male Speaker, with Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) being the only woman who has served in this role.  Johnson was elected […]

Academics

The SAT and PSAT come to the computer screen 

For the first time in the United States, the SAT, or the “Scholastic Aptitude Test”, and the PSAT will move away from their traditional paper-pencil format and will take a new, digital form. The digital PSAT is currently available to Dana students, as tenth and eleventh graders took it this […]