Articles written by: Hadley Brown

Community / Featured

Celebratory nonprofit enhances lives impacted by breast cancer 

Breast cancer affects one in eight women and can impact families in all different ways. Dana Hall has twice this year partnered with the nonprofit organization Runway 4 Recovery, which helps these people and their families who are in need by raising money through fashion runway events and, recently, school […]

Academics / Community

Sabbatical replacement, Mr. Juarez, ready to teach and learn

Mr. Esteban Juarez is a new Social Studies teacher who is filling in Ms. Heather Panahi’s African Area Studies and Comparative Politics classes while she is on sabbatical. Mr. Juarez brings many years of experience to the department. “Joining in the middle of the year, everyone has been welcoming and […]


New Netflix Christmas movie’s simple plot is sure to make you feel good 

Best. Christmas. Ever is a simple, comforting Christmas movie that was released in late November on Netflix. Unlike most Christmas movies, which are either family oriented or romances, this movie is about adult women’s friendships. The movie is directed by Mary Lambert and debuted at number 1 on Netflix and […]

The Nation and the World

The Israel-Hamas War affects even those farther from the fighting

My best friend from camp, Mili Reiter, is a 14-year-Israeli who lives a few miles north of Tel Aviv in the city of Herzliya. Herzliya is 64 miles from the Gaza Strip, the same distance between Dana Hall and Springfield, MA. I have been very worried about Mili since the […]

Academics / Community

Ms. Ryan brings enthusiasm to the English Department

Ms. Julia Ryan is the new English teacher this year who is filling in while Dr. Julia Bucci is on a one-year sabbatical. Ms. Ryan brings years’ worth of experience, passion, and enthusiasm towards literature while teaching 9th and 10th graders. She says, “I’m so happy to be here at […]