Articles written by: Halden Dyer

The Nation and the World

Travis Scott’s “rager” concert in November results in ten deaths

On Saturday, November 6, 2021, ten people died during or shortly after American rapper Travis Scott’s set in Houston, Texas. At Scott’s direction and urging, the crowds in the mosh pit surged forward, which created a trapped environment where people could not breathe or escape. Eight people died at the […]


New Upper School schedule receives mixed reviews

Dana Hall’s Upper School schedule has undergone a massive change. In the old, pre-pandemic schedule, students had 45-minute classes with one or two 1-hour extended periods per day. In the new schedule, students have 65-minute classes each day, paired with one 90-minute extended block three days a week.  Conference Periods, […]


SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo: a must listen

You might have heard of Olivia Rodrigo from her Disney Channel days, from her Tik Tok viral song “All I Want” from her current show, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, or maybe you heard of her through her song “driver’s license,” which became a global sensation this year, […]

Opinion / The Nation and the World

The Green Action Committee worries about “fast fashion”

Fast fashion is defined by The Good Trade (a “premier resource for sustainable fashion and lifestyle content) as “a design, manufacturing, and marketing method focused on rapidly producing high volumes of clothing.” “Fast fashion” is a buzzword in the sustainability movement for a very good reason: the need for change […]

All the world’s a stage at She Sails

All the world’s a stage at She Sails

There is so much more to the performing arts than the actors that you see on stage. In a She Sails panel on Friday, April 30, two Dana alumnae, Audrey Appleby ‘70 and Vanessa Uzan ‘96, told us about the many roles that fill out the performing arts world.  Ms. […]

Community / Opinion

A case for snow days

Since Covid-19 hit and everything turned virtual, schools like Dana Hall are facing the challenge of retaining a healthy balance between going to school and giving students the occasional snow day. We no longer technically need snow days, but snow days go hand in hand with winter in Massachusetts. This […]

The Nation and the World

The drawn-out Presidential Election of 2020

Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, the election of 2020 was the most highly anticipated and most contentious election of our generation, with hot topics such as COVID-19, systemic racism in our country, and healthcare. The votes took multiple days to count, due to a record number of […]