Articles written by: Isabel Sullivan


Dana Hall School welcomes back Monica Oudang ‘97 as the She Sails opening keynote speaker

On April 30, 2021, Dana Hall welcomed alumna Monica Oudang ‘97 as the opening keynote speaker to the sixth annual She Sails event. In her opening session, Oudang reflected on her journey towards finding a career, instilling in listeners the importance of failure, resilience, and bravery, all of which pave […]


Female March Madness athletes met with sexism and discrimination

The National College Athletics Association (NCAA) 82nd annual March Madness highlighted what many see as deeply rooted sexism and discrimination against women in sports. The immense gender disparities between the women’s tournament in San Antonio, Texas, and the men’s tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana, sparked an outcry for gender equality across […]

Arts / Community

Film Club: a virtual community cinema

Lots of people enjoy movies, and love an opportunity to watch a film from the comfort of their bed. This year, Dana Hall’s new virtual Film Club is helping the community take this interest to a whole new level. Rather than watching an entire movie, in meetings, club head Sazan […]


Netflix’s My Octopus Teacher: an immersive underwater experience

As someone who loves thrilling documentaries like Free Solo, as well as nature films such as Netflix’s Blackfish, my anticipation grew as Netflix announced the September 4, 2020, release date of My Octopus Teacher, a combination of the two. An emotional tale of an unusual relationship between man and octopus, […]

Academics / Community

Students’ learning experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic

This fall, Dana Hall students have had two different learning models, as laid out by Head of School Katherine Bradley in an August 19 email. Local students were given the option to choose between learning 100% remotely or in the hybrid model, which is 50% remote learning and 50% on-campus […]


New ID entry system focuses on security

Dana Hall School issued a new ID system shortly after Thanksgiving break. Starting on December 3rd, all members of the Dana Hall community are required to carry a scannable ID to enter the majority of the buildings on campus.  Even though there has never been a security threat to Dana […]


Last Christmas: merry and bright

I enjoyed Last Christmas greatly and would rate it a four out of five, although it has received mixed reviews.  However, I think that this movie caters to a specific audience, and I would only recommend this film to people looking for a romantic movie to watch. If you are […]

Academics / Community

Ms. Hanover: A new addition to the Science Department

Mary-Frances Hanover has just begun her new role at Dana Hall as the new AP Biology and Conceptual Physics teacher. Ms. Hanover heard about Dana Hall and its open position for a new science teacher through her brother in law, Mr. Brian Cook. She is now living on campus, across […]