Articles written by: Meghan Kelley


Kaya Reingold helps middle schoolers get happy

Kaya Reingold ’16 is a founder of The Happy Institute (HI), a program aimed at instilling a greater sense of overall kindness, empathy, compassion, and optimism in middle school children. HI works with middle school kids to create a positive social change throughout schools. Kaya chose to focus on the middle […]


Technology gets a boost in Dana Hall’s classrooms

All classrooms this year now have Epson short throw projectors, powered speakers, and Apple TVs, which were installed by the Technology Department this summer throughout both the Middle and Upper School. According to Mr. Kyle Crawshaw, Technology Support Specialist, “the decision to install new equipment was based on feedback from faculty and […]

Arts / Community

Salut-Sophie: Dana Hall’s fashion blogger

A Dana Hall sophomore, squash player, and fashion blogger: Sophie Langlois ’17 is a day student at Dana who fits time into her busy life to blog about her love for fashion. Sophie holds fashion near and dear to her heart, and her blog, Salut-Sophie, which began in the fall of […]

Academics / Community

Young dragons to fly in Fall 2016: Dana Hall adds 5th grade

The 2016-2017 school year will face many changes with not only a new Head of School, but also a 5th-grade class added to the Dana Hall Middle School. Dana Hall has recently announced the plans to become a 5-12 secondary school. The 5th-grade class will consist of only one section, […]


Interested in Insurgent?

Whether you are a movie fan or just enjoy the snacks, you must see the thrilling movie Insurgent, the second of the Divergent trilogy. This movie is an escape from the real world as you’re taken into life in the fictional far future of Chicago. Insurgent brings to life characters from […]

Academics / Opinion

Move study hall back to the library

We have all heard of the Where’s Waldo? series for children — we have all spent countless hours looking for the beloved, but ellusive red and white stripes as we wonder where in the world is Waldo. However, for Dana Hall freshmen and sophomores who have experienced the sudden change […]


Astronaut Sunita Williams touches down at Dana

Astronaut Sunita Williams, an astronaut who holds many records for her accomplishments throughout her career, visited Dana Hall to speak to a group of students on January 28. Although the snow kept most of the school from meeting her at the Wannamaker lecture originally scheduled for the night before, students were […]


The New Student Center project is underway

The new Student Center is moving forward, thanks to financial contributions in December from the majority of the school community, matched by a donation of 1.5 million dollars from an anonymous donor. The school needed to raise 6 million dollars to go ahead with the project, but surpassed this goal, raising over […]


New club offers knowledge about Latin American world

The new Latin American Club is underway, holding its first meeting on Wednesday, November 12, which attracted many students to talk about current events and topics in the Latin American world. The club is headed by Sofia Vegas ’15, Valentina Cravioto ’15, and Marcela Vazquez ’17. Vegas had had hopes of starting this club […]

Arts / Community

Defamation raises questions for community

Todd Logan’s drama Defamation brought the courtroom to Dana Hall on November 2, making the audience the jury in this play that touched on everyone’s individual opinions on race, religion, class, and law. The play focused on the plaintiff, Regina Wade, a black businesswoman who lives on the South Side of Chicago, and the […]