Articles written by: Mia Housman

Arts / Community

What Dana Hall thought of the Super Bowl halftime show

112 million people sat down on the night of February 13th to watch the 56th Superbowl at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. It is safe to assume that most were there for the game, but a lot were just waiting for commercials and the infamous halftime show.  While many headlines […]


Women’s NCAA Tournament moves to primetime on ESPN

This year’s March Madness basketball tournament marked a positive shift in women’s college sports broadcasting.  For the first time, ESPN aired women’s college basketball at primetime, two games per night, at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. The men’s games, by comparison, aired on CBS’s smaller channels, TBS and TNT. Although […]


A Covid Christmas

It was supposed to be happy new memories, and big family dinners full of laughs. It was supposed to be surf, sun, and Santa.  Instead, it was me, waking up with a scratchy throat three days before Christmas, a sinking feeling in my stomach as the take-home test showed a […]


The DragonCenter comes to the Hallmanac

Welcome to the DragonCenter, Dana Hall’s first live broadcast program, taking the community to the sidelines to get all the information on our sports teams! Below are the interviews from Homecoming 2021, which you can also find on the Dana Hall Athletics Instagram, @thedanadragon. I will be making rounds throughout […]

Lifestyle / Opinion

2021 Met Gala, dissected

Fashion’s biggest night. Arguably, fashion’s biggest hit or miss night. The night when the stars walk the carpet and Twitter explodes. The Met Gala. Thanks to Covid, we’ll have two Galas this year, the first being “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” I’ve had time to mull over the looks […]

Arts / Community

Introducing Dana Hall’s new Anime club

This spring, Dana Hall clubs made an addition to their roster with the establishment of the Anime Club. Founded by Tori Eysie ‘22 and Evi Booth ‘22, this all-school club is a fun, sometimes educational, but most importantly, safe space for anyone interested in Anime or Manga.  Anime is a […]


Dana Hall hosts its first COVID-19 vaccination clinic

On Saturday, May 22, the Dana Hall Health Center hosted a vaccination clinic for the Dana Hall community in collaboration with Osco Pharmacy. Initially, Osco Pharmacy had a vaccine inventory of 100 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, but they were able to increase the doses.  Pia Manna, director of the Health […]

Community / The Nation and the World

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ: Your questions, answered

It’s been over a year since COVID-19 exploded across the world and disrupted life as we knew it. Since then, there have been numerous quarantines as labs and governments worked together to study and create vaccines to bring an end to this chaotic time. The Hallmanac asked Upper School students […]


NBCSports Boston’s Abby Chin on sexism in sports media

Abby Chin, a sports reporter and anchor for NBCSports Boston Celtics Postgame, is a trailblazer. She is one of the growing number of women in sports media today, actively demonstrating how there is a place for women not only in sports but in sports coverage and analysis. I had the […]


Musicality: The saving grace of Ariana Grande’s latest album, “positions”

On October 30, Ariana Grande released her sixth studio album, positions, and after mulling it over for two months, I finally have a firm grasp on the album to review it.  On my first listen, I hated this album. The sexually explicit lyrics surprised me and made listening awkward and […]