Articles written by: Nina Wang


Girls Summer Entrepreneurship Program Restarts this Summer

Dana Hall’s Girls Summer Entrepreneurship Program (GSEP) is restarting this summer after being paused due to the Covid-19 pandemic. GSEP, a five day program lasting from June 20th to 24th, provides rising juniors and seniors an introduction to business concepts. The program goes from 9AM to 4PM each day where […]


Dana Hall Students show their cultures

Eleven percent of Dana Hall students are international, representing 12 countries, and they were celebrated during the school’s International Day, which ran April 20th to 23rd. The event included a Parade of Flags, Taste of Nations, Show Your Culture, and culturally related weekend activities. Students were also encouraged to wear […]

Community / Opinion

Dana Hall’s Dining Center Should Publicize Meals’ Nutritional Value

Dana Hall’s Dining Hall provides healthy delicious food to students every day. However, I would love to see the Dining Hall include the nutritional value of food and put up posters about a healthy meal. Publicizing nutritional information will help students make better choices when they eat in the Dining […]

Academics / Community

The Influence of Involution on Dana Hall’s College Application

Involution refers to the phenomenon where people work harder or put in extra work, hoping to gain more benefits but instead receive the same or even less returns as before. Involution is a term more well-known in Chinese culture, but this phenomenon is also present in American culture, especially in […]

Community / Lifestyle

Laughing Monk Cafe is One of the Newest Restaurants in Wellesley

The Laughing Monk Cafe, which recently opened in Wellesley on 90 Central St next to Wellesley Books, is definitely a restaurant that people should try out when they want Japanese food. The restaurant offers a mix of Japanese and Thai cuisine. Most options are around $15, which is within a […]

Academics / Community

Dana Hall Changes AP Exam Policy

This year, Dana Hall has made two changes to its Advanced Placement (AP) Exam policy. First, Seniors are no longer required to take the AP Exams in May. Second, students used to be able to take any AP exams, even if Dana Hall doesn’t offer the AP course. Due to […]

Community / Opinion

Dana dorms need a larger kitchen budget

The Johnstons and Wheeler all have dorm kitchens available for student use, but shared dorm kitchen supplies are insufficient or disappear over the school year. Students can choose to buy their own supplies, but this is a large expense that some may be unwilling to pay, and student’s kitchenware is […]


Pâtisserie is a beautiful cookbook, but not for casual bakers

Pâtisserie, by William and Suzue Curley, is a 2014 cookbook that offers around 100 authentic French patisserie recipes. I would recommend this book if people are looking to bake authentic French pâtisserie, willing to invest large amounts of time and money, or if they are simply looking for a good […]


Students celebrate Dana Hall’s first official Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year, which signifies the start of Spring and a new year, is a traditional holiday mainly celebrated by Asian countries. This year, Lunar New Year took place on February 1, transitioning into the year of the Tiger. This was also the first time Lunar New Year was an […]


Ms. Anderson brings a “breath of fresh air” to Student Affairs

Jacquelyne (Jackie) Anderson — the Student Activities Coordinator, Senior Class Dean, and Varsity Basketball coach — is a new staff member of Dana Hall this year. Kathy Hamel, Associate Dean of Students and fellow Senior Class Dean, said of Ms. Anderson, “She’s been a really nice addition to the Student […]