Articles written by: Nina Wang

Academics / Community

Dana Hall Community Prepares to Move into the new Upper School Building

After this article was published, Ms. Bradley has announced that the ribbon cutting ceremony and the opening of the Upper School building will happen on March 4. The Classroom Building Project has been underway for a year and a half, and Dana Hall’s Administration has planned out a five to […]

Academics / Community

Dana Hall Changes the School Calendar for this School Year

Dana Hall has three and a half weeks of class between Thanksgiving and Winter Break this year, longer than many previous years. Students will leave for Winter Break on Wednesday, December 20, after Revels, and return on Thursday, January 4, adding up to 14 days off, four days less than […]

Community

“Warm, inviting, wise”: Mickey Spaulding adds life to Student Affairs

Michelle (Mickey) Spaulding–Upper School Assistant Dean of Students and 12th Grade Class Dean–joined Dana Hall in the 2022-2023 school year. She currently lives on campus in Grey Lodge. “The best part of my job is being the 12th Grade Class Dean, and that’s really fun. I get to support Seniors […]

Academics

Dana Hall offers a new Data Science course

Data Science is a new interdisciplinary course offered at Dana Hall that combines social studies, statistics, and computer science. Mr. Brian Cook, Dr. Alla Baranovsky, and Ms. Cloricia (Pat) Townsend, respectively, specialize in the different parts of Data Science and teach the class together. Students learn to analyze large data […]

Community

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 […]

Community

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 […]