Articles written by: Sabah Vitale

Academics / Opinion

Dana Hall’s current schedule should be changed

Next school year (2023-2024), Dana Hall should think about revamping the schedule. The schedule was changed two years ago with the best intentions as they wanted the Middle and Upper school schedules to overlap as well as having fewer transitions throughout the day. However, the previous schedule was better. I […]

The World

The first-ever robot-controlled McDonald’s

McDonald’s opened the first mostly robot-run fast food restaurant in December 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas. At this McDonald’s there are no human cashiers, and everything is run by automation and robots. This McDonald’s first became popular from TikTok where one user posted a video about the restaurant. This restaurant […]

The World

The Food and Drug Administration Has Approved the New Alzheimer’s Drug Lecanemab

Lecanemab (sold under the brand name Leqembi), the new Alzheimer’s drug, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on January 6, 2023. Lecanemab has shown great promise in slowing cognitive decline and having a major difference in Alzheimer patients. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease and a type […]


BJ Whennen Brings Expertise to the New Classroom Building

Ms. BJ Whennen never dreamed of being Bob The Builder, but now is the Project Executive for Construction Management & Builders, Inc. (CM&B), which is the construction company that is currently working on the new Upper School Classroom Building. Ms. Whennen chose Dana Hall because when she met the construction […]

Lifestyle / Opinion

The idealization of the slim-thick body type is harmful to mental health

All body ideals are harmful to women’s mental health because they make women feel that they need to fit into a certain category. The latest body ideal to emerge is the “slim-thick body type,” and it is as problematic as earlier “ideal” types. The slim-thick body type is “a curvier […]

Academics / Community

Mr. McShane brings humor and passion to the Science Department

John (Jake) McShane is a new member of the science department this year. He is teaching four sections of ninth grade physics and is currently the assistant Varsity Softball coach. A sign of his popularity was that he was chosen by students to dress up as a turkey as a […]


The Dropout compellingly tells the chilling story of Elizabeth Holmes

The Dropout is a thrilling drama based on true events of Elizabeth Holmes, a former biotechnology entrepreneur, who was convicted of criminal fraud and is currently awaiting sentencing. This mini tv series premiered on Hulu on March 2, 2022. I really enjoyed this show and recommend it to a wide […]


Big changes come to Allston and Brighton with Jackson Mann closure in June 2022

Jackson Mann K-8 School is a public magnet school in Allston. The school is closing this June, which will affect the Allston/Brighton neighborhood dramatically. There will be one less school and no Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) community center in the area. ​The Boston Public Schools (BPS) system […]

Community / The Nation and the World

Dana Hall to hold Covid-19 booster clinic Feb. 10

The Pfizer Covid-19 booster shots was approved on January 5 for 12-17 year olds by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that it is taken five months after a person’s initial vaccination. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine got approved for ages 5-11 […]


Ms. Stoye joins Dana Hall as Upper School Dean of Students

Ms. Lydia Van Hoven Stoye is one of the many new faculty members at Dana Hall this year. She is the new Upper School Dean of Students, a ninth-grade Class Dean, and a ninth-grade advisor. Ms. Stoye has always loved helping people and solving problems. She believes that education is […]