Articles written by: Sabah Vitale

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Pig Kidney Transplanted into a Human

On March 21, 2024, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) performed the first ever successful transplant of a genetically-edited pig kidney. They transplanted it into a 62 year old man who was living with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). The surgery was four hours long. This surgery is a historic milestone in xenotransplantation, […]

Community / Lifestyle / Opinion

The M7 card should be available for every zone of the commuter rail

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a resource for education accessibility through its recent M7 program. An M7 card is a preloaded MBTA Pass that middle and high school Boston resident students can use all year round. These passes are paid for by schools and can be used for […]

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Tate McRae’s new album “Think Later” is a smashing success

Canadian singer-songwriter Tate McRae released her second studio album Think Later. I love this entire Pop album as it intertwines emotional lyrics with memorable melodies.  McRae released her album on December 8, 2023. It features 14 songs, two of which are previously released singles. She was inspired by her recent […]

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Prominent area doctor accused of sexual assault

In October 2023, Dr. Derrick Todd, a rheumatologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Charles River Medical Associates, was accused of sexually assaulting over 120 women. Dr. Todd allegedly conducted inappropriate pelvic, breast, and rectal exams over the course of several years. He has denied that he has done anything […]

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Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building” started great but is declining

Only Murders in the Building is a comedy, mystery, and thrilling tv series about three strangers who come together to solve murders in their apartment building while documenting their journey through their podcast called “Only Murders in the Building.” There are currently three seasons available to watch on Hulu. I […]

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Several COVID-19 booster vaccines have been approved for use

Three new COVID-19 vaccines have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in order to target the Omicron variant. The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines were approved on September 11, 2023, and the Novavax vaccine was approved on October 3, 2023 as reengineered vaccines. Additionally, Dana Hall held a […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]