Articles written by: Samiha Farooqi

Community

Putting the “student” back in “student activism”

Student activism is called student activism for a reason. It’s student-initiated, student-planned, and student-led. There should be no talking to this administrator or that teacher, no asking for permission. That’s what civil disobedience is. Otherwise, the rebellious aspect of protest, the point of protest, is missing.  This brings us to […]

Community

How To: Finesse the FOIA

Let’s talk about FOIA. FOIA, or Freedom of Information Act, is a piece of legislation that allows any citizen to request public information from their town, city, state, or federal governments. It’s what lets any typical person find out, for example, how many arrests have taken place in the last […]

Academics / Community

Dr. Doll is Sailing Far…

It is the end of an era. Dr. John Doll, head of the science department, recipient of the Blair Jenkins Faculty Chair in Math and Science award, and all around beloved science teacher, is moving onto bigger things. After 14 years of teaching at Dana Hall, Dr. Doll has accepted […]

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Truly Gary

Truly Yogurt has long been a local favorite here in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Summer or winter, sunshine or storm, Truly’s always has some customers strolling in for some ice cream or frozen yogurt, from Dana Hall especially. It doesn’t matter what kind of day it is, the dedication to Truly’s from […]

Arts / Lifestyle

Swing into the Spider-Verse

“It’s a leap of faith. That’s all it is,” -Peter B. Parker Look, I’ve watched many Spider-Man movies in my time. From The Amazing Spider-Man, to the more recent Spider-Man: Homecoming (and everything before and after and in between), it’s safe to say I’ve had my fair share of Peter […]

Community

Spirit Week Gets Extra Spirited

Dana Hall’s spirit week for 2018 kicked off on Monday, October 22nd. Spirit Week, as always, took place the week before parents weekend, where family members from around here and all over came to their kids’ classes and partook in all sorts of activities! The real story here, however, is […]

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The Resurrection of the Girl Up Club

Dana Hall’s Girl Up club, headed this year by senior Julia Ran and juniors Annie Xu and Samiha Farooqi, is starting back up again for the 2018-2019 school year after two years of inactivity, and this time, maybe for good. Girl Up is a club that is based on the […]

Academics / Community

Have No Fear, the Book Fair is Here!

As the end of the year nears, the stresses of exams and grades are high and motivation has hit a low, but one event that always gets student’s minds off everything is the book fair! This year the fair will kick off on Tuesday the 22nd with more than 1600 […]

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Dana Students Walk Out to Protest Gun Violence

On Friday April 20th, 2018, at 11:00 AM, the students of Dana Hall took charge for a moment and walked out of class to protest gun violence in America. It may have seemed like a one day event to must of us, but several students had worked to plan this […]

Athletics

From Rockies to Rock Walls

I have answered the question “where’s Mr. McGovern?” several times during the last few weeks. Now that he’s been gone for a few months, the real question is: who’s replaced him? That’s where Jacon Mayer comes in. Jacon has already almost completely revamped the rock wall and it’s only been […]