Articles written by: Samiha Farooqi

Opinion / The Nation and the World

Racial and economic injustice in the COVID-19 pandemic

As of May 26, 2020, Massachusetts has the fifth highest number of coronavirus cases in the country with 93,271 total cases. While the state as a whole has been hit especially hard, cases vary immensely on a town-by-town basis. In fact, when comparing coronavirus hotspots in the state with racial […]

Academics / Community

Mr. Kieran Fitness, math teacher and Renaissance man

Mr. Kieran Fitness, the newest addition to the Dana Hall Upper School Mathematics Department, has a tendency to diminish his accomplishments. This is a quality that was highlighted by his wife, Dr. Emma Towlson: “I think he is modest to the point of massively underselling himself.” In addition to being […]


Bringing the coffee shop home!

I’m calling for a cooking revolution. Every day after school in the weeks leading up to March break, a friend and I ventured out to Peet’s in Wellesley, and every day I ordered an iced coffee and sat at our claimed corner for hours on end. Much to my dismay, […]


Takara: Go for the sushi

★★★☆☆ Recently, a friend and I took a trek over to Takara, a Japanese restaurant located a 15-minute walk from Wheeler Dormitory out in Linden Square. The sushi, in my opinion, deserves at least four stars in its own right. While the non-sushi dishes that I did order were certainly […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]