Articles written by: Sarah Drory

Arts / Community

A music star says farewell to Dana Hall

“Leave me alone, Mr. Fraz! I’m not going to play with the Jug Band. Stop trying to remix my songs with Bob Dylan songs. Nobody knows who Bob Dylan is anymore!” Nora Panahi yelled out from the crowd in Waldo. In the middle of the faculty Jug Band morning meeting […]


Does Blake Lively live up to her Gossip Girl fame?

As a Blake Lively fan, I was excited to see Age of Adaline. I thought that I would love the movie as much as I loved Blake Lively’s TV series, Gossip Girl. However, I was disappointed by the movie, because of Blake Lively’s performance, and in the movie overall. I […]


Dana Hall speaks: Does the gender of the new head of school matter?

Is it important for our next head of school to be a woman? Ms. Erisman will be leaving next year, and many of us are wondering who the next head of school will be. A search committee composed of teachers, administrators, and trustees will begin their search this year. While […]


A.P. U.S. History curriculum under attack

Advanced Placement United States History (APUSH) is a class that challenges students to read, memorize, and think critically at a fast pace. However, is the course also teaching students to be unpatriotic? The College Board implemented a new framework this fall for APUSH classes across the country. The new curriculum […]


Dana Hall Varsity Squash concludes a successful season

Varsity Squash competed at the US Squash High School National Championships in Hartford, CT, February 6 through 8. They entered the competition seeded in the top eight of Division 3 and won second place. Team members Helena Carroll ’15, Paige Taylor ‘15, Attabelle Wasniewski ‘16, Campbell Brown ‘17, Wendy Gomez ‘17, Sophie […]

Academics / Community

Dana students depart for Spanish exchange program

Three Dana students will be heading to Zaragoza, Spain, on February 28 to begin a three-week exchange with the Sansueña School. Nora Panahi ‘15, Allison Donahue ‘16, and Maddie Rivers ‘17 will stay with host families, attend classes, and experience the culture of Zaragoza. Five girls from the Sansueña School […]


Creative Problem Solving

Making prosthetic hands, visiting bioengineering labs and having guest speakers from all over the world; these are just a few highlights of the Creative Problem Solving class with Ms. Lavakumar. I was invited to the class this Tuesday to hear from engineers at Boston Scientific and to get a better […]


Girl Up

Girl Up DHMUN is a new humanitarian-focused club that raises awareness for women’s rights and has a goal to raise money for girls in developing nations. Headed by Spencer Babcock ’17, the club hosts biweekly lunch discussions about topics pertaining to women globally. Most recently, Common Ground was filled with […]


Dana Hall Model U.N. Gears Up For the New Season

Dana Hall Model United Nations (MUN) is gearing up for the 2014-15 season with new features for the team and MUN club. The team will be traveling to Rutgers University, Columbia University and Dartmouth College this year to compete against schools from around the world. The team will not be […]


Lessons from Malala

Are you tired of feminism? The mixed responses after the recent Title 9 presentation, at the X-block on November 4, suggests that many students deem feminism to be overemphasized at Dana Hall. As a Dana student, I have been protected from sexism at school, and the topic of women’s equality […]