Articles written by: Sophia Lu


The Green Team explores sustainability with other schools

The Green Team is leading Dana Hall towards creating a better environment for the future. On April 15, five Dana Hall students and Ms. Catherine Buttner, Sustainability Coordinator, joined 6 other independent schools for the Independent Sustainability School Coalition Conference (ISCC) at Milton Academy to discuss environmental issues, ways to […]


What are those buckets on our campus maple trees?

As spring comes, gray buckets begin to show up on the maple trees on campus. The buckets are for “tapping,” or collecting sap, from the maple tree to make maple syrup. As the maple buckets are filled, part of their contents is sent to Natick Community Organic Farm to be […]


Dana’s door will always be opened for you, Ms. Daniels!

Ms. Corinne Daniels ’77 has been the Director of Alumnae Relations at Dana Hall since 2006. In March, she will be leaving Dana to go to Switzerland with her family for a new job. At Dana Hall, Ms. Daniels’s main job is to “look after the graduates from the youngest, […]


Gun-free school zones should be federal, not state, law

The new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently irresponsibly claimed that the issue of school personnel having guns is “best left to locales and states to decide.” I disagree with her opinion, however. It should be the federal law that school should be a gun-free zone since among all the weapons, […]


The deep truth of Deepwater Horizon

Boom! The largest oil spill in the U.S. waters ever began with an SOS message sent from the oil rig Deepwater Horizon on April 20, 2010. The 2016 film based on the explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Deepwater Horizon, is the most touching movie I watched […]


Another step towards clean energy: America’s first offshore wind farm

America’s first offshore wind farm began operating this week off of the coast of Rhode Island’s Block Island. Deepwater Wind, consisting of five windmills, will generate electricity that will provide power for Block Island. Besides producing clean energy for future use, the project also provides more than 300 jobs for […]


Voters go to the polls early in Massachusetts for the first time

Massachusetts has adopted early voting, which this year began on October 24 and continues until November 4. Election Day is on Tuesday, November 8. Ms. Jacqui Bloomberg, Latin teacher, went to vote early on October 26 because “the idea that I will be able vote whenever I wanted to on my […]


A brand-new year with a brand-new head of school

Ms. Katherine Bradley has become the 11th Head of Dana Hall School in its 135 years. She describes her present feeling as “figuring out a jigsaw puzzle but without all the pieces” because she has to learn everything starting from the bottom. Ms. Bradley’s biggest goals for this year are […]