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Community

Day of Community Learning leads to new awareness and conversations

Dana Hall’s annual Day of Community Learning was held on Friday, December 13, 2019. Instead of following the normal Friday class schedule, Dana Hall students attended a variety of workshops on the theme “Building Bridges and Sharing Spaces.” All sorts of workshops took place throughout the day, and while each […]

Arts / Community

Oscars Poll: Results Are In!

The Oscars brought out the movie-lover in us!  Here are the results of the Hallmanac’s Oscar Poll.   Spring Break starts today, a perfect time to go see those movies.  Get your popcorn!

Community / Letters to the Editor

Repaying sleep debt: Improving a community one night at a time

Abigail (Abby) Bertelson ’13 is a first-year student at Stanford University and writes to The Hallmanac to share what she has learned in her “Sleep and Dreams” course — information important for Dana Hall students facing sleep debt. Walking into school in the morning is often accompanied by overheard groans […]

Community / Letters to the Editor / Opinion

Administrators reply: “We must be more culturally aware, culturally sensitive and culturally competent”

We are writing in response to two recent student editorials, written by Gloria Revanche and Jackie Hayre-Pérez. In addition to validating the concerns raised in these editorials, we want to explain the steps we have taken, and will continue to take, to promote inclusive dialogue with all students in our […]

Letters to the Editor / Opinion

The conversation continues: The need to talk about race at Dana Hall

Jacqueline Hayre-Pérez ’17 continues the conversation about discussions of race at Dana Hall. To the editors of The Hallmanac: Recently, I read Gloria Revanche’s “Editorial on Freddie Gray and How Dana Has Handled It.” As a student of color myself, I find myself surrounded by peers and teachers who come from […]

Letters to the Editor / Opinion

Administrators reply: Why study hall is back in Waldo

Dear Hallmanac Editors, We are writing in response to Meghan Kelley’s Opinion article that appeared in the Hallmanac on March 26, 2015. The article, entitled “Move Study Hall Back to the Library,” argued that required study halls for ninth and tenth graders should be relocated back to the Library, out […]

Letters to the Editor / Opinion

Dana Hall helped make me an activist

May Dong ’14, former Co-Head of the Green Team, is now a first-year student at Swarthmore College, currently involved in environmental activism on campus. I’m writing this from a mattress in the middle of a hallway. The hallway is dim and strewn with pillows, backpacks, and a few sleeping bodies. It’s […]