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Would You Wear it?
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Would You Wear it?

I have been interested in fashion for a while and actually work in the clothing store Gretta Luxe. I will catch myself either scrolling through Instagram, pinterest or even picking up a People magazine looking for the newest trends and some of the most outrageous looks. Paris fashion week is […]

Photograph of Bardwell at night. What mysterious presence is lurking in the shadows?
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Bardwell’s Ghost Spooks Performers

It is common knowledge among dancers, directors, actors, and techies alike that every theater has a resident ghost. Recent events suggest that Dana Hall’s own Bardwell ghost has decided to make an appearance. Because students are often in the presence of this elusive spirit, the question we must all ask […]

Oscars Poll: Results Are In!
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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!

Exploring the Borderland
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Exploring the Borderland

The Dana Hall community welcomed BORDERLAND Artist, Alia Ali to our community for her Artist in Residence project last week. Her official gallery opening was in early February with a meet and greet and cake, pizza and drinks being served outside. There was an impressively big crowd talking to her […]

Train to Busan: A Must-Watch for True Horror Fans
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Train to Busan: A Must-Watch for True Horror Fans

Asian horror movies are often noted for their unconventional storylines and meticulous attention to details, and South Korea definitely has its share of horror flicks. Train to Busan (2016), for instance, is known for being one of the most thrilling, appalling Korean movies. Directed by Sang-ho Yeon, this award-winning, harrowing […]

Pitch Perfect 3: The Perfect Movie
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Pitch Perfect 3: The Perfect Movie

The Bellas of Barden University are back. As always, they begin their year with a rocky start which gets the movie going, and Pitch Perfect 3 is no different. Let me back up for a moment. Pitch Perfect is the perfect girls’ night movie about college freshman Beca Mitchell (Anna […]

Celebrate the Holidays With Gingerbread Houses
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Celebrate the Holidays With Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread houses are often associated with winter holiday traditions. Originating in Germany in the 1800s, these houses have become one of the most deep-rooted traditions in America, bringing families and friends joy and great spirits. Dana Hall has built a project each year to make gingerbread houses. The project was […]

This photo, believed to date from 1935, shows Revels performers in action.  Many of the elements of this beloved tradition have been present for almost a century.
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Revels: The History of a Tradition

As we near winter vacation, with it comes a long held tradition at Dana Hall: Revels. Beginning in 1921, Crostance Grosvenor Alexander, an English teacher at Dana from 1909-1944, wrote the original script, titled Saint Francis Keeps Christmas at Greccio 1223. Although the original title is very different, much of […]

The Penelopiad: Ancient Characters Experience Struggles Of Modern World
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The Penelopiad: Ancient Characters Experience Struggles Of Modern World

This past week, Dana Hall had two performances of its high school 2017 fall play called The Penelopiad. For this play, playwright Margaret creates a version that is multifaceted and filled with a mixture of modern and ancient themes. Simply summarized by play director Ms. Fenstermaker, “The play is about […]

Cardboard: Dana Hall artists re-envision simple material in gallery show
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Cardboard: Dana Hall artists re-envision simple material in gallery show

This week, the Dana Art Gallery is displaying a striking showcase of structures made captivatingly with the primary medium of cardboard by students in the ArtLAB and Architecture classes until Wednesday, November 1. “The goals is to see how far you can reach to come up with ideas just based […]