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Turning Red introduces authentic Asian culture to the world

Turning Red, one of the newest Pixar movies, centers around the lives of Asian immigrants in Canada. With its depiction of the Canadian Chinatown, the attraction to k-pop boy bands, and the traditional family values, Asians and Asian Americans will find the movie Turning Red very relatable. For people of […]

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Olivia Flanagan: An artist with a passion for making mesmerizing murals

Olivia Flanagan is an artist from New York who specializes in making murals. She has been making art on and off her whole life but especially got into it during quarantine, as she had time to explore the extent of her development as an artist. The 17-year-old is largely self-taught […]

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Euphoria examines but does not glamorize difficult themes of teen life

Euphoria, a HBO original series, has been all the talk these past few months. The show follows Rue Bennett, a junior in high school, who’s right out of rehab for drug abuse, and her equally troubled peers in a small California town. The show discusses themes of addiction, sexuality, body […]

Arts / Athletics

HBO’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers dynasty is a slam dunk 

Disclaimer: This show is rated TV-MA due to nudity and explicit language. Viewer discretion is advised. HBO’s new drama Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty follows the personal and professional lives of the Los Angeles Lakers as their program is reimagined, revived, and reinvented amid the glitz and […]

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The Dropout compellingly tells the chilling story of Elizabeth Holmes

The Dropout is a thrilling drama based on true events of Elizabeth Holmes, a former biotechnology entrepreneur, who was convicted of criminal fraud and is currently awaiting sentencing. This mini tv series premiered on Hulu on March 2, 2022. I really enjoyed this show and recommend it to a wide […]

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The Fallout is a thought-provoking Gen Z film

The Fallout is a film about a school shooting and a shocking, moving portrayal of teenage life, grief, exploration, and finding friendship in unlikely situations. I would strongly recommend it to anyone seeking a film that would genuinely make them think critically about the world we live in.  Considering the […]

Arts / Community

What Dana Hall thought of the Super Bowl halftime show

112 million people sat down on the night of February 13th to watch the 56th Superbowl at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. It is safe to assume that most were there for the game, but a lot were just waiting for commercials and the infamous halftime show.  While many headlines […]

Ode to the Classroom Building
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Ode to the Classroom Building

The Dana Hall Classroom building has seen about six decades of students, countless eras of fashion, and numerous learning models. Still, it has been a foundation for Dana Hall students to learn, lead, and grow through its sixty years of existence. This classroom renovation will mark a significant transition in […]

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Prairie Fires brings historical context to the Little House books

Have you read the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder? Do you enjoy history or reading biographies? Then Caroline Frasier’s Prairie Fires, an in-depth look at Wilder’s life and her novels, might be the book for you.  Prairie Fires does a particularly good job of portraying the historical reality […]

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Red (Taylor’s Version) was one of the best albums of 2021

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift released her newest album, Red (Taylor’s Version), on Friday, November 12th. And it is amazing. The mix of Taylor’s now more mature, adult voice and the never before heard “from the vault” tracks makes the re-recorded album even better than the already incredible original 2012 version. According […]