Arts

All the world’s a stage at She Sails
Arts

All the world’s a stage at She Sails

There is so much more to the performing arts than the actors that you see on stage. In a She Sails panel on Friday, April 30, two Dana alumnae, Audrey Appleby ‘70 and Vanessa Uzan ‘96, told us about the many roles that fill out the performing arts world.  Ms. […]

Arts / Community

Introducing Dana Hall’s new Anime club

This spring, Dana Hall clubs made an addition to their roster with the establishment of the Anime Club. Founded by Tori Eysie ‘22 and Evi Booth ‘22, this all-school club is a fun, sometimes educational, but most importantly, safe space for anyone interested in Anime or Manga.  Anime is a […]

Arts / Opinion

The World’s A Little Blurry shares the impact one girl made on a generation’s mental health

In 2016, a 13-year-old recorded her debut single “Ocean Eyes” and unexpectedly gained attention from thousands when it went viral. The world was blessed with Billie Eilish, a now 19-year-old teenage sensation who rose to global fame after releasing her freshman album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We […]

Arts

Promising Young Woman: A Must Watch

Revenge thriller, dark comedy, rom-com, and a deeply disturbing call-out of the narrative surrounding sexual assault, Promising Young Woman, a feature film by writer and director Emeral Fennell, does it all. The title alludes to the label given to many accused rapists by the media as a “promising young man” […]

Arts

Art from the Virtual Hallway: Marissa Esposito ’22

A new addition to the English hallway, as well as the Hallmanac’s Virtual Hallway, is a large mural by Marissa Esposito ‘22 that reads “End the stigma.” Marissa created this mural over the course of the second trimester in Art Lab. Her inspiration was the stigma around mental health and […]

Arts / Community

Dance concert on film

This year, Dana Hall’s annual dance concert, Affinity, aired on Youtube Live on Friday, March 26, instead of being performed live in Bardwell. This change in medium and venue was made possible by dance teachers Devon Fitchett and Mikaela Bradley and student choreographers Ellie Fazio ‘21, Ellie Wellington ‘21, and Hallie […]

Arts / The Nation and the World

The bad, the ugly, and the uglier of “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal”

In 2019, United States federal agents broke a college admissions plot by exposing 33 parents who had paid more than $25 million to an alleged “college counselor.” Producers Chris Smith, Jon Karmen, and Youree Henley take a deep dive into the questions surrounding these crimes in their new documentary, Operation […]

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Framing Britney Spears: The Reveal of Her Life Behind-the-Scenes

Framing Britney Spears, released February 5, 2021, follows current details in the singer’s legal battles with her conservatorship as well as reframes our preconceived notions of the headlines and labels that have plagued Britney in the past. Directed by Samantha Stark, this documentary argues that Spears was, and continues to […]

Arts / Community

Film Club: a virtual community cinema

Lots of people enjoy movies, and love an opportunity to watch a film from the comfort of their bed. This year, Dana Hall’s new virtual Film Club is helping the community take this interest to a whole new level. Rather than watching an entire movie, in meetings, club head Sazan […]

Arts

Going to concerts … in your own home?

With COVID-19, a lot has changed with the world and especially with the entertainment industry. Live concerts could become a thing of the past, with artists and bands now performing live over the internet instead of in person during this pandemic.  For example, iHeartRadio hosted its first-ever “iHeartRadio’s Living Black” concert […]