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Netflix’s “Maid” highlights resilience and strength

On Oct. 1, 2021, Netflix released the ten-episode-long limited series Maid. Inspired by Stephanie Land‘s 2019 memoir — Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive — the suspenseful drama follows a single mother navigating life with her daughter and abusive ex-boyfriend. The series is directed by […]

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Without Merit depicts depression realistically

As someone who personally struggles with depression, I am always on the lookout for books that realistically depict what depression is really like. When I read Without Merit by Colleen Hoover, it instantly became one of my favorite books, for exactly this reason. This book is one of the things […]

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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
Academics / Arts / Community

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 […]