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Blue Banisters is Lana Del Rey’s most vulnerable album

In Blue Banisters, Lana Del Rey’s latest album, she experiments with different music styles and themes, making it more impressive than her previous album. This is Del Rey’s eighth studio album, released on October 22, 2021, and her second album released this year, coming out only seven months after Chemtrails […]

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Gossip Girl’s unsatisfactory return

The Gossip Girl reboot aired on HBO Max on July 8, 2021, and was a major disappointment. Compared to the original series, a CW production that premiered in 2007, the new version is corny and uneventful. Fans were expecting much more from the reboot, which let down those who loved the […]

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One of Us is Lying: book turned binge-worthy TV series

One of my favorite books from 2017 is the New York Times bestselling young adult mystery novel One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus. It was recently adapted into an eight-episode TV show on the streaming service Peacock. If you are looking for a new show to binge, this […]

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Music lessons move back to in-person

Now that the Dana Hall School of Music is back to offering in-person music lessons for the 2021-2022 school year, there are new safety precautions that allow wind instruments and ensembles to practice. The music rooms have air purifiers and open windows, and students socially distance themselves from their teachers. […]

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2021 New York Fashion Week: Tik-Tok has altered the meaning of exclusive high fashion runway shows

Covid-19 has altered the historical exclusivity found within New York Fashion Week. NYFW 2021 was packed with social media influencers who were invited to top-tier shows. Through the lens of their iPhones, influencers gave the public a personal, inside view of the shows that once were very hidden.  It is […]

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Clara Nartey’s art comes to Dana Hall, permanently

“I hope that students perceive my work as windows and mirrors,” artist Clara Nartey stated about her current gallery show, “Windows and Mirrors,” on display in the Dana Hall Art Gallery through November 19. Her goal for this show is that “students of color who haven’t felt represented in certain […]

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Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever” takes listeners on an emotional roller coaster

Nineteen year old Billie Eilish is one of the biggest names in pop. Released in July 2021, her sophomore album Happier Than Ever has been produced with various styles that make fans appreciate her unique art. As of August 2021, the album has gotten over 80 million streams.  The artist […]

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SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo: a must listen

You might have heard of Olivia Rodrigo from her Disney Channel days, from her Tik Tok viral song “All I Want” from her current show, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, or maybe you heard of her through her song “driver’s license,” which became a global sensation this year, […]

All the world’s a stage at She Sails
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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. […]

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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 […]