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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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#OscarsNOTSoWhite: Hollywood’s Trend Towards Diversity

The Golden Globes celebrated diversity in film and television of 2016 when they aired on January 8, providing a sharp contrast to the #OscarsSoWhite Controversy that blew up during at last year’s Academy Awards. Furthermore, the recent announcement of the Oscar Nominations followed the lead of the Golden Globes, having […]

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The deep truth of Deepwater Horizon

Boom! The largest oil spill in the U.S. waters ever began with an SOS message sent from the oil rig Deepwater Horizon on April 20, 2010. The 2016 film based on the explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Deepwater Horizon, is the most touching movie I watched […]

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Chew on this: Hilarious new British comedy, Chewing Gum

The writer and starring actress of Chewing Gum, Michaela Coel, says “I like making people feel uncomfortable,” and Chewing Gum will do that, as well as make you laugh uncontrollably. The British series debuted worldwide on Netflix in October and has won two British Academy of Film and Television Arts […]

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Wizarding adventures continue in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

J. K. Rowling, upon finishing the Harry Potter series, continues to bring more stories that enrich our knowledge of the wizarding world. The latest is the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a wonderful addition to the series. Though he does not appear in person in the original […]

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Back away from Haters Back Off

Netflix introduced its newest original content this past month, and it is far from binge-worthy. It’s exciting to see this transition from long-form entertainment only being available on our TVs to its being accessible with the click of a button through Netflix, but Haters Back Off is not the show […]