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Bieber shows a new side in collaborating on Purpose
Arts

Bieber shows a new side in collaborating on Purpose

In November, Justin Bieber released a 19-song album called Purpose. In the album we see a changed Bieber from his recent run-ins with the tabloids. Leading up to the release of his album, Bieber dropped a handful of singles: “Where Are Ü Now,” featuring Skrillex and Diplo; “Sorry”; “Love Yourself”; and […]

2016 Oscar nominations lack diversity
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2016 Oscar nominations lack diversity

When the nominees of the 88th Academy Awards were announced in January, there was one common theme throughout: all nominees of best and supporting actor and actresses were white. Additionally, almost all directing, sound editing, sound mixing, visual effects, and cinematography nominations were awarded to white males. This is the […]

Colliding realities in Murakami’s genre-defying novel 1Q84
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Colliding realities in Murakami’s genre-defying novel 1Q84

1Q84, by Haruki Murakami. 624 pages. Harvill Seckor. $18. Fantastical, realistic fiction often struggles to find a place in the canon of literary greats, but Japanese author Haruki Murakami breaks that trend with his simple prose that treats taboo subject matter with tasteful indifference. 1Q84, Murakami’s second-latest novel, shatters genres, […]

Making a Murderer intrigues, frustrates
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Making a Murderer intrigues, frustrates

Making a Murderer is a 10-hour documentary on Netflix. Although a long documentary may sound boring, this show is the complete opposite; it’s an engaging show that will deeply absorb you. The trick is to stick it out through the first three episodes, after which you will be entirely sucked […]

Scream Queens falls flat 
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Scream Queens falls flat 

Scream Queens is one of the newest additions to Fox’s roster. The show boasts an eclectic cast: everyone from Niecy Nash to Emma Roberts to Jamie Lee Curtis. Scream Queens is marketed to a teenage audience, but the the incessant pop culture mentions and the flashy guest stars, including Nick Jonas and […]

Mockingjay Part 2 brings The Hunger Games to a satisfying close
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Mockingjay Part 2 brings The Hunger Games to a satisfying close

The Hunger Games franchise is coming to a close, and fans will not be disappointed by the final film. Filled with action, romance, and drama, Mockingjay Part 2 is a perfect farewell to this beloved series. The opening scene picks up where the previous film, Mockingjay Part 1, left off, […]

Kandinsky painting brings together campus painters, dancers, and film-maker
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Kandinsky painting brings together campus painters, dancers, and film-maker

Dana Hall’s art scene and dance world have collided in a cross-campus interdisciplinary collaboration, dubbed the Kandinsky Project after the celebrated painter Wassily Kandinsky. In this joint effort, advanced dance students have come together with Studio Art and Exploring Design students, and partnered with a film student, to construct a […]

The chicks in chick flicks
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The chicks in chick flicks

When I was younger and did not know what being a “feminist” meant, I enjoyed movies without something clouding the back of my mind. Don’t get me wrong: I still laugh, cry, and enjoy films which I had previously been naive about, but these films now have another meaning to […]

The Congdon sabbatical program lets teachers grow, learn, explore
Academics / Arts

The Congdon sabbatical program lets teachers grow, learn, explore

If you had one year with no commitments, what would you do? Dana Hall allows teachers to answer that question through a sabbatical program. This program allows two classroom teachers a year to take either half of a year or a full year off from Dana Hall and spend the […]

DH2015-002 English Minature House Album
Arts / Community

Life in miniature comes to the Library

We have all walked through the doors to the library, whether it has been to study, do homework, or catch up on some pleasure reading. How many of us have noticed the big dollhouse in the “Recent Acquisitions” area, or stopped to take a look at all the details? Donated […]