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She Sails Presents: Sports and Performance Psychology with Eleanor Fazio ’21

On April 30, 2021, Dana Hall hosted its first completely virtual She Sails, featuring presentations from alumnae and current students. Ellie Fazio ‘21 hosted a session showcasing sports and performance psychology. As a dancer, Ellie has had a lot of experience with the effects that psychology can have on sports […]

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Dana Hall Equestrian takes on WEF in Florida

Every year, Dana Hall riders make their way to Florida to compete in the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) circuit for six weeks. This year’s experience was extremely different, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the 12 riders and eight horses who traveled down. According to Rachael Chandley ‘21, “WEF this […]

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2020 Olympics carry on a year later despite pandemic concerns

Last year, thousands of athletes from all over the world expected to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic games, as well as the 2020 Tokyo Summer Paralympics. However, the Japanese government and the International Olympic Committee agreed in March 2020 that the Olympics should be postponed until the following […]

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Athletes fight for rights in the NCAA

With March Madness wrapped up, college sports fans are turning to a different court: the Supreme Court. On March 31, the Supreme Court began hearing arguments for National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) v. Allston, the most recent antitrust suit against the association. As collegiate athletics becomes more profitable, student athletes […]

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Female March Madness athletes met with sexism and discrimination

The National College Athletics Association (NCAA) 82nd annual March Madness highlighted what many see as deeply rooted sexism and discrimination against women in sports. The immense gender disparities between the women’s tournament in San Antonio, Texas, and the men’s tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana, sparked an outcry for gender equality across […]

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Spring sports return to campus

Spring sports have made their return to the Dana Hall fields after last year’s season was cancelled due to the outbreak of Covid-19. All teams are having both home and away games against other schools within the Eastern Independent League (EIL). Although teams are back in full swing, COVID precautionary […]

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NBCSports Boston’s Abby Chin on sexism in sports media

Abby Chin, a sports reporter and anchor for NBCSports Boston Celtics Postgame, is a trailblazer. She is one of the growing number of women in sports media today, actively demonstrating how there is a place for women not only in sports but in sports coverage and analysis. I had the […]

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COVID causes major changes for athletes in 2020-21 winter season

The 2020 winter sports season is looking quite different from past winters, as Dana Hall continues to make Covid-friendly adjustments this year. This season is slightly more complicated than the Fall because of being indoors and its limited space. The athletics staff has been working hard to create the opportunity […]

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Riding through the pandemic: COVID-19 and the Dana Hall barn

After a 9-week lockdown of the Karen Stives ’68 Equestrian Center due to COVID-19, the barn is back in business … with some changes. Last spring, when the barn was told to close its gates to all riders, “a little bit of panic” struck Ms. Sarah Summers, Director of the […]

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Sports and fitness during the pandemic

The Eastern Independent League may have cancelled the season, but sports and fitness continue at Dana Hall. The Athletic Department has made many changes, like the switch from Varsity and Junior Varsity teams to A and B teams. The athletics department had to figure out how to include everyone while […]