Love All: Badminton is the latest athletic offering

Woosh! Fly birdie (or shuttlecock, some professionals may say). Step into the Shipley Center gymnasium during the spring trimester on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4:00 and 5:00 pm, and you will be immersed in the art of badminton. For the first time, Dana Hall offered badminton this year as an […]


Athlete A: The truth behind USA Gymnastics

Warning: This article mentions sexual abuse, which may be triggering for some readers.  The documentary Athlete A came out on Netflix in 2020, and uncovered parts of USA’s renowned Gymnastics team that had been carefully covered up by their organization’s prominent figures. The movie revolves around former team doctor Larry […]

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 […]

Athletics / Community

Welcoming Color Guard to Dana Hall

Color Guard is a group performance similar to marching band that incorporates dance movements and props like flags, prop rifles, and sabers. It is more common in southern states and the Midwest, and rarer in New England. However, this year a new Color Guard club was started at Dana Hall […]


Women’s NCAA Tournament moves to primetime on ESPN

This year’s March Madness basketball tournament marked a positive shift in women’s college sports broadcasting.  For the first time, ESPN aired women’s college basketball at primetime, two games per night, at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. The men’s games, by comparison, aired on CBS’s smaller channels, TBS and TNT. Although […]


Tom Brady bids farewell to the NFL

Update: Forty days after announcing his retirement, Tom Brady declared that he would be returning to the NFL, announcing his return over Twitter on March 13. On January 30, 2022, Tom Brady, quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and previous New England Patriots quarterback, announced his retirement from the National […]

Athletics / Community

Human error causes flood in Shipley Center

Human error caused a minor flood at the front entrance of the Dana Hall Shipley Center on January 22. Campus Safety Director Tom DiGiandomenico explained, “A sprinkler head burst in the North Entrance vestibule of the Shipley Center. This happened on a very cold day. Apparently, the outside door was […]

Athletics / The Nation and the World

U.S. Women’s Soccer levels the “paying” field

On Tuesday morning, The U.S. Soccer Federation released a joint statement with the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) announcing a settlement agreement of $24 million, thus ending their equal pay dispute. Now, the two “are proudly standing together in a shared commitment to advancing equality in soccer.”  In March 2019, […]


The DragonCenter comes to the Hallmanac

Welcome to the DragonCenter, Dana Hall’s first live broadcast program, taking the community to the sidelines to get all the information on our sports teams! Below are the interviews from Homecoming 2021, which you can also find on the Dana Hall Athletics Instagram, @thedanadragon. I will be making rounds throughout […]

Athletics / Opinion

Mac Jones may be a rookie, but he is the future of the Patriots

Mac Jones was drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round this season on April 29, 15th overall, becoming their new quarterback. Many did not expect him to end up with the Patriots, even though Jones was one of the top quarterback prospects of the 2021 NFL Draft. […]