Athletics

Athletics

Dana’s winter sports teams are in full swing 

This winter trimester, the Dana Hall athletics program is offering six Varsity sports: basketball, swimming, diving, squash, ice hockey, and fencing. Director of Athletics, Health, and Wellness Mike White spoke about the 2023 season, saying, “We are very excited to have our winter athletes competing on the courts, the fencing […]

Athletics / Community

Nadia Visco joins the Shipley Center’s Athletic Training room

Ms. Nadia Visco has just begun her new role at Dana Hall as the newest Athletic Trainer. Ms. Visco brings a passion for Sports Medicine and a network of experiences to the Dana community. Coming out of college, Ms. Visco was interested in working in a high school community like […]

Athletics / Community

Michael White Takes on His New Position

Michael White, former Middle School science teacher and athletic trainer, is now the new Director of Athletics, Health and Wellness. This job requires the oversight of the entire athletics program from dealing with coaches and student athletes to ordering uniforms and to organizing games. Mr. White believes that the key […]

Athletics

Dana Hall equestrian team earns champion

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), one of the Dana Hall equestrian teams, traveled to a competition in Wachusett, Massachusetts, on September 10. Twenty students participated, and through their combined efforts the team came home champion. In IEA, there are 14 levels riders can compete in, ranging from beginner to varsity […]

Athletics

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 […]

Athletics

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 […]

Athletics

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 […]

Athletics

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 […]