Athletics

Athletics

Lifeguarding: More Than Just a Job

It is not unusual to think of lifeguarding as an easy job; lots of people’s first jobs were lifeguarding. In the movies, lifeguarding is portrayed as being fun, relaxing, and even sexy. However, in reality, lifeguarding is a rigorous and demanding responsibility. Yes, responsibility. It is crucial to understand that […]

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Dana Hall Varsity Ice Hockey, Or: What are You Doing at 5 A. M. ?

5 A.M. Mondays, Tuesdays, and (a later start on) Thursdays. My phone alarm starts ringing in my ear. 5 minutes, I think. I need to brush my teeth, put on my shoes and leave my house. I frantically run, grabbing everything I may need for my day, and get into […]

Academics / Athletics / Community

Two Days of Family Fun at Dana Hall

On October 27 and 28 Dana Hall’s Upper School will be in the middle of an exciting event, Family Weekend, a weekend where families of all students visit the school, shadow their children, and later attend various sports games and activities. “It’s really fun to have fans in the classes […]

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Running towards female empowerment: Switzer returns to the Boston Marathon fifty years later

The Boston Marathon this year marked a special anniversary. Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967, and 50 years later, in 2017, she ran it again at age 70. When Switzer first ran the marathon 50 years ago, there were no official rules […]

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Golf team no more: The end of a Dana Hall sport

A driving range, a putt, an iron, a swing. These used to be words thrown around by Dana Hall athletes, but golf is no longer offered at Dana Hall. The golf team had its last season in spring 2015, after losing their home course at the Brae Burn Country Club in Newton. […]

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New faculty join the Dana Hall “big family”

This year, Dana Hall’s faculty has expanded greatly. Ms. Nia Hays, Upper School Academic Dean, comments that the new teachers “are exactly who you want in a school community—people who are strong classroom teachers, passionate about the subject area, multi-talented, creative, and engaging.” Ms. Jasmine Xiang joins the World Languages […]

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Foxhunting: The exhilaration of unrestrained riding

When autumn and spring descend upon New England, foxes everywhere turn over in their dens, for with the warm weather comes the commencement of foxhunting season. Not just a British pastime romanticized on shows like Downton Abbey, the sport is a little known American staple for equestrian lovers, with a […]

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Dana Hall Softball takes Disney World

Fifteen members of the Dana Hall Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Middle School Softball teams traveled to Orlando, Florida, for spring training at Disney’s Wide World of Sports during the first week of spring break. Varsity Softball coach Dr. John Doll, Middle School Softball Coach Ms. Leslie Doll, and Assistant Varsity […]

Athletics

Spinning comes to the Shipley Center

Dana Hall is adding a spinning room in the Shipley Center, according to John Suby, the Director of Athletics, who hopes that the new room will be built over Spring Break. Spinning, or indoor cycling, is a form of exercise which has recently become extremely popular. It involves a stationary bike and […]

Athletics

Fencing to victory

The fencing team won the State Championships after fighting all day at Concord Carlisle High School on February 7. The team ended up victorious, winning the State Champions for the third year in a row. Ally Wolf ’17 placed first in Sabre, retaining her State Championship for the second year […]