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Community / The Nation and the World

The ins and outs of Model UN

Dana Hall MUN has been very active lately. On December 10, 12 Dana Hall students attended a conference at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts, and on January 12-15, 12 students attended Columbia University for an overnight conference. Model United Nations (MUN) is a club that emulates the structure of […]

Community / Lifestyle

Laughing Monk Cafe is One of the Newest Restaurants in Wellesley

The Laughing Monk Cafe, which recently opened in Wellesley on 90 Central St next to Wellesley Books, is definitely a restaurant that people should try out when they want Japanese food. The restaurant offers a mix of Japanese and Thai cuisine. Most options are around $15, which is within a […]

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 […]

Community / Lifestyle

Lockheart: A New Restaurant in Wellesley Center

Lockheart restaurant is a fabulous restaurant that opened its doors to the public in July this year. The delicious south-western style menu includes a variety of bowls, plates, and salads, however, they are most notable for their flavorful tacos. I had a lovely time there– the customer service was incredible […]

Community / Lifestyle

Just Keep Sipping! Dana Hall’s Newest Hydration Craze

“I was never hydrated before but my Simple Modern cup makes me drink so much water!” Sam Wolf ‘24 explains. Simple Modern Water Bottles, specifically the 24oz cup design ($23.99), have taken the Dana Hall junior class by storm. According to the Simple Modern website they “offer a stylish selection […]

Community / The Nation and the World

Where do international students go for school breaks?

As the holidays approach, an important question arises for all international students on campus. Where should they go for school breaks? The answer used to be simple–they would board a plane and go back home to spend time with their families. However, in the aftermath of the COVID epidemic, traveling […]

Academics / Community

Dana Hall Changes AP Exam Policy

This year, Dana Hall has made two changes to its Advanced Placement (AP) Exam policy. First, Seniors are no longer required to take the AP Exams in May. Second, students used to be able to take any AP exams, even if Dana Hall doesn’t offer the AP course. Due to […]

Academics / Community / Featured

The English Department Adopts a New Grading Scale

The English department has been experimenting with a new grading system this trimester, with the goal of prioritizing learning over grades.  The system uses a rubric that defines the standards of success on each essay assignment.  If the student’s writing meets the standard, they receive the grade “Meeting Standards,” which […]

Community / Featured

Dana Hall’s Algae Creates ‘Matcha Pond’

Over the years, the Dana Hall pond has been dealing with a case of seasonal algae during the warmer months, causing students at Dana Hall to give it the name “Matcha Pond.” The more scientific term for this phenomenon is ‘algal bloom’. Ms. Mary Frances Hanover, biology teacher and head […]

Community

BJ Whennen Brings Expertise to the New Classroom Building

Ms. BJ Whennen never dreamed of being Bob The Builder, but now is the Project Executive for Construction Management & Builders, Inc. (CM&B), which is the construction company that is currently working on the new Upper School Classroom Building. Ms. Whennen chose Dana Hall because when she met the construction […]