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“Amor caritas” doesn’t inspire women to change the world

Amor Caritas, Dana Hall’s motto since the early twentieth century, is a compelling statement in a religious context, but in a secular institution, it has been watered down to mere “niceness.” Dana Hall pushes its students to “learn, lead, and succeed,” but how does embodying “kindness,” something that is often […]

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Dr. Damour redefines stress and anxiety

Dr. Lisa Damour, clinical psychologist, visited Dana Hall from a distance as a keynote speaker for the annual She Sails event to explore the topic of mental health among teenage girls. She emphasized how there are both good and bad types of anxiety and stress, and argued in her presentation […]

Community / Opinion

Together, let’s lose the intolerable weight of diet culture

When I search “How to” on google, the second answer it gives me is “how to lose weight quickly.” I have been struggling with my body image for years now. “I hate my thighs” and “My calves are too big” are things that could be heard coming out of my […]

Academics / Community

Mr. Chiu focuses on creating a safe space at Dana Hall

Mr. Ryan Chiu, the newest member of Dana Hall’s Math Department, has been teaching math since he was 13 years old. Here at Dana Hall, Mr. Chiu teaches geometry, algebra 2 with applications, and honors precalculus. He also coaches Middle School tennis and is the faculty advisor of the Asian/Asian […]

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Dana Hall Admissions, pandemic edition

Dana Hall Admissions has faced a number of challenges throughout the pandemic. According to Ms. Angela Brown, Director of Enrollment and Marketing, the Admissions office needed to evaluate and admit students differently than they have in the past. The standard elements of the application in the past were letters of […]

Arts / Community

Introducing Dana Hall’s new Anime club

This spring, Dana Hall clubs made an addition to their roster with the establishment of the Anime Club. Founded by Tori Eysie ‘22 and Evi Booth ‘22, this all-school club is a fun, sometimes educational, but most importantly, safe space for anyone interested in Anime or Manga.  Anime is a […]

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Senior projects continue, despite pandemic changes

Just like every aspect of this year, senior projects saw a deviation from normalcy. With most internships off the table, as less are hiring for remote jobs, and few seniors want to sit on Zoom all day, seniors have had to get creative when planning their projects.  In a normal […]

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Dana Hall School welcomes back Monica Oudang ‘97 as the She Sails opening keynote speaker

On April 30, 2021, Dana Hall welcomed alumna Monica Oudang ‘97 as the opening keynote speaker to the sixth annual She Sails event. In her opening session, Oudang reflected on her journey towards finding a career, instilling in listeners the importance of failure, resilience, and bravery, all of which pave […]

Athletics / Community

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 […]

Community / Opinion

Creating space for necessary discussions

The day after Derek Chauvin was pronounced guilty of murdering George Floyd, I attended one of the optional meetings offered during morning classes. I was saddened, though, to find only a handful of students there. I do not believe this is because there was no one beyond that space who […]