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Dana Hall Model U.N. Gears Up For the New Season

Dana Hall Model United Nations (MUN) is gearing up for the 2014-15 season with new features for the team and MUN club. The team will be traveling to Rutgers University, Columbia University and Dartmouth College this year to compete against schools from around the world. The team will not be […]

Academics / Community / Opinion

Commencement speaker Cindy Harvey 1990 inspires

When Ms. Erisman approached the Senior class a few months ago and asked that we brainstorm who we might want as our Commencement speaker, the entire class resonated with an overwhelming desire to hear from Mindy Kahling and no one else. When the laughter subsided, she instead asked us to […]

Community / Lifestyle

Batman on campus! New bike-share program off to a rolling start

As of this spring, there are now two bikes – a red one named The Flash and a black one named Batman –waiting for you outside the dining center. The Green Team launched a bike-share project this spring, with $900 of funding from the Parents’ Association. The school and Green Team bought two […]

Community

Kathleen Murdock shares her passion for wellbeing

“It’s not about finding love in the world, it’s about giving yourself love. If I love me, I can feel better about everything.” So says Kathleen Murdock, Dana Hall’s Consultant for Community Wellbeing and former Dean of Students. For the last 14 years, Ms. Murdock has invested herself in the […]

Athletics / Community

David McGovern “busts a move”

The day is still young as you look at a craggy rock face that stretches for hundreds of vertical feet of treacherous climbing. You chalk up your hands, take a deep breath, and climb. Have you ever experienced a moment when the only thing keeping you from falling from unimaginable […]

Arts / Community

Girl Rising rises at Dana Saturday night

In a small village in Nepal, a young girl named Suma recalls how, when she was six years old, she was sold to her first master. She would spend the next seven years of her life enslaved, forced to cook, clean, and care for animals and her master’s children, who […]

Arts / Athletics / Community

Tiffany Lau: a balancing act

Dancing with soft movement, drawing beautiful patterns with her skates, Tiffany Lau ’15 is in the middle of an ice rink creating art with her own body. The junior from Hong Kong came to Dana Hall in 2013 to pursue both her skating and academic goals in the United States. […]

Community

Dana Hall tries a “moment to be”

As class begins, a soft bell rings; a teacher and students go into a state of meditative relaxation for two minutes to relieve their minds. The bell rings again, and it’s time to work. This year, Ms. Kathleen Murdock, the Consultant for Community Wellbeing, started the two-minute meditation project after […]

Community

Students enjoy cultural experiences in Diversity Workshop

On Monday, March 3, students danced Bollywood, learned new languages, and folded papers into creative shapes. All of this was part of the Diversity Workshop held during X block. Christie Ho ’15, who took a Korean lesson, mentioned, “It was pretty interesting. I learned more conversational Korean, which was fun!” […]

Academics / Community

Dana Hall has a new sister: Sansueña School in Spain

Dana Hall has initiated a Spanish exchange program with a new sister school, Sansueña School. Sansueña is a girls’ school, with all grades from nursery to high school, and is located in Zaragoza, Spain, famous for El Basilica del Pilar. Alexa Levin ’16, who is applying for the exchange program, commented, […]