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Strength through vulnerability

A month ago, I became a stronger version of myself. Surrounded by students and adults who were willing to be completely open, I became aware of all the different aspects of diversity: racial identity, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, family structure, and physical as well as mental ability. Through understanding […]

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Dana Hall celebrates diversity of international students

Seventeen percent of Dana Hall students are international, coming from 11 different countries around the world. Starting January 21, the International Student Association (ISA) will host the annual tradition of International Week, celebrating the countries that are represented at the school. Yileena Xu ’15 commented, “It is a great chance […]

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Dana Hall Speaks: A Twist to the Timmy Tradition

“Dana Hall Speaks” is a new feature of the Hallmanac that will highlight the voices of the Dana Hall community about current issues. This first column prominently features junior and senior voices because of the subject matter, but normally the Hallmanac will strive to represent a cross-section of Dana voices. […]

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The 21st-century Hallmanac: Changes and challenges

It’s time to change your web browser bookmark for the Hallmanac! The Hallmanac has adopted 21st-century technology, and the changes keep coming. The latest change, made just this month, is a new webhost and hence a new URL for the Hallamac: 10.50.52.181. Other recent changes include eliminating password-protection to read […]

Arts / Community

The “Maker Movement” hits campus

Do you make things? Have you ever designed, created, or transformed something on your own?  If you are using materials to put things together, the answer is “yes,” and by the way, you are involved in the Maker Movement. Related to “DIY,” meaning “do it yourself,” this movement has grown […]

Arts / Community

Mexican ‘Closer Look’ features woodcarving and painting

The machete swung overhead, missing the woman’s face by only a few inches. Suspended for a moment, the massive blade caught the light and gleamed before cutting through the air, crashing down onto a block of wood and sending wood chips flying all over the stage. The audience watched, mesmerized, […]

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Dorms compete in Halloween costumes

The boarding community dressed to impress on Tuesday, October 22, for the Halloween-themed community dinner. Each dorm tried to snag the prize of the best Halloween costume.The community dinner atmosphere was more festive than the actual night of Halloween, as not many boarding students went trick-or-treating on October 31 itself. […]

Athletics / Community

A successful Homecoming despite losses

On Saturday, October 26, the Dana Hall campus teemed with commotion, excitement, and team spirit. The Dana Dragons and the Newton Falcons were facing off for the second time this year at Dana Hall Homecoming. The day opened with Saturday classes, with Middle School games in the morning, Junior Varsity […]

Academics / Community

Overrun with zombies: MUN debates territorial and human rights

On Sunday, October 6, zombies took over Dana Hall’s lecture hall. This was not a zombie apocalypse; rather, it was the annual tryout simulation for the Model United Nations (MUN) team. Forty girls representing different countries debated what action should be taken in response to the use of biological weapons […]

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ISA eats a deliberately “disorganized” dinner

Almost every international boarding student on campus—all of whom are automatically members of the International Students Association (ISA)—gathered on Thursday, October 3, and shared a meal in the Dining Center, learning culture from new friends. Seating at the dinner was a kind of scavenger hunt. Students were not arranged by […]