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Impacts of Tourism in Harvard Square

Cambridge, Massachusetts is known for its history, architecture, and natural beauty- attracting over 8 million tourists each year, according to harvardsquare.com. Harvard is the oldest higher-education institution in the United States, and its history and prestige naturally attract many people. Tourism is integral to Harvard Square’s larger economy, but can […]

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Why has Ozempic gotten so much attention?

The weight loss effects of Ozempic, a drug originally used to help diabetes patients manage their blood sugar levels, have gone viral on social media. There are over 85,000 videos on TikTok under #ozempic. The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy has reported a shortage of Ozempic since 2022. Numerous […]

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Celebratory nonprofit enhances lives impacted by breast cancer 

Breast cancer affects one in eight women and can impact families in all different ways. Dana Hall has twice this year partnered with the nonprofit organization Runway 4 Recovery, which helps these people and their families who are in need by raising money through fashion runway events and, recently, school […]

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Dana Hall dons the cozy craze: Ugg boots and slippers take center stage

In the heart of New England winters at Dana Hall School, the revamp of a long standing fashion trend has taken over, warming the hearts and toes of students across campus. The new styles and colors of the Ugg boot and slipper have become a staple on Dana Hall’s campus.  […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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An inside look at the new Classroom Building with exclusive renderings

The building that Dana Hall currently calls “the Upper School classroom building” was built in 1956. As of October 2021, Dana Hall has officially announced that as a part of the strategic plan – Vision 2025 – our current classroom building will be undergoing a major renovation and rebuild.  While […]

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Silver Sisters of the Past

April 27 at 4:09 PM. This is what the timestamp on my most recent Facebook post read at 4:15 PM that very same night. It had been six whole minutes since I posted my plea to the Dana Hall Alumnae Facebook page. I slumped back with my chin to my […]