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Up for a challenge? Try Wordle! 

A new craze has hit Dana Hall and the world: the online word guessing game Wordle. Many students and faculty have been intrigued by this daily interactive game. According to a recent Hallmanac survey with 200 responses, 81% of responders had tried the daily game. The goal of the game is […]

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Pâtisserie is a beautiful cookbook, but not for casual bakers

Pâtisserie, by William and Suzue Curley, is a 2014 cookbook that offers around 100 authentic French patisserie recipes. I would recommend this book if people are looking to bake authentic French pâtisserie, willing to invest large amounts of time and money, or if they are simply looking for a good […]

Inspiring books to read about mental health
Community / Lifestyle

Inspiring books to read about mental health

All of these books I have read that deal with themes of mental health have shown me I am not alone in my own struggles and that change is possible. Even though these books discuss heavy topics, they are important to read because they also help destigmatize mental health issues […]

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#booktok: Twitter talks books

Books and social media don’t usually mix. However, on Tik Tok, an app where you can share, create, and watch short videos, they have come together to form #booktok, a hashtag that has racked up nearly 40 billion views, making it one of the most popular communities on Tik Tok. […]

Community / Lifestyle

There’s help for SAD

content warning: mention of suicide As a student who has struggled with mental health for most of my life, I can definitely feel the effects of depression even more as it gets colder. I often experience the symptoms to a higher degree, and I wanted to learn more about why […]

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WHOOP for metrics with a meaning

As somebody who has struggled with sleep my entire life, I want to share with you the device that has transformed my relationship with recovery. The amount of sleep you receive each night plays a foundational role in so many facets of your life. Everything from brain function and mood […]

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Cookie Monstah: That’s the way the tasty cookie crumbles

“Oh my goodness this place smells incredible!” These were the words that left the mouth of Avery Williamson ’24 the moment she stepped foot into Needham’s very own Cookie Monstah for the first time.  After four long months of renovations, Cookie Monstah opened its doors to the public in late […]

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Create multicultural food traditions this Thanksgiving

Sticking to tradition is the best thing about Thanksgiving.  Once you establish a set of recipes, it’s easy to plan out year-by-year. And if you’re like my family and you have a good menu, your stomach will be grumbling for Thanksgiving months in advance.  My family sticks to the traditional […]

Lifestyle / Opinion

2021 Met Gala, dissected

Fashion’s biggest night. Arguably, fashion’s biggest hit or miss night. The night when the stars walk the carpet and Twitter explodes. The Met Gala. Thanks to Covid, we’ll have two Galas this year, the first being “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” I’ve had time to mull over the looks […]

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E-cigarette use declines for teenagers

If you were to walk the halls of Dana Hall’s Shipley Center in 2019, you would be surrounded by a plethora of posters educating you on the common facts and health risks of e-cigarettes. When you walk the halls today in 2021, you no longer see any of these posters. […]