“Going tiny”: A new lifestyle

“Tiny houses” are all the rage. What is a tiny house, you ask? A typical tiny house is about 13.5 feet tall, 8.5 feet wide, and 40 feet long. While these dimensions are extremely small, amenities such as bathrooms (including showers and bathtubs), fully applianced kitchens, living spaces and at […]


8 hours of sleep a night? Is it even possible?

I am one of the countless teenagers in the United States who struggle to get a good night’s sleep in the midst of school, sports, and life in general. Between my class schedule, tiring practices, and finishing my day off with 2 to 5 hours of homework that I start […]


Sweet success: J. P. Licks offers best hot chocolate in Wellesley

As the temperature becomes colder, and snow begins to fall, one of the first things I think of is hot chocolate. This prompted me to go on an adventure: I decided to go on a hot chocolate hunt in Wellesley center, with my sweet tooth inspiring me find the best […]


Walden Pond offers a haven to busy Bostonians

Walden Pond is a gorgeous outdoor state reservation with what seem like never-ending immense trees and beautiful nature. Located in Concord, Massachusetts, Walden Pond State Reservation includes 335 acres of open, protected land, as well as mostly undeveloped woods totaling 2,680 acres, called “Walden Woods,” which surround the reservation. Walden Pond […]


Wellesley’s frozen yogurt competition heats up with Yogurtology

Looking for a delicious snack located close to school? Look no further. Yogurtology, a new frozen yogurt store in Wellesley center, is the place you are looking for. It is a five-minute walk from school, located at 552 Washington St, where White Mountain used to be. Yogurtology has creative frozen […]

Community / Lifestyle

Driving this winter: What to expect, how to prepare, and how to be safe

You are far more likely to be in a car accident in the winter than in the summer, so be prepared for the bad weather that we know is coming. Here are some tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), AAA, and Dana Hall Assistant Director of Facilities […]

Lifestyle / Opinion

Sephora accused of anti-Asian discrimination

Sephora, a multi-billion dollar company that sells cosmetics, fragrances, skin care, and body care products, blocked a lot of accounts that have Asian domains or Asian last names during its annual sale in November. The reason the company gave was suspicion that some Asian purchasers were actually resellers who were buying […]


Top Ten Places to Eat During a Lunch Free

The Dana Hall community voted in a recent Hallmanac poll for its ten favorite places in Wellesley Center to eat during a lunch free. If you walk into any of these restaurants, ice cream shops, and breakfast places, you are bound to see Dana Hall girls ordering their caramel macchiato, student […]

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Senior Sophomore–overwhelmed by candy

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 […]