Opinion

The problem with celebrity influence
Opinion / The Nation and the World

The problem with celebrity influence

For years celebrities have been involved with politics, whether it’s to voice their opinion on a certain issue or to endorse a presidential candidate’s campaign. While this may seem like a good idea for politicians to increase their votes, more harm than good can come from this practice. Despite their […]

Community / Opinion

Options for students seeking alumnae connections

During April’s Reunion Weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting three alumnae from the Class of 1974 when they visited Journalism class during D block. This conversation was enjoyable for both the students and the alumnae. Everyone present was engaged and interested in exchanging information and stories from the past […]

Opinion / The Nation and the World

Children’s rights need to be prioritized in the United States

The Declaration of Independence acknowledged the “unalienable rights” to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” to all. Yet our Constitution fails to consider them for children, the contingent that represents our future. There are two steps I believe are necessary to prioritize children’s rights in the U.S. Children lives […]

Community / Opinion

Dana Hall should be more active about introducing traditions

Traditions have always been a huge part of Dana Hall, and it is something that many students learn to love and enjoy over their high school years. However, new students are often surprised, caught off guard, confused, or intimidated by these traditions and I’m glad to hear that the school […]

Arts / Opinion

Quiet on Set: The truth behind Nickelodeon’s popular shows 

Quiet on Set – Dark Side of Kids TV is a five-part docuseries on Max (formerly HBO Max) detailing the behind-the-scenes of children’s television programs from the 1990s and the 2000s. This series discusses producer Dan Schneider’s rise to power and the hostile and frequently inappropriate environment that he created. […]

Community / Lifestyle / Opinion

The M7 card should be available for every zone of the commuter rail

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a resource for education accessibility through its recent M7 program. An M7 card is a preloaded MBTA Pass that middle and high school Boston resident students can use all year round. These passes are paid for by schools and can be used for […]

Lifestyle / Opinion

Digi cams and vinyl in 2024: Making peace with the present 

“Bring your digi cam,” a familiar hum in group chats, is something that I’ve been instructed to do many times. My digital camera is not new, in fact it previously belonged to my dad, or maybe my grandmother. It is so old that I simply can’t recall its origins. I’ve […]

Athletics / Opinion

Why can’t we just enjoy women’s basketball? The reality of female excellence in sports

On April 7, over 18.9 million people tuned in to watch South Carolina go up against Iowa in the long-awaited National Championship game. This staggering viewership comes after many months of increased attention on women’s basketball, particularly the games during the NCAA’s annual March Madness tournament.  While this heightened focus […]

Arts / Opinion

The new adaptation of “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” stunningly brings a childhood favorite to life

On December 20, 2023, the first episode of Percy Jackson and the Olympians (based on the award-winning book series by Rick Riordan) was released on Disney+. Being a fan since third grade, I was excited for each Tuesday for the following two months along with the 13.3 million viewers at […]

Community / Opinion

Fostering youth civic engagement in Wellesley: a call to action

Wellesley, Massachusetts, has long been recognized for its great schools and community vibrancy. Despite these attributes, the town encounters its share of youth civic engagement obstacles, including voter apathy and limited representation in local government. Despite the town’s well-informed community, voter apathy remains a concern among young voters. As an […]