Opinion

Community / Opinion

Why X Blocks?

1:05 is a good time for a nap. But this is also the time when X-blocks normally take place, and it can be hard for some people to stay focused. Since it is not a course, why does the school dedicate so much time and effort to these lectures? I […]

Community / Opinion

Diversity at Dana: Part One, the Problems

With 28% of Dana Hall’s students of color being domestic and 15% being international students, students of color make up a minority of the Dana Hall student population. The Dana community, sometimes referred to as a bubble, is often known for being unlike the real world. In every description of […]

Opinion

Gun-free school zones should be federal, not state, law

The new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently irresponsibly claimed that the issue of school personnel having guns is “best left to locales and states to decide.” I disagree with her opinion, however. It should be the federal law that school should be a gun-free zone since among all the weapons, […]

Community / Opinion

Finals don’t need to be ruff

Imagine we’re approaching the last days of May and year-long review sheets are being handed out and study groups are being formed. It’s exam season! While Dana does a lot to help us prepare for exams and help us remain calm, such as bringing in massage therapists and leaving a […]

Community / Opinion

Let’s change our dress code

Dana Hall’s dress code prohibits “skintight clothing.” This phrase in the dress code is inequitably enforced both in the clothing it’s applied to and to whom it’s applied, which reinforces the unfair standard that girls are subjected to in our society. As a feminist school, we can and should abide […]

Opinion

Vote “Yes” on Question 3 and support animal rights

Massachusetts voters have a chance next Tuesday, November 8, to take a stand in favor of animal rights. Ballot measure 3 is against farm animal confinement. The law, if passed, would prohibit any farm operator from knowingly put any breeding pig, calf raised for veal, or egg-laying hen in confinement […]

Community / Opinion

Civility but not complicity

The 2016 presidential election is like no other because candidates have spent more time attacking one another than explaining their platforms. If candidates are spewing ad hominem attacks, how will Americans be able to make an informed decision in November? At Dana Hall, will political discussions become catfights? As a […]

Opinion

What should schools do with their troubling heritages?

Woodrow Wilson was the President of the United States during World War I and championed the League of Nations, and as well as serving as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910. Woodrow Wilson was also a racist who was an active segregationist. He played a role in expanding […]

Opinion

The epidemic of pro-rape hate speech

When a man suggests ideas for ways to prevent rape, I would usually want to listen to his ideas, because it shows that men care about the issue just as much as women. This is not always the case, however. Daryush Alizadeh, otherwise known as Roosh Valizadeh or Roosh V, […]

Opinion

Seventeen and ready to vote

Despite all of the controversy surrounding the presidential elections occurring this year, I am excited to vote for the first time. However, as I do not turn eighteen until October, I was not able to vote in the primary on March 1. I am upset I did not get to have […]