Opinion

Community / Opinion

“Amor caritas” doesn’t inspire women to change the world

Amor Caritas, Dana Hall’s motto since the early twentieth century, is a compelling statement in a religious context, but in a secular institution, it has been watered down to mere “niceness.” Dana Hall pushes its students to “learn, lead, and succeed,” but how does embodying “kindness,” something that is often […]

Community / Opinion

Together, let’s lose the intolerable weight of diet culture

When I search “How to” on google, the second answer it gives me is “how to lose weight quickly.” I have been struggling with my body image for years now. “I hate my thighs” and “My calves are too big” are things that could be heard coming out of my […]

Opinion / The Nation and the World

The Green Action Committee worries about “fast fashion”

Fast fashion is defined by The Good Trade (a “premier resource for sustainable fashion and lifestyle content) as “a design, manufacturing, and marketing method focused on rapidly producing high volumes of clothing.” “Fast fashion” is a buzzword in the sustainability movement for a very good reason: the need for change […]

Community / Opinion

Creating space for necessary discussions

The day after Derek Chauvin was pronounced guilty of murdering George Floyd, I attended one of the optional meetings offered during morning classes. I was saddened, though, to find only a handful of students there. I do not believe this is because there was no one beyond that space who […]

Arts / Opinion

The World’s A Little Blurry shares the impact one girl made on a generation’s mental health

In 2016, a 13-year-old recorded her debut single “Ocean Eyes” and unexpectedly gained attention from thousands when it went viral. The world was blessed with Billie Eilish, a now 19-year-old teenage sensation who rose to global fame after releasing her freshman album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We […]

Community / Opinion

Dana Hall should trust the facts and require the vax

For the 2021-2022 school year, Dana Hall should require all eligible students and faculty to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Requiring vaccinations will allow Dana Hall to return to as much normality as possible, and we believe that this can only benefit the mental and physical health of students.  Dana Hall […]

Lifestyle / Opinion

Alcoholics Anonymous: A personal story

Seeing Kevin sitting in front of me (on Zoom, of course) with a big smile on his face, full of energy, I couldn’t believe the alcoholism experiences he’s sharing are part of his history. He is excited to share how Alcoholic Anonymous assisted him in his recovery from alcoholism. I […]

Opinion / The Nation and the World

In defense of — but also disgust at — private schools

In the April cover story of The Atlantic, “Private Schools Are Indefensible,” Caitlin Flanagan bluntly argues that private schools are institutions that only cater to wealthy donors and their children. Flanagan bases her argument on her research and insight as a journalist and her experience as a private school teacher […]

Community / Opinion

Dana Hall’s positive response to the January 6 Capitol attack

Dana Hall was very helpful to students following the Capitol atttack on January 6, 2021. Upper School Director Ms. Jessica Keimowitz sent an email stating, “This is clearly a sad day in our nation’s history, as the peaceful transfer of power is a cornerstone of our democracy and a source […]

Opinion / The Nation and the World

Why is wearing a mask to combat a pandemic a political issue?

The rules of wearing a mask in public around others is strictly enforced in Massachusetts. However, for many months the wearing of face masks has not been adhered to equally across the United States. Mask wearing began as a necessity to protect oneself and others from a deadly virus that […]