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The Taliban’s national ban on women’s education

In September 2021, the Taliban announced a ban on women’s education in Afghanistan, making it the only country in the world where female students are banned from attending school beyond the sixth grade. This decision to ban women from secondary-school education has created widespread discourse in human rights groups, who […]

Athletics / Opinion / The Nation and the World

Athletes, money, and the new trend of sportswashing

In the realm of sports, where fierce competition, raw talent, and unyielding passion reign supreme, a disconcerting phenomenon has emerged: “sportswashing.” Beyond the exhilarating goals, breathtaking victories, and heart-wrenching defeats lies a web of questionable alliances and strategic partnerships. The concept of sportswashing refers to the exploitation of sporting events […]

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American citizens must take action in the war in Ukraine

While walking through Massachusetts suburbs in the winter and spring of 2022, you would have frequently caught a glimpse of blue and yellow colored flags billowing alongside many homes. Now, with a year having passed since the Russian government’s invasion of Ukraine, American citizens have failed to remain attentive towards […]

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Andrew Tate, “professional misogynist,” remains under house arrest in Romania

Andrew Tate, a former kickboxer and self-proclaimed misogynist influencer, was arrested on December 29, 2022, on charges of rape and human trafficking in Romania, along with his brother, Tristan Tate. The 36-year-old, who has a large following on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram, was taken into custody […]

Opinion / The Nation and the World

The Willow Project is an irrevocable burden for our planet

The Willow Project is an oil drilling project proposed in 2017 by ConocoPhillips, a multinational energy corporation based in the United States. The project is located in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, on the North Slope plain. The effects of oil drilling are tremendously destructive to the environment. By […]

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Maura Healey’s gender and sexual orientation should not be her defining factor

Maura Healey, the 73rd governor of Massachusetts, made history by becoming the first female governor of the state and one of the first openly lesbian governors in the United States, alongside Tina Kotek of Oregon. Healy was elected in November 2022 and was inaugurated on January 5th, 2023. Although it […]

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The Anti-Trans Movement needs to be addressed as a nationwide issue, not a regional one

After the great advancements that have been made in terms of equal opportunities and rights for people part of the lgbtq+ community, these recent few years have been a sad regression that is a step back in terms of the inclusivity and equal access to care that many have fought […]

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Dana Hall students explore semester programs

At Dana Hall, there are three major semester / school year abroad programs for Juniors : the School for Ethics and Global Leadership (SEGL) , the High Mountain Institute (HMI), and School Year Abroad (SYA). Each of these programs offer a unique educational experience, with their own individual focuses and […]

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Supreme Court Considers Use of Race in College Admissions

The Supreme Court heard the case of Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard and SFFA v. University of North Carolina (UNC) in October 2022, and the decision is expected to come out this spring. The final judgment of the cases may have significant and far-reaching implications on the use […]

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The West Coast’s Climate Change Crisis

In the past 20 years, climate change has become more evident on the West Coast. While the South East has seen the effects of climate change for years as sea levels have risen and encroached further on Southern Florida’s coastal cities, climate change effects on the West Coast have not […]