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Quarantine continues to affect the development of young children

In 2024, four years after the initial COVID-19 quarantine, young children are continuing to demonstrate developmental delays because of the two-year absence from a normal school environment, according to education and health experts. Also, infants who were born during this time are experiencing speech and language delays. Experts disagree, however, […]

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Kwanzaa celebrates the heritage and future of the Black diaspora

Kwanzaa is a time when families and friends come together to remember past struggles and celebrate what Black people have overcome. The holiday which spans from December 26 to January 1st focuses on the history and values of Pan-Africanism.   It is a non-religious holiday created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana […]

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Silicon Valley Bank’s Collapse Explained

In March 2023, three mid-sized banks–Silicon Valley Bank, First Republic Bank, and Signature Bank– collapsed, triggering a decline in stock market prices. The first bank to collapse was the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), filing for bankruptcy on March 17, which triggered the largest financial crisis since 2008.  What happened? One […]

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Does the NBA and NCAA need to revise their player policies?

Recently, I have questioned the integrity surrounding basketball players being allowed to play immediately after being accused or charged of a crime, after an Alabama player Brandon Miller was allowed to play directly after the murder of Jamea Jonae.  In early February, the Alabama basketball team was shocked with the […]

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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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TikTok should not be banned

In recent years, security concerns have been raised about the popular TikTok app. The Chinese company that owns TikTok and ByteDance, is accused of sharing user information with the Chinese government and promoting political campaigns. Congress is questioning TikTok’s involvement with the Chinese communist party, citing a national security threat. […]

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The first-ever robot-controlled McDonald’s

McDonald’s opened the first mostly robot-run fast food restaurant in December 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas. At this McDonald’s there are no human cashiers, and everything is run by automation and robots. This McDonald’s first became popular from TikTok where one user posted a video about the restaurant. This restaurant […]

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The Food and Drug Administration Has Approved the New Alzheimer’s Drug Lecanemab

Lecanemab (sold under the brand name Leqembi), the new Alzheimer’s drug, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on January 6, 2023. Lecanemab has shown great promise in slowing cognitive decline and having a major difference in Alzheimer patients. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease and a type […]

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A Holocaust survivor tells his story

Gratitude, love, and optimism — three tenets Dana Hall students got to experience in the rawest form during a special assembly on September 20. Alex Gross, a Holocaust survivor, was interviewed by his grandaughter Marissa Lehv ’21 during a special assembly. Marissa says the interview was “difficult but it was […]

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The prolonged aftermath of Hurricane Dorian

It’s been two months since Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas on September 1 in the worst natural disaster in the country’s history, according to the Guardian. Even though the Bahamas is 1247 miles away, students in the Dana Hall community have been affected. “The hurricane grew really quickly, and it […]