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Life at the Library
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Life at the Library

I had the craziest dream last night. So, first I represented my team (which didn’t really have a name…?) in the Olympics. Then, I wound up writing halloween jokes on windows and somehow I was walking around the Dana campus picking up small, rectangular, flat rocks. Next, I was decorating […]

Now Introducing.. the Hallmanac!
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Now Introducing.. the Hallmanac!

The Hallmanac is Dana Hall’s online student-produced newsource, which means Dana’s very own student population writes and tells news through their lenses as students–not teachers, parents, coaches, etc. These student writers are not confined to a certain classroom, club, or leadership position; as the newspaper is meant to be shared […]

Math Department’s Newest Member, Mrs. Demler
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Math Department’s Newest Member, Mrs. Demler

This year, the Dana Hall community added a new member to the math team, Mrs. Demler. As part of the interview process, prospective teachers are asked to lead a class. Mrs. Derr, the math head, commented that when watching Mrs. Demler teach, “we really liked the way that she was […]

You’ll no longer feel crushed with responsibility with these easy packing hacks!
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So Much Stuff, So Little Space: A boarder’s guide to how to pack it all up

As the school year comes to an end, boarders have started to pack up their rooms for their belongings to be shipped back home until next year. To boarding student Karina Atiegha ‘20, “the process of shipping and packing up everything is difficult.” Many other boarders agree that packing up […]

Seniors from the class of 2018 pose outside of the classroom building on their last day of school before Senior Projects begin.
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Sending the Seniors on Projects

The end of the year is rolling around quickly, and it is a very bittersweet time for the Dana Hall community as we begin to say goodbye to many of our beloved seniors who are leaving and soon graduating. The Senior Project Program is used as a stepping stone between […]

A very excited Ms Donohue poses with the boxes and boxes filled with books for the 2018 Dana Book fair.
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Have No Fear, the Book Fair is Here!

As the end of the year nears, the stresses of exams and grades are high and motivation has hit a low, but one event that always gets student’s minds off everything is the book fair! This year the fair will kick off on Tuesday the 22nd with more than 1600 […]

Present-day Student Activism: a group of Dana students participate in the recent student-organized walkout in support of ending gun violence on April 20, 2018 — photo credit: CC Dent
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Student Activism in Dana Hall’s History

So far in the 2017-2018 school year, there has been an upswing of student activism at Dana Hall as well as in the bigger community in the US. From #blacklivesmatter to the recent national walkout for gun control, students, especially high school students, have been actively involved in political and […]

Sometimes the announcements in All School meetings are everyday routine announcements like sports news. Other times, there are more serious issues that get raised on the stage.
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Assemblies: Tracing the Controversies

Every week at Dana Hall, the Upper School and Middle School gather together in Waldo to talk about current events, important updates, and sports. Every week, this meeting feels like routine, with students getting up to speak about an issue that is concerning them or a topic they want to […]

#metoo The Story of Sexual Harassment That Runs Deeper than Hollywood
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#metoo The Story of Sexual Harassment That Runs Deeper than Hollywood

Sexual harassment: harassment in a workplace, or other professional or social situation, involving the making of unwanted sexual advances or obscene remarks. I’m sure many of us are very familiar with how, starting in early October of 2017, many decades’ worth of allegations against former Hollywood filmmaker Harvey Weinstein made […]

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A Truly Valuable X Block: Dr. Fowlin

On Monday, January 8 in Waldo, Dr. Mykee Fowlin presented at Dana Hall as the X-Block speaker, discussing important topics of mental health, self-expression, and stories behind exterior impressions. His one-man show was framed by Langston Hughes’s poem “Still Here.” A key idea explored during Dr. Fowlin’s talk was “pain […]