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Welcoming Color Guard to Dana Hall

Color Guard is a group performance similar to marching band that incorporates dance movements and props like flags, prop rifles, and sabers. It is more common in southern states and the Midwest, and rarer in New England. However, this year a new Color Guard club was started at Dana Hall […]

Community

Out to lunch: Our favorite spots for walkable lunch options

The Dana Hall Dining Center is great, but it’s fun to go out to lunch every once in a while. When we go out for lunch, these are our top five places to get lunch in Wellesley. Our rankings are based on distance, speed, price, and of course food. Our […]

Academics / Community

Dr. B: A statistically impressive addition to Dana Hall

Dr. Alla Nikolaevna (pronounced: NIK-A-LY-VNA) Baranovsky is the newest member of Dana Hall’s math department. Dr. Baranovsky, who goes by Dr. B for short, teaches AP Statistics, Intro to Calculus and Statistics, and Algebra 2 with Applications. She is also an adviser to 10th-graders and the faculty advisor to the […]

Arts / Community

What Dana Hall thought of the Super Bowl halftime show

112 million people sat down on the night of February 13th to watch the 56th Superbowl at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. It is safe to assume that most were there for the game, but a lot were just waiting for commercials and the infamous halftime show.  While many headlines […]

Lifestyle

Up for a challenge? Try Wordle! 

A new craze has hit Dana Hall and the world: the online word guessing game Wordle. Many students and faculty have been intrigued by this daily interactive game. According to a recent Hallmanac survey with 200 responses, 81% of responders had tried the daily game. The goal of the game is […]

Athletics

Women’s NCAA Tournament moves to primetime on ESPN

This year’s March Madness basketball tournament marked a positive shift in women’s college sports broadcasting.  For the first time, ESPN aired women’s college basketball at primetime, two games per night, at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. The men’s games, by comparison, aired on CBS’s smaller channels, TBS and TNT. Although […]

Ode to the Classroom Building
Academics / Arts / Community

Ode to the Classroom Building

The Dana Hall Classroom building has seen about six decades of students, countless eras of fashion, and numerous learning models. Still, it has been a foundation for Dana Hall students to learn, lead, and grow through its sixty years of existence. This classroom renovation will mark a significant transition in […]

Lifestyle

Pâtisserie is a beautiful cookbook, but not for casual bakers

Pâtisserie, by William and Suzue Curley, is a 2014 cookbook that offers around 100 authentic French patisserie recipes. I would recommend this book if people are looking to bake authentic French pâtisserie, willing to invest large amounts of time and money, or if they are simply looking for a good […]

Academics / Community / Featured

An inside look at the new Classroom Building with exclusive renderings

The building that Dana Hall currently calls “the Upper School classroom building” was built in 1956. As of October 2021, Dana Hall has officially announced that as a part of the strategic plan – Vision 2025 – our current classroom building will be undergoing a major renovation and rebuild.  While […]

Athletics

Tom Brady bids farewell to the NFL

Update: Forty days after announcing his retirement, Tom Brady declared that he would be returning to the NFL, announcing his return over Twitter on March 13. On January 30, 2022, Tom Brady, quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and previous New England Patriots quarterback, announced his retirement from the National […]