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Ms. Evans is the new college counselor on campus

Ms. Ellen Evans joined Dana Hall’s College Counseling department this fall. Ms. Evans says she is “at full service”: helping seniors to write their essays, prepare for interviews, fill out their college applications, figure out college recommendations, and come up with a timeline for standardized testing while creating some opportunities […]

Community / The Nation and the World

COVID policies continue to restrict international travel

Ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, travel restrictions and quarantines have been implemented to mitigate the spread of the virus. Now, policies are easing internationally. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States currently has no mandatory quarantine requirements for domestic […]

Academics / Community

Ms. Powers joins Science Department

Kathryn (Katie) Powers joined the Dana Hall community this year as a new science teacher. She teaches two sections of General Chemistry and two sections of Current Topics in Science this year. Despite Ms. Powers’s short time as a part of Dana Hall, she is already popular with students and […]

Community

Opening retreats emphasize class bonding

The Dana Hall class retreats, held this year on Sept. 9, are an annual occurrence to bring together each class during opening days. According to Ms. Kaitlin Brandt, Upper School English teacher and 9th-grade Class Dean, “Retreats are meant to be a bonding experience … to face some challenges together […]

Athletics

Dana Hall equestrian team earns champion

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), one of the Dana Hall equestrian teams, traveled to a competition in Wachusett, Massachusetts, on September 10. Twenty students participated, and through their combined efforts the team came home champion. In IEA, there are 14 levels riders can compete in, ranging from beginner to varsity […]

Community

Author Kendra James discusses racial issues in boarding schools

Kendra James, author of the memoir Admissions, spoke at Dana Hall on Sunday, September 11, about her time attending a prestigious boarding school as one of the only Black Americans within the student body. Dana Hall’s boarding students, faculty, and a few day students attended the event.  Published in January […]

Opinion

Body positivity vs. body neutrality: It’s time to change our outlook

In recent years, the body positivity movement has taken social media by storm, emphasizing loving your body no matter how it looks. The main goals include challenging society’s oppressive beauty standards and accepting all bodies, no matter the shape or size. Although this movement may seem beneficial at face value, […]

Academics / Community

What classrooms will look like next year

Next year, Dana Hall faculty and students will return to a campus under construction. Without the use of the Classroom Building, which is being remodeled, a temporary building with six classrooms will be installed by the softball field close to the Riding Center and Shipley. Students will also have classes […]

Lifestyle

Do you like toppings? Check Out Hot Doogy!

Hot Doogy, 1300 Worcester St, Natick, MA 01760 An easy 13-minute drive west from Dana will land you at the loaded brazilian style hot dog Loaded Brazilian Style Hot Dog quick-bite restaurant, Hot Doogy in Natick. As an avid hot dog lover, I knew I had to try this eatery […]

Academics / Opinion

A sophomore’s new look at college admissions

As a current sophomore, I have been unhealthily stressed out about the college admission process. College admission is all I think about sometimes. I often ask myself what kind of college will accept my GPA, extracurricular activities, and SAT score. I thought that these are the most important jobs of […]