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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.
Community / Uncategorized

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 […]

Dana Hall students joined together to protest gun violence.
Community

Dana Students Walk Out to Protest Gun Violence

On Friday April 20th, 2018, at 11:00 AM, the students of Dana Hall took charge for a moment and walked out of class to protest gun violence in America. It may have seemed like a one day event to must of us, but several students had worked to plan this […]

Commonly worn shorts at these lengths are now accepted with the newest version of the dress code.  The dress code is no longer a long list of prohibited items, but instead a comprehensive understanding appropriate for all.
Community / Featured

Another Chapter in the Ongoing Dress Code Story

Throughout the past few decades, dressing down in the workplace and in school environments has become increasingly acceptable. Dana Hall’s dress code has also a changed throughout time, and it has experienced notable modification within the past 10 years. Just on Monday, April 30th in morning meeting, student council announced […]

Leave the Phone at Home
Community

Leave the Phone at Home

I personally am a huge fan of having days where I leave my phone at home. I find it easy to get caught up in social media, especially when notifications constantly fill my feed. While platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat, VSCO and Facebook are called “social media,” the more one […]

Oscars Poll: Results Are In!
Arts / Community

Oscars Poll: Results Are In!

The Oscars brought out the movie-lover in us!  Here are the results of the Hallmanac’s Oscar Poll.   Spring Break starts today, a perfect time to go see those movies.  Get your popcorn!

New Courses and Offerings for Next School year
Academics / Community

New Courses and Offerings for Next School year

During the next academic year, there will be new course offerings in the Performing Arts, English, and Math departments along with a few changes to the Social Studies course selection process. These courses and changes are here to help students have exposure to a variety of options that they were […]

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Celebrating Women in Science: Youyou Tu

In 2015, Chinese female scientist Youyou Tu was a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine for her discovery of artemisinin, a substance extracted from herbs. This substance was found to be an effective treatment for malaria, and drugs based on it have significantly improved the survival and health conditions […]