The Farmer’s Daughter is delicious and nutritious

Sustainability is trending, and restaurants have certainly caught on to this. The idea of food being “farm to table” has been a part of the rise of nutritious eating, and The Farmer’s Daughter in Sudbury, MA, supports this practice. The delicious restaurant uses fresh and locally grown ingredients. As a […]


Art from the Virtual Hallway: Marissa Esposito ’22

A new addition to the English hallway, as well as the Hallmanac’s Virtual Hallway, is a large mural by Marissa Esposito ‘22 that reads “End the stigma.” Marissa created this mural over the course of the second trimester in Art Lab. Her inspiration was the stigma around mental health and […]

Lifestyle / Opinion

Alcoholics Anonymous: A personal story

Seeing Kevin sitting in front of me (on Zoom, of course) with a big smile on his face, full of energy, I couldn’t believe the alcoholism experiences he’s sharing are part of his history. He is excited to share how Alcoholic Anonymous assisted him in his recovery from alcoholism. I […]


Taking care of your mental health

One positive outcome from the pandemic has been a heightened emphasis on mental health. I’m lucky enough to have an expert literally next door, and she generously let me interview her about mental health during quarantine, specifically with regards to productivity and work. I met Ms. Aileen Axtmayer when she, […]


No fire? No problem! S’mores bars are the answer

With spring here and summer on the way, I wanted to try an easy-to-share dessert that fits in with the seasons. I decided that s’mores bars would bring back memories of being around the fire with family and friends.  The recipe I used for this review was my second recipe […]

The Nation and the World

Meghan and Harry reveal some, but not all, to Oprah

A highly publicized interview by Oprah Winfrey with Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry aired on March 7, 2021. The couple’s separation from the British royal family and their recent move to Canada and then Los Angeles gave rise to the interview, which was viewed live by […]


Dana Hall Equestrian takes on WEF in Florida

Every year, Dana Hall riders make their way to Florida to compete in the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) circuit for six weeks. This year’s experience was extremely different, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the 12 riders and eight horses who traveled down. According to Rachael Chandley ‘21, “WEF this […]


Dana Hall addresses AAPI Month with guest speakers, presenters

Dana Hall has been honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, which began on May 1, by providing daily biographies of famous AAPI people and by bringing in guest speakers to discuss AAPI history. Additionally, two presenters spoke at morning meetings to teach the student body about AAPI […]

Arts / Community

Dance concert on film

This year, Dana Hall’s annual dance concert, Affinity, aired on Youtube Live on Friday, March 26, instead of being performed live in Bardwell. This change in medium and venue was made possible by dance teachers Devon Fitchett and Mikaela Bradley and student choreographers Ellie Fazio ‘21, Ellie Wellington ‘21, and Hallie […]


Dana Hall reimagines Senior Spring

As the 2020-2021 academic school year approaches an end, the Class of 2021 prepares to graduate and celebrate their time at Dana Hall. Although this year was not what many students expected, the administration and senior class deans spent lots of time doing what they could, in accordance with Covid […]